Attention, college students: OK Policy summer internship and Summer Policy Institute

Logo-SquareCalling all college students! This summer, we are pleased to offer two exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students interested in Oklahoma public policy. We are accepting applications for our summer internship, as well as for our Summer Policy Institute, a three-day intensive workshop featuring speakers and panels on a wide range of state policy issues.

Summer Internship

OK Policy is looking for students for a paid part-time or full-time internship during the summer of 2014. Interns will be expected to work between 15 and 40 hours per week, depending on their schedules and availability. The position will be based primarily in our Tulsa office, with occasional opportunities to work from home or school.

The work will primarily involve collecting data, conducting research, and offering analysis on state policy issues, including poverty, economic development, health care, immigration, and other subjects. Eligible students should have completed at least four semesters of college coursework or be pursuing a graduate degree. We are happy to cooperate with an institution’s requirements for academic credit. 

Interested candidates should complete the application form by May 2, 2014. To apply or find more info, go to

Summer Policy Institute

Oklahoma Policy Institute will host the second annual Summer Policy Institute (SPI) from August 3-6, 2014 at the University of Tulsa. The event will bring together more than 50 highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students for an exciting and stimulating three-day learning experience. SPI offers participants a unique opportunity to become better informed about vital Oklahoma policy issues, network with fellow students and leaders, and prepare for their future studies and work in policy-related fields. 

The Institute will be hosted and led by the staff of OK Policy, and will also involve leading policy experts from government, academia and community organizations throughout Oklahoma. Presentations and panels will provide a chance to hear from top political practitioners and observers on such topics as the practice of political leadership, Oklahoma campaigns and elections, and the nuts and bolts of Oklahoma’s budget and tax system.

For more information about the Summer Policy Institute, go to The application deadline is May 30, 2014. To fill out an application form, go to

Please share this announcement with any students, classmates, and others who might be interested.


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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