Politics Internships and Opportunities


Grants up to $2,000 for empirical research Summer and Fall 2022. Empirical research includes any use of systematically gathered evidence or data (not necessarily quantitative) to answer a politically relevant question.
The Jere Bruner Research Grant in Politics was established in 2000 with gifts from the Oberlin College alumni and friends in honor of Jere Bruner, Emeritus Professor of Politics.
Dr. Bruner served the College from 1967 to 1997, pursuing rigorous empirical research on such socially relevant issues as public opinion, political parties, interest groups, and the connection between race and politics. The grant encourages and supports rigorous empirical research on political topics by Oberlin students.

EXTENDED DEADLINE:  Applications are due by noon FRIDAY, April 29th.

Apply: Bruner Grant

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program provides an opportunity for approximately 13 students who desire careers in international affairs to have a substantive one-year working experience in Washington, D.C. Junior Fellows work as research assistants to scholars working at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Applicants must be graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year. No one will be considered who has started graduate studies (except those who have recently completed a joint masters/bachelors program).  View the the 2022-23 Programs and Projects and Carnegie Endowment Fellowship FAQ sheet for more information.

Students interested in applying for the Gaither Junior Fellows Program should consult with Oberlin's nominating official, Kristina Mani (Politics), kmani@oberlin.edu for details about the nomination process. The application for nomination is due Friday, December 10, 2021 (including letters of recommendation).