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BPC offers full-time summer, and part-time fall and spring internships each academic semester. Qualified candidates will be highly motivated and energetic self-starters. Interns will assist individual projects and departments in several capacities and should be enthusiastic about working on a variety of tasks. Candidates must be team players and express an interest in one of the BPC’s various policy projects or functional areas.

During the summer semester, all projects/departments accept interns. However, during the fall and spring semesters, only some teams accept interns. Please see below for the list of teams accepting interns for the Fall 2017 semester as well as for a comprehensive list of our projects/departments.

Intern Profiles

Meet past BPC interns and read about their experiences and future plans

English(1) Harwood Johnson

Markind Intern Slides-1(2) Yuan

Fall and Spring Programs

During the fall and spring semesters, internships are part-time and unpaid and applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. The fall and spring internship programs at BPC are flexible, allowing students to gain valuable experience while maintaining their regular class schedules. Interns will provide functional support, conduct research, and work directly with project analysts and staff in various capacities.

For the Fall 2017 semester, only the following teams will be accepting internship applications:

Summer Program

BPC has a robust summer internship program. Interns work full time and are assigned to a specific BPC project or functional area. Summer interns will receive a $2,500 stipend for ten weeks of work and must be rising juniors or above, but are not required to be enrolled in school at the time of application. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply, but must have a valid work permit or visa verifying eligibility to work in the United States. We do not offer visa sponsorship.

Interns provide administrative support, assist with events and meetings, conduct research and assist with the development and writing of reports, white papers and proposals. While interns work closely with their project teams, there are also opportunities to learn from and be exposed to the wide range of issues addressed by the organization.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall internships: September 1
  • Spring internships: January 4
  • Summer internships: February 2

Required Materials

  1. Cover Letter – please indicate your top two areas of interest from BPC’s project and functional areas listed above.
  2. Resume
  3. Writing Sample of approximately 3 pages
  4. College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  5. Please provide phone and email contact information for 1-2 references, including a professor or other individual familiar with your work.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Bipartisan Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and believes that our work benefits from diversity across the organization. Decisions to hire and promote are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local law. We seek to reach a broad and diverse candidate pool in filling our positions.

Application Process

Please submit all required materials via email to bpcinternships@bipartisanpolicy.org. Please do not send multiple submissions. Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to contact those who have not been selected for an internship. No phone calls please.