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Summer 2014 Internship with the Public Service

Fellows Program

The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. We value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. Fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows’ duties vary across the Partnership’s internal teams, but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.

True to the Partnership’s emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:

  • Full-time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive $1000 per month.
  • Full-time fellows who are currently undergraduate students receive $800 per month.
  • Stipends for part-time fellows will be pro-rated accordingly.
Who Should Apply

We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:

  • A commitment to public service
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • An ability to work well in teams

There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another—if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you!

The application for the Summer 2014 term closes on Friday, March 7. Apply today!


Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum

Spring/Summer 2014 Internship Opportunity

The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum would like to extend an internship opportunity to the students at Lewis & Clark College. The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum is looking for interns for the spring & summer of 2014. We are a small, house museum in northwestern Massachusetts.  The Museum has a small but dedicated staff of employees and volunteers. We are seeking 6 motivated individuals willing to help in a variety of multidisciplinary projects, through the summer; as well as opportunities throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters.

There are many relevant academic fields for our program. There is overlap between related disciplines, so creative combinations of these projects is encouraged. Successful candidates should be willing to choose several foci and help integrate them into a single program.

In order to get the full Museum experience, some public relations, business and day to day operations of running a museum will be integral to the position.  Interns are expected to assist staff with providing tours, working in the gift shop, and interacting with volunteers.

In Brief:

  • Applicants are expected to be self motivated and willing to work creatively within budget and technology restraints. 
  • Course credit can be provided if arrangements can be made through the intern’s college or university. HOUSING IS PROVIDED, as well as a food allowance.
  • The deadline for interest letters, resumes, applications and questionnaires are due by March 15, 2013.  Interviews and selection will be completed by April 1, 2013.  

Sociology/Political Science Focus:

A sociology or political science intern would have the opportunity to explore the underlying factors in the lives of the Anthony’s and the movements of their time. Topics of research could include:

  • The role of Quakers in the Civil War, both as conscientious dissenters and as so-called “Fighting Quakers”, and the effects of this on the Quaker establishment
  • The suffrage and anti-suffrage associations of Massachusetts, their role in the larger national movements, and the root social causes behind  affiliation with either party
  • Quakerism in the Berkshires, most notable the effects of the Hicksite/Orthodox rift
  • Sources that expand upon suffrage opposition to abortion and the underpinnings of that opposition
  • Sources that lend to understanding the Anthony’s support of a cotton boycott
  • Non-Quaker religious influences in Miss Anthony’s life (Unitarianism, etc.)
  • Current legislation and aid available for women’s history sites & the possibilities of linking such sites in a “women’s history trail”

Programming possibilities would include:

  • Developing possibilities for kiosk displays in the museum
  • Researching the women’s rights & feminist movements post-Anthony & post-suffrage, and what questions and challenges that leaves today & finding ways to bring this information to the public
  • Indexing of The Revolution for topical searches

Send resumes & letters of interest to: 

Colleen E. Janz, Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum, P.O. Box 0244, Adams, MA  01220 or electronically to Each applicant will receive an email with the application and questionnaire attached, if you choose not to provide the attachment, which will also need to be completed for the selection process.


U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s offices in Oregon is

seeking interns for Spring Term 2014

This term runs mid-March through early June. 

They have more than eight openings in the Portland office. 

Requests for internship in their offices in Bend, Pendleton, Medford, Salem are evaluated on a case-by-case basis since they can only handle one intern at a time.  Eugene can handle 3-4 interns per term.

Portland Interns will spend at least 15 hours per week, with a minimum of 120 hours over the term.  The internships are nonpaid.  Academic credit is possible – they work with all schools to satisfy their requirements and reporting cycles.

Interns will spend some time answering telephones, will do research projects, often will draft letters to be signed by the Senator and help organize events for the Senator and his staff.  A one-on-one mentoring relationship will pair you with a member of the Portland staff for attending off-site meetings and seeing what happens in a Senate office first-hand.

To apply: go the Senator Merkley’s website:  Follow the link “for students” and then the link “internships”.

Internships are also available in Sen. Merkley’s Washington DC office for those able to travel to the east coast.

Scott MaguireState Operations Director

US Senator Jeff Merkley

121 SW Salmon St., Suite 1400, Portland, OR 97204    503-326-3386


Summer Fellowship Program with New

Era Colorado

New Era Colorado is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to engage young people in the political process through civic engagement, advocacy, and leadership development.

This summer, New Era Colorado is offering full-time summer fellowship program in Denver to train the next generation of young leaders to create change in their communities. Democracy Fellows will learn to lead, organize, and advocate for the issues they are passionate about, and can receive need-based stipends for their participation. Fellows will learn from the best in their fields in Colorado how to write field plans, craft a media strategy, build relationships with volunteers, and more.

Additional information is available on their website

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