PROGRAM DATES: June 2022 - August 2022

What is it?

This virtual summer internship offers applicants a competitive opportunity to participate in important work at the Hoover Institution in DC and a chance to learn more about research, policy, and public affairs from influential leaders at Hoover and beyond. The internship is a ten-week paid internship in which interns will provide research and operational support for Hoover DC's Media and Government Relations team.

Applications for Summer 2022 have not yet opened.

What projects and areas of interest are available?

Media Relations
Research and report new or up-and-coming media sources, update weekly media tracking and monthly metrics of activity for media relations & outreach, create and maintain distribution lists, create ‘in case you missed it’ section of daily e-newsletter TUNE IN, assist in the planning/execution of Hoover Media Academy, send scholar media confirmations.

Government Relations
Report on briefings, hearings, and scholarly events on Capitol Hill, create and maintain distribution lists, update metrics of activity for government outreach and scholar activity, assist in the planning/execution of DC programming including the Congressional Fellowship Program, State & Local Government outreach, Hoover Capital Conversations.

Student responsibilities:

Conduct advanced research and work on special projects for Manager, often including:

  • Executing online research.
  • Collecting, synthesizing, and analyzing data.
  • Analyzing trends and reporting on current events in each respective fellowship area.
  • Writing summaries and memorandums on requested topics as well as proofread and help edit materials.

Assist with operational duties, including: scheduling and prepping for meetings, building distribution lists for event information dissemination, responding to correspondence the Manager receives, crafting marketing materials or output for the Manager, and potentially assisting with general Hoover events (e.g. simulations).

Additional: Interns expected to perform other related duties as requested. The internship will be structured to maintain flexibility and tailoring based on staff or fellow needs.

Who is eligible?

  • Any political science, public relations, public policy, or similar majors
  • Any undergraduate or graduate student
  • Students must commit to the internship position for 10 weeks
  • Students with strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Emphasis on flexibility, attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment.
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