How to Apply

 

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

  Policy Internships   Legal Internships
  FALL SPRING SUMMER   FALL SPRING SUMMER
Application Posted Open until deadline Open until deadline Open until deadline Application Period Open until deadline Open until deadline Open until deadline
Application Deadline June 17 October 28 February 26 Application Deadline Extended until July 7 October 30 January 5
Notification Date Mid-July Mid-November Late March Notification Begins July  Mid-November February
Start Date Aug 31 Jan 11 May 16 Start Date (approx) Early September Mid-January End of May
End Date Dec 18 May 13 Aug 26 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.

Preference will be given to applicants available for 30+ hours per week.

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.
  • References (minimum of 3).

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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