Migration Policy Institute: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/about/internships

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank based in Washington, DC dedicated to the study of migration worldwide. MPI and its sister organization, the Brussels-based MPI Europe, work closely with policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to analyze, develop, and evaluate migration and refugee policies at local, state, national, and international levels. MPI’s internship program has trained more than 140 future global migration scholars and policy analysts. Publication opportunities are available to interns, and over half of MPI’s interns become authors in the field of migration. We offer Research and Editorial/Communications internships.

The Urban Institute: http://serviceinternships.com/job/intern-with-urban-institute/  

Although the Urban Institute does not have a formal internship program, we do hire research assistants on a temporary basis for full-time and part-time assignments during the academic year and during the summer. The position of Urban Institute Associate is responsible for assisting senior researchers in various policy areas such as housing, welfare, population studies, health, and education policy. Incumbents will conduct literature reviews, analyses, and programming tasks, as well as participate in reporting research findings and presenting data.

US Census Pathways Program, D.C. and Regional Centers: http://www.census.gov/about/census-careers/opportunities/programs/student/stu_temp.html

The Internship Program (IP) provides paid work experience to students who are in high school or pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an accredited college or university (including Community College).  Internships can be seasonal (summer, fall, spring) or year round.  At the successful conclusion of this program, they may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a permanent or term (lasting one to four years) position. Salaries reflect educational achievement. Duty locations include Suitland, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, D.C.) and in some cases, across 6 Regional Offices and the National Processing Center – Jeffersonville, Indiana.Positions and job duties will vary depending on the area of study and position/series.  The Census Bureau produces quality data that help Americans better understand our country- its population, resources, economy, society, and culture.  We recruit students majoring in the following (but not limited to) areas of study; Economics, Statistics, Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Sociology, Psychology, Demography, Criminal Justice, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Science, or Information Systems Management, Geography and Cartography.

US Agency for International Development- Volunteer and Paid Internships: https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/careers/student-internships

USAID offers two types of paid internships:

The first type allows current students to explore Federal careers through the internship, which offers valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study. You may be eligible for permanent employment after successfully completing your education and meeting work requirements.

The second type provides work experience for current students in temporary jobs that do not convert to permanent employment. To qualify for either program, you must be a U.S. citizen, currently enrolled in a high school, two or four-year college/university. USAID also sponsors unpaid internships for college and graduate students, depending on the needs of our geographic bureaus and technical offices.  

Brookings Institute: https://www.brookings.edu/careers/ (search Internships, typically posted in January for the year)

The Brookings Internship program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to engage in career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills. The mission of the Internship program is to provide students and recent graduates with a pre-professional, meaningful and practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest.  Interns may work with Brookings staff in our research areas- Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, Governance Studies, and Metropolitan Policy.  Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources, and central operations management. 

 CATO Institute: http://www.cato.org/intern/

Most positions are unpaid. Cato interns assist policy staff as researchers; work with the conference department to organize policy conferences, debates, and forums; attend seminars and conferences; and assist Cato's professional staff by copying and filing newspaper articles, distributing materials to congressional offices, and preparing mailings. In addition to their research and other duties, interns take part in regular seminars on politics, economics, law, and philosophy, as well as a series of lectures and films on libertarian themes. Cato internships are for undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, private property, free markets, limited government, and the philosophy of classical, or market, liberalism

Center for American Progress: https://www.americanprogress.org/about/internships/

American Progress offers a small stipend to reimburse interns for a portion of the expenses directly related to their internship. All high school, undergraduate, master's level, Ph.D., and J.D. students are eligible to apply. People are also eligible if they are a veteran or a recent college graduate within six months of graduation.

All summer interns work full-time and a minimum of eight weeks, although ten weeks is preferred. During the fall, winter, and spring, part-time students are accepted, but interns must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. International students must be able to provide documentation that shows they are allowed to work in the United States.

PAI  (Women’s Health and Family Planning): http://pai.org/what-we-do/jobs-and-internships/internships/

PAI’s internship program provides current students and recent graduates the opportunity to engage with critical issues in the fields of reproductive health and international development. Interns develop valuable skills, access professional networks, and gain first-hand experience in a DC-based advocacy organization. PAI offers both undergraduate and graduate internships. Available positions vary each semester. Internships are part-time at approximately 20 hours per week for approximately eight weeks and include a small stipend to help offset living expenses.

Public Health Institute: http://www.phi.org/work-with-us/employment/internships/

PHI’s paid internships are structured, supervised, and short term programs where students are assigned tasks that enhance their theoretical knowledge with real world work experience. Interns are required to attend workshops that are designed to deepen their knowledge of public health practices and their internships culminate with the presentation of a final project developed in consultation with their program mentors.  Internships may be part-time or full-time. Typically, they are part-time during the academic year and full-time in the summer. Internships usually last 6–12 weeks.

World Bank: http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers/programs-and-internships/internship

The World Bank Internship Program (summer and winter) offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank Group in international development. The internship allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience into the Bank’s work and improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. An internship at the World Bank is an opportunity to learn while gaining practical experience. Interns generally find the experience to be rewarding and interesting. In addition, it is a way to enhance their CVs with practical work experience