Government & Politics

Whether you’re interested in law, advocacy, or public policy, we’ll find the placement that best matches your future career aspirations. You’ll have an extraordinary opportunity to participate in the inner workings of another country’s political system and learn how cultural norms affect politics in your host country. These internships are particularly well-suited for students studying pre-law, political science, or social justice who would like to gain professional experience in the sector. Your résumé will stand out with the skills and cultural awareness you’ll acquire.

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Intern in Barcelona

Below are a few sample Government & Politics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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International Public Policy Intern

See the international public policy sector through the eyes of a Barcelona ciudadano. Learn contract writing as you develop your Spanish and interpersonal skills. Gain professional experience as you immerse yourself in the Spanish culture of Barcelona.

Public Affairs Intern

In this public affairs firm, you’ll get your foot in the door of the political world by doing work in research and communications. You’ll be responsible for external communications with key stakeholders, and will write letters and emails to politicians, diplomats, and company owners. You’ll also monitor key developments in legislation, regulation, and debates. You’ll gain professional experience as you explore the culture of Barcelona.

Intern at Consultancy Firm

Get a real glimpse into the consultant word while exploring the beautiful streets of Barcelona. Past interns have explored and secured alternative sources of funding, such as grants. And they researched topical issues in order to write briefings, speeches, policy discussion papers, and reports for the company.

Intern in Brisbane

Below are a few sample Government & Politics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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International Relations Intern in Brisbane

Deepen your knowledge of foreign and domestic affairs with an international relations internship in Brisbane. Depending on your experience and interests, you could be placed in a variety of organizations and industries, ranging from consulting firms, to government agencies, to educational institutions. Past interns’ duties have included interpreting and analyzing international policies, engaging with qualitative and quantitative research, and contributing to social policies for international business operations.

Political or Legal Intern in Brisbane

Gain insight into Australia’s political and/or judicial systems by interning with a government agency, political party, campaign organization, interest group, judicial institution, or law firm. Depending on your placement, you might assist with election campaigns, event planning, presentation preparation, conducting research, and drafting memos. You’ll also have the opportunity to hone essential administrative skills, such interacting with the constituency via phone and email, assisting with mailings, and maintaining records.

Intern in London

Below are a few sample Government & Politics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Political Assistant to House of Parliament

Learn the ins and outs of politics in London when you intern as a political assistant within the House of Parliament. You’ll help answer constituent correspondence, research special focus topics pertinent to the political climate, and assist in the daily needs of a member of Parliament.

Intern at Family Law Firm

Get a glimpse into the life of a lawyer in bustling London. Your days will be filled with tasks such as preparing court bundles, clerking at court, and gaining real judicial experience as an intern to a family law firm.

Intern in New Zealand

Below are a few sample Government & Politics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Criminal Law Intern at a Law Office

You may be responsible for drafting documents and/or liaising with clients, courts, and prosecutors. You’ll work on criminal legal aid cases by helping with legal research and drafting legal submissions. You will handle research and do some administrative and office duties. You will be responsible for assisting attorneys in investigating testimony and depositions.

Civil Law Intern at a Law Office

Work in civil law. You can expect to do research work for the lawyers, draft letters to potential clients, accompany lawyers to interviews, and participate in the outreach programs. You will also manage files and documents, and participate in discovery and procedures relating to litigation.

Political Science Intern in Parliament

Work with a member of the local parliament. Exact responsibilities can be hard to predict, as things are always changing in government. You may work on projects regarding current issues, comment on the effects of legislation, accompany your supervisor to Parliamentary meetings, and/or conduct general administrative duties.

Intern in South Africa

Below are a few sample Government & Politics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Law Intern at Human Rights Organization

If you’re interested in human rights and law, this is the perfect internship for you. Tap into the rich legal tradition of South Africa and gain valuable professional skills. You’ll grow your network and your knowledge by performing typical tasks expected in the life of a lawyer.

Intern at Human Rights Law Firm

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to assist South African human rights activists and lawmakers. This internship in Cape Town offers a unique opportunity for you because many firms and grassroots NGOs work directly with the South African Parliament to promote human rights causes.

Paralegal Intern at Law Office

Put your legal education into action while gaining valuable professional experience in the unique location of South Africa. Your work may include attending consultations and court proceedings, assisting in research, and processing import court documents. You’ll grow your network and take home valuable skills.

Intern in Sydney

Below are a few sample Government & Politics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Communications Intern at Government Consulting Firm

This business is in the private sector, but works alongside governments of all sizes (town, state, federal) to help them become more efficient and accomplish their goals. You’ll work directly with local government on key strategies in the communication and IT worlds. In addition, there is market research to conduct and proposals to put together.

Legal Intern at large accounting firm

Work for a large accounting firm based in Sydney as a legal intern. You’ll work on a wide variety of tasks, including meeting with creditors, researching and reading bankruptcy act files, and gathering and/or reviewing relevant information to any ongoing investigations. In addition, you’ll participate in the firm’s training programs, ensuring they are proactive and accurate.

Law Intern at Australian Supreme Court

Imagine yourself in the ivory halls of New South Wales’ Supreme Court building. As a law intern in Australia, you’ll primarily assist in the marshaling of evidence. You’ll also conduct legal research and attend court hearings to observe proceedings.