Third Way’s Internship Program introduces highly motivated graduate or law students, with an interest in policy analysis and development, to the process of advancing a 21st century progressive agenda. In addition to their day to day tasks, interns will gain hands-on experience working closely with Third Way’s senior management team, which has extensive political, communications, and policy experience, forged at every level of government and advocacy: the White House, federal agencies, the House and Senate, presidential campaigns, and national non-profit advocacy organizations.
Interns will have the unique experience of participating directly in Third Way’s policy development. Interns may be asked to write research memoranda, assist in the drafting of policy briefs used for presentations to staff and members on the Hill, and help to organize and attend briefings, events and press conferences.
Candidates must be graduate students or law students with an interest and knowledge of national politics. Outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as excellent attention to detail, are imperative. Internships are fulltime and a moderate stipend is offered.
Interns are assigned to one of Third Way’s three core program areas.
Applicants should designate their order of preference in their cover letter. Third Way’s three program areas are National Security, Culture, and Middle Class Economics. For more information on Third Way’s programs please explore this website.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You may apply for the following sessions: Summer (June–August), Fall (September–December), or Spring (January–May). Incomplete applications will not be considered. EOE.
Please send the following to Jill Pike, Deputy Director for Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cover Letter (indicating program of preference and internship session)
- Short writing sample
- 2-3 References (including one from a professor and one current or recent employer)