Government Relations Internship

Office of Government Relations Internship

The Office of Government Relations conducts an integrated program of activities designed to provide timely, objective information to Members of Congress and their staff on current science and technology issues.   

Who Should Apply

Candidates should have an interest in the intersection of science, technology, and public policy; excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly in writing for popular audiences; and a strong academic background. All majors will be considered, with priority given to the natural and social sciences, and engineering.

What the Job Involves

The Office currently offers spring and summer internships for qualified undergraduate or graduate students. Activities may include attending hearings, writing articles for our newsletter, preparing and maintaining issue briefs published on the Web, and assisting with other activities, such as congressional briefings. 

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about science and technology policy, and to gain experience working with Congress and legislative issues.

The spring internship is a part-time, paid position. The summer internship is a full-time paid position. We no longer offer an internship in the fall.

How to Apply

Applications are due by October 15 for the spring internship and February 15 for the summer internship.

Send a cover letter, a resume, and a writing sample of no more than 600 words by email to For the subject line, please type "GR Internship."

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we regret that we cannot always respond to individual inquiries. We expect to notify finalists for the spring position by December 1 and for the summer position by April 15.