Nonpartisan Internships

Survey Analyst Intern

Student will review and clean data from various student outcome surveys. Student should have intermediate knowledge with Excel and comfort in working with large spreadsheets. Student must be able to document their process in detail. Ability to manage multiple Excel spreadsheets simultaneously is required. Use of MS Teams and CardBox. Preferred knowledge and experience in data visualization techniques and best practices; creating data visualization dashboards; coding language such as SAS, R, or Python.

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Judical Internship Program

The College Division of the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program supports diverse and underrepresented college students who are committed to bringing their unique voice to the legal field. The Sotomayor Program’s College Division includes (1) an LSAT boot camp to focus the college students on the best law school to which they can gain entry, (2) rigorous academic, professional, and personal programming from legal research and writing to professional branding, wellness coaching, and soft skill trainings, and (3) our signature judicial internship experience to provide practical experience and mentorship opportunities. Our hope is to provide college students with the skills and resources necessary to successfully apply to law school and become a practicing attorney.

For our Summer 2021 program, the SCS JIP College program will run for 8 weeks on a full-time basis and include a 4-week judicial internship and a 4-week LSAT Prep program. Due to COVID-19 concerns, some portion or all aspects of the internship may be held in a virtual format. Click here to learn more about this internship.

Kentuckiana Stroke Association Leadership Internship

This is a part-time approximately 4-hours per week, unpaid internship . The internship is for as little as 12 weeks up to 2 years and will give an insight into the key skills required to lead and develop a nonprofit organization.

Advocacy Leadership Development – Meet with members of local hospitals, doctors offices, rehab centers and staffers in Kentuckiana. Advocate awareness at various business, political and community events; mobilize individuals to support awareness in their community by getting involved with KSISA.
Fundraising Development – Learn how to fundraise. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
Recruitment – Update volunteer postings; inform groups and classes of openings, introduction to recruitment platforms and listening in to volunteer interviews.
Marketing and Promotion – Pitch story ideas to print, broadcast and digital media and utilize social media and develop strategies for web-based messaging.

Qualifications: a self-starter who can produce great results with limited supervision, strong oral communication skills, ability to lead meetings, and give speeches.

To apply, contact: Carrie Orman at 

Kentuckiana Stroke Association Social Media Internship

This is a part-time approximately 4-hours per week, unpaid internship. The internship is for as little as 12 weeks up to 2 years and will give an insight into the key skills required to lead and develop a nonprofit organization. This internship is non-paid, but you are guaranteed to gain invaluable work experience in an exciting and ever growing non-profit! We promise you won't be stuck behind a desk filing papers all day! Most tasks can be done from comfort of your home or dorm!

*Computer experience and knowledge including proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
*Knowledge of squarespace, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms
*Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
*Ability to meet deadlines and work independently
*Excellent organization skills and demonstrated attention to detail
*Ability to provide excellent customer service

To apply, contact: Carrie Orman at

Human Rights Measurement Initiative Internship

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative offers remote internships to students at all levels, from all parts of the world. We particularly welcome interns from the Global South and those who have difficulty accessing internships because of their locations, or other reasons. Applications are welcome throughout the year, with start dates every quarter. 

HRMI is an independent, non-profit, global collaboration of academics and practitioners. We measure human rights, and track the progress of countries. You can see annual scores on our Rights Tracker

HRMI interns quickly become core members of our team, and are able to contribute their thoughts and opinions in all areas of our work, as well as doing a range of useful, important tasks that help us serve the human rights community with relevant data. We are looking for highly-motivated, reliable, senior students with a demonstrated interest in international human rights. The ability to learn to work with data is important. We are able to tailor your internship to suit your skills and background. 

HRMI is a globally-distributed, friendly team. We love welcoming new team members and would be glad to host you. For more information, and to get in touch, please visit the HRMI website.  

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Unpaid Internship Opportunity

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with DEA Special Agents, Diversion Investigators and Intelligence personnel at the DEA Louisville Division Office over a 3-12 month period.  Interns will gain valuable experience and insight into Federal law enforcement operations, setting themselves up for a bright future in many fields.  This internship is open to a wide array of academic majors, to include Accounting and Finance, Criminal Justice and Political Science.

To apply please send a letter of enrollment, transcript, resume, a completed drug questionnaire, a completed OF-360, and a completed student volunteer agreement to Angelica Lawrence at

Parker Dewey Micro-Internships

Through micro-internships, students can gain professional experience, explore career paths, and develop professional networks. Unlike a traditional internship, these projects typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and students can be selected for multiple micro-internships. When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network. Beyond that, your academic experience will improve as you apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Oh, did we forget to mention that you get paid for all of this?

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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. Tasks will include attending and taking notes at committee meetings, miscellaneous research, bill monitoring, scheduling and attending meetings with policymakers, and others. This will be a budget session, so you can expect to work on budget-related items as well. 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 organization visit the website at: 
Please send a letter of interest and resume to: 

Environmental Internship Program

The Earth & Spirit Center Environmental Internship Program is an opportunity for college students to develop the skills and knowledge needed to better care for the earth. This internship program provides you with practical, hands-on environmental project opportunities on our 27-acre campus of woods, fields, gardens, and waterways.Interns will have the opportunity to develop oral, written, and digital communication skills, including social media, and fundraising.  The program includes regular mentoring and supervision by qualified environmental experts. We offer these internships in the spring, summer and fall of each year. 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Kentucky Environmental Public Health Tracking Internship

The environment is our air and water, as well as the all of our natural and built surroundings. Environmental causes of diseases are often hard to identify. At EnviroHealthLink, we try to better understand environmental causes of disease by tracking environmental factors and health outcomes. Tracking is type of health surveillance that includes how we collect, interpret, and report data about hazards in the environment, populations that may have been exposed to these hazards, and health problems that may be related to these exposures.

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For more information on the internship please contact Rhiannon Simon at

The Council of State Governments Internships

The Council of State Governments ( is the nation’s only nonpartisan and nonprofit membership organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG works with legislators to share best practices in policy and programming across all 50 states, as well as the territories. They are currently looking for fellows, both graduate and undergraduate, to work over the summer and during the school year. Fellows would conduct research on a variety of policy areas including workforce development, health, disability policy, education, and a number of other topic areas. They may also have the opportunity to work with state policy makers from all over the United States. Fellowships are paid and open to all. We are looking for driven, engaged, and dedicated students interested in political science, policy, economics, and any other areas relevant to our work.

For more information please click here.

Waterfront Botanical Gardens Internships

Limited paid and unpaid opportunities (for college credit only) exist during the year, typically on a semester to semester basis, and include opportunities in: marketing, horticulture, curation, education, and general business administration. College students interested in internships with Waterfront Botanical Gardens should email a letter-of-interest and a current resumé to

Running Start Congressional Fellowship

Each spring and fall, eight Running Start Congressional Fellows are selected through a highly competitive application process. Running Start is nonpartisan and looks for applicants from across the political spectrum for this program. Fellows intern for a female Member of Congress Monday through Thursday and each Friday are trained by political experts in Running Start’s office and then mentored by high level political mentors. Fellows live together in a house on Capitol Hill, free of charge, and are provided with a $2,500 living stipend for the semester. Since 2009, Running Start has been proud to place Fellows in the offices 70 women in Congress.

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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. 

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For more information and to apply, contact Dr. Jasmine Farrier at (502) 852-3310 or email at: .

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.

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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:
Contact Mary Kathryn DeLodder at: for more information.

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: