Internships

"My MPSN experience was probably one of the best things I ever did. Not only did I learn a lot about the opportunities available in public service, it gave me hope about the future. Knowing that there are young Muslims who are eager to play a part in government, public service, and other areas is a comforting thought".

-Irfana Hussain (MPSN 2006)

Applicants are encouraged to secure internships in line with his or her career goals as early as possible, as most competitive internships are usually filled in the fall or early spring. It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure a day internship. If you would like further guidance on MPSN’s internship criteria, please contact the Admissions Director.

Hours

Interns are expected to work 32 to 40 hours per week on weekdays. MPSN workshops and classes are held weeknights and weekends, and therefore interns are to clear their schedule by 6pm on weeknights and all day Saturday and Sunday. If exceptions are needed, complete the “Attendance” section of the application. Internship dates must coincide with the duration of the MPSN program.

Criteria

Internships must be public service and civic engagement related. Some examples of acceptable internships are with congressional offices, journalism/media, think tanks, federal agencies, judicial internships, and non‐profit advocacy organizations. Internships with foreign embassies, Muslim organizations, or ethnic organizations with predominantly Muslim populations do not qualify as acceptable internships for MPSN.

Internships for Previous MPSN Fellows

  • 9/11 Unity Walk
  • A Wider Circle
  • Abt Associates
  • Afridi & Angell
  • Aitken Irvin Lewin Berlin Vrooman & Cohn, LLP
  • Al-Jazeera
  • America Abroad Media
  • American Bar Association
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
  • Americans for Tax Reform
  • Americas Promise Alliance
  • Amnesty International
  • APCO Worldwide
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Ashoka - Innovators for the Public
  • Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons (AARP)
  • Bates White LLC
  • Black Entertainment Television (BET)
  • Brainfood
  • Brookings Institution
  • Center for Medicare Advocacy
  • Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU)
  • Center for Patient Advocacy
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • César Chávez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy
  • Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
  • Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE)
  • Consumer Federation of America
  • Consumers Union
  • Council for the National Interest
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Dr. Sulayman S. Nyang
  • Dr. Tarik M. Yousef
  • Environmental Law Institute (ELI)
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIP)
  • Friends of the Earth (FOE)
  • Gallaudet University
  • Gallup Center for Muslim Studies
  • Genocide Intervention Network (GI-NET)
  • Global Health Council
  • Grameen Foundation
  • Henry L. Stimson Center
  • Human Development Foundation (HDF)
  • Human Rights First
  • Human Rights Foundation (HRF)
  • Human Rights Watch
  • I Can't, We Can, Inc.
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy (IRPP)
  • Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) - United Nations
  • International Republican Institute (IRI)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • League of Conservation Voters (LCV)
  • Library of Congress
  • Market News International
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Media Matters Action Network
  • Media Matters for America
  • Middle East Insight Magazine
  • Middle East Institute
  • National Association of Muslim Lawyers
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
  • National Council on International Health
  • National Democratic Institute
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • National Fair Housing Alliance
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Public Radio (NPR)
  • Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
  • House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
  • Office of Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL)
  • Office of Representative Allen Boyd (D-FL)
  • Office of Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
  • Office of Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Office of Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN)
  • Office of Representative Carol McCarthy (D-NY)
  • Office of Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)
  • Office of Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
  • Office of Representative David Bonior (D-MI)
  • Office of Representative David Wu (D-OR)
  • Office of Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
  • Office of Representative Dennis Moore (D-KS)
  • Office of Representative Edolphus Towns (D-NY)
  • Office of Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
  • Office of Representative Gary Miller (R-CA)
  • Office of Representative George Radanovich (R-CA)
  • Office of Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
  • Office of Representative Jerry Costello (D-IL)
  • Office of Representative Joe Barton (R-TX)
  • Office of Representative John Porter (R-IL)
  • Office of Representative Marty Meehan (D-MA)
  • Office of Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX)
  • Office of Representative Michael McNulty (D-NY)
  • Office of Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • Office of Representative Nick Smith (R-MI)
  • Office of Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)
  • Office of Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX)
  • Office of Representative Peter King (R-NY)
  • Office of Representative Richard Gephardt (D-MO)
  • Office of Representative Ron Dellums (R-CA)
  • Office of Representative Susan Davis (D-CA)
  • Office of Representative Thomas Sawyer (D-OH)
  • Office of Representative Tim Holden (D-PA)
  • Office of Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
  • Office of Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)
  • Office of Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA)
  • Office of Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
  • Office of Representative Jim Moran (D-VA)
  • Office of Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT)
  • Office of Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD)
  • Office of Senator Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL)
  • Office of Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ)
  • Office of Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI)
  • Office of Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD)
  • District of Columbia Government, Office of the Corporation Counsel
  • OMB Watch
  • Payson Center for International Development
  • Physicians for Human Rights
  • Public Forum Institute
  • Public Health Foundation
  • Republican National Committee
  • Republican Youth Majority
  • Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights
  • Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY)
  • Search for Common Ground
  • Shape Financial Corporation
  • Smart Growth
  • Strategic Investment Group
  • Strategic Research Foundation
  • Texas Office of State-Federal Relations (OSFR)
  • The Communications Network
  • The Petroleum Finance Company
  • The Urban Institute
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary
  • U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration
  • U.S. Marine Corps Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL)
  • U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO)
  • United Nations World Food Programme
  • Unity Productions Foundation
  • Voice of America
  • WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio
  • Washington Center for Leadership
  • Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
  • Washington Scholarship Fund
  • White House
  • Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW)
  • Women Thrive Worldwide
  • World Affairs Council
  • World Federalist Association
  • World Health Organization
  • World Resources Institute
  • Worldwide Environmental Institute
  • Yomiuri Shinbun (Japanese newspaper)

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