Student Internship Opportunities

Elijah Parish Lovejoy Internship in Journalsim
Under a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Center is offering three summer internships for summer 2009.

The Center has some contacts in news organizations throughout the nation.  We will be willing to work with students in finding appropriate internships, but ultimately whether a student is accepted for an internship or not depends on that student’s application, resume, and interview performance.  Winning a Lovejoy Summer Journalism Fellowship thus cannot be taken as a guarantee of an internship, though it clearly will give the student a step up.

The internships will provide a stipend of $3000 for each student; the internships will also pay up to $2000 toward student expenses; it is expected that these internships will last at least eight weeks.

Please click here to download the application.
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Date posted: December 8, 2008
Applications are due February 6, 2009 via email to Goldfarb Center Director, L. Sandy Maisel at

NATO is accepting applications for internships until June 29, 2007. The internships are designed to attract 21-year and older students who are engaged in university-level studies in the following disciplines:

  • Political Science, International Relations, or Security Studies
  • Interdisciplinary candidates with qualifications in Economics, Engineering, or Human Resources
  • Information Technology and Library Sciences, Aeronautics or Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Ability to speak Russian or Arabic
Applicants must be a citizen of one of the 26 NATO member states. Internships pay roughly 600 Euros per month ($800). Please use the following link to pursue this opportunity:
Date posted: April 4, 2007

ABC News Political Unit
The ABC News Political Unit is now seeking full-time unpaid summer interns in Washington, D.C.
Not only will you get to write for The Note and help us manage ABC's Political Radar, but ABC News Political Unit interns also help us by conducting research, maintaining contact lists, and attending political events.
Date posted: March 7, 2007

A sample of other recent postings...

State of Maine - State Comission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices
Interested in public service and good government? The Maine State Ethics Commission is looking for interns for January to gather data relating to the Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA).
If you are interested, please contact Jonathan Wayne, the Commission's executive director at or 207.287.6219.

Hoopes Strategies - Public Affairs Internship
DC based public affairs firm seeks highly motivated, self starter for a 10-week paid summer internship. This college junior/senior level intern should be interested in pursuing a career in public affairs, politics, or public relations. A large portion of the experience will cover all aspects of a national association including membership, press, and database management. The intern will also work with staff on other client projects spanning various industries.
Contact: Robert Hoopes

Maine Democratic Party
The Maine Democratic Party is seeking interns to assist with finance, administration, field organization, communications, information technology, and campaign organization. The internships provide and excellent way to build your resume while gaining valuable experience with a political campaign organization. All internships are unpaid, but college credit is available. For a complete description of all positions, please download our brochure here.
Contact: Roxanne Munksgaard

Discovering Justice
 The mission of this non-profit organization is to educate for democracy and promote engaged citizenship by delivering innovative educational programs to various youth groups.  This is a wonderful opportunity in Boston Massachusetts, open not only for Government majors, but also for students in our Education and Theater programs. Innovative techniques include conducting mock trials, performing theatrical re-enactments of historical court room scenes, and the creative use of literature. Apply as soon as possible through e-Recruiting.

Senator Susan Collins
The primary Maine office for Sen. Collins (in Augusta, Maine) provides constituent services and political outreach throughout Central Maine.  Interns interact with local constituents and with Washington, D.C. staff on policy matters and other inquiries.  Additional responsibilities include monitoring various media, drafting correspondence and conducting research for projects by senior staff.  Open to all majors, but a Government or History major is a plus. Apply as soon as possible through e-Recruiting.