Smithsonian Internships

Smithsonian Internships for all majors– Fall deadlines:  

Here are some upcoming deadlines for Fall Internships!

5/15 Office of General Counsel (OGC) Internship – Fall Deadline
5/15 Smithsonian Garden (SG) Internship – Fall Deadline
6/1 Archives of American Art (AAA) Internship – Fall Deadline
6/1 Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Internship Program in Environmental Studies – Fall Deadline

UMASS Internship Photo Contest

UMASS Internship Photo Contest – SHOW US THE PLACES YOU GO!

Open to all UMass students who participated in an internship/co-op this spring or will do one this summer. You do not need to be receiving credit for your internship. Open to everyone!
Anyone who submits will get a T-shirt, but three finalists will win: 1st Place: Amazon Gift Card, 2nd prize: Antonio’s Pizza Gift Card, 3rd Prize: Career Services’ Swag Bag.

Rules: 1. Submit a photo taken at your internship 2. can be in color or black and white 3. must agree to the publication of their photo on the Career Services website, social media pages and other campus locations.

Submit to Todd Butynski at:, your name, major & year of graduation, internship/co-op site and department, 2-4 sentence summary of your experience. Include how this experience will help you going forward, the importance of having an internship or any advice for other students. Submission deadline is Friday, Aug. 7, 2105

That Takes Ovaries: Bold Women, Brazen Acts Summer & Fall Internships 2015

Who We Are

That Takes Ovaries celebrates the gutsy, bold, courageous acts of women & girls, both locally and globally. Our empowerment model combines the dramatic arts with activism to encourage women to be all-around strong, risk-taking females. Our movement is based on a best-selling book, a theatrical play and fun, inspiring, audience-participatory TTO open mike events (story-sharing sessions), that can serve as PR/fundraising for women and girls’ causes. Over 1000 TTO events and performances have been held around the US and globe. Our newest initiative is collecting true stories of boldness and courage from women candidates and elected officials.


Job Descriptions and Qualifications for Summer & Fall Interns 2015 Outreach  //  Writing  //  Social Media

  1. OUTREACH — Women Candidates & Elected Officials
  • Outreach to collect stories of boldness and courage from trailblazing women politicians.
  • Should be comfortable calling cold, explaining our project to people in positions of power, and must be able to keep track of who has been contacted and who needs following up.
  • We are using Google Docs and a large excel spreadsheet to keep track of all contacts.
  • Familiarity with national politics and players helpful but not mandatory.
  1. WRITING — Women Candidates & Elected Officials
  • Assist in conducting interviews with candidates and elected officials.
  • Assist in editing/writing stories of boldness and courage from trailblazing women politicians.
  • Good editing and writing skills required. Writers encouraged to apply.
  • Familiarity with national politics and players helpful but not mandatory.
  • Using social media to promote TTO.
  • Could include daily posting with a goal of increasing followers
  • Should have familiarity with most popular social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.


  • The ideal intern is self-motivated and a self-starter, yet takes guidance and direction easily.
  • Should be able to work independently, taking a project to completion.
  • Should be comfortable working remotely, as we have no office.
  • Should be available to meet regularly via phone and Skype. If local, in person, too.

For more info:  781-583-1515  // Or apply by sending the below info

–  Your name, email and phone

–  Resume and/or cover letter, if you have one

–  Position you are interested in

–  Availability (starting date and hours per week)

Massachusetts Democratic Party Internship

Massachusetts Democratic Party is looking for 10-15 interns to help with a variety of projects at the office in downtown Boston.


While most interns are unpaid, we are able to offer the Deval L. Patrick Internship this year, awarding one student from one of the many communities of color in Massachusetts $3,000. The student must commit to 20 hours per week, and complete a 12 week internship. The deadline is 5:00PM on Friday, May 8th.


More information about both the Deval L. Patrick Internship can be found online here.


We are also still accepting applications for our unpaid internships through May 8thMore information about our unpaid internships can be found online here.

Capital Semester in Washington, DC – Internship

*Guaranteed Internships – Courses for Credit – Housing in DC
*Fall Semester Final Deadline: June 1, 2015
*Scholarship Funding Available

Spend a semester in Washington, DC making an investment in your future that will help set you apart after college.  This comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes a guaranteed internship placement in the fields of international affairs and public policy, courses for transferable credit, and furnished housing the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with over 300 different international affairs organizations, federal agencies, policy groups, and government relations offices.

A few examples of past internship placements include:
–       Atlas Economic Research Foundation
–       Center for European Policy Analysis
–       Center for Strategic and International Studies
–       Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
–       Embassy of Brazil
–       Federal Aviation Association
–       Peace Corps
–       Student Conservation Association
–       U.S. Department of the Treasury
–       Women in Government
–       World Vision

Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our programs are designed to allow students to make valuable professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. You can participate in a mentor program, as well as roundtable discussions and networking receptions with program alumni.

Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths while enjoying a vibrant arts and culture scene. Take advantage of the free Smithsonian museums, many musical and theatre performances, as well as sports events. You can explore DC and meet fellow program participants through program-planned social activities including a guided tour of the monuments, a day trip to Mt. Vernon, ice staking at the national sculpture garden, and outing to the National Zoo.

Earn 12 academic credits from the DC Metro Area’s George Mason University. In 2012, Mason was ranked #1 Up and Coming University by U.S. News and World Report. Capital Semester has a curriculum that is designed to complement the internship experience.

The classes include an economics course on international economic policy and a government course on constitutional interpretation.

You will have a front row seat to a variety of exclusive briefings and uniquely D.C. events, allowing you to further explore your career field, make important professional connections and have fun while doing so.

You will have the chance to attend once in a lifetime tours and hear from leaders within such powerful institutions as the State Department, U.S. Congress, White House, World Bank and the Pentagon.

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Fall 2015 final deadline of June 1, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to take advantage of the rolling admissions process. The early deadline for Spring 2016 isOctober 1.

There is a substantial amount of scholarship funding available, and awards are made based on financial need and merit.

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to Dana Faught at or 202.986.0384.

Apply Now for Career Services Peer Advisor Paid Positions!

Career Services is hiring undergraduate Peer Advisors to begin at Career Services in the Fall. Students must have work-study funding, and we have a strong preference for students who will be sophomores or juniors in the 2015-16 school year.  This is a great leadership and professional development opportunity!

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Kate Allen by April 27th.

Click here for complete details

2014-2015 Lecture Series – LAW and/as PERFORMANCE

2014-2015 Lecture Series – LAW and/as PERFORMANCE

MONDAY – April 20 –  Ann Pellegrini & Karen Shimakawa



On Monday, April 20 at 4:30pm in Room 100 Clark House at Amherst College, Ann Pellegrini and Karen Shimakawa, Associate Professors of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, will present a paper entitled “Reenactability. This is the fourth presentation in a series of seminars this year on the theme “Law as Performance.”

Pellegrini is the author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (Routledge, 1997), and Excess and Enchantment: Queer Performance Between the Religious and the Secular.  In addition to teaching, Ann Pellegrini is also the director of NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Karen Shimakawa’s interests include Asian American performance, critical race theory and intercultural performance.

To receive a copy of the paper being presented which will investigate the various forms legal reenactment takes, please email the LJST Dept. Coordinator at

This event is co-sponsored by The Lamont Lecture Fund.

ABOUT The Lecture Series – LAW and/or PERFORMANCE

Our seminar series for 2014-2015 will explore Law – at least law legitimated in a democracy that holds certain commitments to transparency – inevitably and constitutively has a public dimension.  And in public, law wears different guises:  the congressional hearing, the published opinion, the presidential signing, the trial process, and so forth.  While many scholars have taken up the question of law’s public nature, few have conceived of it as embodied in performances, played out in front of various audiences, with specific communicative effects derived from its liveness, its dialogism, and its theatricality.  In this series we wish to explore what difference it might make to conceive of law as performance.  How might such a frame help us analyze legal aesthetics and reconceive the dynamics of law’s legitimization?   What kinds of audiences does law imagine and constitute?  What is left behind the curtain, so to speak, while those audiences are preoccupied with the performances in front of them?

MassPIRG’s Open Education Campaign Discussion Panel

Discussion panel event regarding MassPIRG’s open education campaign. The panel is on April 22nd from 3 to 5pm in room 168C of the Campus Center basement.

The panel will feature informative presentations concerning information about the program from two professors who have already adopted free, alternative textbook materials, two representatives from the W.E.B. DuBois Library, and the coordinators of the MassPIRG textbooks campaign, Matt Magalhaes and Matt Martin. There will be information sheets handed out during the presentations and the presenters will spend time discussing what the program has accomplished, explanations of what the program hopes to achieve next semester, and how interested professors can get involved. There will also be a question and answer section in which the presenters will be able to answer any questions interested and supportive professors and faculty have about the program and how they can utilize it.

Vermont Republican Party 2015 Summer Fellowship Program

The purpose of the program is to train young up and coming activists and volunteers in grassroots campaigning through the identification of supporters in key legislative swing districts. Selected candidates will work closely with VTGOP staff, as well as, local town and county committees on voter outreach, identification and data collection.

Internships will include training and experience in the following:


  • Campaign Marketing
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Political

We are looking to fill eight internship positions with highly motivated individuals seeking to get involved with grassroots politics. The position is unpaid, but college credit will be provided as requested. Any interested students can be directed to for further information on the application process.