To provide valuable hands-on training, the Taubman Center connects students to relevant internship positions at public, private, and non-profit institutions. Examples of past internships within the federal government include positions at the Department of State, foreign embassies, and on Capitol Hill. Other students have taken advantage of Brown’s location in the heart of Rhode Island’s capital city by working in the Governor’s Office, at the Department of Health, and at other state agencies. Non-profit internship opportunities have included the Providence Plan and the Better Business Bureau of New York City. Students may also choose to intern in the private sector working as research consultants or in the field of government relations.
The minimum internship requirement is 195 hours, although most students prefer to broaden their horizons through additional or longer internships. Students are encouraged to complete their internship between their first and second year.