Each week the Career Services team will highlight new or unusual opportunities in for undergraduates, graduate students and alumni. This edition features picks from Autumn Weyant ’20 & Sher Gill ’21, two students who assist our employer outreach team to expand recruiting opportunities for Princeton students.
In light of President’s Day, this week all of our postings are revolving around lawmaking and policy in a multitude of different roles. Making contributions and impacting government is of interest for students from all backgrounds who have a deep social or political awareness and a desire to better our society. We’ve featured policy-related internships and full-time jobs who may be interested in service. – Autumn & Sher
Picks of the Week by Autumn & Sher:
- Urban Institute: Research Intern (Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy)
Urban Institute is a company with a mission to use evidence from their research to shape major decisions and offer solutions to a large variety of a big picture problems. Not only is this internship paid, they also emphasize that this is a fulfilling position in which your contributions will actually help the organization in furthering it’s long term goals by performing research into trends in nonprofits & philanthropy. They also offer a similar internship focused on Income and Benefits Policy. This internship also provides opportunities for networking and mentorship.
- Princeton University Office of Government Affairs: Legislative Intern
If you have an interest in education policy, this internship is perfect! Spend the summer in D.C. working in Princeton’s own Office of Government Affairs. Their goals are to advocate for research and financial aid funding and working to make an impact on tax policy, immigration policy and higher education policy.
- Friends Committee on National Legislation: Summer Intern
This is the internship for students who are looking to get experience in influencing lawmaking and policy issues. Interns will participate in lobbying, organizing and policy events through a variety of tasks and responsibilities – and get paid to do it. The FCNL will offer you a broad introduction to federal policy, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit management.
- Democratic National Committee: Design Internship
Have a passion for politics and a love for art and graphic design? In this internship, students will work towards promoting the goals of the Demographic National Committee through design.
- No Labels: Research Intern
No Labels is looking for an intern that has a strong desire to understand bipartisan U.S. policy and politics. Your main responsibilities will go beyond conducting research as you will have tasks varying from maintaining an updated donor network to helping the press team gather relevant clips. Detail oriented students with a strong awareness of U.S. politics should consider joining their D.C. team this upcoming summer.
- New York University: Special Assistant to the Justice Program Director at The Brennan Center for Justice
The Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. This position works closely with the director, providing substantive and administrative support on all aspects of program management. Seniors should apply before March 1 deadline.
- New York City’s Office of Contract Services: Analyst
The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services oversees and supports the procurement activities of city agencies, with a goal to ensure fairness, transparency, efficiency and cost effectiveness. The employee’s main role will be to provide high-quality support for users of all City procurement systems. Seniors should apply before March 31 the deadline.
- Congressional Budget Office: Assistant Analyst for Financial Analysis
The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. The assistant analyst will support the division’s financial modeling and research by gathering data from many sources, merging data into databases, conducting literature reviews and collaborating with economists on research and written reports. Applicants with more of a quantitative background (as shown by knowledge in statistical packages like Python, MATLAB, R, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply before February 28, 2018.
- Arab American Institute: Arab American Institute Internship (Summer 2018)*
- City of Cambridge, MA: Homeownership Intern*
Do you have any questions? Are there any specific employers or industries that you’re interested in? Let us know!
*UCAN is an internship-only site that is shared by 20 member schools, including Princeton. To use UCAN in addition to Handshake, you’ll need to register for a new account. Instructions on using UCAN are available here.