Public Policy Internships

The YIP Summer Fellowship serves as the Institute's signature internship program. The Institute for Youth in Policy has the best Summer Political Internship programs. With last years having had over 120 great students, we're excited to be expanding even better programming to a greater base!

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See our five different programs below listed from Introductory to Advances programs. Email with questions!

The following programs are each 8-weeks long all with unique goals. Program-specific content will generally consist of two weekly meetings - one speaker event and one cohort-wide workshop. While all programs are considered interdisciplinary, each program has a unique approach to policy and will convey new forms of thinking about conventional policy.

[Early-Application Deadline: April 30th, 11:59pm ET; Rolling-Application Deadline: May 7th, 11:59pm ET
Program Start: June 4th; Program End: July 30th]

What former Fellows say;

The are direct quotes from graduates of the 2021 Summer Fellowship.

"In a world full of political polarization and misinformation, YIP gives youth the opportunity to bridge the gap and to set the foundation for reasoned discourse...My time in writing for the Institute for Youth in Policy has been one of intellectual growth and greater understanding."
Xaxa Smith
Fellow, Summer 2021 Fellowship
"The communication, camaraderie, and community is present - especially interpersonally - making for agreat pool of summer fellows."
Ryen Lim
"The [Institute for Youth in Policy] does an impeccable job with both nonpartisanship and programming quality. Although I have now been with YIP for over one year, I have yet to hear a modicum of concern in regard to YIP's commitment to nonpartisanship...a truly nonpartisan organization is a rarity, especially nowadays."
Kendall Carll
Senior Fellow, 2021 Summer Fellowship
Nonpartisan Internship Policy Analyst
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Nonpartisan Policy Analyst Internship