The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) is looking for interns to help POGO achieve a more effective, ethical, and accountable federal government that safeguards constitutional principles. Our investigations, analysis, and policy work touch on a variety of topics, including: defense spending; law enforcement’s use of surveillance technology; undue influence from industries like oil and gas drilling companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers; and strengthening government ethics standards and whistleblower protections.
At POGO, our interns are immersed in the gritty work of government oversight from day one. From attending meetings on Capitol Hill to combing through resources at the Library of Congress, you’ll be exposing problems that affect ordinary Americans and exploring solutions to present to Washington policymakers.
Most significantly, your work will continue to make an impact after your internship ends.
Types of Internships
- Policy (Legal)
- The Constitution Project (Legal)
All POGO internships are based in our Washington, DC office and require a commitment of 30 hours per week during normal office hours. We offer compensation ($14.50/hour) to interns who cannot receive school credit or outside funding for their internship experience.
POGO takes interns throughout the year and will work with an individual’s time restrictions as long as there is a minimum commitment of three months. Traditionally we have only accepted full-time interns, but if you can’t commit to full-time, please include in your cover letter why we should make an exception for you.
Start and end dates are flexible.
Fall 2019: July 8, 2019
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. All high school, undergraduate, master's, Ph.D., and J.D. students; veterans; and recent college graduates are welcome to apply.
POGO provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We welcome all interested and qualified individuals to apply.
How to Apply
See the specific internship pages for information on how to apply to each program.
Any general questions concerning internships or the internship program should be directed to Danielle Harris at email@example.com.