How to Apply

 

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

  Division-Based Internships   Legal Internships
        FALL       2014 SPRING 2014    SUMMER     2014         FALL      2014    SPRING    2014     SUMMER      2014
Application Posted May 12 August 19 Jan 13 Application Period Open until deadline Open until deadline Open until deadline
Application Deadline CLOSED CLOSED March 7 Application Deadline May 2, 2014 November 1, 2013 January 12, 2014
Notification Date Mid- July Early- November End of March Notification Begins June  End of November Late January
Start Date (approx) Early September Mid-January Mid-May Start Date (approx) Early September Mid-January End of May
End Date (approx) Mid-December End of April Mid-August End Date (approx) Mid-December End of April Mid-August

Late applications (those submitted after 11:59pm on the deadline-date listed above) will not be accepted for consideration. 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

All student volunteer applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens
  • Enrolled, at least half-time, in an accredited college or university during the period of volunteer service. Students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in all fields are encouraged to apply.

POLICY INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

Applications must be submitted online, using the webform provided. Before applying, be prepared to upload and submit the following required documents:

  • Cover letter. Please describe your interest in OSTP, the issue areas in which you would like to focus, and your relevant skills and experience.
  • 1-page resume.
  • Writing sample (4-7 pages).
  • Copy of transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Letter of Recommendation (two are required).

LEGAL INTERNSHIP APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applications must be submitted online, using the webform provided. Before applying, be prepared to upload and submit the following required documents:

  • Cover letter. Please describe your interest in OSTP and your relevant skills and experience.
  • 1-page resume.
  • Writing sample.
  • Please submit a 2-4 page (double-spaced) writing sample addressing a legal or policy topic of interest to the student. This writing sample may be an excerpt of a longer written product. Law students are encouraged to submit a writing sample other than their first-year legal research and writing brief.
  • Copy of transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • References (minimum of 3).

 

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