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Internship Opportunities, Fall 2013
We get unsolicited information about internships, and will put them up on this site so that students can investigate them. We cannot vouch for the value of any of the offers posted here, and advise students to investigate internship offers carefully before committing to them.
Generation Citizen (GC), is a growing nonprofit that sends college students into high schools to teach civic engagement and activism to the city's students.
We are looking for politics-oriented students to serve as volunteer Democracy Coaches for our upcoming fall semester.
If you are interested in discussing more about what our program offers our college students, how we can work together, or learning more about what GC does, please reach out to me at either my cell (listed below) or this e-mail. I did GC myself for 3 semesters in college before coming on full-time, and as a Political Science major and Education minor I can attest that it provided incredible context to my studies.
Drew Lombardi, Greater Boston Program Associate
89 South St, Suite 203,
Boston, MA 02111
Office: 617-933-9336 - Cell: 401-864-7281 - Fax: 617-478-0378
MassEquality still has openings for the Fall Semester for field organizing internships. Field Organizing Interns will get in-depth experience at how citizen lobbying and grassroots campaigning impacts civil rights legislation right here in Massachusetts.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I'd be happy to discuss this with you or any students further. Thank you!
Andi Wheeler - Public Education and Organizing Program Manager
MassEquality - 5 Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02109
Phone 617-878-2300 - Direct 617-878-2307 - MassEquality.org
Jeff Ross for Boston City Council
My name is Wes Ritchie and I've worked with some of you in the past regarding internships both for MassEquality and for the Jeff Ross for Boston City Council Campaign. I'm writing as the Campaign Manager for a fast-paced Boston City Council race, and I'm looking to recruit 5-6 interns for the Fall 2013 semester. Our site is currently managing 7 interns, and several are staying on through the summer. I'm looking for other politically or community-oriented folks who you think would be interested in joining our campaign through November.
Jeff Ross is running to be the first openly LGBT Boston city councilor ever elected city-wide. He has a great shot at it! For more information for your students or about the campaign, please visit our website here: www.jeffrossboston.com
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Internships in London
City Internships provides all-inclusive Summer Internship Programs in London for students seeking to gain access to careers in the Banking and Finance, Legal and Professional, and Creative and Media Industries. The site is currently displaying information about internships in sales and trading, legal services, hedge funds, corporate finance, renewable energy, the 2012 London Olympics, and local charities.
The 2012 Summer Internship Program last eight weeks, commencing on Monday, July 2, 2012 and concluding on Friday, August 25, 2012.
MATCH Teacher Residency Program, Boston
This program aims to “give recent college graduates one year of incredibly intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers. We then help them find positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom.” Information and application
Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), Washington, D.C.
A “nonpartisan health policy research organization in Washington, DC” it is currently recruiting for a number of Health Research Assistant positions that will begin in the summer of 2012. For more information contact HSC’s Executive Assistant, Katie Burggraf at KBurggraf@hschange.org or 202-484-3475.
Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems, Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by the Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, this an academic internship program for undergraduates interested in public policy and economics. The program’s “priority deadline” is February 7, but it accepts applications on a rolling basis until March 7. Some recent internship placements include The American Family Business Institute, the American Red Cross, the District of Columbia Mayor’s office, various federal agencies, and the Southern Governors’ Association. Questions regarding the program or admissions process may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-986-0384.
Summer 2012 Live, Learn, Intern Program, Washington D.C.
This program seeks to provide students with the opportunity to gain substantive professional experience while experiencing the excitement of Washington, DC. Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institutes combine internships for 30-35 hours a week, courses for academic credit, site briefings, and lectures led by prominent policy experts. Some past internship placements include congressional offices, federal agencies, foreign embassies, news organizations, corporate lobbies, and nonprofit community service organizations. Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 7, 2012. For more information and an online application contact email@example.com or 202-986-0384.
Legislative Internship, Massachusetts Legislature, Boston
The Office of Representative Tom Sannicandro is looking for two interns. Rep. Sannicandro represents the 7th Middlesex District, and is Chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education. The notice states that “The Joint Committee on Higher Education in the Massachusetts Legislature is excited to offer the opportunity to an academically advanced undergraduate student, college graduate, law student, or graduate student to engage in substantive research on public higher education and get an inside look at legislative policymaking.” If interested, e-mail Courtney.Elgart@mahouse.gov. Please include relevant background information and a phone number for contact.