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Current Internship Postings

* The Political Science Department provides this information as a service to students who might be interested in building on their coursework and skills and does not endorse candidates, campaigns, or organizations.

Students who would like to do an internship for academic credit must follow the directions on our website and see Dr. Raymond Rosenfeld when you have finalized arrangements with the campaign or agency for which you would like to work. You must meet with Dr. Rosenfeld prior to starting your internship for your internship to count for academic credit.

We highly encourage students to consult with the University Advising and Career Development Center before applying for an internship. The staff at UACDC can help you strengthen your application by reviewing your resume, cover letter, and other application materials. Visit the UACDC website or call 734.487.0400 to set up an appointment.

To promote your organization's internship opportunities to our students and on our website, contact Rose Jindal (rsoliven@emich.edu).

Date Posted Job Title Employer Deadline/Application Instructions
Interest Area Stipend
9/20/18 Winter 2019 Legislative Fellow Michigan House of Representatives Submit application form, cover letter, detailed resume, and current academic transcript by 5 PM October 5, 2018 Constituent relations, communications, policy research and analysis, legal research, tracking legislation $15/ hr
9/12/18 Intern Michigan Resistance Contact Terryl Sperlich, (810) 516-0923 or tsperlich@sbcglobal.net  Advocacy  
9/6/18

Intern

Gretchen Whitmer for Governor Campaign

Apply online

Campaigns

 
8/31/18

Fall Intern

826michigan (Ann Arbor, MI and Detroit, MI)

Submit cover letter and resume to Amy Sumerton at amy@826michigan.org

Nonprofit management, creative writing, teaching, youth development

 
8/28/18

Intern - Fall 2018

Michigan Republican Party (Detroit, MI)

Contact Joseph Weaver, Regional Field Director, Michigan Republican Party at jweaver@migop.org

Campaigns, voter engagement, outreach

 
8/24/18

Judicial Clerk - Fall 2018

Washtenaw County Trial Court (Ann Arbor, MI)

Submit cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and unofficial transcript to Judicial Attorney Matthew Boehringer, boehringerm@ewashtenaw.org

Criminal and domestic law

Unpaid
8/22/18

Campus Organizing Fellow

Food & Water Watch

Apply online

Advocacy, food, water, and climate issues

Stipend $1,000
8/22/18

Fall Fellow

NextGen America

Apply online

Campaigns, climate issues

Stipend provided
8/20/18

Campaign Intern - Fall 2018

Congressman Rod Blum (Iowa)

Contact Spencer Flake, campaign manager, at Spencer@rodblum.com

Campaigns

$1000/ month and housing
8/9/18

Public Relations Intern and Urban Planning/ Public Administration Intern

Plymouth Downtown Development Authority

Submit application, cover letter, resume, and writing samples (for the PR internship) to
jobs@ci.plymouth.mi.us

Communications, local government, urban planning, economic development

Unpaid
8/7/18

Fall Intern

District Office for Congressman Paul Mitchell (Shelby Township, MI)

Submit resume and cover letter to Lauren Blatnik, District Office Staff Assistant, at lauren.blatnik@mail.house.gov

Constituent services, legislative office functions

Unpaid
8/1/18

Program Intern

Washtenaw Literacy

Submit resume and cover letter to Alison Austin, Program Manager, at austin@washtenawliteracy.org

Nonprofit administration, program management

Unpaid
7/24/18

Fall Interns

Rep. Donna Lasinski's Office (Ann Arbor, MI)

Submit resume and responses to the application questions to Emily Eccleton at
emily@votedonnalasinski.com.

Campaigns, outreach, communications

Unpaid, although interns who commit to more time may
be eligible for a monthly stipend
7/12/18

Fall District Office Interns

Congressman Tim Walberg’s 7th District Office (Jackson, MI)

Submit resume to Leeann Yamakawa at Leeann.Yamakawa@
mail.house.gov

Constituent services, congressional office functions

Unpaid
7/5/18

Fall Legislative Intern

Office of Senator Rebekah Warren (Lansing or Ann Arbor)

Send resume and cover letter (including preferred weekly schedule and start and end dates) to senrwarren@
senate.michigan.gov by Aug. 10.

Constituent services, legislative office functions

Unpaid
6/20/18

Fall Intern

Arab American Institute (Washington, D.C.)

Submit application materials by July 15

Public affairs, advocacy, ethnic politics, communications Academic credit or $1,000 stipend per month
6/1/18

Intern (Summer and/or Fall)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, Development, Marketing, and Events Department

Send resume to Ebony Walls, Development and Marketing Manager, at ebony.walls@bbbsdetroit.org

Nonprofit administration, event management, fundraising, volunteer management Unpaid
5/4/18

Intern (MPA students)

Pittsfield Charter Township, Department of Human Resources

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to hr@pittsfield-mi.gov by May 31, 2018.

Personnel administration, local government Stipend provided
5/1/18

Canvasser

Fund for the Public Interest

Sign up online

Campaigns, policy, environment

$10-16/ hr
4/24/18

Community Development Intern (MPA students)

City of Livonia Housing Commission

Contact Brandie Isaacson, Division Director, Office of Community Development, at bisaacson@ci.livonia.mi.us or
(734) 421-6450 ext. 103

Public administration, community development, local government

$500 stipend upon completion
4/20/18

Summer Fellows

Abdul for Michigan (AFM)  campaign

Apply online

Campaigns

 
4/19/18

Campaign Intern

Gretchen Whitmer for Governor

Apply online

Campaigns, communications

 
4/12/18

Fall Legislative Fellow (seniors and graduate students)

Michigan House of Representatives

Applications must be submitted electronically (HumanResources@
house.mi.gov) or postmarked by 5:00PM on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Constituent relations, communications, policy research and analysis, legal research, and tracking legislation

$15/ hr
4/11/18

Summer Legal Intern

Law office of Collis & Griffor, PC

Submit resume to Randi Irwin,
Office Manager, at rirwin@collisandgriffor.com

Law

 
4/9/18

Summer
DDA Intern, Public Relations Intern

City of Plymouth Downtown Development Authority

Apply online

Urban planning, public administration, public relations, marketing

Unpaid
4/9/18

Interns

Growing Hope (Ypsilanti, MI)

Submit cover letter and resume to apply@growinghope.net

Nonprofit management

Unpaid
4/9/18

Summer interns

Anuja Rajendra for Michigan State Senate

Contact Nell at ngodella@umich.edu or (630) 888-8893, or Alexa at acooley4@emich.edu

Campaigns, communications, outreach, research

Unpaid
4/4/18

Summer Interns

Bill Cobbs for Governor

Submit resume and application to cm@billcobbs2018.com with Subject Line “Internship Application.”         

Campaigns

 
4/4/18

Program Interns

Washtenaw Literacy

Send resume and cover letter to Alison Austin, Program Manager, at austin@washtenawliteracy.org. Interviews are being scheduled for late April.

Nonprofit administration, program management

Unpaid
4/3/18

Events Fellow, Design Fellow

GovLoop (Washington, D.C.)

Apply online by April 27

Government, communications, event planning, graphic design

Paid
4/2/18

Political Interns

Alexandria Taylor for State Representative

Email Alexandria J. Taylor at alexandria@electtaylor.com

Policy, campaigns, law

 
3/26/18

Intern

Donna Lasinski for State Representative

Submit resume to Becca Maher at becca@
votedonnalasinski.com by April 9. Applications will considered on a rolling basis.

Campaigns, communications, event planning

Primarily unpaid,  although interns who commit to more time may be eligible for a monthly stipend
3/16/18

Intern

Van Buren Charter Township Clerk's Office

Submit resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and application to Charter Township of Van Buren Human Resource Director, Nicole Sumpter, 46425 Tyler Road Van Buren Township, MI 48111, nsumpter@vanburen-mi.org, by April 30.

Local government, planning, economic development

$12/ hr
3/16/18

Development Intern

SOS Community Services (Ypsilanti, MI)

Submit a cover letter explaining their interests, resume, and additional materials if applicable to Chelsea Brown, Development Director, at chelseab@soscs.org

Nonprofit management, development, communications

Unpaid
3/13/18

Intern

Jackson County Administrator's Office

Apply online

Local government management

$10-15/ hour
3/9/18

Intern

Paul Taros for State Representative

Contact Paul Taros at TeamPaulTaros@gmail.com or 248-594-1040

Campaigns

 
3/5/18

Summer Legislative Interns

Office of Senator Rebekah Warren (Lansing or Ann Arbor)

Send resume and cover letter (including preferred weekly schedule and start and end dates) to senrwarren@
senate.michigan.gov.

Constituent services, legislative office functions

Unpaid

3/1/18

Public Programs Intern (full-time, summer position)

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Inc.

Send resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references to
internships@
detroitriverfront.org. In the subject of the email, please type your name – Public Programs Intern. Applications will be accepted until March 30. Please no phone calls.

Nonprofit management, volunteer management, programming, communications

$5,000 stipend

3/1/18

Intern

Clean Water Action (Ann Arbor, MI)

Contact Emily Woodcock, Ann Arbor Canvass Director, Clean Water Action, at ewoodcock@cleanwater.org or (734) 222-6347

Politics, social justice issues, nonprofits, campaigns

Unpaid

and paid positions available

2/27/18

Intern

Suneel Gupta for Congress (Livonia, MI)

Contact Michael Flores, Finance & Campaign Assistant, at mflores@suneelgupta.com, or Shelly Kintala, Volunteer Coordinator, at skintala@suneelgupta.com.

Campaigns, Community Outreach, Event Planning, Civic Engagement

 
2/21/18

Summer Political Campaign Fellow

Students for a New American Politics (SNAP) PAC

Apply online by March 5

Campaigns

Paid
2/21/18

Graduate City Management Fellow (for MPA students only)

City of Royal Oak, MI

Apply online with a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript by March 19.

Local government management

$15/ hr
2/12/18

Intern (for MPA students only)

University of Michigan Learning and Professional Development Department

Contact Deborah Orlowski, Ph.D., Senior Learning Specialist and Leading Change Practicum Program Manager Learning and Professional Development, University of Michigan, at 734.763.4042 or orlowski@umich.edu.

Nonprofit management, personnel management, program implementation, event planning

Unpaid
2/12/18

Intern

Donna Lasinski for State Representative

Submit resume and cover letter to Becca Maher at becca@
votedonnalasinski.com by Feb. 23.

Voter Contact and Engagement, Finance, Volunteer Management, Event Planning,  Communications

Unpaid
2/12/18

Field Intern or Finance Intern 

Andy Levin for Congress

If interested in a field internship, email lindsay@
andylevinforcongress.com. If interested in a finance internship, email paige@
andylevinforcongress.com.

Voter Engagement, Voter Contact, Research, Fundraising, Finance 

Unpaid
2/5/18

Washington, DC, Summer 2018 Intern

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Submit materials by 2/23/18

Foreign policy, advocacy

$1000 fellowship stipend
2/5/18

Intern

Elect Bob Carr for U.S. Senate

Contact Bob Carr at win@electbobcarr.com or 800.987.8810

Campaigns, media relations, event management, and voter engagement

 
1/29/18

GIS/Special Assessment Intern

Washtenaw County Water Resources Office

Apply online

GIS, public administration, geography, surveying, engineering, GPS, cartography, urban or environmental planning

$11 - 14 / hr
1/23/18

AmeriCorps Members

Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies - AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program

Contact Sara Thornton at ez8925@wayne.edu or 313.577.9382 or apply online

Public safety, domestic violence advocacy

 
1/22/18

Intern *

Tom Brennan for Washtenaw County Commissioner

Contact Tom Brennan at brennan4superior@outlook.com or 734.945.4837

Campaigns

 
1/17/18

Summer 2018 Interns

Executive Office of Governor Rick Snyder

Submit a 1–2 page personal statement and a resume to intern@michigan.gov by April 22

Appointments,

Communications,

Constituent Relations,

Legislative Affairs,

Scheduling,

The Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives

 Unpaid
1/10/18

Public Policy Research Intern

The Citizens Research Council of Michigan (Livonia or Lansing office)

Submit application and a writing sample to Eric Lupher, president at elupher@crcmich.org by March 2

Political science, public policy, public administration, economics

Unpaid
1/4/18

Legislative Intern

The office of State Representative Jeremy Moss

Submit your resume, cover letter and writing sample to HumanResources@
house.mi.gov

Legislation, communications, constituent affairs, general office management

Unpaid
1/2/18

Campaign Intern

Lena Epstein for U.S. Congress Campaign (Commerce, MI)

Apply online or contact John Howting at 248.508.1206 or by email at jhowting@
lenaforcongress.com

Campaigns

Unpaid