1. The White House Internship Program (Public Leadership Progra): semester long interships in the fall and spring.
All applicants must be 18 or older and U.S. citizens. Approximately 100 students are selected for each program.
Fax application materials to Ann Gray, the White House Intern Coordinator at 202-456-7966. Applications and instructions.
Deadline for fall typically in late June.
Deadline for spring typically about Oct. 15.
2. The Institute for Humane
Public Policy Internships.
a. Summer internships related to careers in public policy analysis and professional development located in Washington, D.C. About 32 summer fellows work with top policy experts, journalists, academics, and your peers studying critical issues of public policy. The summer includes:
* An internship at one of Washington DC's many research organizations developing market solutions to today’s policy problems.
* Policy analysis and career development seminars.
* Weekly speakers on a variety of topics.
* A $2,000 stipend, furnished housing, and travel expenses.
Deadline typically about Jan. 30.
b. Many week-long summer seminars dealing with a variety of topics at universities around the US.
3. Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program: The organization's mission is to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs. Its seven-week summer institutes are held at Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Michigan, and California Berkeley and provide intensive training in policy, quantitative, communication, and leadership areas.
7. The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its promotes informed policymaking on social insurance and related programs through research, public education, training, and the open exchange of ideas. Social insurance encompasses broad-based systems for insuring workers and their families against economic insecurity caused by loss of income from work and the cost of health care. NASI's scope covers social insurance such as Social Security, Medicare, workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, related public assistance, and private employee benefits.Typical Deadline: March 15
9. UGA Washington Semester Program.
Each fall and spring up to 20 UGA students have the opportunity to work, live, and study in Washington, DC. You will earn at least 12 hours of credit and work approximately 30 hours per week in an internship.
1. Political Economy Research
Center - 1 Week summer
conference addressing environmental issues
This annual, week-long conference for undergraduates focuses on property rights solutions to natural resource and environmental issues. National experts on environmental issues will teach the course.
The conference is located in beautiful Bozeman, MT. Accepted students will receive a full scholarship, which covers seminar tuition, meals, lodging and materials. PERC also contributes a $500 stipend for each student's travel expenses.
Each student is responsible for preparing a proposal for environmental policy reform and presenting it to the group. The last day of the seminar is set aside for student presentations.
The conferences are usually in the third week of June (in 2013: June 17-22) and are limited to 25 students.
For more information, call PERC, (888)406-9532, follow the above link to PERC's homepage, or talk to me.
Deadline typically about Mar. 12.
1. Acton Institute Conference - "Toward
a Free and Virtuous Society"
Intensive three-day seminars that offer an introduction to the principles of liberty-both personal and economic. These conferences focus on the role of religion in laying the moral foundation for a just society and the corresponding role of freedom in securing the conditions under which religious conscience can be free. They explore the nature of the human person and the created order from the perspectives of Scripture and natural law, examining concepts such as justice, equality, stewardship, and virtue. Furthermore, they examine the concept that a free society is one that offers the possibility of maximizing human productivity and the opportunity for virtuous choice.
2. Innovations for Poverty Action.
Organizes research and efforts to reduce poverty acoss the world. IPA offers internships and summer research projects.
3. Poverty Action Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Institute run by some of the leading scholars of economic development in the entire world. Integrate academic research with poverty alleviation and do research to determine the efficacy of policies.
* A nine-week internship in a Freedom
* A $2,000 stipend, housing allowance, and travel expenses.
Deadline typically about Jan. 30.
1. American Bar Foundation Summer Research Fellowship for Minority Undergraduate Students Pursuing a Career in Law and Social Science.
Typical Deadline: February 25
The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest minority undergraduate students in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science.
The Foundation conducts empirically-based research on a broad range of civil and criminal justice issues. Current research areas include: patterns of civil litigation and their causes, professionalism and the transformation of the legal profession in the U.S. and abroad, the impact of civil rights law on the economic progress of minorities, the influence of family and environmental factors on juvenile delinquency, jury decision-making, hate speech and its regulation, public interest lawyering and social reform, historical analyses of labor and regulatory law, and the role of law in struggles around racial relations and colonialism. The Foundation's research is conducted by a multidisciplinary resident staff of Research Fellows with academic training in law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history and anthropology.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, sophomores or juniors, must have a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), and must be moving toward an academic major in the social sciences or humanities.
Four summer research fellowships will be awarded each year. Each student will be assigned to an American Bar Foundation Research Fellow who will involve the student in the design and conduct of the Fellow's research project and who will act as mentor during the student's tenure. The students also will participate in a series of brown bag lunch seminars and field visits to acquaint them with the many facets of sociolegal research. The students will work at the American Bar Foundation's offices in Chicago, IL for 35 hours a week for a period of 10 weeks. Each student will receive a stipend of $3,600.
Contact: Summer Research Fellowships for Minority Undergraduates, American Bar Foundation, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, (312) 988-6580, Email: email@example.com
1. The Independent Institute - "2005 Olive W. Garvey Fellowships" Since 1974, the W. Garvey Fellowship program has awarded fellowships biennially to outstanding college students around the world through a competitive essay contest on the meaning and significance and significance of economic personal liberty.
2. The Central European University (CEU) Summer University (SUN) program
hosts research-oriented, interdisciplinary workshops on policy issues
for students in the social sciences. SUN has one and two-week programs
that are taught by international faculty. Financial aid is available.
The application deadline is typically about February 13. You may apply online.
3. The Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University.
This annual summer undergraduate intenship program takes place from about June 8 to Aug. 14 and is designed for students who are interested in empirical research. Students must have completed their sophomore year of college, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and experience working with a statistical package like Stata or SASS.
4. The Center for Public Justice--summer institute only for doctoral students.
5. Institute d'Economica de Barcelona (IEB) Summer Institutes.
Hosts summer programs (usually two weeks long) for students interested in graduate work in economics.
Deadline typically about Mar. 20.