Washington D.C.

Bears in D.C. Internship Program

Think you're ready to take on the Hill? Students can intern with a variety of organizations including government agencies (such as the Department of Justice, Department of Treasury and Department of Education), the White House, political parties, political action groups and with members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation. Internships are also available with museums, the arts, think tanks, historical archives, research and policy organizations, science and environmental groups, medical centers and the media.

Mercer has an exceptional group of alumni in DC eager to mentor and welcome you into their city. 

Opportunities exclusively for Mercer Students

  • American Diabetes Association 
    • An internship with the American Diabetes Association means you will engage in the daily activities of our employees and gain real-world experience while making a difference in the lives of people who are affected by diabetes. No matter how much time you spend with us, you'll immediately embrace real, meaningful assignments. 

    • ARPC
      • ARPC is an expert services and business advisory firm dedicated to providing world-class analytical expertise and guidance to clients facing complex legal and business challenges. For over 40 years, ARPC’s consultants have assisted law firms, corporations, governments and non-profit organizations in addressing their economic and financial concerns in the courtroom, board room and marketplace.

Students interested in interning with these organizations/businesses should contact Cindy Strowbridge at strowbridge_cl@mercer.edu or 678-547-6018 for more information. 

Summer Internship Opportunities made known by Mercer Alumni

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills, enhance your career potential, and make a global difference each day? As a member of NGA’s elite student workforce, you will see first-hand how the work you are doing supports homeland security, disaster relief, and our nation’s warfighters. 

MITRE

Do you have a strong technical background and a desire to make a difference in the world—and in your career? MITRE might have the right opportunity for you. Whether you're just starting your studies or about to graduate, we offer opportunities to test your skills and education in the real world.

Public Policy Handbook (on-line resource)

This resource provides graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in public policy administration and analysis with resources for internships and after-graduation positions with think tanks, advocacy organizations, federal agencies and other institutions engaged in policy analysis and implementation.

The Handbook lists hundreds of programs in areas of policy such as health care, national security, civil rights, constitutional law, etc. Details about the programs include deadlines, desired applicant qualifications, the application and selection process. It describes each employer's mission and organizational structure, provides links to employer web sites, deadline tables, and searches by city, topic area, and organization name.

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Upcoming Public Policy Deadlines

FELLOWSHIPS

  • Policy Research, Inc. (Various Locations Nationwide) - Small Grant Program Disability Determination Process (Paid, Deadline Mar. 2, 2017)
  • Fairvote (Takoma Park) - 2017-2018 Democracy Fellowships (Paid, Deadline Mar. 13, 2017)

INTERNSHIPS

Summer

  • Alliance for Health Reform (Washington, DC) - Internships (Paid, Deadline Feb. 24, 2017)
  • Mackinac Center for Public Policy (Midland) - 2017 Summer Internship Program (Paid, Deadline Feb. 24, 2017)
  • Executive Office of the President (Washington, DC) - Policy & Legal Internship Programs Office of Science and Technology Policy (Unpaid, Deadline Feb. 25, 2017) Policy
  • Organization of American States (Nationwide & Washington, DC) - DC & National Offices Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Feb. 26, 2017) DC & Regional
  • Congressional Budget Office (Washington, DC) - 2017 Summer Internship Program (Paid, Deadline Feb. 27, 2017)
  • Clinton Foundation (Little Rock & New York) - Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline Feb. 28, 2017)
  • Environmental Education Outreach Program - Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ & Nationwide) – ITEP-EEOP Internship Program (Paid, Deadline Feb. 28, 2017)
  • American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (Washington, DC) - Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Carter Center, The (Atlanta) - Internships & Graduate Assistantships (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017) Internship
  • Cascade Policy Institute (Portland) - Research Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Center for Economic and Policy Research (Washington, DC) - Domestic/International Internship Domestic & International Programs (Paid, Deadline Early Mar.) International
  • Commission on International Religious Freedom, U.S. (Washington, DC) - Government Relations Internship (Paid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Commission on International Religious Freedom, U.S. (Washington, DC) - Regional Policy Analysis Internship (Paid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Commission on International Religious Freedom, U.S. (Washington, DC) - Legal Research Internship (Paid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Commonwealth Foundation (Harrisburg) - Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Constitution Project, The (Washington, DC) - Undergraduate Public Policy Internship & Public Interest Law Internship (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (San Antonio, DC, LA & Chicago) - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (San Antonio, DC, LA, Sacramento & Chicago) - Policy Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Migration Policy Institute (Washington, DC) - Research Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • National Academy of Social Insurance (Washington, DC) - Washington Internship on Social Insurance (Paid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (Santa Barbara) - Internship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017
  • Reason Foundation (DC & LA)- Policy Research Internship (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • USDA Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion (Alexandria, VA) - Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Alliance for Excellent Education (Washington, DC) - Policy/Advocacy Internship (Paid, Deadline Mar. 3, 2017)
  • National Organization for Women (Washington, DC) - Internships (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 3, 2017)
  • Partnership for Public Service (Washington, DC) - Public Service Fellows Internship Program (Paid, Deadline Mar. 3, 2017)
  • Resources for the Future (Washington, DC) - RTF Summer Research Internship Program (Paid, Deadline Mar. 3, 2017)
  • National Public Radio (Boston, DC, Culver City, New York, Chicago) - Policy & Representation Internship (Paid, Deadline Mar. 5, 2017)
  • Sierra Club (Washington, DC) - Internships DC Legislative Office (Unpaid, Beginning Mar. 6, 2017)
  • Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (Philadelphia) - Summer Internship Program (Paid, Deadline Mar. 7, 2017)
  • AIDS United (Washington, DC) - Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship (Paid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington, DC) - Internship Program Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, And Law Program (Paid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • American Foreign Policy Council (Washington, DC) - Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • American Geosciences Institute (Alexandria, VA) - Critical Issues Program Intern - Summer and Fall 2017 (Paid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • American Geosciences Institute (Alexandria, VA) - Geoscience Policy Internship (Paid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (Washington, DC) - Legal Internship (Paid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Arms Control Association (Washington, DC) - Research Internship (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (Washington, DC) - Policy & Communications Intern (Unpaid, Deadline Mid-Mar.)
  • Center for Civilians in Conflict (Washington, DC) - Policy & Advocacy Internship (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Center for Complex Operations (Washington, DC) - Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe (Washington, DC) - Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Fairvote (Takoma Park) - Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Goldwater Institute (Phoenix) - Ronald Reagan Fellows Internship Program (Paid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (New York) - Internships in Public Policy (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • National Security Archive (Washington, DC) - Internships (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Peter G. Peterson Foundation (New York) - Research Internship (Paid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (Washington, DC) - Policy Internships (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Project on Government Oversight (Washington, DC) - Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • United Nations Information Center (Washington, DC) - Internships (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) - Brazil Institute - Internship Program (Paid& Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) - Canada Institute - Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) - Kissinger Institute on China and the United States - Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) - Latin American Program - Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) - Mexico Institute - Graduate Research Intern (Paid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC)- Internship with Global Europe Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) - Research Assistant Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 15, 2017
  • Aspen Institute (Washington DC) - William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (Paid, Deadline Mar. 17, 2017)
  • Drug Policy Alliance (Washington, DC) - Legislative Affairs Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Mar. 17, 2017)

Academic Year

  • American Psychological Association (Washington, DC) - Public Interest Policy Scholars APA Public Interest Government Relations Office (Paid, Deadline Mar. 1, 2017)
 
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Contact

Cindy Strowbridge
Director of Employer Relations and Internships
strowbridge_cl@mercer.edu
office: (678) 547-6018