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$4000 INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP! – Apply for the W.N. Looper Award

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$4000 INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP! – W.N. Looper Award – 

The W.N. Looper Award was established to provide financial support for College of Charleston undergraduate students majoring within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to complete a summer internship with United States Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. A total of $4000 will be awarded to one student. The award may be used to support the student’s living expenses during their time in Washington, D.C. The recipient will be selected based on the established criteria and responses to the essay questions describing the impact this opportunity would have in reaching their educational and career goals. Internship award requirements include: 

  • Freshman, sophomore, or junior student majoring within the Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • South Carolina resident 
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA 
  • Interest in interning with U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill 
  • Verified financial need 
  • The application deadline for the 2020-2021 award is Thursday, October 15, 2020. The award winner will be notified on November 2. 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative

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Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative – This summer, be a part of a transformational experience that goes beyond just another internship. Through hands-on activities and original research, you will contribute to a national effort to share a diversity of women’s voices from the past and present. You will learn to use unique tools for civic engagement and representation in museum and other community spaces. You will develop familiarity and experience with museum practice and American women’s history. 

  • Who? Undergraduate and recent graduates with a commitment to women’s history 
  • What? Eight-week long cohort internship experience, with paid group housing, reimbursable travel to and from Washington D.C., and a weekly $382.50 stipend. The total value of this internship, including the weekly stipend and the paid group housing, is $6,300 (not including travel reimbursement). 
  • Where?  Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 
  • When? June 14 – August 8, 2020 
  • Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, networks, leadership and mentorship experiences, and build practical professional skills. 
  • Application deadline: Be advised that this application will close on will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on either: (A) Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time or (B) The date that 350 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 350 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 350. 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Victory Congressional Internship

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Victory Congressional Internship from the LGBTQ Victory Institute – a paid summer intern opportunity for LGBTQ undergraduate students in Washington, DC. 

  • The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.  
  • Applications for this incredible paid summer internship opportunity are due by Monday, March 9, 2020! Apply today and you could be working on Capitol Hill in just a couple months.  


Student Award Opportunity: LCWA Public Service Internship Award

STUDENT AWARD OPPORTUNITY: LCWA Public Service Internship Award – 

Awarded to support increasing student interest and participation in public service, especially foreign service and/or globally focused civil service internships. Students will be awarded $3,000-$5,000 for programs that directly related to public, foreign, or civil service.  

  • Requirements: Open to all majors, 3.0 GPA required and must be in good disciplinary standing with the College, and evidence provided of acceptance/participation to an internship or program  
  • All materials must be submitted by the deadline of Wednesday, March 11! 
  • For more information, go to:  

More details: LCWA Student Award Flyer

Student Internship Opportunity: Cultivate SciArt

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Volunteer Opportunity: Planned Parenthood

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VOLUNTEER WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD – Listed below are volunteer opportunities that PP needs help with locally. If you’re able to help with any of these please hit reply on this email or reach out directly to 

  • 8/24 – Taking Back Our Village, Back to School Bash 
  • 8/29 – Planned Parenthood Volunteer Interest Meeting

We are also hiring a Field Intern for the Charleston area and a Field Organizer for Columbia, SC. Please consider applying or sharing with your network!

Scholarship Opportunity: W.N. Looper Award for Summer 2020 Internship

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The W.N. Looper award was established to provide financial support for College of Charleston undergraduate students majoring within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to complete a summer internship with U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. $4,000 will be awarded to one student. 

Award Requirements: 

  • Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior majoring within HSS 
  • South Carolina resident 
  • Cumulative 2.50 GPA 
  • Interest in interning on Capitol Hill! 
  • APPLICATIONS ARE DUE OCTOBER 13, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit:

Summer 2019 Internship Opportunities for Students

Looking for a summer internship? Read below for FIVE awesome opportunities to intern this summer!

EmpowHER Internship

EmpowHER provides significant funding for women students to intern in DC from June 1-August 1. The student has to have applied and/or been accepted to intern in DC, but it provides up to $5,000 for living expenses and some partial scholarships too, as well as programs during the 8-week term.  The program is for young women who are looking to pursue public service careers and is open to all majors. The deadline is March 31 and requires a resume, transcript, essay, and letter of recommendation. Click the button below to learn more or apply.

Peace & Justice Internship: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach

Columbans believe that we achieve true solidarity with marginalized communities and the exploited earth by challenging the structural causes of poverty, violence, and all forms of injustice. One way we can do this is by working to change policies that cause injustice and implement alternatives that uphold human dignity and care for our common home. The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach (CCAO) invites you to Washington, DC to learn how to bring the good news of peace and justice to policymakers in government and to leaders in your own community.
Each intern will specialize in one of our four critical issues, and will do a mix of policy and communications work. By participating in our “Peace & Justice Internship,” you will…
  • deepen your faith in light of the Gospels, Catholic Social Teaching, and the experience of marginalized communities and the exploited earth; (Please note that even though CCAO makes frequent use of Catholic Social Teaching and our experience as people of faith as the foundation for our work, participants from any faith tradition, or no faith tradition, are welcome to apply.)
  • broaden your understanding of the critical issues of our time;
  • and equip yourself with the tools and best practices for advocacy.

Application deadline is MARCH 31. For more information about this internship or to apply, click the button below.

Gender and Open Government Internship: Results for Development Institute

R4D is seeking an intern to join the Accountability and Citizen Engagement team, supporting the Feminist Open Government Initiative. This individual will work directly on advancing gender equality and inclusion across a project with the Open Government Partnership. The Feminist Open Government Initiative uses research and action to encourage governments and civil society to champion initiatives leading to gender advancements in transparency, accountability, and participation.  Open government is an underexplored tool to accelerate gender equality and close critical gaps in information, access, and participation.
And when women are absent from open government, so is the knowledge and skills that limit the potential of ambitious reforms that will impact daily lives. Yet, women’s participation and gender perspectives in OGP is uneven around the world. Only 54 OGP commitments include a gender focus – representing less than 2% of the 3,000 commitments made by national and local governments.
For more information about this internship or to apply, click the button below.

General Internship: Women’s Foreign Policy Group

WFPG is looking for responsible and motivated interns to focus on planning and outreach for programs featuring international affairs officials and experts. In addition to assisting with our Author and Embassy Series programs, interns also contribute to Celebrating Women Leaders Benefit Luncheons. Interns will also research foreign policy topics before events, assist in media outreach and the production of our newsletter, update the WFPG database and webpage, and complete other office tasks as assigned.

The deadline is APRIL 5, 2019. For more information or to apply, click the button below.

Communications Internship: Women’s Foreign Policy Group

WFPG is also looking for a specialized intern to focus on the WFPG e-newsletter, event invitations, social media, and webpage design/updates in addition to research and other general office duties. Communications interns also assist in production of materials for major fundraisers.

The deadline is APRIL 5, 2019. For more information or to apply, click the button below.

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