Government/Public Policy Careers Digest: February 6th, 2012


Thinking about working with the federal government? You may be wondering what types of opportunities exist relating to your major. To see some examples of federal jobs by college majors, check out:


USPACOM, Unpaid Government Internships: Hawaii
U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), together with other U.S. Government agencies, protects and defends the United States, its territories, Allies, and interests; alongside Allies and partners, promotes regional security and deters aggression; and, if deterrence fails, is prepared to respond to the full spectrum of military contingencies to restore Asia-Pacific stability and security. Students interested in joining PACOM for Summer (June or July) 2012 should submit their application packet by January 31st.

For more information on positions and USPACOM, visit:

Koch Internship Program, Charles Koch Institute; Washington DC
The Koch Internship Program is an opportunity to not only work for a think tank or public policy organization in Washington, DC, but also receive valuable professional education and hands-on experience. Designed for students and recent graduates who are passionate about economic freedom, the program offers a chance to develop your knowledge and skills, while building a valuable professional network and understanding of non-profit career paths. Interns earn $10 an hour and receive $50 a month in Metro benefits. The summer program runs from June 4, 2012 to August 17, 2012. Deadline: March 1 To apply, visit:

CEI Intern Program, Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a pro-market, public policy group committed to advancing the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and individual liberty. The CEI intern program seeks to help interested undergraduates, recent college graduates, and graduate students learn about the ideas of liberty and help to promote them by pairing them with a member of CEI’s policy, development, media, or administrative staff.  Deadline: March 1 For more information, see:

Summer Internships, Foundation for Economic Education; Atlanta, GA
The Foundation for Economic Education is looking for passionate, dedicated, and talented college students to join our summer internship program. Each FEE intern plays an important role in helping FEE pursue the mission of inspiring, educating, and connecting future leaders with the principles of a free society. By assisting the programs department in executing our seven summer seminars, FEE interns will have a hands-on role in challenging students from around the world to carefully consider free market ideas and the principles of individual liberty. Base pay begins at $1,200 each month to assist with housing and living expenses. Deadline: March 1 Visit:

Americans For Tax Reform Internship Program; Washington, DC
Interns are assigned to work on policy issues side by side with members of our staff. As a key part of the ATR team, interns work on projects such as the Taxpayer Protection Pledge (both federal and state candidates pledge not to raise taxes), the American Shareholders (focusing on eliminating the Death Tax, expanding Lifetime Savings Accounts and Retirement Savings Accounts, and social security reform), and the Cost of Government Day, a report identifying and calculating government spending as a cost to taxpayers.  Deadline: March 15 Read more:


Research Assistant, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks research assistant candidates who are committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who would be available to start work in the Summer of 2012 and who are considering a one- or two-year position. (Two years preferred.) MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. Deadline: February 19 Apply via Dartboard:

Consular Adjudicators for China, U.S Department of State
This role is critical to America’s national security; you will serve on the front lines of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, conducting one-on-one interviews and reviewing supporting documentation to determine if a foreign national meets the requirements for entry into the United States. This requires sound judgment and the ability to maintain your composure under stressful circumstances. Initially, these appointments are for a period of 13 months, with a renewable contract for up to five years, depending on your satisfactory performance and the needs of the Foreign Service.
For specific requirements, and to apply, please visit


U.S. Department of State’s Fall 2012 Student Internship Program

U.S Department of State are now accepting applications for Fall 2012!
Graduate/Post-Graduate Opportunities: The U.S. Department of State offers a number life-changing internships, fellowships and programs in Washington, D.C. and abroad.
Undergraduate Opportunities: The U.S. Department of State offers six different internships, fellowships and paid programs to help you get a jump start on your career while still an undergraduate student. Deadline: March 2
For more information and to explore what program is right for you, visit:


The New U.S. Political Economy
Feb. 8, 4:00 pm- Silsby 028

Dr. Peter Orszag, Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration and of the Congressional Budget Office, and currently Vice Chairman of Global Banking, Citigroup, Inc., to provide his unique insights into the new U.S. political economy. He will discuss the macroeconomic trends in the U.S, the nation’s fiscal trajectory, and how and why the nation’s policymaking has become so polarized.
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