In the Spring of 2021, presidential historian and former White House aide Tevi Troy joined the Bipartisan Policy Center as a Senior Fellow studying the presidency. His primary project will be running a BPC conference on the changes to the presidency in the 21st century, but he also writes regularly for mainstream publications and is also in the early stages of working on a new book, which will be his fifth one on the presidency.
The conference, to be held in the fall of 2021, will look at the presidency in the 21st century. The research intern will help set up the logistics for the conference, will help Dr. Troy solicit papers for the conference from key scholars of the presidency, and help Dr. Troy research and edit his own paper for the conference. The research intern will also help Dr. Troy with research and editing for his articles and his proposed new book on the presidency, including the development of extensive research files for each of the chapters in his proposed book. The research intern will get credit in the conference notes and in the book acknowledgments for efforts made in these regards.
- Strong research skills, including a willingness to be creative and comprehensive in researching multiple
- Good editing skills
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
- Significant interest in American history and the presidency
NOTE: This is a research heavy internship. Those not interested in significant research time in the library and on the internet should not apply.
BPC has a robust summer program. Interns work full time, and will receive a $4,500 stipend for ten weeks of work. Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Interns must be rising juniors or above. Interns will provide functional support, conduct research, and work directly with project analysts and staff in various capacities. *Please note that our Summer internship will be completely virtual*
Please submit applications at Careers (bipartisanpolicy.org). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate has been identified. Please do not send multiple submissions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to contact those who have not been selected for an internship. No phone calls, please. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply but must have a valid work permit or visa verifying eligibility to work in the United States. We do not offer visa sponsorship.
Required materials (please submit as one PDF File):
• Cover Letter
• Relevant writing sample (3-5 pages).
• College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable).
• Phone and email contact information for two professional references, including a professor or other individual familiar with your work.
• Brief response to our Diversity statement on what it means to you (5-8 sentences).
• April 30th
BPC Diversity Statement
The Bipartisan Policy Center defines diversity as the range of human qualities that make us unique as individuals, including—but not limited to—age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, geographic location, nationality, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
To celebrate diversity and ensure equity and inclusivity, BPC is committed to:
• Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce with insights and solutions for our increasingly divided society.
• Creating a workplace culture where all employees feel valued and their perspectives are heard.
• Developing policy solutions and undertaking research that reflect a diversity of thought and experience.
These commitments will help us to fulfill our mission and foster bipartisanship more effectively.