Carnegie Mellon University

Spend the Summer as a DC Intern

Friedman interns work on substantive projects, develop professional skills and benefit from the personal attention of a supervisor at their organization. In addition to their professional duties, Friedman interns attend exciting events, both educational and social, presented by influential and effective politicians, academics and leaders from the nonprofit sector.   

All Carnegie Mellon undergraduates and graduate students from any college or school who have a strong academic record and would value the opportunity to spend a summer gaining firsthand policy experience in a public or private sector in Washington, DC, are invited to apply. Graduating students are not eligible. Students are responsible for finding their own internships. There are many available resources open to them through the Career and Professional Development Center, in their own particular schools and departments, and through the experiences of fellow students who have participated in internships during past summers.

Grants of up to $3,500 are available for the summer in Washington. Internships usually cover a 10-week period. Students find their own housing in Washington, although we can provide some general housing information. Friedman Interns are expected to attend informal seminars on policy topics and organized events around the District. These seminars and events are coordinated through Carnegie Mellon’s Office of Government Relations, Washington, DC, office, and the Institute for Politics and Strategy.

For more information, please contact Kelly Wadsworth, Graduate Program Manager of Carnegie Mellon's Institute for Politics and Strategy.