Unrivaled Opportunities & Support

The Hinckley Institute's internship programs are unparalleled in the nation.


Opportunities for All Students

A Hinckley internship is a unique academic opportunity that empowers undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines to step out of the classroom and gain real-world experience—along with academic credit. The Hinckley Institute of Politics places more than 300 students every year in local, state, national, and global internships. Click here to view host offices by discipline.


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Placement Support

Unlike most internship programs where students are required to set up their own internships, the Hinckley Institute draws on its hundreds of prestigious host office contacts to secure students the best fit. Our program managers work tirelessly to strengthen and distribute your application. If your dream host office is not on our list, we can even work with you to set it up on your own. 


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Paid and Housed DC Internships

The Hinckley Institute boasts one of the nation's longest-standing DC internship programs, dating back to 1965. Most university-run Washington, DC, internship programs charge students thousands of dollars to participate in their programs. The Hinckley Institute, however, has forged a program where a student’s financial status should not inhibit his or her ability to serve.  Accordingly, the Hinckley interest guarantees students a national leading MINIMUM scholarship of approximately $850/month to cover living expenses. In addition, the Hinckley Institute heavily subsidizes housing costs. (Total rent cost is $800/month, the HIP covers $400/month and charges the student $400/month). National interns are also eligible for low-interest loan funding. 


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Affordable Global Internships

Most global internship programs are fielded through private entities, which dramatically increases the price point. The Hinckley Institute forges independent ties with host offices across the globe in order to keep global internships affordable for students. Global interns are also eligible for scholarship and low-interest loan funding.