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Current Job/Scholarship/Internship Opportunities

Current Job/Scholarship/Internship Opportunities

Current Job/Scholarship/Internship Opportunities

See the links located in the Nittany Lion Careers widget below to see available jobs listed through the Career Enrichment Center.


Part-time Political Job with New Organization, RegisterHer

The daughter of one of my college classmates founded an organization in the aftermath of the 2016 election.  Its purpose was to strengthen and grow the Democratic Party with young women as candidates and organizers at the local and state level.  They called it FundHer (, and they started in California, then branched out to Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, and Virginia.  In a very short period of time, they saw real results, and NOW THEY ARE COMING TO PENNSYLVANIA!  I can’t begin to tell you how excited and hopeful I am that this is a harbinger of things we are going to see happen in many places and soon.  Do you feel the urgency?  I know I do, so I hope you will help with making this happen.
The organization they are bringing to PA is RegisterHer (, and as you may have guessed, their goal is to register women to vote.  They are especially interested in working in communities that are underrepresented.  They have 3-6 part-time (5-10 hours/week) jobs available, and they are recruiting now.  Attached are the description of the organization and the jobs they need to fill.  They hope to hire within the month, so please look at this and forward it as soon as you can.  Rachael Jeck ( , the co-founder and the Executive Director of Register Her, would love to hear from you!

[POLMETH] Paid internship with non-partisan DC think tank

The Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group has opened it’s late spring/summer internship cycle. Quantitative experience, especially with R and SQL is valued. Apologies for the late notice. This cycle is on a tight turn, so if interested please apply quickly. Feel free to reach out with questions. SandersDeputy Director for Research | Defense-Industrial Initiatives GroupFellow | International Security ProgramCSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036T: 202.741.3916<tel:+12027413916> | F: 202.775.3199<tel:+12027753199><> |


Summer position with Fund for the Public Interest

Want a job that will build skills to help you launch your career, work on urgent issues you care about like stopping plastic pollution and reducing bee-killing pesticides while making good money?

Fund for the Public Interest is hiring students to work on top environmental and social change issues! We’re a national, nonprofit, that builds the people power it takes to win hard-fought campaigns and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. That’s why the Fund is hiring people to work this summer on campaigns for America’s leading grassroots action groups to protect the environment and public health across the nation. Click HERE to find out more.

When you take a campaign job with the Fund, you’ll work on real-world issues like this one and others, like reducing single-use plastic pollution, big money in politics, or stopping the use of bee-killing pesticides. You’ll get real-world training, building the people power it takes to win on these issues, and gaining leadership experience, all while getting paid.

We’re hiring for a number of different positions including campaign staff, field managers, and directors for our summer campaign season. There are available positions in our 15+ offices all across the country, so apply today to help make change happen.

Who Are We Looking For?

• Energetic personalities determined to make a difference

• Engaging story-tellers with a passion for environmental and social change

• Self-motivators who turn obstacles into opportunities

• Individuals who persevere when faced with challenge

• Goal-oriented leaders

Salary and Benefits:

Staff earn an average between $10-20 per hour, which varies by location. You are paid that base hourly pay for meeting the minimum performance standard, plus may earn an additional $4-9 per hour or more for exceeding the minimum performance standard. Staff never earn less than minimum wage for the hours that they work. So, you could earn between $13.50 and $22.50 per hour depending on performance.

Depending on your position, location and other factors you may be eligible for benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, our commuter benefit program, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off and short-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

To learn more: or Apply directly through our link here and start being part of the solution!

U.S. Rep. GT Thompson’s office is offering a Summer Internship

The Office of Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) is accepting applications for Summer 2022 interns in his Washington, D.C. office. Applicants should be self-motivated and detail-oriented, as well as be able to successfully multitask in a fast-paced, professional environment. Duties include, but are not limited to: data entry, attending briefings, assisting with legislative research, and providing aid to staff-members with various projects. A qualified candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills. Pennsylvania ties are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to with “Summer 2022 Internship” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or walk-ins.

Having hosted many Penn State students for internships in the past, we would love to once again consider current or graduating students.

Summer Foreign Policy Opportunities

Here are two educational programs available for this July for students, especially those with an interest in U.S. foreign policy and careers that impact it:

  • The Morgenthau Grand Strategy Seminar gives participants the opportunity to dive into the big questions that shape U.S. foreign policy today. Over two and half days, students will learn about topics like alliances, order, power, weapons of mass destruction, and more in a program we cosponsor with the Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC).Our goal is to leave participants better prepared to navigate  the complex and unpredictable global security environment – one in which the ability to set sound big-picture strategy and align policy actions to it will be critical.The instructors are rising scholars who are participating in a fellowship with NDISC and who will be supervised in their instruction by a Notre Dame faculty member. Classes are kept small to ensure a participatory format. The seminar will also feature a dinner discussion with Stephen M. Walt. Please note that there are only a few seats remaining in this program.
  • The Foreign Policy Leadership Development Program prepares students intellectually and professionally to take the next step on the road to a foreign policy career. Participants will hear from scholars and policy experts on hot topics like the war in Ukraine or the defensibility of Taiwan.They’ll learn about career paths and skills that can help them land a role in the competitive world of U.S. foreign policy. They’ll learn how to be an impactful leader on campus.For students who are not already involved in the Society, this is an excellent introduction to the nation’s leading organization working to advance those who seek greater restraint in U.S. foreign policy.

Both of these programs have no cost to participants, and we are able to cover travel and hotel in Washington. Students can apply for both programs using the same form, and the programs run consecutively, so some students do both.

We will accept applications until June 5 but select on a rolling basis, so interested students should apply as soon as possible. 

Respectfully yours,

John Allen GayExecutive DirectorThe John Quincy Adams

(If you and your students are not interested in opportunities to dig deeper in the world of U.S. foreign policy, please follow this link to leave our list.)

Pro-Democracy Training Program

Un-PAC, the largest non-partisan, pro-democracy youth organization in the country, is running a paid Pro-Democracy Training Program starting in early June (application here).

Students in our program will learn about the history of campaign finance, voting rights, and lobbying, both in Pennsylvania and nationally; study past social movements; and gain the valuable, transferrable, lifelong organizing skills they’ll need to protect and strengthen our democracy. This program is fully remote over the summer, pays $15/hour, and will require about 20 hours over the course of six weeks. Graduates of the program will be eligible to become official Student Organizers with Un-PAC.

Shana Gallagher

Executive Director

Un-PAC – the PAC to end all PACs

Phone: 415-480-9729

Seeking Students for Climate XChange Summer Internship

Apply now to the State Climate Policy Network Summer Internship at Climate XChange! The State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) is a network of over 16,000 legislators, advocates, and other climate policy stakeholders who are looking to advance effective and equitable climate policy in their state. 

We are recruiting for a remote, part-time, paid State Climate Policy Network Intern for the summer, running from early June through August of 2022. This intern will conduct research on the state climate policy landscape, support virtual climate policy programming, and network with state climate actors across the country. Here is the link to the application with more information on the position, and feel free to email with any questions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply today!

Jewish Democratic Council of America fellowship

There is an exciting summer and fall opportunity for students on campus. JDCA is recruiting college students for a paid organizing fellowship program for the Summer and Fall 2022 semesters. 

Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) is the voice of Jewish Democrats and the only national organization that combines Jewish values advocacy with a Democratic political agenda. This year, JDCA is looking to expand our grassroots impact across the country by turning out Jewish voters in support of Democrats running in the midterm elections. Student fellows will play an integral role in JDCA’s election efforts, and will be equipped with the necessary skills to engage and organize communities as well as advocate for our Jewish, pro-Israel and Democratic values. JDCA will provide leadership and development training, staff support, educational and networking opportunities, access to organizing tools and technology, and other resources to support fellows in advancing JDCA’s mission and their careers.

The fellowship will start in June and end shortly after the November 2022 midterm elections. Fellows will work full-time during the Summer from June through August, and then part-time from September through November. Fellows will receive $500 a month for the summer (June through August) and $500 total for the Fall (September through November) for a total stipend of $2,000.

For students interested, send a resume to with the subject line “Organizing Fellowship.” 

Best regards,Alan Shulman

Outreach Associate, 

Jewish Democratic Council of America