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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 government and political internship opportunities.

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PR Placement with Irish Politician

PR Placement with Irish Politician

This is an opportunity to work with a current political figure in Dublin, getting an inside view into international government and politics. Interns should expect to assist in preparing for elections, blog, manage Social Media, plan and execute promotional videos and design pamphlets to target younger, more diverse groups of voters.

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Goverment Intern for Irish Parliament Member

Goverment Intern for Irish Parliament Member

Member of Irish Parliament looking for an intern to complete variety of projects including: social media management, handling issues that come out of Parliament's Finance and Environmental Committees affecting Dublin, research and speech writing (with previous writing experience), and handling projects for the party's re-election campaign. The ideal candidate will have an interest in Policy and Politics as well as various other constituent interests that affect the city of Dublin. Intern must be enthusiastic and results oriented, as day to day job duties will be project based.

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Law and Policy Placement with Local Politician

Law and Policy Placement with Local Politician

This is an opportunity to work with a current political figure in Dublin and gain first-hand government and political knowledge. Interns should expect to research and write up legal reports and letters and engage in door to door canvassing.

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Internship with a Member of Parliament

Internship with a Member of Parliament

A member of the British Parliament is seeking an intern to assist with casework research and drafting of related information for press releases, staff meetings and campaignings. Additional activities may include working with constituents, organizing policy briefs and interacting with various governmental bodies within the UK. Interns in this role will gain an intimate glimpse into the workings of a British MP's office and the overall workings of the British Parliament.

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Work and Learn from Senior Officials in Parliament

Work and Learn from Senior Officials in Parliament

This internship is the opportunity to organize and work with senior officials from around the world on matters that range from anti-corruption to gender equality. The ideal candidate will also possess a thorough understanding of and interest in geo-politics and international public policy issues, and demonstrate a sound knowledge of the structure and functions of public sector organizations both nationally and internationally.

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Governmental Organization in Sydney

Governmental Organization in Sydney

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.

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Research and Program Development in Local Government

Research and Program Development in Local Government

This government team runs a diverse range of programs that aim to impact safety in the city as well as strengthening communities and increasing social inclusion. Their strategy targets different groups including residents, students, business operators, workers, visitors, partner agencies and other teams within the city. Previous interns have helped develop various programs and community leadership and safety action plans where they have written business cases and papers seeking external funding, requiring lots of research and consultation. The ideal candidate will have a background and interest in government and political science, seeking experience working with government run programs.

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Policy Internship for a Transatlantic Business Organization

Policy Internship for a Transatlantic Business Organization

The main priority for a Policy intern is to provide overall support to the Policy and Public Affairs Manager. Tasks include conducting research on government policy initiatives, writing summaries on various policy areas, drafting meeting notes, preparation of policy meetings, proofreading policy documents, supporting policy event management including event registrations and data management (eg updating distribution lists). Based on interest, availability and skills, the Policy intern can be fully involved in the everyday work of the Policy and Public Affairs Manager.

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Legal Internship in Indigenous Rights

Legal Internship in Indigenous Rights

This legal organization receives federal government funding to perform the functions of a Native Title Representative Body and is responsible for representing the interests of those who hold, or may hold, native titles. Their mission is to deliver high levels of legal, research and community facilitation services to indigenous groups in the native title process. Their legal functions include facilitation and assistance, dispute resolution, legal notification and agreement making. Responsibilities for legal interns vary greatly and can incorporate a number of legal, administrative and human resources tasks.

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Public Diplomacy Intern at DC Embassy

Public Diplomacy Intern at DC Embassy

This Embassy seeks interns who will have the opportunity to contribute substantially to our public diplomacy or press teams, and to serve as support for both short and long term projects. Ideal candidates will have social media savvy on a variety of platforms (predominately Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest) and will have experience exercising sound judgment about the content posted on such platforms. Interns also should have good writing and online research skills, a basic knowledge of important US civil society groups, and a proven commitment to the country this Embassy represents.

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International Diplomacy Intern

International Diplomacy Intern

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

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Legislative Experience with a Major Consumer Advocacy Group

Legislative Experience with a Major Consumer Advocacy Group

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.

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