James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Summer Undergraduate Nonproliferation Program
The Summer Undergraduate Internship in Nonproliferation Studies is a paid internship. Interns, who should have completed their sophomore year of undergraduate studies, will work with CNS staff members on substantive issues for one of the following Nonproliferation Programs:
Chemical and Biological Weapons International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program
CNS's research interests also cover Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), terrorism, regional nonproliferation issues including the Middle East and South Asia, and export controls.
Carter Center Internships
The Carter Center's internship program offers a diverse set of opportunities for students and recent graduates to enhance their skills and explore career options in their fields. Internships are offered during three sessions per year to undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates. Prospective interns are those who have demonstrated superior academic ability and who have coursework, professional or personal experience, and career interests related to Carter Center programs. Students have the opportunity to intern in three broad areas: peace, health, and operations. See website for details.
US Department of State Internships
This unpaid program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours or greater, provides the opportunity to work in US embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, DC, and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week.
US Supreme Court Internship Program
For more than 40 years, the Supreme Court Internship Program has provided students with a unique opportunity to build a substantial working knowledge of the role, functions, and history of the Supreme Court of the United States. Interns have responsibilities wholly distinct from the case work of the Supreme Court and do not work directly with the Justices or on cases pending before the Court. Some administrative support duty, such as answering phones and responding to inquiries from members of the public, is required. The program is unpaid. Interns are encouraged to pursue academic credit through their institutions of study and in consultation with the Supreme Court Internship Program.
Friends Committee on National Legislation Internships
FCNL offers summer internships that provide a broad introduction to federal policy, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit management. In addition to working closely with a professional staff member at FCNL, interns will have opportunities to participate in lobbying, organizing and policy events.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Congressional Internship Program
During CHCI's paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it's like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service. CHCI Interns learn firsthand about how the legislative system works.
Internships with the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson Center
The Kissinger Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks an intern each semester with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on China and the United States. Successful applicants should have strong research and/or administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of group, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. He/she should have strong writing skills, good analytical and research skills, basic computer skills, and a strong interest in China-related issues. Deadline is in March for summer internships.
Open Society Institute Open Society Fellowships
The Open Society Fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of the challenges that face open societies and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. Themes change annually; check the website for the latest theme. Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit. Proposals will be accepted from anywhere in the world, although demonstrable proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Applicants should possess and demonstrate a deep understanding of the major themes embedded within the statement for which they wish to apply and be willing to serve in a cohort of fellows with diverse occupational, geographic, and ideological profiles.
Heinrich Boll Stiftung Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships for Study in Germany
The foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences ('Fachhochschulen'), or universities of the arts ('Kunsthochschulen'). We expect our scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice. See website for details and restrictions. Must be proficient in German.
Open Technology Fund Information Controls Fellowships
The Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) supports examination into how governments in countries, regions, or areas of OTF's core focus are restricting the free flow of information, cutting access to the open internet, and implementing censorship mechanisms, thereby threatening the ability of global citizens to exercise basic human rights and democracy; work focused on mitigation of such threats is also supported. Typically, ICFP fellows have experience in fields such as computer science, engineering, information security research, software development, social sciences, law, and data visualization, among others. Information controls is a cross-disciplinary field, so applications are open to people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines and can include students and junior to mid-career practitioners.
California Assembly Fellowship Program
This unique program provides an opportunity for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to directly participate in the legislative process. The 11-month fellowship provides an introduction to public policy formation and adoption in the California Legislature through full-time work as a professional legislative staff member. Assembly fellows receive fully-paid enrollment at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State), and earn graduate units for seminars taught by faculty from the Sacramento State Government Department. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, fellows earn a Capital Fellows Graduate Certificate in Applied Policy and Government.
Judicial Fellowship Program
The Judicial Fellowship Program is administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) and in partnership with the Judicial Council of California. All persons with a four-year college degree, including recent graduates and mid-career applicants are eligible to apply. Successful applicants demonstrate a commitment to public service and an interest in the administration of justice in the California court system.The ten-month program begins in September of each year.
California Senate Fellows Program
Established in 1973, the California Senate Fellows (CSF) program is one of the oldest and most distinguished service learning programs in the country. It offers college graduates a paid, full-time legislative staff position in the State Capitol for 11 months. The fellowship program's primary goals include exposing people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to the legislative process by providing research and other professional staff assistance to the Senate.