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Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019

Iowa State Gateway Program Summer 2019 Application


The Gateway Program is a semester-long experience for Iowa State University
Political Science majors who have obtained an internship in Washington, D.C. in a political science-related field. The goal of the Gateway Program is to foster professional and academic development for ISU political science students and build a robust network of support and institutional knowledge as students prepare for their future careers.


  • January – April: Students download, complete, and submit their application to the Gateway Program Review Committee by 5 PM on Friday, April 12.
  • April: For Summer 2019, three students will be selected by the Review Committee to participate in the Gateway Program. Features of the Gateway Program include:
    • Unique one-on-one mentorship experience with an ISU alumnus in Washington, D.C.
    • $1,000 cost-of-living stipend
    • Young professional networking opportunities
    • Career planning with mentor and greater ISU alumni network
    • Eligibility for ISU academic credit
  • April – May: Selected students are informed on or around the last week of April and paired with an ISU alumnus in their field of interest.
  • May – June: Students arrive in Washington, D.C. for Gateway Program orientation and to begin their internships.
  • June – August: Students undertake internships, meet with mentors, and take advantage of all the Gateway Program has to offer.
  • August: Program completion and students return to ISU as Gateway Program Ambassadors.

*All Iowa State University Political Science Majors and Minors who obtain an internship in the Washington, D.C.-area are eligible to apply.*

Please submit applications and any questions you may have to

Washington, D.C. Summer 2019 Featured Internship Opportunities

All applicants to the Iowa State University Gateway Program must obtain an internship in Washington, D.C. in order to be eligible.

Summer InternU.S. Department of TreasuryLink
InternCongressional Budget OfficeLink
Special Projects InternNational Foundation for Women LegislatorsLink
InternAmerican Red CrossLink
Research InternEnvironmental Law InstituteLink
InternSenate Foreign Relations Committee Link
Legal InternDLA Piper Link
Summer InternDemocratic National Committee Link
Summer InternRepublican National Committee Link
InternCenter for Strategic & International Studies Link
Summer InternMigration Policy InstituteLink
Summer InternNuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)Link
InternUnited States Senate (various opportunities)Link
InternHuman Rights Campaign (various opportunities) Link
Operations InternHattaway CommunicationsLink
Policy InternNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Link
Dev. Outcomes InternOverseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)Link
Summer InternUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)Link
Middle East Policy InternBrookings InstitutionLink
Proliferation Prevention InternStimson CenterLink

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