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: 7/5/22
  • Job Title: Intern (various positions available)
  • Employer: Office of Senator Gary Peters
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online by July 11
  • Interest Area: Congressional office, constituent relations, communications
  • Stipend: Some positions are paid

  • Date Posted: 5/31/22
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Dylan Wegela for State Representative
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Reach out to [email protected] with your contact information
  • Interest Area: Grassroots campaigns

  • Date Posted: 5/9/22
  • Job Title: Legislative Intern, Press/Digital Intern (Fall 2022)
  • Employer: Congressman Dan Kildee’s Office
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] by June 10
  • Interest Area: Legislative process, research, policy, press/digital communiation
  • Stipend: Paid

  • Date Posted: 5/9/22
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Marshall Averill for Michigan State Representative in the 32nd House District
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Campaigns, social media, networking, outreach, event planning

  • Date Posted: 5/2/22
  • Job Title: Fiscal Intern
  • Employer: Wayne County Commission
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume by May 23, 2022 to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Government finance
  • Stipend: Paid

  • Date Posted: 4/26/22
  • Job Title: Campaign Intern
  • Employer: Carrie Rheingans for State Representative
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Campaigns, field organizing, communications, digital, finance, and project management

  • Date Posted: 4/25/22
  • Job Title: Campaign Intern
  • Employer: Robyn L. McCoy for State Representative
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Contact Robyn Lynn McCoy at [email protected] 
  • Interest Area: Campaigns, field organizing, communications, voter outreach, media relations

  • Date Posted: 4/23/22
  • Job Title: City Management Intern
  • Employer: City of Lincoln Park, MI
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online by May 13, 2022
  • Interest Area: Local government management
  • Stipend: $15/hour

  • Date Posted: 4/4/22
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: State Rep. Padma Kuppa's State Senate Campaign
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and three references to Robbie Frankel at [email protected] Email subject should be titled "Campaign Internship".
  • Interest Area: Campaign management, research, community outreach

  • Date Posted: 4/4/22
  • Job Title: Law Intern
  • Employer: Sutariya Law
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Law, business
  • Stipend: $11-15/hour to start

  • Date Posted: 4/4/22
  • Job Title: Public Finance Intern
  • Employer: Government Finance Officers Association
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Local government finance
  • Stipend: $20-25/hour

  • Date Posted: 3/14/22
  • Job Title: Mayoral Fellowship Program
  • Employer: City of Detroit
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online with resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript
  • Interest Area: Local government, policy, communications, public engagement initiatives
  • Stipend: $600/week

  • Date Posted: 3/9/22
  • Job Title: Summer Legislative Intern, Press/Digital Intern
  • Employer: Office of Congressman Dan Kildee - Washington, D.C. Office
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Send cover letter, resume, 2 sample social media posts with graphics (for press/digital internship) to [email protected]ail.house.gov by March 18
  • Interest Area: Congressional office, legislation, policy, communications
  • Stipend: Paid

  • Date Posted: 3/7/22
  • Job Title: Graduate Management Fellow
  • Employer: City of Royal Oak
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Local government management
  • Stipend: $20/hr

  • Date Posted: 1/24/22
  • Job Title: Graduate Management Analyst
  • Employer: City of Novi
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Local government management
  • Stipend: $16-18.50/hr

  • Date Posted: 11/24/21
  • Job Title: Congressional Intern (Spring 2022)
  • Employer: Congressman Dan Kildee’s office
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Spring 2022 Internship” by December 3.
  • Interest Area: Policy,  communications, constituent affairs, and congressional office management

  • Date Posted: 10/28/21
  • Job Title: Communications Intern
  • Employer: Van Buren Charter Township
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit a cover letter, resume and application to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Local government, communications

  • Date Posted: 9/22/21
  • Job Title: Community and Economic Development Intern
  • Employer: City of Madison Heights
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter, resume, paragraph describing interest in municipal service, and application by November 5, 2021
  • Interest Area: Local government, planning
  • Stipend: $14/hr

 

  • Date Posted: 9/16/21
  • Job Title: Intern (multiple positions)
  • Employer: Michigan Senate
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Send a cover letter and resume to the person specified in the position posting
  • Interest Area: Legislation, communications, constituent affairs, and general office management


  • Date Posted: 9/10/21
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: American Indian Health and Family Services
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Oprisiu, Development Director, at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Nonprofit management, fundraising, marketing

  •  Date Posted: 8/30/21
  • Job Title: Management Intern (12-month duration)
  • Employer: Village of Milford, MI
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled, with the first review taking place on August 31, 2021.
  • Interest Area: Local government management
  • Stipend: $15/ hour

  • Date Posted: 8/3/21
  • Job Title: Finance Interns
  • Employer: Farough & Associates
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] and include information about your availability, why you are interested in the position, and how your past experience with campaigns, extracurricular activities, or previous internships would prepare you for work on this position.
  • Interest Area: Campaign fundraising

  • Date Posted: 7/29/21
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Office of Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to
    [email protected] with the subject line “Fall 2021 Internship” by COB on Monday, August 16
  • Interest Area: Legislation, policy
  • Stipend: Paid


  • Date Posted: 5/13/21
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Canton Township Supervisor's Office
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Public administration, public policy
  • Stipend: $14.50 per hour

  • Date Posted: 4/12/21
  • Job Title: Interns
  • Employer: Office of Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Governmental affairs and public policy, communications, community relations

  • Date Posted: 4/7/21
  • Job Title: Planning and Engagement Intern
  • Employer: City of Ann Arbor
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Local government, community engagement, project administration
  • Stipend: $13.33/hour

  • Date Posted: 4/5/21
  • Job Title: Higher Education Data Intern (for graduate students, virtual position)
  • Employer: Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
  • Deadline/Application Instructions:Apply online
  • Interest Area: Higher education, public policy
  • Stipend: $15-17/hour

  • Date Posted: 3/24/21
  • Job Title: Aide for the City of Ypsilanti Mayor
  • Employer: City of Ypsilanti Mayor Richardson
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and resume to Marti Bombyk, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University, at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Local government, policy research, community engagement

  • Date Posted: 3/15/21
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Citizens Research Council of Michigan
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Access application online
  • Interest Area: Public policy research

  • Date Posted: 2/25/21
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: City of Detroit - Mayoral Fellowship Program
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Policy, communications, public engagement, local government
  • Stipend: $600/week

  • Date Posted: 2/23/21
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Center for Democracy in the Americas
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Apply online
  • Interest Area: Policy and Advocacy, Communications and Social Media, and Nonprofit Development
  • Stipend: Paid

  • Date Posted: 1/15/21
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Village of Brooklyn, MI
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Please send resume and cover letter to Jae Guetschow, Village Manager, at [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Local government management

  • Date Posted: 1/13/21
  • Job Title: Intern
  • Employer: Office of State Representative Felicia Brabec
  • Deadline/Application Instructions: Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
  • Interest Area: Legislation, communications, constituent affairs

 

 

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