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


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 19, 2018 - August 25, 2018

Sector: Public Policy

Application Deadline: Early applications for the 2018 program are due February 1, 2018 ($50 application fee)
Applications for the 2018 program are due March 1, 2018 ($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


Internship Opportunities related to Veterans Affairs

Here are a few internship opportunities related to veterans affairs.

Internship Opportunity: Phillips Exeter Academy

Position Type: Paid Internship

Location: Exeter, NH

Sector: Non-profit

Subject: Education

Application Deadline: Friday, January 12th, 2018

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

Time Commitment: Full time, June 26th through August 3rd 2018

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.

Tips on Applying for a Capitol Hill Internship

Looking for an internship with Congressman or Senator? Here are some tips from past interns:

Internships 101: How to Find a Great Internship


Finding an internship can be difficult, so don’t be dissuaded if you have a hard time. 95% of students have said that finding an internship is moderately challenging, and most spend 20 hours actively just searching for an internship before they even apply. Here are a few tips to make the process a bit smoother. 

Bobby Muttilanean '16 at his internship



Intelligence Community Student Opportunities Virtual Info Session

Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:00-6:00pm

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, you can meet representatives from nine U.S. intelligence agencies during the third annual Intelligence Community Student Opportunities Virtual Info Session. Reserve your spot today!

  • From your computer or mobile device, you can:
  • Visit agency booths to learn about internships, co-op programs and scholarships
  • Attend live presentations, including a Q&A with a panel of former IC interns
  • Get tips on starting the online application process.

Who will be there?


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