Participating in an internship with a policy maker or government entity is one of the best ways students interested in politics and policy issues can gain first-hand experience and career-ready skills. 

Applying for and listing internships through UO Career Services

The UO's Career Center is the primary resource for students to find internships and policy makers to post internships. For more information on how to find or post an interrnship on the career centers online took, Handshake, go to

Internships with U.S. senators and representatives

Internships can last from one term to a year. Opportunities are available in district offices in Oregon and in Washington, D.C. To apply, follow the link below to internship opportunities on each member of Congress's website or find opportunities on the Career Center portal.

D.C. Internship Scholarship thru UO Alumni Association

The UO Alumni Association National Capital Chapter awards one-to-two $1,000 D.C. Intern Scholarship(s) annually to a UO undergraduate or graduate student participating in a summer internship program in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The goal of the D.C. Intern Scholarship Program is to facilitate skills and career development through interactive hands-on work experience. It is designed to assist with some, but not all, of the living and/or travel expenses incurred during an internship in the D.C. area. The National Capital Chapter welcomes applications from any UO student without regard to age, race, gender, disability, or ethnicity.

For more information, go to the DC Ducks website.

Oregon congressional delegation: Links to internship opportunities

Senator Ron Wyden

Senator Jeff Merkley

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici - 1st Congressional District

Congressman Cliff Bentz - 2nd Congressional District

Congressman Earl Blumenauer - 3rd Congressional District

Congresswoman Val Hoyle - 4th Congressional District 

Congresswoman Lori Chavez-DeRemer - 5th Congressional District

Congresswoman Andrea Salinas - 6th Congressional District