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.

The internship seminar course is offered in the fall and summer terms.

If you want to do an internship for academic credit, please follow the directions on our website and see Dr. Plagens when you have finalized arrangements with the campaign or agency for which you would like to work. You must meet with Dr. Plagens 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 at [email protected].


  • Date Posted: 3/26/20
  • Job Title: Campaign Intern
  • Employer: Zachary Dyba for Michigan
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Campaigns

 

  • Date Posted: 3/20/20
  • Job Title: District 10 Legislative Intern
  • Employer: Wayne County Commissioner Melissa Daub
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Constituent relations, community outreach, county government

 

  • Date Posted: 3/19/20
  • Job Title: Interns (various positions available)
  • Employer: Growing Hope (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Find application instructions online
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, program management, food and nutrition, community development, farms and gardens

 

  • Date Posted: 3/19/20
  • Job Title: Economic Development Intern
  • Employer: Wayne County
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Public policy, economic development, research, urban planning, economics

 

  • Date Posted: 3/16/20
  • Job Title: Political Interns
  • Employer: Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit your resume to Sarah Tresedder at ​[email protected]​, with a brief statement describing your interest in this internship
  • Interest Area: Campaigns, environmental issues

 

  • Date Posted: 3/13/20
  • Job Title: Interns
  • Employer: Haley Stevens for Congress
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Campaigns

 

  • Date Posted: 2/19/20
  • Job Title: Interns
  • Employer: Solomon Rajput for U.S. Congress Campaign
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Grassroots campaign

 

  • Date Posted: 2/18/20
  • Job Title: Summer Interns
  • Employer: Citizens Research Council of Michigan
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit application and writing sample to [email protected] by March 20
  • Interest Area: Public Policy Analysis and Research

 

  • Date Posted: 2/3/20
  • Job Title: Interns
  • Employer: Gretchen Driskell For Congress
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Campaigns

 

  • Date Posted: 1/30/20
  • Job Title: Summer Intern
  • Employer: Public Policy Institute of California (San Francisco)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online by February 7
  • Interest Area: Education policy research
  • Stipend: $17.50/ hour

 

  • Date Posted: 1/30/20
  • Job Title: Campaign Interns
  • Employer: Ranjeev Puri for State Representative
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Contact Madison Bjertness, Campaign Manager, at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Campaigns

 

  • Date Posted: 1/29/20
  • Job Title: Nonprofit Administrative Intern (summer)
  • Employer: Growing Hope Foundation
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online by February 23
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit administration, communications

 

  • Date Posted: 1/29/20
  • Job Title: Summer Public Policy Intern (Detroit)
  • Employer: General Motors, Energy and Environment team
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Public Policy, Energy and Environment
  • Stipend: Paid

 

  • Date Posted: 1/29/20
  • Job Title: Summer Interns (various positions available)
  • Employer: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online by February 1
  • Interest Area: Health policy, housing policy, communications, state and federal fiscal policy, government affairs
  • Stipend: Paid

 

  • Date Posted: 1/28/20
  • Job Title: Economic Development Intern
  • Employer: City of Westland
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Business/economic development, local government, downtown development, project management, communications, event coordination

 

  • Date Posted: 1/24/20
  • Job Title: Legislative Intern
  • Employer: Wayne County Commissioner Melissa Daub
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume, cover letter, letter of recommendation, and college transcript to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Constituent relations, community outreach, county government

 

  • Date Posted: 1/23/20
  • Job Title: Digital Interns
  • Employer: U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ Campaign
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Campaign communications

 

  • Date Posted: 1/16/20
  • Job Title: Human Services Fellow and Arts & Culture Fellow (Summer 2020)
  • Employer: The Kresge Foundation (Troy, MI)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online by Jan. 31
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, arts and culture, public policy, communications, community development, urban and regional planning, strategic planning
  • Stipend: $25/hour

 

  • Date Posted: 1/9/20
  • Job Title: Intern (various positions available)
  • Employer: Ann Arbor Summer Festival
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online by Feb. 21
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, arts administration
  • Stipend: Interns will receive an honorarium 

  • Date Posted: 1/8/20
  • Job Title: Planning and Engagement Intern
  • Employer: City of Ann Arbor
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Local government, urban planning, public administration, public policy, urban planning, community engagement
  • Stipend: $13.33/hour

  • Date Posted: 1/2/20
  • Job Title: International Programming Intern and Digital Outreach Intern
  • Employer: International Samaritan
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] by Jan. 3
  • Interest Area: Political science, public policy, communications, public relations
  • Stipend: $11/hour

  • Date Posted: 12/17/19
  • Job Title: Summer/Fall Campaign Interns
  • Employer: Congressman Tim Walberg's Campaign
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Political campaigns

  • Date Posted: 12/11/19
  • Job Title: Public Programs Intern
  • Employer: Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume, cover letter, availability, and a list of three references to [email protected] Deadline to apply is January 10, 2020.
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, programming, and public service

  • Date Posted: 12/9/19
  • Job Title: Climate Advocacy Intern
  • Employer: Citizens' Climate Lobby
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply by January 12, 2020. More information may be found on this Google Doc.
  • Interest Area: Environmental advocacy and social change

  • Date Posted: 12/9/19
  • Job Title: Winter 2020 Intern
  • Employer: Debbie Dingell for Congress
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit online application
  • Interest Area: Local, state, and federal politics and campaigns

  • Date Posted: 12/3/19
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ re-election campaign 
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Politics, campaigns, fundraising

  • Date Posted: 12/2/19
  • Job Title: Mayoral Fellow
  • Employer: City of Detroit
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Policy, communications, public engagement initiatives, city government

  • Date Posted: 11/21/19
  • Job Title: Legislative Intern
  • Employer: Representative Rebekah Warren
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Send resume and cover letter (including your preferred weekly schedule, and start and end dates) to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Constituent services, legislative office

  • Date Posted: 10/30/19
  • Job Title: Nonprofit Intern
  • Employer: Oakland HOPE (Pontiac, MI)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit Management, Communications, Development

  • Date Posted: 10/30/19
  • Job Title: Interns
  • Employer: Solomon Rajput for U.S. Congress Campaign
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Please contact Rachel Fagan at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Grassroots campaign

  • Date Posted: 10/30/19
  • Job Title: Winter Interns
  • Employer: Congressman Tim Walberg’s 7th District Office (Jackson, MI)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and 2 references to Leeann Yamakawa at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Constituent services, congressional office functions

  • Date Posted: 10/21/19
  • Job Title: Interns
  • Employer: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (Troy, MI)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Please contact Allison LaPlatt [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Victim Services and Advocacy, Public Policy, Criminal Justice, Court Monitoring, Event Planning, Fundraising, Community Outreach

  • Date Posted: 9/24/19
  • Job Title: Fall/Winter Intern
  • Employer: Office of Congresswoman Debbie Dingell 
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and availability to Tray McGuire, Field Representative, at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Congressional office, local, state, and federal government

  • Date Posted: 9/16/19
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Solomon Rajput for U.S. Congress
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Grassroots campaign

  • Date Posted: 9/10/19
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Washtenaw Area Council for Children
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume to Robin Batten, Cyber Safety Program Coordinator, at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, social work

  • Date Posted: 9/9/19
  • Job Title: GIS Intern
  • Employer: City of Ann Arbor
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Urban and regional planning, local government, GIS
  • Stipend: Starting rate $13.33/hour

  • Date Posted: 9/9/19
  • Job Title: Downtown Development Authority Transportation and Capital Project Planning Intern
  • Employer: City of Ann Arbor
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Urban and regional planning, downtown development, local government
  • Stipend: $16.33/hour

  • Date Posted: 9/3/19
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Progressive Alliance of Michigan
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume to Michael Williams at [email protected].com
  • Interest Area: Grassroots organizations, campaigns

  • Date Posted: 8/26/19
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: International Samaritan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] by September 16
  • Interest Area: International service, volunteerism, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, nonprofit management
  • Stipend: Paid

  • Date Posted: 8/12/19
  • Job Title: Event Intern
  • Employer: Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to Angie Zill at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, event management

  • Date Posted: 8/6/19
  • Job Title: Program Intern
  • Employer: Washtenaw Literacy
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to Alison Austin, Program Manager, at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, program management

  • Date Posted: 7/30/19
  • Job Title: Interns
  • Employer: Congressman Tim Walberg’s 7th District Office (Jackson, MI)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and two references to Leeann Yamakawa at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Constituent services, congressional office functions

  • Date Posted: 7/30/19
  • Job Title: Project Assistant (graduate students)
  • Employer: Washtenaw Futures
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to Project Coordinator,
    Thespina Agas, at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Project management, nonprofit management, communications, education
  • Stipend: $15/ hr

  • Date Posted: 7/29/19
  • Job Title: Community & Resident Services Intern, Research & Policy Analysis Intern, Community & Policy Intern
  • Employer: The Office of Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Community issues, policy analysis

  • Date Posted: 7/23/19
  • Job Title: Planning and Policy Intern (graduate students only)
  • Employer: Washtenaw County’s Office of Community and Economic Development
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to David Beck, Administrative Assistant, at [email protected], by August 16, 2019.
  • Interest Area: Community and economic development, housing, transportation
  • Stipend: $10/ hr

  • Date Posted: 7/22/19
  • Job Title: Fall 2019 Intern
  • Employer: Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter, resume, and writing response by July 29
  • Interest Area: U.S. economy and domestic policy
  • Stipend: Paid

  • Date Posted: 7/8/19
  • Job Title: Virtual Student Federal Reserve Interns
  • Employer: U.S. Government
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online by July 31
  • Interest Area: Federal government

  • Date Posted: 6/13/19
  • Job Title: Graduate Management Analyst (graduate students only)
  • Employer: City of Novi
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit completed City application, cover letter and resume by June 21
  • Interest Area: Local government
  • Stipend: $16-18.50/ hr

  • Date Posted: 5/15/19
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: U.S. Senator Gary Peters' re-election campaign
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Politics, campaigns, fundraising

  • Date Posted: 4/29/19
  • Job Title: Summer Campaign Intern
  • Employer: Amani Johnson for Southfield City Council
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Send resume to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Campaigns, public communications

  • Date Posted: 4/27/19
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: PR Kids Maternal Infant Health Program (Highland Park, MI)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Contact Lissa Pierson at [email protected] or 810.531.9922
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, grant writing

  • Date Posted: 4/18/19
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Borgen Project (Seattle and other US locations)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Public policy, campaigns, global poverty, nonprofit

  • Date Posted: 4/17/19
  • Job Title: Development Intern
  • Employer: NEW Solutions for Nonprofits (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Contact Lolita Nunn, Chief Development Officer, at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, fund development

  • Date Posted: 4/11/19
  • Job Title: Planning and Policy Intern
  • Employer: Washtenaw County's Office of Community and Economic Development
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit a brief cover letter and resume to Nathan Voght, Economic Development Specialist, at [email protected] by April 25
  • Interest Area: Planning, policy, community development, project management
  • Stipend: $10/hr

  • Date Posted: 4/10/19
  • Job Title: Development Intern
  • Employer: American Lung Association (Madison Heights)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, fund development

  • Date Posted: 4/10/19
  • Job Title: Community Relations Intern
  • Employer: Office of Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones (Detroit, MI)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Community relations

  • Date Posted: 4/10/19
  • Job Title: Public Policy Intern
  • Employer: Office of Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones (Detroit, MI)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Public policy

  • Date Posted: 4/10/19
  • Job Title: ReStore Intern
  • Employer: Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County (Waterford or Farmington)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and location preference to Cristina Verduzco, Volunteer Services Manager, at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, volunteer management

  • Date Posted: 4/9/19
  • Job Title: Summer Intern
  • Employer: Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to Kristin Warzyniec, Community Engagement Coordinator, at [email protected] by April 24 at 7 p.m.
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, recreational trails
  • Stipend: Small stipend available

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