The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Outside Opportunities

Internship Opportunity: Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp

Position Type: Undergraduate one-week residential immersion program

Location: Hoover Institution at Stanford University, CA

Program Dates: August 20, 2017 - August 26, 2017

Sector: Public Policy

Application Deadline: Early applications for the 2017 program are due February 1, 2017 ($50 application fee)
Applications for the 2017 program are due March 1, 2017 ($100 application fee).

Wage or benefits: The program is free of charge to accepted participants (including lodging and meals).  Attendees will be responsible for travel costs and incidentals.

Eligibility: Current sophomores, juniors or seniors or recent graduates

Desired Major or Interest: Public Policy

Internship Opportunity: American Heart Association

Position: Undergraduate Internship to support the American Heart Association's Start Training program and CycleNation

Location: Oakland, California

Wage or benefits: Unpaid


Candidates must be 18 years of age and work at least 10 hours per week 

Brief Description of Start Training Internship: Interns will assist with the half marathon training and fundraising program and receive training and experience in event planning, data entry and database management using Blackbaud, website up keep, administrative duties, communicate directly with program participants, fundraising management, and experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. The internship is available through the end of April. 

Website for Start

Internship Opportunity: Policy internship at the Office of Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo

Position Type: Undergraduate and Graduate Internship

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Sector: Public Policy

Wage or benefits: Unpaid


Must be 18 years or older 

Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or recent college graduates 

Ability to work a minimum of 15 hours a week; hours are available outside of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday- Friday

Desired Interest: Health and Energy Policy, but no previous experience is required


Fellowship Opportunity: The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Position Type: Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowship

Location: Washington, D.C. and various U.S. embassies or consulates

Sector: Foreign Affairs

Application Deadline: Friday, January 13th, 2017

Wage or benefits: 

Undergraduate: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for the senior year of undergraduate studies and first year of a master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.

Graduate: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.


Undergraduate: Applicants must be U.S. citizens in the junior year of undergraduate study with a minimum 3.2 GPA

Internship Opportunities related to Veterans Affairs

Here are a few internship opportunities related to veterans affairs.

Internship Opportunity: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Organization Name: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Position Type: Paid Internship

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Government

Subject: Public Policy

Application Deadline: (Spring Term) November 4, 2016

Desired Class Year: For all undergraduate students.

Desired Major or Interest: Open to ALL majors 

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

For nearly 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has forged a critical pathway to Educate, Empower, and Connect our nation’s future Latino leaders, creating a transformative and lasting Impact on Latino youth and our nation.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Internship Opportunity: Phillips Exeter Academy

Position Type: Paid Internship

Location: Exeter, NH

Sector: Non-profit

Subject: Education

Application Deadline: Friday, January 13th, 2017

Wage or benefits: Paid $3250 stipend plus room and board

Time Commitment: Full time, July 12th through August 4th 2017

Desired Class Year: Undergraduate students in their junior and senior year, or graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Interest in teaching as a career

Organization website:

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Position Type: Overseas language and cultural immersion program

Dates: Summer 2017 

Eligibility: U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in every field of study

About the Fellowship:

CLS is an intensive group-based language and cultural enrichment program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. This program cover approximately one academic year of university-level language coursework during an eight- to ten-week program and are designed to meet the needs of students from a variety of language levels and backgrounds. The fourteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

Internship Opportunity: Cato Institute

Position Type: Full-Time Internship

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Public Policy Non-Profit Think Tank

Wage or Benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: Full semester commitments are preferred, but there is flexibility for Dartmouth terms that can be discussed if accepted.

Desired Class Year: Undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, private property, free markets, limited government, and the philosophy of classical, or market, liberalism.

Application Deadlines: November 1st for Spring, February 21st for Summer.

About the Organization: The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank – dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.

Opportunity with the Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics

Yale University's Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics publishes articles related to economics and political science and provides a unique platform for authors to share their ideas with readers at universities, think tanks, and government agencies. 

The journal is currently seeking submissions from academics, professionals and students from any discipline for its inaugural fall edition. They accept submissions of any length and recommend students submit research papers, essays, articles, and theses, written for either a class or an independent project. Submissions should be topical and relate to an issue that is relevant today.

The deadline to submit a paper for their fall issue is October 14th, 2016. For more information on specific guidelines and to make a submission, please click here


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