• Deadline
    February 5, 2021 (11:59 PM ET)
  • Interviews
    February 11-12, 2021
  • Acceptance Notices
    February 19, 2021

With over a decade of success, the Brademas Internship Program is a sponsored competitive opportunity for New York University undergraduate and graduate students to live and work in Washington, DC. During the 8 to 10 week program, participants are placed in an office of a Member of Congress (or an approved organization or agency), during summer session, where they gain political and policy-making skills at the federal level. Interns develop an advanced understanding of how Congress works to enact our nation's laws and will work on research projects under the supervision of faculty and fellows affiliated with the Center.

Students also participate in the Young Leaders Network, a program in collaboration with other national centers for the study of Congress. Please check our events page for upcoming programs.

In line with NYU’s Covid-19 policies, and to ensure the safety and health of our community, students may participate in this internship program remotely if in-person placements are not available. A determination will be made in the Spring semester in partnership with the organizations providing the internship placement.

U.S. Veterans

The Brademas Center will provide two internships exclusively to United States military veterans. These students will work with a military liaison to obtain an internship with a Veteran Member of the U.S. Congress, Department of Defense, or another approved agency or organization.

Application Details

To apply, please submit the following:
  • Completed application form (Application now open)
  • Letters of recommendation (from faculty members or employers)
  • Applicant's current resume and unofficial transcript
  • Short personal statement, explaining specific interests related to national politics/policy-making and expectations of the experience (2 paragraphs)
  • Contact information (phone and email) of three (3) references
  • Applicant’s best short writing sample, not to exceed 3 pages
All documents should be sent in PDF format.

Application submissions and questions can be directed to Thomas McIntyre ( or call 202-654-8327.

Frequently Asked Questions