Tuesday, October 22, 2013

GVPT Internship Opportunities

Are you interested in a career in government? Experience is more important than ever in today’s competitive job market! 

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) coordinates three programs that offer internship opportunities in federal, state, and local government, coupled with classroom training. Students receive up to 9 credits for completing an internship and participating in a weekly seminar. 

The Maryland Internship Program (MIP) places students of all majors in Maryland state and local government offices and agencies, including the General Assembly, Governor’s office, Attorney General’s Office, and other state agencies. Students accepted to MIP will receive placement help and earn course credit and valuable experience.MIP Program Contact: Jeffrey Taylor, CAPC Center Coordinator, at 301.314.2736; mip@umd.edu

Spring 2014 recommended deadline: November 1, 2013 

The Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) is open to GVPT majors. Accepted students receive assistance finding an internship in the U.S. Congress.CHIP Program Contact: Kathryn Weiland, Academic Advisor, 301.405.4124; kweiland@umd.edu

Spring 2014 recommended deadline: December 13, 2013 

The Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP) is open to GVPT majors who have found an internship in the Federal Government, with an NGO, or other government-related position.PPIP Program Contact: Christina Bussie, Academic Advisor, at 301.405.4142; cbussie@umd.edu

Spring 2014 recommended deadline: December 13, 2013 

For more information and to download an application, visit http://www.capc.umd.edu/intern.asp.

Internships often lead to careers. For example, a past participant in the Maryland Internship Program (MIP) had this to say: 

“I completed the MIP back in 2011-2012 and was placed [in the Maryland General Assembly]. I was then lucky enough to be asked back for the following session as an intern, and was then offered the position of Legislative Aid for the 2014 session. Without the MIP I might not have discovered my passion for state politics, and not be sitting where I am today. Thank you again for putting together such a wonderful program.” 

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