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20 Amazing Political Internships You Should See

You don't have to be a political science major to land one of these internships.

Shawna Newman

June 05, 2020

Twenty, must-see political internships for most college majors.
20 Amazing Political Internships You Should See
It’s no secret having a college internship, or a few, under your belt after college graduation will help out your future career prospects. If you want to find internships (which you really should), consider adding a political internship to your resume. These are a great way to gain work experience, even if they're unpaid internships! Because of the pandemic, there may not be a more important time for you to secure your internship than now. It’s no secret there’s a lot of talk around the canceling of summer internships this year. In fact, this Reddit Internship thread has a lot of concerned posts related to internship opportunities and the internship search. But, don’t fret; there are still internships out there and Fastweb can help you find these opportunities. Look at the list of 20 Amazing Political Internships. According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, the American economy may take 10 years to recover from the impacts of the Coronavirus. News flash: For some of you reading this, you’ll have graduated college and began your job search during these forecasted tough times; you MUST boost your odds of getting hired! Beginning 2020, soon-to-be college graduates are going to want to stand out among the massive stack of resumes and cover letters in the HR department's inbox. Other students (yes, we’re talking to high school students) you’ll likely be affected too. Whether you’re a political science, history, journalism, business, marketing, statistics or cybersecurity major, adding intern to your resume will get you noticed. Here’s the awesome thing: you get to work for a cause or person you feel like can lead or influence a positive change. Plus, tying a well-known or notable name to internship can up really amplify your college-career portfolio and resume. This turns heads, and you want the HR department to do a double take when it comes to considering your resume. Think about the student government or Greek life leadership positions you could lead with all of your political internship experience! On the business front, the confidence and people skills you gain from a political internship will set you up for career advancement. You’ll be more competitive and increase your odds of landing your dream job (even while the U.S. economy is recovering). It doesn't have to be a White House or Washington D.C. internship and you don't have to be a political science major. There are plenty of congressional internships, state assemblies and influential organizational causes available throughout the United States for all college students including undergraduate students—some paid and some without any experience requirements! Check out this list:

1. *REMOTE* Biden for President Summer Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5

2. White House Internship Program

Open to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5

3. Washington Legislative Office Legal Internship

Open to: College Graduate Students, Years 2 through 3

4. National Prison Project Internship

Open to: College Sophomores through Seniors

5. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through Seniors

6. Congressman Higgins Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through Seniors

7. Congressman Drew Ferguson Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through Seniors

8. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through Seniors

9. DCCC Political Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5

10. Rick Allen US Representative Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5

11. Office of Congressman David Scott Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5

12. Mike Rounds United States for South Dakota Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through Seniors

13. U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through Seniors

14. U.S. Senator Mike Crapo Internship

Open to: College Graduate Students, Year 5

15. Political Research Associates Research and Editorial Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

16. U.S.-Ukraine Foundation Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through Seniors

17. Editorial Internship (Progressive Policy Institute)

Open to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

18. POLITICO Editorial Internship

Open to: College Junior through Graduate Students, Year 5

19. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through Seniors

20. Kevin McCarthy US Congressman Internship

Open to: College Freshmen through Seniors Looking for tips to land an internship or job? Know of an internship that should be included here? Please email the Fastweb team at info@fastweb.com.

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