Application Process

1) Browse the Hinckley Institute Website

Browse the Internships section of our website to see what the Hinckley Institute has to offer. Information and web links are provided to educate you about each internship opportunity. Make a ranked list of which internship offices are of the most interest to you.

2) Complete Online Application

Fill out and submit the Online Application. You’ll need to complete/attach the materials listed below

Current resume (view examples on the University of Utah Career Services webpage by clicking here).

Statement of Purpose/Cover Letter (cover letter explaining why you would like to be an intern)

4-5 page writing sample (4-5 page excerpt of a research paper submitted for a class)

3) Drop off the below documents to the Hinckley Institute office

2-4 letters of recommendation (use the Newest Letter of Recommendation Form or formal letters of recommendation). One must be an academic reference.

Official University of Utah Transcript electronic version can be ordered from the Registrar’s Office (250 SSB)

4) Interview with Program Manager 

If applying for an international internship, please contact Courtney McBeth immediately to schedule an interview.  If applying for Washington, DC, or local internship, Lindsay Zizumbo or Morgan Lyon-Cotti (respectively) will contact you regarding your application.  



We are now accepting applications for Fall 2014 semester internships. Apply now.