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Finding an Internship

Below are resources for finding an internship, followed by a few internship advertisements from alumni.


For general advice finding an internship, schedule an appointment at the Career Development Center (CDC), or talk to Lucia Constantine (lconstantine “at” at the BIRC (the Haas Center 1st floor)

Fellowships, Internships and Service Programs (FISP) Database 

Make an appointment with Lucia Constantine (lconstantine “at”  at the BIRC (the Haas Center 1st floor) to search the database in the BIRC computer

Public Policy in DC (hard copies)

National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs: Career Development Center Resource Library, directories shelf.

Washington Representatives: Career Development Center Resource Library, directories shelf.

Career Development Center (CDC) General Information

Public Policy Careers:

Public Health Careers:

International Health Careers:

Nature and Conservation Careers:

CDC International Government Job Listings

Cardinal Careers

Register through Cardinal Careers
After registration, the “workshops” tab has information about many helpful workshops for which you can register.

UN Department of Public Information NGO Directory

WANGO: Worldwide NGO Directory

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Fellowships Database

CalOpps was created to showcase the exciting public agency employment opportunities available in California.

Stanford Alumni

Alumni are also a great resource as you search for an internship. If there is a specific agency you would like to intern with, you can find alumni in that agency by searching the alumni database. Go to and click on “find an alum.” You will have to open a free account to be able to search. If you have any questions about connecting with alumni, please contact Megan Swezey Fogarty, Director of Fellowships and Postgraduate Public Service (mswez “at”

Internship Opportunities

CA Governor’s Office Select “Online Application.” For question #3, select “Interns.”  For question #39, choose the divisions in the Governor’s office that interest you. Contact with any questions.

City of Sacramento Internship Programs

Opportunities with the Illinois Governor’s office

Office of Legislative Affairs Summer Associate Program. The Office of Legislative Affairs  represents the  Governor and the Quinn Administration in proceedings before the Illinois General Assembly, manages legislative affairs for the Governor’s Office and all State agencies that report to the Governor (e.g. Departments of Public Health, Human Services, Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Corrections, etc.).  The Office of Legislative Affairs works with members of the General Assembly, their staffs and other State Constitutional Officers, including the Attorney General, the Secretary of State and the Treasurer to advance Governor Quinn’s legislative agenda. Successful candidates will work closely with attorneys and staff in the Office of Legislative Affairs. In the past, legislative associates have worked on many of Governor Quinn’s priorities, including budget stability, ethics reform, campaign finance reform and pension reform by contributing legal research, bill analysis and policy proposals. Associates are heavily involved in the day to day operations of the Office of Legislative Affairs through bill analysis, outreach to members of the General Assembly, preparation of committee testimony, and other tasks. Candidates must have outstanding writing skills, strong communication abilities, be able to manage numerous matters and have the ability to function at a high level in an ever-changing environment

Press/Communications Intern. We are looking for high-energy, committed and talented 21st century communicators to fulfill prestigious internship opportunities in the coming weeks. Every day will be a challenge – and an opportunity. Skills needed: Detail-oriented and highly organized, excellent writing and verbal communication skills, an appreciation for news and journalism, major multi-tasking abilities and a positive, “can-do” team attitude! If you’re interested in a career in communications and improving life for everyday people through public service, the governor’s office could be the place for you!

Energy Manager Intern. The Governor’s Office is seeking an undergraduate Energy Manager intern in Chicago to help benchmark energy use for State buildings.  This Energy manager intern will work with the Central Management Agency’s Energy Manager. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work in a group, ability to problem solve, ability to communicate effectively, experience with Energy Star Portfolio Manager (a plus), LEED or SERF accreditation

GIS Specialist Intern. The Governor’s Office is seeking an  undergraduate GIS Specialist in Chicago to help establish an Illinois Paddle Trail around Lake Michigan.  This GIS intern will work with Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Office of Tourism. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work in a group, ability to problem solve, ability to communicate effectively, experience using hand-held GPS units, experience using GIS software, and minimum Wilderness First Aide Certification

Interested candidates for any of these positions, please send resume and cover letter to Thomas B Quinn (TQuinn “at”, and Gregg Garmisa (GGarmisa “at”
US Department of Energy
Students looking for an internship with the Department of Energy in Washington, DC should contact Margaret Schaus ’02, Operations Supervisor of the Geothermal Technologies Program at the Department of Energy, who is happy to aid in the process. margaret.schaus “at”