About Institute for Policy Studies

The Institute for Policy Studies is one of the oldest progressive think tanks in the United States. Founded in 1963, IPS has been active in the Civil Rights, environmentalism, women's rights, anti-apartheid and fair trade movements. The institute strengthens social movements with independent research, visionary thinking, and links to scholars and elected officials. They empower people to build healthy and democratic communities locally, in the United States and in the world.

Internships are available with IPS campaigns focusing on a diverse set of issues. A full list and detailed descriptions of each IPS program can be found on the website. Administrative assistant and communications internships are available for students who wish to gain a broad overview of the institute's work.


Open to current college students, recent graduates, grad students and volunteers. Some positions require foreign language skills, overseas experience and/or organizing experience. Position descriptions can be found on the IPS website.

Institute for Policy Studies

  • Adwoa Masozi, Intern Coordinator
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone: (202) 234-9382


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Stipend, Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC