Internship & Fellowship Resources


Whether at the early stages of their careers or seeking a professional transition, Trachtenberg students frequently utilize internships as a means to integrate classroom knowledge, acquire essential professional skills, and expand their professional connections. While some students opt for full-time work, others choose to engage in internships either partially or throughout their time at the Trachtenberg School.

The Career Development Services at the Trachtenberg School provides guidance to students on how to tailor their internship experiences to align with their specific professional goals and leverage the vast network of employers and alumni. These experiences, most of which offer compensation, vary from securing a job offer through a single internship to exploring diverse opportunities in different fields during the initial year, or even juggling multiple internships each semester. Three times per year, students can apply to GW's Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund for grants ranging from $750 - $3000 for internships that are necessarily unpaid.

Recent internship include:

  • AcademyHealth
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • American Red Cross
  • American Youth Policy Forum
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Cornerstone Government Affairs
  • Deloitte
  • District of Columbia Office of Planning
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Jobs for the Future
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • National Association of Counties
  • Smart Electric Power Alliance
  • The White House
  • The Wilson Center
  • Trust for America's Health
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • US Government Accountability Office
  • World Vision


Fellowships are professional opportunities including full and part-time, paid positions (during graduate school or after) and unpaid leadership and training programs. This list is organized by similar fields/sectors and fellowships may be listed in multiple categories (Federal Government; State, Local and Country Government; Policy/Nonprofit; International; Health; Research/University). Please see individual fellowship description for more details including structure, eligibility, and application dates.

Students are also encouraged to review additional opportunities and databases at GW’s Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships and ProFellow Database (2000+ fellowships).

Federal Government
State, Local and County Government