Interning with a state or federal legislator can be a life changing experience. These opportunities are open to students of any major, including natural resources, health care, engineering and more. Several offices on campus are available to assist with making an internship experience possible, and below we have outlined key resources for your convenience.

  • The Alumni Association offers the National Capital Area Leadership Award to support internships in D.C. for students eager to experience life in our nation’s capital. Undergraduate students may apply for a $3,500 internship scholarship during the spring or summer academic quarters. 
  • Career services offers advice and assistance when crafting your resume and cover letters. We recommend you utilize these free services to ensure your application stands out from the crowd.
General Internship Information:
  • Make a one-on-one appointment with an internship advisor or one of the OSU Government Relations Office team members
  • Think about what your policy interests are and what internships might be a good fit
  • Be wary of deadlines and apply early
    • Fall term: August
    • Winter term: November
    • Spring term: February
    • Summer term: March
  •  Think about your letters of recommendation: Who do you want to write them?
    • Request the letters early and before the actual deadline
    • Send recommenders all the information about the internship
  • Look for scholarships and funding opportunities