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Ashbrook Scholar Program

Internships and Career Opportunities

Internships are a critical part of the Ashbrook Scholar Program because they help to tie together academic studies with practical experience in the fields of politics, public policy, and historical research. The Faculty and Staff of the Ashbrook Center encourage and assist Ashbrook Scholars in finding internships after their sophomore year. Ashbrook Scholars have interned in a wide variety of national and international institutions, businesses, and organizations, and in many government offices on the local, state, and national level, including the following:

  • The White House, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Congressional Offices, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
  • Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • The Weekly Standard, Washington, D.C.
  • National Review, Washington, D.C.
  • Center for Equal Opportunity, Washington, D.C.
  • Ethics in Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Fox News, Washington, D.C.
  • Claremont Institute, Claremont, CA
  • Institute for World Politics, Washington, D.C.
  • National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Republican National Committee, Washington, D.C.
  • Institute for Humane Studies, Washington, D.C.
  • American Conservative Union, Washington, D.C.
  • Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Colonial Williamsburg, VA
  • Various Republican and Democrat Political Campaigns and Organizations

Our national network of friends, colleagues and Ashbrook alumni gives us many points of contact for current Ashbrook Scholars seeking internships or jobs, and our faculty and staff spend a great deal of time helping students with career placement. We identify Ashbrook Scholars who would be a good fit for each position and assist the students with résumé writing and interview preparation. Ashbrook Scholars have established careers in the following offices and organizations:

  • Events and Programs Planner at The Federalist Society, Washington, D.C.
  • Staff Member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee
  • U.S. State Department, Operations Assistant to the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Judicial Clerk for the Ohio Court of Appeals, 9th District
  • Program Coordinator, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Scheduling Office of The White House, Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Hillsdale College, MI
  • Doctor of Optometry, Optometrist, Galloway, OH
  • Senior Marketing Product Manager for FedEx
  • Attorney for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
  • Financial Analyst for the Cleveland Municipal School District
  • Bank Examiner, Federal Reserve Board of Cleveland
  • Chief of Staff for the Kentucky State Senate
  • State and Local Tax Manager, Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP
  • Deputy Director for Recreation and Resource Management, Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources
  • JAG Officer in the U.S. Marines
  • Director of Government Affairs, Maytag Corporation
  • Legislative Assistant for U.S. Congressman
  • Director of Communications, Ohio Department of Commerce

Ashbrook alumni have also attended the following graduate schools:

  • Baylor University Graduate School (Waco, TX)
  • Boston College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Boston, MA)
  • Capital University Law School (Columbus, OH)
  • Carnegie-Mellon University Heinz School of Public Policy and Management (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Claremont Graduate School (Claremont, CA)
  • Cleveland-Marshall School of Law (Cleveland, OH)
  • Duquesne University McAnulty Graduate School of Liberal Arts (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Duquesne University School of Law (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs (Washington, D.C.)
  • Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Washington, D.C.)
  • Hillsdale College Graduate School in Statesmanship (Hillsdale, MI)
  • New England School of Law (Boston, MA)
  • The Ohio State University College of Law (Columbus, OH)
  • University of Akron Law School (Akron, OH)
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law (Cincinnati, OH)
  • University of Dallas Braniff Graduate School (Irving, TX)
  • University of London School of Economics and Political Science (London, England)
  • University of North Texas Graduate School (Denton, TX)
  • University of Notre Dame Law School (South Bend, IN)
  • University of Toledo College of Law (Toledo, OH)
  • University of Virginia School of Law (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Villanova, PA)
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)