The Hinckley Institute of Politics is committed to providing students unrivaled internship experiences. Accordingly, if a student secures a placement with an eligible office on their own, we can still offer credit and even funding opportunities. In order to be eligible, the internship must meet the following qualifications:

  • Work with a legitimate, established organization
  • Duties must be substantive, e.g. research, writing, meeting attendance, administrative assistance
  • Host office must have a dedicated work space
  • Fulfills hour requirements

The Hinckley Institute will review the internship proposal and approve it for credit. If approved, the Hinckley Institute will monitor the internship and send an evaluation to the intern supervisor at the end of the internship. Hinckley Interns are required to register 3-12 credit hours for the designated internship class during the semester of their internship. Local interns must work at least nine hours a week, national, global and legislative interns must work full time. Academic credit is obtained by fulfilling a successful internship, writing a research paper, completing assignments, attending mandatory meetings, and receiving a positive supervisor evaluation.

For more information, please contact one of our program managers:

Jean Oh (global internships):

Gina Shipley (national internships):

Morgan Lyon Cotti (local internships):

New Opportunities with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

The Hinckley Institute is thrilled to partner with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to create a specific "Set Up Your Own" Internship option for students engaged with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. If you are interested in creating your own Lassonde Internship, please email Miranda Best at