Join the Rodel Team

At the Rodel Institute, you will work with smart and committed colleagues doing important work to advance Rodel’s mission of strengthening American democracy. Rodel offers staff the opportunity to pursue their interests and grow professionally in a flexible and inclusive environment with highly competitive compensation and benefits. Staff are distributed across the country and work remotely, with regular travel for seminars and staff retreats. Open positions will be posted below. 

For more information on career opportunities with Rodel, please contact Katie Moran

Intern with Rodel

The Rodel Institute Internship Program is a summer professional development opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. Applications for the 2024 summer internship are closed. Please check back in early spring 2025 for applications for the 2025 summer application.

Rodel interns will work with smart and committed colleagues doing important work to advance Rodel’s mission of strengthening American democracy. Rodel interns will have the opportunity to support the Rodel Institute’s four fellowship programs as well as contribute to the Edwards Book Award.

Exact internship dates will be decided between the selected intern and the Rodel Institute, but generally, the internship will run from the end of May to the beginning of August. The intern is expected to work full-time, 40 hours per week. The Rodel Institute is a fully remote organization, and selected interns will work remotely as well. In general, the intern is expected to work normal business hours, but Rodel allows a flexible schedule when necessary. The intern and the Intern Coordinator will discuss what hours the intern will generally be online and available. Interns are paid $15 per hour.

Intern responsibilities typically include research, general administrative support, event coordination, and editing and writing. Rodel will assign projects that align with the intern’s interests as much as possible. As a capstone project, interns are asked to select one of Rodel’s programs, identify a reading for use in that program, and write an analysis of why the reading would advance the Rodel curriculum and the goals of the program.

Applicants are expected to have an interest in public service and in Rodel’s mission of strengthening American Democracy.


  • Interest in Rodel’s mission
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities
  • Administrative experience
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Enthusiastic and flexible team player
  • Ability to adapt to various work styles

Helpful Skills:

  • Experience in a particular area of Rodel’s work
    • E.g.: Customer relationship management (CRM) tools, event planning, quantitative or qualitative data gathering, etc.
  • Strong research abilities
  • Excellent Microsoft Office and database skills

If you have any questions or concerns about the application or the program, contact the Rodel team.