Public service internships can be found in all levels of government and public-interest and non-profit advocacy organizations, to give some of the obvious examples. While a useful place to start may be organizations that hired previous Wellman Hill recipients, the selection committee is open to the full range of appropriate internships and encourages students to be creative and thoughtful in their searches.

The committee will make grant decisions largely on the basis of two criteria: the extent to which the internships on the applicant’s list meet the program’s public service goals; and the extent to which an applicant’s interests, goals and qualifications match his/her proposal to serve the public through a summer internship. Finding internships takes time, so applicants are encouraged to begin their search as early as possible.