Internship Opportunities in Local, State, and Federal Government
Through the Institute of Politics Internship Program, undergraduate students are placed in the offices of local, state, and federally elected public officials in and around the Pittsburgh area. Students earn four credits for their work in the elected official's office, as well as for their participation in a weekly seminar. The Institute also accepts applications for internal interns, who will work directly with Institute staff to develop programs and publications for elected officials and other key stakeholders in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has internships available in several departments throughout the state.
The Legislative Fellowship Program, created in 1982 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, through the Bipartisan Management Committee (BMC), combines education, work experience and insight into the people, issues and politics of the legislative process.
The James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation Summer Internship
Students are assigned positions in state government. These internships may be in the executive, legislative, or judicial branches of government. Interns attend seminars with leading elected or appointed public officials and key media personnel.
The James G. Fulton Legislative Internship
The James G. Fulton Fellows Program was established in 1972 as a living memorial to the late Western Pennsylvania Congressman who, over a 27-year period, trained more than 100 students in his office and taught them first-hand about the challenges and rewards of public life. This Fellowship provides internships in the legislative branches of government, for students preferably from Allegheny County and vicinity.
PA Delegation Internship Opportunities
In the Washington office, interns will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before Congress. In the district offices, interns are asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist with constituent casework or work on District-based projects of importance.