Jobs, Fellowships, and Other Opportunities




New Pre-doctoral Position at Ohio State University

This position is designed for students who would like extensive research experience before applying to PhD programs in the social sciences. The research will involve quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding the evolution of racial inequality and novel use of non-standard sources to uncover multiple dimensions of Black life outside of administrative data.

Application Deadline: TBD

Internships and Summer Institute

Hertog Foundation’s Political Studies Program and Constitutional Studies Program. Deadline is March 4, 2004.


Hudson Institute Political Studies 2024 Summer Fellowship. Spend the summer in Washington, D.C. studying political theory and public policy. Application deadline is February 22nd .


Judge Reginald C. Lindsay Fellowship

Each year, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts selects approximately 5-6 Lindsay Fellows who have shown leadership potential and academic ability to intern at the Court.

USA Government Jobs

The Pathways Program offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree.

The Massachusetts Democratic Party: JFK Scholarship & Joe Moakley Internship Programs

The MDP is offering scholarship and paid internship opportunities to students enrolled in college or post-secondary programs and 2023 college graduates and post-secondary certificate holders who are residents of Massachusetts and registered Democrats.

Application Deadline: March 10th, 2023

Washington International Diplomatic Academy: Summer Diplomatic Academy

This unique and intensive practical professional training program introduces undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, to careers in international diplomacy and teaches key skill sets. It covers the fundamentals of diplomatic practice and focuses on real-world aspects of work in embassies, consulates, government agencies, international organizations and global NGOs. The material emphasizes a skills-based and experiential-learning approach, and is generally not offered at colleges and universities.

Application Deadline: March 31st, 2023

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Summer Internships

The Center seeks highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students (including law), as well as recent graduates, in the following areas for full-and occasionally part-time paid internships: Communications, Government Affairs, Health Policy, Housing Policy, Food Assistance, National Budget and Tax Policy, Outreach Campaigns, State Fiscal Policy, and Family Income Support.

Summer 2023 internship applications will open late-February

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships

CBCF’s internship programs prepare college students and young professionals to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts, and informed advocates by exposing them to the processes that develop national policies and implement them – from Capitol Hill to federal field offices.

Application Deadline: March 31st, 2023

Morris K. Udall Foundation Native American Summer Congressional Internship Program

Even as Native nations achieve greater levels of self-determination, Indian Country continues to be influenced by U.S. federal law and policy. The Udall Internship places students in Senate, House, and federal agency offices to learn firsthand how the U.S. government works with Native nations. Interns will gain a better understanding of the government to government relationship and how they can use this knowledge on behalf of their tribes.

2023 Application Closed

Hertog Foundation Political Studies Program

Each year, the Hertog Foundation brings together top college students to the nation’s capital to explore the theory and practice of politics in an intensive seminar setting with outstanding faculty. Political Studies Fellows take courses in a wide variety of subjects, from political philosophy to contemporary public affairs, from economics to foreign policy. In the afternoons and evenings, they have the opportunity to hear from leaders in American government and politics.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023 (Early); March 1, 2023 (Final)

Public Policy and International Affairs Program Junior Summer Institutes

The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program is a rigorous academic graduate-level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or a joint degree in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

2023 Application Closed

Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

The Ralph Bunche Summer Institute is an annual, intensive five-week program held at Duke University. It is designed to introduce to the world of doctoral study in political science those undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups.

2023 Application Closed

Davis Projects for Peace

The Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer.

2023 Application Closed

Scholarships and Fellowships

Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

Application Deadline: March 9, 2023

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program

The Program provides graduate fellowships to qualified college seniors and college graduates committed to joining the Foreign Service by helping finance two-year graduate programs, provide two summer internships, and offer mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer as well as other professional development activities.

2023 Application Closed

Congressional Fellowship Program

The Congressional Fellowship Program is a 9-month fellowship that gives political scientists first-hand insights into U.S. Congress through placements in Senate and House offices.

2023 Application Closed; Applications for the 2024-2025 fellowship year will open in the fall

Minority Fellowship Program

The Minority Fellowship Program is for individuals from under-represented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science.

Application Deadline: March 3, 2023

Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship supports juniors pursuing careers as public service leaders.

Sentinels Summer Public Policy Research Fellowship

The Sentinels Summer Fellowship supports student projects focused on contemporary issues in U.S. economic, social, and/or environmental policy, including but not limited to community and regional development, regulation, inequality, and/or processes and powers of the American government.  Applicants are encouraged to propose projects in which they will engage in partnership with local community organizations.

Application Deadline: April 10th, 2023

Barbara Solow Research Fellowship

The Barbara Solow Research Fellowship provides financial assistance to Williams College student(s) conducting research in Economic or Business History, or in other areas reflecting the diverse interests of the pioneering economic historian Barbara L.
Solow, including Irish history, Caribbean slavery, and other historical topics in the social sciences . The funds of the Solow Fellowship may be used in two ways: 1) to support one or more summer research fellowships, undertaken either on or off campus, and/or 2) to cover travel or research expenses during the academic year.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2023 (by noon)

Also, explore connections with political science alums at the Office of Career Services, Eph Links.