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 remote and require a commitment of 30 hours per week during normal office hours EST. We offer compensation ($15.50/hour) to interns who cannot receive school credit or outside funding for their internship experience.
While POGO will work with an individual’s time restrictions, we ask that 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.
Spring 2022 for Investigative and Development: October 25, 2021
Summer 2022 for Policy Legal and TCP Legal: November 8, 2021
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.
Please send application materials to email@example.com with the subject “[Your Name][Internship type] Internship Application”. Application materials include resume, cover letter, transcript (unofficial), writing sample.