Are internships only for POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJORS?
No. Hinckley Internships are open to students of all majors and disciplines. Click here to see all of our internships listed by major/discipline. We also encourage students to secure thier own internships.
WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS?
Complete the online application (view the process here). You will be required to upload:
Cover Letter (explaining why you want to be an intern and how this experience will benefit you).
Writing Sample (4 pages demonstrating your best writing - don’t write something new, past school papers are fine).
2 Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a professor, past employers are a great resource).
Official University of Utah Transcript obtained from the Registrar’s Office or request via CIS.
WHere do Interns find housing in D.C.?
The Hinckley Institute leases and subsidizes the rent for students at Park Place at Petworth Metro apartments. The apartments are fully furnished and the rent includes all utilities and internet. The pricing and location of the apartments are an incredible for value for the D.C. area.
HOW COMPETITIVE IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
The Hinckley Institute of Politics seeks to send students with a high GPA who demonstrate independence, maturity, and responsibility. The summer DC semester is by far the most competitive (the average grade point average is a high 3.7). We also typically reserve DC internships for sophomores through seniors.
WHY IS THERE A $300 COURSE FEE?
Unlike most internship programs, the Hinckley Institute secures host office placement for their students. This is an intensive process that requires our program managers to consult with students, determine the best-fit for internships, pitch your strengths to various organizations, as well as arrange prospective interviews on your behalf.