Job Oppurtunities in politics in the norhteast region

Kylie Richardson| March 21st, 2023

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Are you interested in getting experience in the political field as an intern? An internship is very important for students for a multitude of reasons. That being application boosters, career exploration, gaining experience, increasing your marketability, learning the professionalism of your desired career field, and learning how a professional workplace functions on a daily basis. Here are several political job internships for anyone interested in politics:


Political Affairs Internship at the Borgen Project (New York, NY)

Job Description: 

Responsibilities will include leading public and political outreach in your state and district.

  • Meet with members of Congress and/or Congressional staffers in your State and District.
  • Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political and community events
  • Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty reduction legislation.
  • As needed, speak to groups, classes and organizations.
  • Write letters of support for key programs to political leaders, media and other groups.


  • Outstanding writing skills.
  • Selfstarter who can produce great results with limited supervision.
  • Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.

Start Date: New programs begin every month, you choose the month you wish to start

Corporate Political Spending/Dark Money Summer Internship at the Center for Political Accountability (Washington, DC)

Job Description: 

CPA is seeking summer interns to conduct research primarily for the 2023 CPA-Zicklin Index as well as smaller research projects related to CPA’s work on corporate political spending. After orientation, summer interns conduct all foundational research for the Index from company websites and provide the first round of analysis for each company reviewed.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in the influence of money in politics and how large companies engage in the electoral process, excellent attention to detail, and be a self-starter. Interns will learn about campaign finance law and the various entities that engage in political spending. Interns will work under the supervision of CPA’s Vice President for Programs/Counsel & CPA’s Program Associate.

Interns will receive a stipend of $2,000 upon completion of the program and may earn academic credit. Interns generally work 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday. The internship lasts approximately 10 weeks, beginning on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.


  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program or bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated individual who can work independently
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Interest in money in politics issues and/or corporate social responsibility

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and résumé (combined into a single pdf file) to with the subject line “2023 CPA Summer Internship”. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled, therefore applying as soon as possible is strongly encouraged.

Remote Summer 2023 Legal Internships at Free Speech For People (Newton, MA)

Job Description: 

Come join the campaign to reclaim democracy for the people by fighting for free and fair elections, and accountability for presidential corruption and abuse of power, in the summer of 2023! Free Speech For People, a national nonpartisan nonprofit organization, was founded in 2010 after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision. We’re working to renew our democracy and reclaim our Constitution for We the People, not big money and corporate interests. 

Who are you? We’re looking for rising 2Ls or 3Ls who are dedicated to public interest work, write well, and are excited to work for a non-profit leading cutting-edge legal initiatives. Con Law (especially First Amendment) is a plus but not essential. In rare cases, we will also consider undergraduates.

What will you do? You might be researching impact litigation, or working on an amicus brief, or drafting legislation, or creating educational resources. Or something totally different. But you definitely won’t just be doing doc review. 

When would the internship be? The internship is generally full-time for 8-10 weeks, but we would consider a split summer for an exceptional candidate

Regulatory Policy Internship – Summer 2023 – American Action Forum (Washington, DC)

Internship Summary: 

As an intern in the regulatory policy issue area, you will report directly to Dan Goldbeck, the Director of Regulatory Policy at AAF. The regulatory team at AAF focuses their research on examining the rulemaking efforts of administrative agencies and Congress. Their work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hill, Reuters, and The Washington Post, among other publications.

The team publishes a weekly regulation roundup and ongoing regulatory burden database on the American Action Forum website. The regulation issue area often interacts with other Forum issue areas heavily impacted by federal rulemakings, such as health care, environmental, and labor policy.

As part of the internship, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research assistance: Interns will provide research assistance and data collection for their issue area director
  • Event attendance: Interns will attend Capitol Hill hearings, private speaker events, and events held by other DC think tanks to analyze and report on the information presented
  • AAF event support: Interns will help promote, run, and evaluate all AAF events
  • Semester portfolio and presentation: Interns will create a portfolio to showcase their work completed at the Forum and give a brief presentation on a topic of their choice

Qualifications and Skills

  • Prerequisite of macroeconomic and microeconomic courses
  • Excellent writing ability and communication skills
  • An interest in the politics and policies of center-right conservatives
  • Self-starting attitude
  • Strong quantitative skills are highly desired

Hours and Compensation

  • Interns must be available to work 20 to 29 hours per week in-person in Washington, D.C.
  • Interns will earn an hourly wage
  • Interns will use their own computer/equipment
  • This is a part-time, paid internship

How to Apply (Please include in your application a preferred start date, resume, cover letter, and writing sample of less than 1,000 words.)

  • Documents must be submitted as a PDF file with the following file name:
  • Resume: LastName_Resume_Regulatory
  • Cover Letter: LastName_CL_Regulatory
  • Writing Sample: LastName_WS_Regulatory
  • (Example: Jane Doe’s Resume – Doe_Resume_Regulatory)

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