Nonprofit and Nonpartisan

Vote Smart Internship

The Vote Smart Internship Program in Des Moines, Iowa provides a unique lesson in the study of American politics. Students come to help American citizens educate themselves about elected officials and candidates. By providing this information in an easy and accessible manner, Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from the political hype and misrepresentation characteristic of present day political campaigns.This is an especially great opportunity for recent graduates (internships are available all-year round) as well as current students looking for a full-summer opportunity. 

Visit the website for more information at: https://votesmart.org/internships/
For more information and to apply, contact Jasmine Farrier at (502) 852-3310 or email at j.farrier@louisville.edu .


The National Council on U.S. - Arab Relations D.C. Summer Internship

It offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation's capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.

Visit the website for more information at: https://ncusar.org/internship


The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition Internship

The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition, an organization working on policy, legislation, and lobbying in the state, is looking for a political science student to intern with them. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in grassroots organizing and experience many aspects of the Kentucky legislative process. Responsibilities can be tailored to fit the goals an interests of the intern.

For more information about the position, please view the following attachment. Visit the website at: http://kentuckyhomebirthcoalition.com/.
Contact Mary Kathryn DeLodder at 
mkdelodder@gmail.com for more information.


Top Shelf Lobby Internship

This is a competitive internship, which may offer a stipend based on experience and time put it. Applicants should be gifted communicators. Top Shelf Internships offer hands-on experience in the Kentucky General Assembly, and provide real world experience in the world of Lobbying and Public Affairs. We will work with your University schedule but you must be able to commute to Frankfort, KY. Top Shelf Lobby is recognized in Kentucky as the Top Lobbying firm by the Southern Political Report.

For more information about this position, please view the following attachment. For more information about this organization visit the website at: http://topshelflobby.com/ 
Please send a letter of interest and resume to


World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana Internship

The mission of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana (WAC) is to promote cross-cultural awareness, education and tolerance through nonpartisan discussions on current international issues. Interns can choose one of five different focus areas: Administration, Marketing & Communications, International Visitors Program, Education, and Japanese Outreach.

Learn more about the internships offered and apply on the website at: https://www.worldkentucky.org/get-involved/internships/


Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services Internship

The Louisville Metro Department of Planning and Design Services (PDS) is responsible for administering the policies, programs and regulations that guide the city’s development. We are looking for a dedicated student to help us with the benchmarking research necessary to create a national Open Data standard for planning permit data. The student would be able to lead the research and get support from professionals in Louisville Metro Government as needed. There will also be opportunities to present this work locally and, potentially, nationally.

For more information or to request an interview, please contact Joe Reverman at (502) 574-6246 or email at joe.reverman@louisvilleky.gov


Fund for the Arts Internship

Fund for the arts is a regional nonprofit committed to building a vibrant community through the power of the arts. They supports a range of arts organizations and drives accessibility across neighborhoods, schools, community centers, and public spaces.The Fund for the Arts is looking for several interns: an events and volunteer management intern, an impact intern, a workplace campaign intern, and a communication intern.

Please view their website for more information about each internship at: https://fundforthearts.org/engage/interns/
Anyone interested in the positions please forward your resume and a letter of interest to Morgan Eklund at


New Directions Housing Corporation Internship

The mission of New Directions Housing Corporation is to develop and maintain affordable housing and help to create vital communities in partnership with neighborhoods and other stakeholders. All internships are unpaid. However, depending on the internship position, interns will gain experience with local, state, federal, private and foundation grants, compliance, program requirements, funding application procedures, the strategic planning process, data collection, neighborhood marketing and more—while contributing to on-going projects with visible community-level outcomes.

Please send interested resumes and cover letters to: Kitty McKune at  (502) 719-7106