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Politics Internships in New York

Internships in politics in New York are many and varied, allowing you to experience this high-pressure environment for a couple of weeks, to see if it’s really for you.

New York is one of the best places in the world to learn more about what it’s like to work for the government. With over 50 city departments to choose from, the city of New York has everything a budding politics intern could ask for.

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Responsibilities at politics internships in NYC may include:

  • Event planning, campaigning, and community outreach

  • Conducting voter demographic and social issue research

  • Writing blogs and creating digital and print content

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Typical roles for New York politics internships

Here are a few examples of roles that our politics interns in NYC have taken on before:

  • Environmental Policy

    The environment is a huge priority for all of the world’s respective governments. Depending on the placement, interns will gain familiarity with current policies while educating and advising the general public on environmental matters. They may also be responsible for enforcing environmental laws alongside senior members of the department.

  • Press

    If you have a passion for the written word and want to make a difference, you may want to consider applying for a political press internship. In addition to attending briefings, writing memos, and drafting correspondence, you may also be asked to do independent research, prepare press clippings, and draft press materials for the office you’re working in.

  • Public Health

    Just like the political world itself, the field of public health is incredibly broad. Some interns might focus on communications, ensuring the general public is advised on policies clearly and consistently. Others might gain experience in policy-making itself, researching political and environmental trends and reporting on their findings.

  • Education

    Education interns might gain experience across several different departments. Typical responsibilities across the board might include carrying out research on the home and foreign education policies, and helping to create a new series of educational materials. Whatever their specific role, interns in this field are sure to gain a deeper understanding of international education policy.


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To succeed in the political world, you need strong communication skills, including active listening, and an analytical mind. If this sounds like you, you should consider applying for one of our internships in politics in New York. With opportunities in various spheres, including environmental policy, communications, public health, and the education department, New York is the best city to gain an international perspective on your chosen political specialism.

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Learn more about our politics internships in New York

New York is one of the best cities in the world to complete a political internship. Our politics interns are placed with different government departments, depending on their interests, and get to experience what it’s like to create policies on an international scale. Learn more about our New York internship opportunities here.


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