Schaeffer Fellows intern at all levels of government, across the U.S.

Schaeffer Fellows are placed in high-level internships at the local, state, and federal level. Positions may be located all over the United States but Fellows are primarily placed in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Sacramento, or New York City. Internship Coordinators at each University Partner match Schaeffer Fellows with internships best suited to their skills and interests. Listed below are previous internship sites.

Schaeffer Fellows are exposed to government experiences including but not limited to: interacting with government officials and constituents; tracking legislation; conducting research; drafting policy memos; talking points or constituent letters; supporting program development and implementation; assisting with social media; contributing to daily office operations; developing lasting professional networks with government employees and other interns; attending interagency council meetings, working groups, community events or Congressional hearings.

"DC Capitol at Night, Photo/Rey Lopez"

Capitol Building in D.C., Photo/Rey Lopez/Eater DC

Federal Level

Central intelligence Agency (CIA)
Congressperson Karen Bass (CA-37)
Congressperson Xavier Becerra (CA-34)
Congressperson Ken Buck (CO-14)
Congressperson Matt Cartwright (PA-17)
Congressperson Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12)
Congressperson Elizabeth Esty (CT-05)
Congressperson Jared Huffman (CA-2)
Congressperson Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08)
Congressperson Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)
Congressperson Scott Peters (CA-52)
Congressperson Jared Polis (CO-2)
Congressperson Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)
Congressperson Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Congressperson John P. Sarbanes (MD-3)
Congressperson Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Trade Commission
House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Defense University, Center for Applied Strategic Learning
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT)
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA)
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Refugees
White House Office of Management and Budget

"Sacramento Capitol, Photo/Greg Mitchell"

Sacramento Capitol, Photo/Greg Mitchell

State Level

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (CA-32)
Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (CA-59)
Assemblymember Young Kim (CA-65)
Assemblymember Michael Blake (NY-79)
Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (CA)
Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (CA-80)
Assemblymember Adam Gray (CA)
California Department of Public Health
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Covered California External & Governmental Affairs
Department of Health Care Services
District Office of Congressperson Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12)
District Office of Congressperson Ed Royce (CA-39)
District Office of Congressperson Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey
State Senator Heather Steans (IL-7)
State Senator Tony Mendoza (CA-32)

"Los Angeles City Hall, Photo/Renjs"

L.A. City Hall, Photo/Renjs

Local Level

Alameda County Public Health, California
Boston Mayor’s Office, Mayor Marty Walsh
City of Homestead, Florida
City of Los Angeles Green Business Program
City of Palo Alto, California
City of Richmond, California
Contra Costa Health Services in East Bay, California
Long Beach Mayor’s Office, Mayor Robert Garcia
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement
New York City Open Data for All Initiative
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Veterans Legal Services (Boston)