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FINDING SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

This page provides recommendations and links to help students get started with their searches. In addition, the department of Political Science frequently receives notification of specific internship and job opportunities. We post them on our web site. (Internship Opportunities) For further information or assistance, including questions about the Wellman Hill Political Science Internship Grants, please contact the department’s interim internship coordinator, Prof. Karen Beckwith, karen.beckwith@case.edu or 368-4129.

CWRU RESOURCES:

Career Center (http://studentaffairs.case.edu/careers): The department is working closely with the Career Center, which has a wealth of resources to help you find internships. Career Center staff members are aware of the Wellman Hill requirement that internships be public-service oriented and can support all aspects of your internship search, from identifying opportunities to acing the interview. The Career Center offers extensive online resources and a library full of new internship and career-related publications. To make an appointment with a career counselor, stop by Sears 206 or call 216.368.4446.

Here are some sites recommended by the Career Center members for students looking for public service internships:

WWW.DCINTERNSHIPS.COM (http://www.dcinternships.org)

Opportunities in Public Affairs (http://www.opajobs.com/)

Government Job Search (http://www.federaljobsearch.com/)

Government Jobs (http://www.governmentjobs.com/)

HILLZOO.com (http://www.hillzoo.com/)

USAJOBS (http://www.usajobs.gov/)

Washington Internship Program (http://www.washingtoninternship.com/)

Idealist.org (http://www.idealist.org/)

Cornell Career Services Internships in Public Service Page
(http://www.career.cornell.edu/publicService/internships/links.html)

Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences also has an internships and fellowship site.
(http://msass.cwru.edu/careerserv/careerlinks/internshipfellowship.htm)

The Kelvin Smith Library and the Career Center now offer Going Global
(http://blog.case.edu/orgs/ksl/news/2007/12/02/find_international_jobs)

Support of Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors (Source)
(http://www.case.edu/provost/source) is another source of opportunities for internships and undergraduate research. For SOURCE’s updated list of campus internships, see www.case.edu/provost/source/opp/offcampus.htm.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Internship resources from the American Political Science Association. (http://www.apsanet.org/content_11599.cfm)

Internship websites from University of Michigan (http://www.careercenter.umich.edu/students/findingjob/joblisting.html)

Public Policy opportunities from UC Berkeley. (http://career.berkeley.edu/PublicPolicy/Listings.stm#current)

UC Berkeley’s booklet for creating your own internship. (http://career.berkeley.edu/Internships/Internships.stm)

CLEVELAND:

The Cleveland Foundation places the winners of its yearly competition in summer internships (http://www.clevelandfoundation.org/AffiliatedPrograms/SummerInternshipProgram). In addition, the website offers terrific ideas for public service internships (http://www.clevelandfoundation.org/AffiliatedPrograms/SummerInternshipProgram/Interns.html) in Cleveland.

The missions of a number of local organizations include economic and technological development. Team NEO (http://www.teamneo.org/) and Greater Cleveland Partnership (http://www.gcpartnership.com/) are two examples.

Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition (CNDC) brings together groups and organizations dedicated to neighborhood development. The list of members is a great resource. (http://www.cndc2.org/members_sponsors.htm)

WASHINGTON, DC:

Washington Internship Program (http://www.washingtoninternship.com/)

HILLZOO.com (http://www.hillzoo.com/)

WWW.DCINTERNSHIPS.COM (http://www.dcinternships.org/)

Progressive Policy Institute Internships (http://www.ppionline.org/ppi_sub.cfm?knlgAreaID=87&subsecid=64)

HEALTH POLICY:

Washington, DC opportunities from UCSD: (http://career.ucsd.edu/sa/HealthInternship.shtml)

This Kaiser Family Foundation site clearly identifies undergraduate internships among the many other opportunities it offers: (http://www.kaiseredu.org/fellowships/default.aspx)

Progressive Policy Institute Internships (http://www.ppionline.org/ppi_sub.cfm?knlgAreaID=87&subsecid=64)

ENVIRONMENTAL, ENERGY & AGRICULTURAL POLICY:

Washington, DC environment-related opportunities from UCSD. (http://career.ucsd.edu/sa/EnvironmentalInternship.shtml)

Environment-related internships from UC Berkeley. (http://career.berkeley.edu/EnvIntern/Listings.stm#current)

SOCIAL SERVICES, EDUCATION, HUMANITRIAN AID AND RIGHTS POLICY:

Washington, DC human services and social policy opportunities from UCSD. (http://career.ucsd.edu/sa/HumanInternship.shtml)

Social and human services internships from UC Berkeley. (http://career.berkeley.edu/Social/Listings.stm#current)

Education-related internships from UC Berkeley. (http://career.berkeley.edu/EducationInt/Listings.stm#current)

Law-related internships (including human rights) from UC Berkeley:
(http://career.berkeley.edu/LawIntern/Listings.stm#current)

A wide-range of public policy internship opportunities from UC Berkeley. (http://career.berkeley.edu/PublicPolicy/Listings.stm#current)

Progressive Policy Institute Internships (http://www.ppionline.org/ppi_sub.cfm?knlgAreaID=87&subsecid=64)

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY:

Washington, DC international affairs opportunities from UCSD. (http://career.ucsd.edu/sa/InternationalAffInternship.shtml)

Opportunities with the US government, International Organizations, Think Tanks, Lobbies and Non-Governmental Organizations from the University of Iowa. (http://www.uiowa.edu/~c030061a/intern.html)

International opportunities from UC Berkeley. (http://career.berkeley.edu/International/Listings.stm#current)

Basic information (http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/getstarted.html) about interning abroad and websites (http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/workabroadmain.html) from the University of Michigan.