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 intern is responsible for a large portion of the public messaging about the IOP and our events and other programs.
  • Fellows Program: The Fellows Program intern works with the Fellows Program staff to recruit new fellows, manage the Fellows Ambassador program, and prepare materials for Fellows weekly seminars. As we enter the third year of the Fellows Program, the intern will have a large role in shaping the future of the IOP's programs. Reliability and enthusiasm for public service is a must.
  • Speaker Series: The Speaker Series 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.
  • Events Internships: The Events intern assists with logistics and 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.
  • Civic Engagement: The Civic Engagement interns helps support the IOP's student civic engagement projects, which include in-depth community engagement opportunities and trips and site visits. The intern reports to the Civic Engagement team at the IOP.
  • House Manager: The House Manager interns work closely with our Assistant 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 2018-19 academic year are closed. Applications for the 2019-20 year will open in March 2019. 

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