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In 2007, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell founded the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. The BPC acts as an incubator for policy efforts that engage top political figures, advocates, academics, and business leaders in the art of principled compromise.


The communications intern will work directly with the BPC’s communications team, as well as other members of the BPC staff. This intern will participate in a variety of activities including web-based projects, research and writing. Specific duties include assisting with event coordination, such as report launches, press conferences, forums and roundtables; maintaining and updating media lists; uploading web content, photos and video; and completing other office duties as assigned. This internship will involve a heavy emphasis on developing and expanding the BPC’s online media presence and social networking outreach.


The BPC seeks an intern to assist the communications team with the day-to-day activities of a busy press shop. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will be bright, ambitious self-starters with an interest in public policy, politics and communications. Excellent writing skills and online media experience are required.


This internship has a $5,000.00 stipend.

Application Process

In order to apply for the communications internship, please submit all required materials via email to [email protected] Please include your name, the position and term for which you are applying in the subject line (EX: John Doe-communications intern—Summer 2011). No phone calls, please.

Required materials:

  1. Internship Application
  2. Cover Letter and Resume
  3. Writing Sample of approximately 3 pages (your own words)
  4. College or University Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  5. 2-3 References (please provide both the phone and email contact information. Please include a professor or other individual familiar with your work)

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered and receive responses from the Bipartisan Policy Center. Incomplete applications will not be considered.