The Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center offers an internship program that places students in settings in government, politics, and public service domestically and around the world. Our students have been placed in the White House; NATO in Brussels; local, state, or federal courts; the office of the state's attorney; the U.S. Congress; CNN; the Maryland state legislature; the Baltimore City Council and Mayor's Office; the Sierra Club; and Baltimore County government offices. In addition, students have been placed in local, state, and federal agencies and in lobbying and public interest groups.
Funding for Internships
Through a competitive process, the Hughes Center annually awards stipends and travel expenses for student internships. The criteria for the awards are varied: Some awards are geared toward students pursuing internships in specific geographic areas, in certain majors, or in select industries.
To apply for a Summer Internship Award (SIA), you must:
- Be a current Goucher College freshman, sophomore, or junior
- Have been offered a summer internship that is unpaid or has a small stipend that will not cover cost-of-living expenses
- Be eligible to participate in an internship for credit
The SIA Selection Committee competitively chooses the recipients with an emphasis on:
- SIA applications that clearly match the award criteria
- Internships that are strongly connected to students' academic and career goals
- Students who articulate the connection between their academic work and the learning that takes place in the internship
- Internships with a high level of responsibility
- Students with strong academic records in relevant coursework
- Sophomores or juniors
- Unpaid internships or paid internships that have unusually high expenses
Contact Goucher College's Career Development Office for more information about internship opportunities.