About POGO

Investigative Internship

The Investigative Team is looking for interns to help POGO achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government. Investigative topics range from defense spending to Homeland Security programs; from undue influence to strengthening government ethics standards and whistleblower protections.

At POGO, our interns are immersed in the gritty work of government oversight from day one. From attending meetings on Capitol Hill to combing through resources at the Library of Congress, you’ll be exposing problems that affect ordinary Americans and exploring solutions to present to Washington policymakers.

Most significantly, your work will continue to make an impact after your internship ends. You may write for POGO’s blog, assist with writing and editing congressional testimony, or contribute substantive research to a POGO report.

Recent intern projects have included:

Opportunities for learning and growth:



The investigative internship will be based in our Washington, DC office and require a commitment of 40 hours per week during normal office hours. We offer compensation ($12.50/hour) to interns who cannot receive school credit or outside funding for their internship experience.

Start and end dates are flexible.

Suggested application deadlines:

Summer 2018: March 15, 2018

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. All high school, undergraduate, master's, Ph.D., and J.D. students; veterans; and recent college graduates are welcome to apply.

Please send your application materials to hr@pogo.org:

Any questions concerning internships or the internship program should be directed to Lydia Dennett, hr@pogo.org or 202-347-1122.