How to Apply

 

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

  Policy Internships   Legal Internships
  FALL SPRING SUMMER   FALL SPRING SUMMER
Application Posted May 1 Sept 1 Jan 25 Application Period Open until deadline Open until deadline Open until deadline
Application Deadline June 28 Oct 30 March 4 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.

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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