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The Hinckley Institute's primary mission at the University of Utah is to connect students from across campus and disciplines to life-changing internships.

Improve your resumé,  develop meaningful connections, grow your network, gain dynamic skills, kickstart your career path, and discover what you are capable of!

*Please apply for only one intern program per semester

Local Internships
Local Internships
Local internships are available every semester and allow students to remain in Utah and continue taking classes at the U while they participate in a part-time internship. The Hinckley Institute connects students to internships with a range of government offices, non-profits, and businesses across the Wasatch Front. Local internships are a great option for first or second-year students and those looking to make valuable professional connections in Utah.
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Washington, DC Internships
Washington, DC Internships
DC internships are located in the nation's capital and provide a unique opportunity for students to live in the historic 'Hatch Center' with a cohort of other Utah interns. This full-time, paid experience offers internships with government offices, public policy organizations, advocacy groups, and media firms. This transformative experience is offered each every semester, however the application process is competitive and best suited for experienced and highly-motivated students.
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Global Internships
Global Internships
Global Internships provide students with full-time, global work, cultural immersion, and career development. The Global Intern Program is available to all students every semester and maintains connections with host offices around the world while offering students substantial financial aid and scholarships. The Hinckley Institute sends students to various nonprofits, businesses, governments, think tanks, and NGOs across the globe.
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Legislative Internships
Legislative Internships
The Legislative Intern Program is available to students of all majors, but only during spring semesters. Students are employed as full-time, paid staff to legislators, lobbyists, and government offices during Utah's 45-day legislative session. Intern work includes tracking legislation, speech writing, committee meetings, researching issues, and analyzing bills while working at the state capitol. Legislative interns are not able to take on-campus classes during this session due to the full-time work schedule.
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Campaign Internships
Campaign Internships
An extension of our Local Internship program, in Campaign Internships, we work with Utah politicians and campaigns to pair interested students with the exciting and fast-paced world of election season. As a nonpartisan organization, we value the wide variety of political efforts that take place in Utah and strive to foster civic engagement among students and community members. Connecting students with campaigns is one of the ways we do this.
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Set Up Your Own Internship
Set Up Your Own Internship
The Hinckley Institute helps students of all majors get credit and funding for internships that they have found through their own connections. This option is a great way for students to gain university credit for local, national, or global internships. Academic credit is obtained by fulfilling a successful internship, writing a research paper, completing assignments, attending mandatory meetings, and receiving a positive supervisor evaluation.
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