Leavitt Center


The Leavitt Center is dedicated to enriching students' formal education by helping to provide quality internship experiences, leadership opportunities, and professional training. Through their service at local, state, national, and international levels, students render valuable assistance while obtaining the practical skills and experiences needed for future roles as leaders of a complex modern world.  

Washington, D.C.

The value of the learn-by-doing experience outside of formal education is becoming ever more important. In the realm of politics and

The Leavitt Center seeks to offer a list of public service-related internships and the associated campus contacts to help in students' search for this critical component of their education.

While organized according to discipline, these internships may not be limited to students majoring in any of the specific fields. Also, this list is by no means exhaustive. If you have additional information or have interned and would be willing to serve as a resource for students, please contact Eric Kirby.

U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch (UT)

U.S. Senator Mike Lee (UT)

U.S. Senator Harry Reid (NV)

U.S. Congressman Rob Bishop (Utah's First District)

U.S. Congressman Chris Stewart (Utah's Second District)

U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Utah's Third District)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Congressional Budget Office

Department of Commerce

Department of Health & Human Services

Department of State

Department of the Interior

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

National Education Association (NEA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Security Agency (NSA)

Smithsonian Institution

White House

Utah State Legislature

State Legislature Internship: Spend the spring semester interning for a state senator or representative at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City.

Length: January-February.

Salary: $2400 for the Spring Semester

Preferred Qualifications: Current SUU Student

Contacts: Eric Kirby

Other Internship Opportunities:

Internship in Interpretation at Zion National Park
This position is in the Division of Interpretation and Visitor Services. After training, the intern will work with mentors to prepare and present enjoyable interpretive programs for park visitors. These programs include talks, guided walks, and shuttle tours. The intern will staff the visitor center and museum information desks, providing information and trip-planning assistance for visitors.
Additionally, tasks and projects will be assigned that contribute to the successful operation of the division.  This internship is compensated with a $125 a week stipend and free housing.

For more information visit www.nps.gov/zion
Contact: Holly Baker
Email: holly_baker@nps.gov or call 435-772-7612

Landmark Family Legislation

First of all, we promise this is going to be FUN! While it may require a lot of work and commitment, we are very cognizant of your time and will be flexible with all schedules. This case promises to be one that can act as an example
for other states as we attempt to change the way many aspects of family law operate.
Two interns to work as personal assistants to current lobbyist.
These individuals will act as liaisons with other interns, organize personal and confidential information, liaison with media acting as a buffer with the press, and other duties as assigned.
These individuals must be extremely comfortable with the internet, social networking, etc.
Three internship positions are available, and could include the following responsibilities:
Study current court cases dealing with family law issues from opposing sides in the argument as a legal analyst, study current Utah case law / codes / statutes, look at statements made by each of the individuals involved in the argument
Weekly commitment: up to 10 hours per week, more or less depending on the workload and status of the case.
This internship is unpaid but the experience you have and the people you meet we can promise will have a lasting effect on your life and career.
Contact: Emily Hollingshead Emily.hollingshead@gmail.com