Summer Internships Spotlight

Believe it or not, there are still new internships being posted everyday on Handshake! Links and brief excerpts are provided below. Make sure you read the full job description of positions that catch your eye. Here are a few great internships you may have an interest in:

Policy Innovation Internship Fall 2023 – United States of Care
United States of Care (USofCare) is a non-partisan non-profit organization on a mission to ensure that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income. We champion fair and commonsense policy changes to meet people’s urgent needs: the certainty that their health care will be affordable, that their coverage will be dependable and there when they need it, that their health care is personalized, and that the system is easy to understand and navigate.….”

Potential projects may include assisting with research and product development for USofCare’s people-centered priorities, specific to maternal and child health policies and informal/family caregivers policies; and supporting execution of innovation solution tables–gatherings of diverse groups of stakeholders, from people to policymakers to private sector leaders, who come together to innovate on solutions to address people’s health care needs. During the internship, each intern is encouraged to take advantage of local and virtual health care and networking events and to bring their learnings back to share with the team….

EEO Intern (Virtual) – 2023 Summer FPAC Business Center
“The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. Our focus is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table. With 90+ research locations including overseas laboratories, ARS employs research scientists, postdoctoral research associates, support scientists and research technicians, as well as non-scientific positions in business administration, marketing & communications, computer & information science, engineering, economics, accounting & finance, and biological sciences. Explore our cutting-edge scientific discoveries made by ARS scientists focused on finding innovative solutions to our planet’s biggest challenges:”


Conduct research corresponding to USDA’s programs.
Knowledge and passion for civil rights and equal opportunity issues.
Help with brainstorming sessions.
Gather, organize, and analyze data.
Create presentations and reports with findings.
Try to find possible reasons for farmers’ barriers to USDA’s programs and brainstorm possible

Teaching Materials Design Fellow
“SubjectToClimate (StC) is a nonprofit online connector for K-12 educators of all subjects to find credible and engaging materials on climate change at no cost. Our mission is to make climate change teaching and learning accessible to all. We envision a world where everyone feels empowered to take action in solving climate change. To create this future, climate action begins in the classroom...

Assists the Teaching Materials Designer to create teaching materials such as slide shows and student worksheets that are visually engaging and user-friendly. Build graphics bank library and review teaching materials with a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) lens, sourcing images, for example, authentically represents a variety of races, gender identities, ethnicities, etc.

Summer 2023 Midwest Organizing Intern
“For more than 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and expand reproductive freedom—including access to abortion and contraception—for every body. We are powered by our more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support the legal right to abortion...

Recruit volunteers and members at events in the community or over the phone
Meet with emerging leaders 1-1 and plan or host activism skills workshops and trainings
Attend, help plan, advertise for, and host campaign events- like member call-in days to mobilize support for a bill, Lobby Days, educational forums, phonebanks, and canvasses
Advocate for reproductive freedom and help drive our campaign priorities in legislative session or key elections
Attend department meetings and trainings
Track your work in VAN, a project management tool

By Sasha Grigorovich
Sasha Grigorovich Exploratory Adviser