Remote government internships are the perfect opportunity for professionals from all backgrounds to gain experience in the political world, and develop a global network of connections in the field.
Apply to a virtual government internship today to gain valuable experience in the political sector, network with industry professionals, and have complete flexibility over your work location.
Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including:
Responsibilities at remote government internships may include:
Event planning, campaigning and digital community outreach
Conducting voter demographic and social issue research
Writing blogs and creating digital and print content
Bilingual skills are a plus
Remote government internships are competitive placements perfect for ambitious professionals with a passion for public service. Our interns are placed with a wide variety of organizations around the world. Past interns have been involved in trade policy with the Colombian Government, conducting research for European political parties, advocating for policy change with nonprofits, and more!
These internships equip professionals with the necessary skills for launching a political career. Interns work under mentors in our top partner organizations, and learn from the most experienced professionals in a variety of fields. Whether you’re studying towards a degree or looking to make a career change, these placements are the perfect chance to enter your chosen field. Remote government internships are unique, in that applicants from all backgrounds and interests can find the perfect placement.
Typical roles for remote government internships
Here are a few examples of roles that our virtual government interns have taken on before:
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.
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.
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 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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For those entering a governmental career, having a strong network of contacts to help you on your way is essential. Without those professional connections, it can be difficult to find a full-time role after graduation, or to make a transition from a different field.Remote government internships are designed to ensure interns build strong relationships with key experts.From teammates and managers to long-term mentors, the connections made during these placements are vital elements of successful careers. Interns leave their placements with excellent references and potential letters of recommendation, as well as experts to offer advice throughout a career.
In addition to a strong professional network, interns develop other key skills that make them strong applicants in the various facets of government work.Depending on the placement, interns gain essential experience in researching a variety of topics, planning political events, and conducting outreach on various platforms. Additionally, these placements allow interns to gain skills in leadership, collaborating with remote teams, public speaking, and project management. Of course, in a remote setting, self-motivation and organization skills are also essential, and allow interns to take on important roles in their host organizations.