How do I find a public affairs internship? 

Public Affairs students intern at a variety of public and nonprofit agencies (please see student internships below). Students receive internship opportunities from their advisor and through the public affairs LinkedIn group. Students are encouraged to identify an organization they want to explore as a possible place of employment. Job and internship postings can also be found on the Career Services Redhawk Network at

Rose Young, Constituent Advocacy Intern, Senator Patty Murray

Shaunice Wilson, International Development Internship program. Placement with nonprofit organization COTEDEMI in Jimani, Dominican Republic

Owen Goetze, Transportation Planning intern, Puget Sound Regional Council 

Sharon Tang, Legislative Intern, Washington State House of Representatives

Signe Quitslund, Edible Education Intern, EduCulture


Sydney Allen, Environmental Campaign Intern, Carbon Washington 






Carey Stangl, Summer Public Programs Intern, Seattle Arts Museum 

For more information regarding internship placements, please contact the Public Affairs Internship Coordinator, Noreen Elbert at or 206-296-6288.



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Kevin Ward, PhD
Associate Professor and Director
Casey Building 209

Kimberly Gawlik, JD
Senior Administrative Assistant

Institute of Public Service

Casey Building 2W