Hinckley Institute Receives Grant for Local Internships

By By Beth McPhee

By Beth McPhee

The Hinckley Institute of Politics received a grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation to fund local, paid internships.

There are 10 internships available, five are targeted to minority applicants. All interested students are eligible. Selected interns will receive pay and political science credit.

The grant encourages local government involvement and will provide funding for positions in such places as the mayor’s office, county government and non-profit organizations.

The grant allows students to broaden their political opportunities. Traditionally, paid internships are only available on a state and national level, this grant gives students the financial backing to get involved in local government.

To receive an application, interested students should contact the Hinckley Institute Internship Coordinator Tim Chambless at OSH 253 or 581 8501.