About Government/Politics

Providing some of our most dynamic placements, these competitive internships give our interns an incredible boost on their resumes. Your roles might include research, writing, and tracking legislation, attending Congressional, Governmental Agency, or Parliamentary hearings, providing reports of hearings, shadowing lobbyists, providing administrative and litigation support, and communicating with constituents. Check out the listing for a sampling of opportunities.

Location Placements



Sydney

Governmental Organization in Sydney

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This local government organization is focused on providing services to residents and visitors to the city of Sydney. It encourages, delivers, produces, and promotes various programs, services, and projects to support the community. Interns would be involved with key organization policies, develop project proposals, attend meetings, and research information to better Sydney's communities.

Ideal Candidate: Interest in local government in a big city, organizational policy development and human resources.

  • 6/8/2013
  • 8.0 weeks
  • 9/6/2014
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 1/17/2015
  • 12.0 weeks

Washington, DC

Mid-sized government affairs firm

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This D.C.-based government affairs firm was founded with the primary goal of providing a select group of clients creative strategies to effectively represent them and their interests before the United States Government. This exciting internship provides students with a variety of opportunities. Interns typically assist principals in lobbying work for various areas including life sciences, military and defense fields. The candidate may also conduct research on laws, bills and topics as needed by company clients, write reports in both one briefs and white paper format, participate in conference calls with clients, and occasionally prepare white papers for submission to the Hill. He or she may assist with client communications, management of data and moving clients' requests forward, etc.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have strong research and writing skills, familiarity with "The Hill" and the ability to assist with client communication and management of data

  • 6/8/2013
  • 8.0 weeks

Largest civil rights organization working on behalf of the LGBT community

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This organization advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots efforts, and educates the public about LGBT issues

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the LGBT cause, a desire to continue this work on a professional level, and provide a writing sample.

  • 6/8/2013
  • 8.0 weeks

International Diplomacy Intern

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This organization reaches beyond the scope of traditional diplomacy by addressing ethnic conflict, tribal warfare, and religious hostilities.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate must have strong writing samples that reflect an understanding of diplomacy and/or a desire to work for an organization of this type. Preferred qualities: experience with research, bilingual or multilingual, and strong MS Office skills.

  • 6/8/2013
  • 8.0 weeks

Non profit focused on Latino legal civil rights

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Length

Latino legal civil rights organization often described as the law firm of the Latino community is seeking an intern. This firm promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate should come with coursework or work experience in humanities, liberal arts, policy, or politics. The intern will have interest in the Latino community but does not have to be bilingual.

  • 6/8/2013
  • 8.0 weeks

Public Policy with a Major Consumer Advocacy Group

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The leading US Consumer Interest Group is looking for a policy intern to assist the organization's advocacy efforts. The intern will work with campaign and advocacy staff to demonstrate support for issues at the state and national level; writing and compiling reports. Over the course of the internship, the student will learn the basics of a variety of issues, and then reach out to individuals, media outlets, organizations, and decision-makers to build visibility and gain their support.

Ideal Candidate: A strong commitment to consumer protection issues, strong writing and analytical skills , the ability to debate and speak persuasively, an enthusiasm for work in a fast paced, sometimes stressful atmosphere.

  • 6/8/2013
  • 8.0 weeks

Legislative Experience with a Major Consumer Advocacy Group

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The leading US Consumer Interest Group is looking for a legislative intern to assist the organization's advocacy efforts in the US Congress. The intern will work with staff to actually craft and advocate for legislation that pushes the organization's position in consumer protection. The intern tasks will vary, but will include writing and compiling reports. Over the course of the internship, the intern will learn the basics of a variety of issues, and experience life in the public policy and lobbying side of Washington DC.

Ideal Candidate: A strong commitment to consumer protection issues, strong writing and analytical skills , the ability to debate and speak persuasively, An enthusiasm for work in a fast paced, sometimes stressful atmosphere. An understanding of the American legislative branch is ideal.

  • 6/8/2013
  • 8.0 weeks

Media and Communication with a Major Consumer Advocacy Group

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Length

The leading US Consumer Interest Group is looking for a media and communication intern to assist the organization's advocacy efforts. The intern will work with campaign and advocacy staff to demonstrate support for issues at the state and national level; writing and compiling reports. Over the course of the internship, he or she will learn the basics of a variety of issues, and then reach out to individuals, media outlets, organizations, and decision-makers to build visibility and gain their support.

Ideal Candidate: A strong commitment to consumer protection issues, strong writing and analytical skills , the ability to debate and speak persuasively, An enthusiasm for work in a fast paced, sometimes stressful atmosphere.

    Testimonials about Government/Politics

    Blake
    University of Central Florida
    Washington, DC

    The experience I had in Washington D.C. courtesy of GE, was one that I will not forget. The experience that we were presented is one that eclipsed my hopes going into the program. The group activities that were planned, the availability of GE contacts if we needed something, and of course, our internships, were what made this past summer so unforgettable. The city offers so much in terms of history, outside activities and tourist destinations that two months was not nearly enough time. I would have not had such a great chance to experience the city if not for GE, so I thank you guys so much. I made excellent professional contacts with my organization and am planning on contacting them in the future.


    Briana
    St.Mary's University
    Washington, DC

    "I loved my time in DC and in my internship. There were two other interns and we all worked together as a team. The leadership was very cohesive between interns and senior employees. I was pretty nervous about moving away from family and preparing for my next year living in Wales for a year. This experience taught me how to deal with internal struggles and the best way for me to overcome those challenges. It prepared me for what it is like living in a new city and being away from home. I encourage future interns to be as be opened-minded as possible. Enjoy the people around you and all of the different personalities, even if those difficult personalities, because they are a part of life. Plan as much as you can in advance, but be open-minded about the rest."


    Colleen
    University of Wisconsin Madison
    Dublin

    "Global Experiences provided me with an excellent opportunity to learn about Irish culture by working and living in Dublin. I gained valuable work experience through my internship with an international development NGO, which encouraged me to pursue a Masters in Diplomacy and International Relations. Living with a host family in a suburb of Dublin gave me the chance to become familiar with the city, culture and people in a way that many visitors never do. Using weekends to explore the beautiful and historically rich countryside of Ireland was an added bonus to an already incredible experience!"