Summer 2023 Internship
North Bethesda, MD /
Sunwater Institute /
The Sunwater Institute is a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to strengthening the foundations of democracy through interdisciplinary science, technology, and open dialogue. As an intern at the Sunwater Institute, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research on the most pressing issues facing Congress and society.
Our Summer 2023 internship program runs from June 5 to August 4 and offers three internship paths: Congressional Reform, Rights and Liberties, and Media and Marketing. As an intern, you'll work alongside full-time staff members to conduct research, analyze data, and develop tools that will be used by Congress and other partner institutions.
· Congressional Reform: Interns will gain a deep understanding of the inner workings of Congress delving into the procedures and decision-making processes that shape our nation’s laws. Interns will also work on developing new tools and datasets that will help improve Congress's institutional knowledge and performance.
· Rights and Liberties: Interns will engage in research to explore a range of topics, including the origins of different rights and liberties, the cultural and political factors that shape our understanding of these rights, and the potential limitations and policy recommendations for these rights. This work will help advance our understanding of rights and liberties' role in shaping our society and democracy.
Our internship program is open to current and recent undergraduate students. We are looking for candidates with a strong academic foundation in political science, history, economics, philosophy, or related fields. Our program offers flexibility in hours.
In addition to the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research, interns will benefit from our location in the Washington area. Near the Red Line, we are just a short walk or bus ride from the Twinbrook Metro Station. This is an unpaid position.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit an application package that includes a cover letter, resume, and two references. Your cover letter should clearly state the research area you are applying for, explain your interest in the field, and highlight your academic experiences that would inform your research at the Sunwater Institute. Your references should include the names and contact information of two academic or professional references who can speak to your qualifications for the position.
We look forward to considering your application for this exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of the Sunwater Institute.