What You'll Be Doing as an Intern

As an intern, you’ll obtain practical experience by spending four full days per week at your internship site.

You're not just getting coffee and making copies: you're doing real work.

Interns have:

  • attended congressional hearings and briefings for their internships on Capitol Hill
  • responded to trade inquiries at the US Department of Commerce
  • composed blog posts and op-eds at the Sierra Club
  • helped plan gala events
  • conducted research at the Library of Congress
  • implemented training sessions at the Smithsonian Institution
  • assisted in efforts to develop an AIDS vaccine at the National Institutes of Health 

Throughout your experience, you're making connections between your classwork and your professional work--and making connections to people who are in your line of work.