City of Philadelphia, Mayor’s Office Internship Program — Philadelphia, PA

Mayor’s Interns come from across the country and represent a wide-range of colleges, graduate programs, and majors. Mayor’s Interns have helped complete grant applications, compile and analyze financial data, develop training and policy manuals, and assist in planning and implementing key City events across various departments and agencies. Examples of past participating departments include: Office of the City Controller; City Treasurer’s Office; Commerce Department, Office of Behavioral Health/Intellectual DisAbility Services; Department of Human Services; Police Department; Managing Director’s Office; Mayor’s Office of Community & Economic Opportunity Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

In addition, Mayor’s Interns have the opportunity to work collaboratively on a group project, which is presented to the City’s Executive Team at the end of the internship term. Last summer’s group projects included: a land use analysis of the Promise Zone, developing a video and materials on how to read a water meter, an analysis of free summer meals, the feasibility and pre-planning for a symposium about technology in government, land use planning and surveying in Kensington, and a survey for emergency meal guests.

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National Association of School Boards of Education Multiple Internships — Albany, NY

Working as an intern with NASBE can provide an experience that encompasses both the nonprofit and public sectors. The internship will give you an opportunity to interact with state board of education members, education leaders, policy experts, and government officials–all who work together shaping public education policy. NASBE offers a great working atmosphere and provides the opportunity to work with different parts of a nonprofit organization. For those who are interested in education and education policy, an internship can provide a great opportunity in exchange for college credit. If you are interested in shaping education policy or working with policymakers, then apply today.

NYS Executive Chamber of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Interns – Washington, DC

We’ve got a lot of exciting work in the Governor’s office and we are looking for a few outstanding interns to assist us with the Governor’s initiatives. Interns will be briefed and asked to conduct thorough research and prepare concise reports or policy memoranda. We also keep a close eye on the press cycle to see what’s important to the people of New York. To that end, our interns will read and summarize press stories and keep us abreast of the issues.

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National Business and Disability Council Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program — Albertson, NY

A program of the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center,the Emerging Leaders program offers paid summer internships at many of America’s leading corporations. These companies are NBDC corporate partners, and they are proactive in recruiting qualified students with disabilities.

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) Pathways Summer Interns — Washington, DC

The USAID Internship Program (Summer 2015) is designed to provide Interns with substantive work assignments, which expose them to the benefits of a Federal career. The work assigned in most bureaus or offices varies. Typical assignments include a variety of research projects, writing program memoranda, drafting documents, facilitating meetings and/or special events, performing analytical work, attending program discussions in the Agency and/or at the Department of State, communicating on USAID program issues, and performing other duties as assigned

The Interns complete a variety of work assignments dependent upon their areas of study and series. For example, previous Interns with scientific and technical backgrounds worked on issues such as climate change, biodiversity, natural resources management, global health, food security, the application of mobile technologies and/or geospatial analysis for development.

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