The Director’s Internship program has been a signature of the IOP for nearly 25 years. Each summer, the IOP works with more than 150 government offices, non-profits and news organizations to provide internships for students who are looking to pursue careers in politics and public service.
More than 100 Director’s Interns joined the IOP for a send-off dinner and mentorship roundtable to help them prepare for their upcoming internships.
"We are thrilled to have this class of Director’s Interns serve in offices across 20 states – from St. Paul to Detroit to Allentown and many who are returning home to get involved in their state and local government," said Mark D. Gearan, Director of the Institute of Politics.
This summer, IOP student David Moberg '22 will intern in his hometown of St. Paul, MN for Mayor Melvin Carter:
“Simply put, the options that the IOP Director’s Internship Program makes available are unparalleled. I am looking forward to working in Mayor Carter's office - Saint Paul is my hometown, and Mayor Carter's election was the first I could ever vote in. The opportunity to work for an administration I believe in, and that directly impacts my home, is one that I couldn't pass up.”
Stay tuned to the IOP's social media feeds and newsletter for updates throughout the summer from our students.