How to Apply
|Division-Based Internships||Legal Internships|
|Application Deadline||June 15||October 29||February 22||Application Deadline||April 15||TBD||December 3|
|Notification Date||July||End of November||End of March||Notification Date||TBD||End of November||End of January|
|Start Date (approx)||Early September||Mid-January||End of May||Start Date (approx)||Early September||Mid-January||End of May|
|End Date (approx)||Mid-December||End of May||Mid-August||End Date (approx)||Mid-December||End of May||Mid-August|
Late applications (those submitted after 11:59pm on the deadline-date listed above) will not be accepted for consideration.
All student volunteer applicants must be:
- U.S. citizens
- Actively 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.
Applications must be submitted online, using the webforms provided. Before applying, be prepared to upload and submit the following documents, which are required for all Student Volunteer Program applications:
- 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.
- 2-page writing sample.
(NOTE: Legal Internship candidates should 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.
- Letter of Recommendation. At least one is required, but we will accept up to three letters of recommendation