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Springfield Interns

Interns gain real-world experience and knowledge in public service, as well as in their field of interest. Institute interns work closely with their placement office to aid in research, office support, and programming.

All Institute internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students. Internship positions are paid, except for the Social Work Internship. Internships may have different deadlines. Please review deadlines in advance for top priority in placement for the applicable semester. 


Application Process
To apply, please fill out our Internship Application.
You must provide your resume and two references along with your application. Submit your completed application packet via email to

Support Internships
Paul Simon Public Policy Institute internships are made possible through the generosity of our donors. You can support Institute internships by making a tax-deductible contribution today.