The Northeast-Midwest Institute seeks a spring 2017 intern to contribute to its tracking of regionally-relevant federal legislation and funding.

The Northeast-Midwest Institute has tracked and analyzed federal spending and legislation since the late-1970s. At the beginning of each year, the Institute provides an analysis of the President’s budget request, including a description of key programs and an analysis of long-term funding trends of programs critical to the region. Throughout the year, the Institute then tracks legislation and the results of House and Senate action on appropriations for relevant federal programs, as well as provides more detailed appropriations tracking for policy areas of special interest. Further, the Institute follows and shares information on federal funding opportunities and federal grant awards.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Assist with tracking relevant legislation affecting Great Lakes and Mississippi River basin issues.
  • Assist with analyzing long-term funding trends for federal programs.
  • Attend and take notes at relevant hearings and briefings.
  • Track House, Senate, and final appropriated funding levels for federal programs, as well as relevant amendments and keep staff updated with reports.
  • Keep track of federal funding opportunities and grant awards of regional interest and produce short write-ups on new developments and upcoming opportunities.

Internship Program
Institute internships are unpaid; academic course credit is available in accordance with university policy.

To Apply
Submit an introductory cover letter or email accompanied by a resume to Matthew McKenna, Director, Great Lakes Washington Program, Northeast-Midwest Institute, at