Ohio Government Internship Program

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs' Ohio Government Internship Program gives undergraduate students from any major the opportunity to grow as policy professionals during their undergraduate career. All OGIP student internships are public service related, with a focus on state and local agencies, the Ohio Statehouse and political parties.
The Ohio Government Internship Program (OGIP) is designed to support students as they develop their careers in public service by giving them invaluable opportunities in state and local government.

OGIP participants are required to complete Public Affairs 4191.03 during their OGIP internship. Through this course, student interns participate in high-level professional development opportunities and networking sessions. They are also responsible for submitting reflection essays.

Networking sessions for the OGIP participants will be hosted by recent alumni who now work in state government agencies in Ohio. Additionally, participants will be required to complete a resume and cover letter writing session with Glenn College career advisors.

OGIP participants are supported directly by Glenn College Internship Coordinator Emily Carruthers. They receive internship placement assistance as well as other professional development opportunities throughout the semester through policy salons and mandatory career service events.

OGIP participants receive a stipend of $500 upon successful completion of the program.


Pre-req of Public Affairs 2110 or PoliSci1100*

All undergraduate students are welcome to apply to OGIP but preference will be given to students in their second and third year.

*Upper division courses in either subject will be considered as a pre-requisite on a case-by-case basis

Application Information:

Submit resume and complete application

  • Spring OGIP cohort deadline is October 1.
  • Fall OGIP cohort deadline is April 1.

Questions about the program can be directed to Emily Carruthers at carruthers.63@osu.edu.

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