Featured Jobs and Internships of the Week – Opportunities in Politics

Each week the Career Services team will highlight new or unusual opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and alumni. This edition features picks from Autumn Weyant ’20 and Sher Gill ’21, who assist our employer outreach team to expand recruiting opportunities at Princeton.

Participating in our nation’s democracy is what keeps it alive and functional. With midterm elections coming around this November, think about spending this summer making your voice heard and your community a better place. If you plan to be in D.C. this summer, sign up to learn more about the Princeton in Washington program hosted by Career Services.

Picks of the Week: 

  • Clean Water Act: Community Organizer
    Clean Water Action’s internship provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in politics, communications, and advocacy. Interns will work alongside our full time professional outreach team to inform and activate the public about our national and state campaigns to protect clean water, fight climate change, expose the impacts of oil and gas production, find safe alternatives to toxic chemicals, and more. This year, the teams will be focused on holding Congressional representatives accountable to help win victories for our water, health and communities. Submit your application by May 31.
  • Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC): Summer Internship
    Interns work full time and are assigned to a specific BPC project or functional area. Summer interns will receive a $2,500 stipend for ten weeks of work and must be rising juniors or above. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing administrative support, assisting with events and meetings, conducting research and assisting with the development and writing of reports, white papers and proposals. Apply by May 15.
  • The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR): Global Communications and Media Relations
    The Global Communications and Media Relations department focuses on maximizing the presence of CFR in print, broadcast and online media outlets. As an intern, you will draft press releases and media advisories, conduct research on journalists and assist with on-the-record events among other duties. This position is geared towards students from any year interested in communications, journalism or international relations. Apply by May 31.
  • Congressman Eliot L. Engel: Congressional Summer Intern
    Congressman Engel is a ranking democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee looking for summer interns to assist him at his D.C. office. Responsibilities include: taking phone calls, responding to constituent concern and assisting official staff by attending briefing and Congressional hearings. Submit applications before June 1; all are welcome to apply.
  • U.S. Department of Energy: Database Management Intern (Workforce Development)
    Spend this summer working in the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, Workforce Planning, and Analysis Division. They are looking for an intern proficient in database development and software management to assist with the development of a mentor program. All students welcome to apply by April 30.
  • NOAA: Marine Chart Division – Chart Adequacy
    As a summer intern with NOAA, you will support the Coast Surveys mandated mission to provide reliable nautical charts and other products necessary for safe navigation in U.S. ocean and coastal waters by generating a variety of coverage maps. Prospective interns should be juniors and above who have experience with ESRI ArcGIS software. Apply by April 30.
  • Fund for the Public Interest: Summer Campaign Staff
    The Fund for the Public Interest is a national, nonprofit organization that runs campaigns for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations. They are looking for an intern from any school year to assist with directors, build membership, fundraise, educate citizens and recruit and train new staff. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as you can.

UCAN* Internships:

  • Jay Gonzalez for Governor: Summer Fellow
    Fellows with the Jay Gonzalez campaign for Governor will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of campaigns and obtain knowledge about Massachusetts politics. Applicants should be in their junior year as well as have an interest in politics and be excited to work on a grassroots campaign. Application deadline is May 28.
  • Democracy for America: Full-Time Internship
    Democracy for America are looking for internships for both during the summer and/or during the academic semester. Positions are offered in departments of Electorsl, Organizing, Communications and Fundraising. All internships can be completed remotely from your home site, exlcuding fundraising which is completed in Vermont. These are paid internships that offer an opportunity to fain a lot of experience in the area of your choosing! Students from all years and backgrounds and welcome to apply by May 31.
  • Clean Water Action Michigan: Internship
    Clean Water Action Michigan is looking for part time or full time paid interns from any school year to work towards their mission of empowering people to take action to protect America’s waters, building healthy communities and to helping democracy to prosper. You will identify voters and volunteers who care about their mission, assist in grassroots funding and organizing, and participate in press conferences, lobby days, and other events. Applications are due by May 4th.

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.