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Policy Scholar Internship

Purdue’s Office of Global Affairs and Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) are expanding their Policy Scholar Internship Program in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Washington, DC. This program, open to undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges, is designed to provide Purdue students with experiential learning opportunities related to policy. In addition, this program enables students to experience DC’s unique political culture, explore career interests, and develop professional networks.

The Office of Global Affairs will provide interns with housing and a scholarship to aid in financial challenges students may encounter if participating in an unpaid internship.


  • Upper-division (completed 60 credits by time of internship) or graduate student from any college who is returning to Purdue the following semester

  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or better & in good academic standing

  • Interest and aptitude for public policy

  • International students must get approval from the International Students and Scholars Office to participate in an off-campus internship. More information can be found here.


  • Intern to develop mutually agreed upon, concise and measurable learning objectives with supervisor

  • Post-internship feedback survey

  • Internship report (1 page summary of internship activity/experience), due 2 weeks after completion of internship

  • Complete 1 – 3 credit independent study the semester following the internship

GPRI is no longer accepting applications at this time. Applications will be accepted starting in September 2014.


Contact Us

Global Policy Research Institute
Purdue University
The Schowe House
1341 Northwestern Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47906