Office of Government Relations

Advocacy Internships

Join The Episcopal Church advocacy office as a policy intern and assist with our efforts to shape and influence U.S. policy and legislation while representing the positions of the church. You will gain proficiency in policy research and writing, comfort with faith-based advocacy through work with staff members on public policy, and acquire administrative skills necessary to succeed in any office environment.

Former intern testimonials are near the bottom of the page.


The intern will support engagement with government officials, in partnership with faith and secular coalitions; work to engage and mobilize Episcopalians in the Episcopal Public Policy Network and assist in writing and research for weekly action alerts and other online communication outreach; research and track crucial legislative initiatives around issues of poverty relief, immigration, the environment, international peace and justice, and more; attend committee hearings, think tank events, and other events in the Washington, D.C., policy community as needed.

Application Instructions:

Applicants, while not required to be Episcopalian, should be committed to representing positively and effectively the policy positions of The Episcopal Church. Additionally, they should possess strong research and communication skills, both oral and written. Click here for more information.

Materials required include:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter
  • Two writing samples (1-3 pages)

Applications for the Summer internship are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline is April 2nd. Please send application materials to

For questions, please write us at

Internship Windows:

  • Summer Internship (late May/early June to mid-August)
  • Fall Internship (mid-August to mid-December)
  • Spring Internship (mid-January to mid-May)

Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend (internships may be eligible for academic credit subject to specific educational institution requirements)Internships are designed to be full time (M-F, 9-5pm ET); however, part-time positions may be possible on a case-by-case basis, with the stipend adjusted proportionally.

Past Intern Testimonials

“My time at OGR was truly rewarding. The internship afforded me the opportunity to work on substantial projects ranging from policy memoranda to formal letters to federal agencies. These undertakings sharpened my writing and communication skills in various contexts in a way that has proven invaluable in my subsequent endeavors. It was a privilege to be exposed to how public policy is formulated and the crucial role Episcopalians and faith communities play in influencing it. The staff at OGR are exceptional and were always constructive. I was honored to work alongside them as they advance a society that reflects Christ’s Second Great Commandment: to love our neighbors as ourselves.” Christian Omoruyi, Fall 2020

“Being an intern with the Office of Government Relations provided me with valuable hands-on experience in policy research and advocacy. Even though I worked remotely, the OGR created an environment that gave me the knowledge and the skills to dive into issue-driven research, track legislative initiatives, and present information concisely. Additionally, it was great to work with the OGR staff, who lived into the goal of educating, equipping, and engaging not just policymakers but also their more extensive network. Interning with the OGR prepared me to jump into my graduate program motivated and ready to advocate for policy areas I care about.” Martin Juarez, Summer 2021

“I applied for an OGR internship hoping to learn about a career in public policy and advocacy and left with the knowledge, skillset, and experience to excel in this sector. From my first week in the office, I performed value-generating work office drafting newsletters, taking notes during congressional meetings, and researching upcoming advocacy topics. OGR staff ensured I had ample opportunities for growth and professional development. In addition to supporting my primary interest in environmental policy, staff fostered learning opportunities so I could contribute meaningful work across all OGR’s portfolios. They also encouraged me to develop my own unique areas of expertise. Staff are forward-thinking, knowledgeable about congressional dynamics, meticulous about adhering to church policy, and seek balanced research and perspectives. OGR runs a fantastic internship program, and I highly recommend it to any student or young professional interested in public policy.” Rebecca Cotton, Spring/Summer 2020

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