PI-GRO seeks graduate student policy interns for the 2013-2014 year

Students interested in working on policy issues with the Public Interest Government Relations Office are encouraged to apply.

APA seeks graduate student interns to spend one year working on public interest policy issues on the staff of our Public Interest Government Relations Office (PI-GRO). The graduate student interns will gain first-hand knowledge of the ways in which psychological research can inform public policy and the roles psychologists can play in its formulation and implementation. PI-GRO works to influence legislative and regulatory activities impacting populations and areas, such as: aging; children, youth and families; disabilities; ethnic and racial minorities; HIV/AIDS; LGBT persons; socioeconomic status and women's issues. The interns participate in legislative and advocacy work, assist in the preparation of policy materials and attend congressional hearings and coalition meetings.

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in a doctoral program in psychology 

  • At least into the second year of their graduate training 

  • Members of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) 

  • Available to work 15 hours per week in APA's Central Office in Washington, D.C., from September 2013, until August 2014

The internship provides a stipend of $15.00 per hour. Interested students are required to submit the application materials by March 22, 2013. For additional information about the application process, please contact Ben Vonachen, Senior Legislative Assistant, at (202) 336-6097.