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 summer terms.

If you want to do an internship for academic credit, please follow the directions on our website and see Dr. Wang when you have finalized arrangements with the campaign or agency for which you would like to work. You must meet with Dr. Wang 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: 7/1/24
  • Job Title: Fall Intern
  • Employer: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell - Ypsilanti Office
  • Deadline/Application Instructions:Apply online by July 14, 2024
  • Interest Area: Congressional office work, constituent case work
  • Stipend: Approximately $700/month

  • Date Posted: 4/29/24
  • Job Title: Political Interns (Summer and Fall)
  • Employer: Alexandria Taylor for Michigan Supreme Court
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Email Alexandria J. Taylor at [email protected]
    or call/text 313-378-2767.
  • Interest Area: Campaigns, events

  • Date Posted: 3/27/24
  • Job Title: Political Campaign Intern
  • Employer: John James for Congress
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume, including 3 references, to Hannah [email protected] with the desired job title in the memo line.
  • Interest Area: Campaigns, voter outreach

  • Date Posted: 3/25/24
  • Job Title: Seasonal Public Works Intern
  • Employer: City of Novi
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Public works, local government
  • Stipend: $16/hr

  • Date Posted: 3/21/24
  • Job Title: Summer Intern
  • Employer: City of Southgate - Downtown Development Authority 
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to DDA Director Kaylee Mondrella at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with the first review of applications scheduled for April 8th. 
  • Interest Area: Economic Development, Urban Development, Community Engagement, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Event Planning, Networking

  • Date Posted: 3/4/24
  • Job Title: Management Intern (May 2024 - May 2025)
  • Employer: Village of Milford
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter, resume, and application. First review taking place on March 20, 2024.
  • Interest Area: Local government management
  • Stipend: $15/hour

  • Date Posted: 2/21/24
  • Job Title: Summer Intern (Livonia or Lansing offices)
  • Employer: Citizens Research Council of Michigan
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit application and writing sample by March 15
  • Interest Area: Policy, research


  • Date Posted: 12/20/23
  • Job Title: Legislative/Communications Intern
  • Employer: Representative Ranjeev Puri
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] by January 1
  • Interest Area: Constituent relations, communications, and monitoring legislation
  • Stipend: $15/hour, max 20 hours per week

  • Date Posted: 11/9/23
  • Job Title: Campaign Intern
  • Employer: Committee to Elect Adrienne G. Scruggs
  • Deadline/Application Instructions:Apply online
  • Interest Area: Campaigns

  • Date Posted: 10/23/23
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Trial Fund Group
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Contact Trial Fund Group President Steve Miller at 734-634-8061 or [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, fundraising, grant writing

  • Date Posted: 9/15/23
  • Job Title: Transportation Planning Intern
  • Employer: City of Ann Arbor
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Transportation, planning
  • Stipend: $19.63/hour

  • Date Posted: 9/14/23
  • Job Title: Hill Law Intern
  • Employer: Sutariya Law
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Law, business
  • Stipend: $12-15/hour to start

  • Date Posted: 7/23/23
  • Job Title: Hill Harper Volunteer Intern
  • Employer: Hill Harper for U.S. Senate
  • Deadline/Application Instructions:Apply online
  • Interest Area: Campaigns

  • Date Posted: 7/5/23
  • Job Title: Government Affairs Intern (remote)
  • Employer: Duane Morris Government Strategies
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] by August 1
  • Interest Area: Legislative research and analysis, communications

  • Date Posted: 6/28/23
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Swoop's Pantry
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Send your resume to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, college student support, nutrition education, social justice, mental health
  • Stipend: If students qualify for work study, they can be paid a small stipend using those funds. 

  • Date Posted: 6/13/23
  • Job Title: Congressional Legislative Intern
  • Employer: Office of Congressman Dan Kildee
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Applicants interested in interning in the DC office should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Fall 2023 Legislative Internship” by June 26. Applicants interested in interning in the Flint office should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Fall 2023 Legislative Internship” by June 26.
  • Interest Area: Congressional office work, research, policy, legislative process, constituent relations
  • Stipend: Paid

  • Date Posted: 5/25/23
  • Job Title: Legislative Intern
  • Employer:  Michigan House of Representatives
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Constituent relations, communications, and monitoring legislation
  • Stipend: Some internships are paid

  • Date Posted: 5/16/23
  • Job Title: Hudson Strategies Group Intern (assisting with a congressional campaign in Oakland and Macomb County)
  • Employer:  Hudson Strategies Group
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Political organizing, community organizing
  • Stipend: available

  • Date Posted: 4/19/23
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Michigan House of Representatives: Democratic Caucus District
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information to Greg Hull at [email protected] no later than Friday, May 19th
  • Interest Area: Political organizing, constituent outreach

  • Date Posted: 3/9/23
  • Job Title: Media Roundup and Monthly Digest Coordinators; Website, Content Management, and Database Interns (remote positions)
  • Employer: Security in Context
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Contact [email protected]
  • Interest Area: International affairs, communications

  • Date Posted: 3/7/23
  • Job Title: Government Affairs Intern (Summer 2023)
  • Employer: Duane Morris Government Strategies
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] by April 15
  • Interest Area: Legislative research and analysis, marketing and social media

  • Date Posted: 3/7/23
  • Job Title: Policy and Research Intern (Summer 2023)
  • Employer: We The People Michigan
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online by March 31
  • Interest Area: Legislative research, policy analysis
  • Stipend: $17/hr

  • Date Posted: 3/6/23
  • Job Title: Legislative Intern - Flint office (Summer 2023)
  • Employer: Congressman Dan Kildee’s Office
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] by March 13
  • Interest Area: Legislative process, research, policy
  • Stipend: Paid

  • Date Posted: 2/5/23
  • Job Title: City of Detroit Mayoral Fellowship Summer Intern - Public Safety
  • Employer: City of Detroit
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online with resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript
  • Interest Area: Public safety

  • Date Posted: 2/5/23
  • Job Title: City of Detroit Mayoral Fellowship Program
  • Employer: City of Detroit
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online with resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript
  • Interest Area: Policy, communications, and public engagement initiatives 

  • Date Posted: 1/29/23
  • Job Title:Public Programs Intern, Development Events Intern
  • Employer: Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume, cover letter, 3 references and availability to [email protected] by February 10 for summer internships
  • Interest Area: Public programming, development and fundraising, public service, nonprofit management
  • Stipend: Yes

  • Date Posted: 1/25/23
  • Job Title: Fellows and Interns
  • Employer: Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply by February 15 for summer internships
  • Interest Area: Engagement, outreach, communications, climate issues

 

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