Calling all college students: OK Policy summer internship and the Summer Policy Institute

This summer, we are pleased to offer two exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students interested in Oklahoma public policy. We are now accepting applications for summer interns, as well as for the first Summer Policy Institute, where 40 to 50 students from across the state will participate in panels, workshops, and keynote addresses involving leading policy experts from government, academia, and community organizations.

Please share these opportunities with any students, classmates, or others who may find them of interest.

Summer Internship

OK Policy is looking for students for a paid part-time or full-time internship during the Summer of 2013. Students 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.

Eligible students should have completed at least four semesters of college course work 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 Friday, May 3rd. For more information and the application form, go to

Summer Policy Institute

Oklahoma Policy Institute will host the first Summer Policy Institute (SPI) from August 5 -7, 2013 at the University of Tulsa. The event will bring together 40-50 highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students for an exciting and stimulating three-day learning experience. SPI will offer participants a unique opportunity to become better informed about vital Oklahoma policy issues, network with fellow students and leaders in the policy process, and prepare for their future studies and work in public policy-related fields.

The Institute will be hosted and led by the staff of OK Policy. It will also involve leading policy experts from government, academia and community organizations throughout Oklahoma. Keynote presentations 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, the intersections of state and federal policy, and the changing media landscape.

To learn more about the Summer Policy Institute and how to apply, go to The application deadline is May 31, 2013.


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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