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Archives—February 2018

Government Internships Available for Summer 2018

Have you ever wondered how our government works? Do you want to make a difference in public policy? Then you may be interested in a government internship.

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Internships provide an individual with a monitored or supervised work or service experience where the individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience. These learning goals can include: academic learning, career development, skill development, and personal development. Federal or State internship programs are available to students across a wide variety of disciplines while gaining experience in government, politics, and international relations.

United States Congressional Offices

Working in a U.S. Senate or House office can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience. An internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and observe first-hand how our government operates. Interns gain practical work experience by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the office. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. Positions are available both in Washington DC and the representatives’ local offices.

 

Peters, Gary

 

Senator Gary Peters

(deadline March 1)

 

Stabenow, Debbie

 

Senator Debbie Stabenow

(deadline March 1)

 

Moolenaar, John

 

Congressman John Moolenaar (District 4)

(deadline February 16)

 

Bergman, Jack

 

Congressman Jack Bergman (District 1)

 

 

 

Federal Agency Internships

The Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

(various deadlines)

 

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Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

(various deadlines)

 

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Department of Justice (DOJ)

(various deadlines)

 

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

(deadline March 1)

 

NSA

 

National Security Agency (NSA)

(various deadlines)

 

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Department of State

(deadline for FALL, March 2)

 

 

Additional Resources (various deadlines)

 

State of Michigan

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The State of Michigan Internship Program provides a wonderful opportunity for students to gain real-world experience with the largest employer in Michigan. The state of Michigan has multiple departments, jobs/internships, and locations to choose from.  All majors are welcome to apply.  We believe that State of Michigan interns are making it real, making it happen and making a difference!

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan

(various deadlines)

 

Academic Internship Programs

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Since 1975, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars has helped more than 50,000 students from around the world gain valuable experience, and set them on a course of achievement, leadership, and engagement in their communities. In a recent survey, 98% of TWC interns said our program significantly strengthened their career prospects. Now, our alumni are leaders in virtually every field — public service, journalism, business, law, medicine, education, and more.

(deadline February 21)

 DC Internships

 

 

Since 1967, DC Internships and The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has been a leader in educating young people from around the world in the fundamental principles of American democracy and our free market system. TFAS has been the launching pad for nearly 17,000 students who have participated in our programs in Washington, DC and around the world in Asia, Europe, and South America. Alumni of our program are leaders in government, business, the media and nonprofit sector.

(deadline March 13)

 

Any Questions? Please contact Brent Burns at bburns@mtu.edu or 906-487-3674