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The Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service

Apply to be an intern at the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Service

The Foley Institute offers a skill building experience that will prepare you for a future career in public service. During the internship you will gain experience in effective communication in print and online, event management skills, and learn to support the institute’s public affairs programming in an often fast-paced, professional, but welcoming environment.

Nature of the Work

Most interns work between 8 to 10 hours a week to prepare for Foley events. TheseĀ  include designing and uploading flyers, social media management, writing and writing peer reviewed event summaries. When WSU is in person, interns are also responsible for picking up large copies of the flyer from the campus printing center and putting them up in the large sandwich boards around campus.

At in-person events, interns are expected to attend unless they have class during that time. Interns help with setting up the event by picking up pizza from the CUB, putting it out in the event room along with drinks, and setting up chairs. Interns may ask a question during the event, but it is best to let other audience members go first. After the event, interns help clean up.

More information and application process

Applicants should contact Richard Elgar for questions relating to the internship.