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Featured Internships

Newcomb College Institute has close relationships with the following internship programs. Please meet with Kaitlin Splett if you are interested in applying to these organizations, as NCI can assist you with your application. Please contact her at

EMILY’s List

Location: Washington, DC

Internship Webpage:

EMILY’s List is the nation's largest resource for women in politics. They have raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates--making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. Throughout their nearly 30 year history, the organization has recruited and trained over 9,000 women to run for office, and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over 500 state and local officials. 

Interns at EMILY's List have the opportunity to do substantive work, while gaining in-depth experience in the political sector. EMILY's List offers full-time internships in twelve departments. In addition to daily work in their departments and attendance at staff events, interns participate in the brown bag program, which gives them the opportunity to eat lunch with senior level staff while learning about their professional history and gaining deeper knowledge about how all of the departments at EMILY’s List work.

The early deadline for applications is Friday, March 6th. The last day to apply is Wednesday, April 15th. Applications are reviewed on a rolling schedule.


National Center for Health Research

Location: Washington, DC 

Internship Website

The National Center for Health Research has 2-4 internship positions available in the summer. Interns will learn about consumer health issues, federal health legislation, FDA and other federal agencies that have an impact on health policies, and cancer prevention and treatment.  They will gain experience in health research, health communications, and health policy. They will perform internet research and/or original research; and help write articles and materials for a range of audiences, including articles for our Web sites ( or ). 

They will also attend hearings, Capitol Hill briefings, and coalition meetings of nonprofit organizations; help prepare letters to Congress and testimony; manage social media; assist in responding to personal health questions from our online health hotline; attend weekly staff meetings; and represent our nonprofit research center at DC-area meetings and events. Internships are unpaid but interns will receive a metro transportation subsidy.

Internships are offered year round and applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, summer internships are highly competitive and applications need to be submitted as soon as possible.

The National Center for Health Research promotes the health and safety of adults and children, by using research-based information to encourage new, more effective programs, policies, and medical treatments.


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