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Looking for political internships in high school

Hey everyone! I'm a junior who's really into politics, and I've been trying to find internships that could give me some experience in the field. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find political internships for high school students?

6 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're interested in pursuing a political internship during high school. Here are some suggestions to help you find suitable opportunities:

1. Local Government Offices: Reach out to the offices of your city council members, state representatives, or even your mayor. High school students are often welcome to intern, either during the school year or over the summer.

2. Congressional Offices: Contact the offices of your local members of Congress. They might have internship opportunities available for high school students in both their district offices and their offices in Washington, D.C.

3. Political Campaigns: Keep an eye out for upcoming elections in your area and consider interning for a campaign or a candidate you support. Campaigns often rely heavily on volunteers and interns, and it's a great way to gain hands-on experience in the political process.

4. Political Party Organizations: Get in touch with local chapters of political parties, as they might have internship opportunities for enthusiastic high school students.

5. Non-Profits and Advocacy Groups: Non-profit organizations and advocacy groups focusing on political issues may offer internships for high schoolers passionate about the cause. Examples include the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, or environmental organizations.

6. Online Resources: Websites like CollegeVine, Indeed, Internships.com, and LinkedIn can help you search for internships matching your interests and location.

Also check out this CollegeVine article with internships directed toward political science: https://blog.collegevine.com/political-science-internships-for-high-school-students

Remember that competition for political internships can be fierce, so it's important to have a well-organized resume and be prepared to demonstrate your passion for politics. You may also want to consider joining or getting involved in political clubs at your school, if they exist, to build your extracurricular profile. Good luck in your search!

6 months ago

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