IOP House Internships


This program offers students the opportunity to work closely with IOP staff to facilitate operations and programming, playing a central role in supporting the IOP's many activities and events. Interns gain valuable knowledge and skills in public and social service as well as in politics and policymaking. IOP House internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students, are paid, and are eligible for workstudy.


  • Communications: The Communications interns are responsible for supporting the Communications team in social media, newsletters and all online communications, website maintenance, data collection and analysis, multimedia support and development including graphic design and video. The interns are responsible for a large portion of the public messaging and content creation for the IOP, events, and programs.
  • Fellows Program: The Fellows interns (2) support the IOP Fellows staff, as well as the Resident and Visiting Fellows to ensure a positive and rewarding experience for Fellows and students. The Fellows interns manage the Fellows Ambassador Program, help prepare materials for Fellows weekly seminars, and track and maintain program data, among other duties.  Knowledge of the program is helpful, but not a requirement.
  • Speaker Series: The Speaker Series Content intern assists with developing the IOP's quarterly programs. Tasks include, but are not limited to, developing guest speaker invitation lists, writing invitation text and other material, preparing event briefs, and working with special guests to prepare presentation materials. The logistics intern handles the execution of IOP Speaker Series events. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing and training event volunteers, coordinating event materials, venue set-up, on-site event management and analyzing audience metrics
  • Career Development:  The Career Development intern helps manage the logistics for the IOP's substantive and extensive internship program. The intern helps organize data and information about internships, employers, and other opportunities for students, as well as plan career development workshops and treks across the academic year. The intern reports to Career Development's Director and Program Coordinator.
  • Civic Engagement: The Civic Engagement interns help to implement the IOP's Civic Engagement portfolio, including treks, workshops, student-run programs, Bridging the Divide, and other special projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: operations, logistics, curriculum development, program evaluation, and student outreach.
  • House Manager: The House Manager interns (2) work closely with our Director of Operations and Budget to ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the Institute of Politics. This includes welcoming students and guests to our house, answering phone calls, and maintaining senior staff and event schedules.

 Applications for the 2019-20 academic year are now open. 

Please contact Scott Davis, Program Coordinator of Career Development, at with any questions.