Political Science

 

Holloway Hall

Internships

Current Listings - updated 9/9/2009

  • Project Vote Smart is a national, non-partisan, non-profit political research library located in the Montana Rockies. The Project was founded by former US Presidents Carter and Ford, as well as 40 other prominent national leaders of both major political parties and funded by the Carnegie and Ford Foundations. The New York Times said that "Project Vote Smart is so good that even the Federal Government recommends it." We are currently accepting applications for our National Internship Program. This year we are excited to announce our new online application system where students can now submit their applications completely electronically, expediting the review and acceptance process! To apply online or to get more information about Project Vote Smart, please visit www.votesmart.org I hope you will look over our website and forward our information to any interested students. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks to the generous support of our members across the country, we are once again able to offer the Barry Goldwater scholarship to all accepted students. This scholarship *provides room and board* for the duration of the student's 10 week internship at our headquarters, the Great Divide Ranch in Montana. Through our internships, your students will have a unique opportunity to be involved with the political process, while enjoying one of the most spectacular places on earth. Our internship will give your students the chance to provide millions of people with factual, unbiased information, as well as the opportunity to stroll around pristine lakes and rivers, hike throughout the Rocky Mountains, or ski some of the best slopes in the country. During an internship with Project Vote Smart, students will work hard and learn a great deal, all in an environment defined by its beautiful scenery and the commitment of its staff and interns. Our internships, as with all the other areas of the organization, focus on the end product: providing voters with pertinent, factual information on presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative candidates and elected officials. For students, this means a hands-on internship with significant opportunities for learning and growth. In fact, more than 90 percent of the information that Project Vote Smart provides is researched, entered, and checked by interns and volunteers. This system has been developed and cultivated specifically to ensure that interns are primarily responsible for the research; the few staff members are here simply to train and guide interns in what needs to be accomplished. Please ask your students to consider this opportunity and contact me with any questions at 1-888-VOTESMART (1-888-868-3762) or via email at intern@votesmart.org 
     
  • Volunteer Internship. The State of Maryland, Office of the Public Defender has 12 District offices and 7 Divisions throughout the State of Maryland and is seeking college students and recent graduates to work as interns assisting in the defense of criminal cases in the various county Circuit, District and Juvenile Courts. The OPD is interested in recruiting volunteer interns, interns for school credit or students who have obtained public interest grants. Interns are teamed with attorneys and assist with the attorneys' criminal cases, which range in seriousness from misdemeanor theft to homicide. The OPD accepts volunteer applications for all semesters and for the summer. RESPONSIBILITIES: Intern responsibilities include: filing motions and legal memoranda; participating in case planning and preparation for trial, hearings, and/or sentencing; and witness coordination. Interns also assist attorneys at court hearings and trial in their assigned cases. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Persons interested in applying should visit our website at www.opd.state.md.us and complete the Application Form for volunteer college/law students found under the tabs for "Employment", "Law Clerk & Legal Internship Positions" and "College/Law School Volunteer Application". Please fax (410-333-8496) or mail the application, along with a current resume and cover letter to: Diane Lach, Recruitment Director. State of Maryland, Office of the Public Defender. 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1400. Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Job Locations: All Maryland Offices Statewide, Maryland. Period of Employment: Academic Year, Fall 2009, Post-Graduate, Spring, Summer 2009. Unpaid. OPD volunteer application found on website at www.opd.state.md.us Email to Receive Applications: dlach@opd.state.md.us 
     
  • Work for Maryland LCV Education Fund, Internships for Credit. Global Warming Campaign. - help lobby members of Congress - mobilize people to talk to elected officials about global warming - engaging the media - build coalitions - educate the public about global warming. Baltimore County and Eastern Shore Connections Project. - mobilize people to talk to their elected officials about the Chesapeake Bay, global warming, and protecting farms and forests - lead on-the-ground regional outreach efforts - help facilitate alliance of local environmental and community groups - assist in event production. Communications: - increase the effectiveness and impact of our websites and new media (facebook, twitter, etc.) - maintain and update website content - assist in online advocacy (or environmental issues) campaigns - coordinate the expansion and quality of email action networks - monitor press reports and engage media. Political & Legislative Campaigns: - assist with holding legislators accountable through MDLCV Scorecard - research and writing - keep correspondence with elected officials - help lobby members of the General Assembly. * Interns will work primarily from remote locations. * Some meetings in our Annapolis office will be required. * Qualified applicants should have an interest in the environment, advocacy or politics. * Interns will periodically help with event planning and fundraising activities. * Course credit possible. Interested candidates should email resume or questions to Kim at kdissen@mdlcv.org