Brademas Internship Program
February 5, 2021 (11:59 PM ET)
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. In line with NYU’s event policies and to ensure the safety and health of our community, we are transitioning our 2020 Young Leaders Network programming to a virtual format this summer. Please check our events page for upcoming programs.
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.
- Completed application form (Application now open)
- Letters of recommendation (from faculty members or employers)
- Applicant's current resume
- 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
Application submissions and questions can be directed to Thomas McIntyre (email@example.com) or call 202-654-8327.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there a list of approved organizations that are accepted in this program?
A: We do not have an approved list of organizations, but rather, we work with selected students on office placement. We typically approve most internships as long as they have an element of working with the legislative branch (i.e. think tanks, research centers, legislative liaison offices, etc.). You can review where past students have interned on our Student Internship Papers page.
Q: I’ve been invited to interview, but won’t be in NYC during the available time slots. Can I still participate?
A: Skype interviews will be available for students unable to attend in-person in NYC.
Q: I will have graduated by the time the internship program starts. Am I still able to apply?
A: Unfortunately, students who have already graduated are ineligible for this program. You must be matriculated and enrolled in a program leading to a degree.
Q: I'm an international student and I wanted to know if my application would still be considered given my visa status?
A: Yes, your application will still be considered, as long as you have a valid F-1 (student) visa. The stipend provided is paid through the bursar's office, which does not violate the conditions of your visa.
Q: I’m currently studying abroad, can I still apply?
A: Yes. All current NYU undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, which includes those students studying abroad.
Q: Is it necessary for our recommenders and people we list for references be different? And overall, how long are recommendations expected to be?
A: Yes, it is helpful if the recommenders are different than your references. Typically, letters are about a page long, 3-4 paragraphs. It’s preferred that recommendation letters come from faculty members or former employers and sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.