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) http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/cdc/services/career-counseling, or talk to Lucia Constantine (lconstantine “at” stanford.edu) at the BIRC (the Haas Center 1st floor)
Fellowships, Internships and Service Programs (FISP) Database
Make an appointment with Lucia Constantine (lconstantine “at” stanford.edu) 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.
Career Development Center (CDC) General Information
Public Policy Careers: http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/cdc/research/public-svc
Public Health Careers: http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/cdc/research/public-svc-public-health
International Health Careers: http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/cdc/research/public-svc-intl-health
Nature and Conservation Careers: http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/cdc/research/public-svc-conservation
CDC International Government Job Listings
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.org was created to showcase the exciting public agency employment opportunities available in California.
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 alumni.stanford.edu 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” stanford.edu).
CA Governor’s Office
http://gov.ca.gov/m_appointments.php Select “Online Application.” For question #3, select “Interns.” For question #39, choose the divisions in the Governor’s office that interest you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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