Government Accountability Project is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an equitable, inclusive culture. Government Accountability Project encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, or marital, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Internships & Externships

Government Accountability Project welcomes undergraduate, graduate, and law students to work with us as interns or externs for credit throughout the year. Hundreds of interns have supported Government Accountability Project’s work over the years, all making substantive contributions, including researching whistleblower disclosures, drafting white papers and affidavits, and supporting communications efforts through blogging and media outreach.

What former Government Accountability Project interns have to say…

What was your proudest moment?

“I was able to translate the Tunisian Whistleblower laws from Arabic to English, which are now available to others through Government Accountability Project.”

“I’m really proud of an intake memo I wrote for a potential client. There was a lot of information to sort through and condense, and it was a fun challenge.”

“I am proud of communicating with FOIA offices concerning investigations and learning how to navigate that system.”

What was your best day at Government Accountability Project?

“One day that I really enjoyed was when I got to go to a hearing for a few new MSPB appointees on the Hill and write it up for my supervisor. The atmosphere on the Hill was always exciting for me.”

“My best day at Government Accountability Project was the opportunity to discuss ongoing investigations.”

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for an internship or externship with Government Accountability Project, please send your resume and cover letter to Michael Termini, Chief of Staff, or fill out the appropriate google form below. Any questions regarding internships or externships should be directed to Michael Termini, Chief of Staff. His contact information can be found below.

Michael Termini, Chief of Staff / Chief Operating Officer
Government Accountability Project
1612 K Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC, 20006
Email: [email protected]

Work: (202) 457-0034 ext. 144

Positions We Offer

Not all internships are available every cycle. For more information, contact Michael Termini. His information is above.

International Internship

Legal Internship

International Program Fundraising Internship

National Security Internship

Legislative Internship

Environment Energy and Climate Change Internship

Food Integrity Campaign Internship


Service Corps Programs

Government Accountability Project also maintains relationships with multiple service corps, including the Mennonite Voluntary Service and the Lutheran Volunteer Corps. Each year, service corps members at Government Accountability Project contribute substantially to the organization as communications, events, and education associates and intern program coordinator. Check with your service corps to see if you’re eligible to work for Government Accountability Project during your service year.

Law Clinic

Government Accountability Project runs a long-standing whistleblower protection clinic at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) David A. Clarke School of Law. If you have questions about our clinic, contact Samantha Feinstein, Senior Legal and International Policy Analyst, at [email protected].