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Gov101 for Interns

Spring 2009

Online version at

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Politics vs. policy

Think tanks

Professional associations

Federal agencies




Private organizations

White House

(International organizations)

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Politics vs. policy

Think tanks



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Some DC Think Tanks

Institute for International Economics

Institute for Policy Studies

Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

Institute of Medicine

Institute of Policy Studies

Inter-American Dialogue

InterAction — American Council for Voluntary International Action

International Food Policy Research Institute

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Middle East Institute

Middle East Policy Council

Migration Policy Institute

The National Endowment for Democracy

National Institute for Public Policy

National Institutes of Health

National Security Archive, The George Washington University

New America Foundation

The Nixon Center

Northeast-Midwest Institute

Overseas Development Council

Population Reference Bureau

Progressive Policy Institute

RAND Corp.

Resources for the Future

United States Institute of Peace

Urban Institute

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Western Policy Center

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

World Resources Institute

Worldwatch Institute

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

American Foreign Policy Council

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

The Aspen Institute

Association on Third World Affairs Inc.

The Atlantic Council of the United States

The Brookings Institution

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Cato Institute

Center for Defense Information

Center for International Policy

Center for National Policy

Center for National Security Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies

CIVICUS — World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Climate Institute

The Development Group for Alternative Policies

Economic Policy Institute

Economic Strategy Institute

The Eisenhower Institute

Employee Benefit Research Institute

Ethics and Public Policy Center

The Eurasia Foundation

Federation of American Scientists

The Freedom Forum

The Fund for Peace

The Green Institute

The Henry L. Stimson Center

The Heritage Foundation

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Politics vs. policy

Professional associations

(Interest groups)




The Alliance for Health Care Reform

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association for World Health

American Electronics Association

The American Public Health Association

Center for Democracy and Technology

Children's Defense Fund

The Climate Institute

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The March of Dimes, National Government Affairs Office

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges

National Institute of Health


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Politics vs. policy

The World Bank

InterAmerican Development Bank

World Health Organization



(International organizations)

61,000 profiles,

available @ MIT, Roche & Haydn

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Politics vs. policy

Federal agencies



Dept. of Energy, US Africa Initiative

Dept. of Energy, US Climate Change Technology Program

Dept. of Justice, Immigraiton & Naturalization Service

Dept. of the Treasury – Office of the Comptroller

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

General Accounting Office


National Capitol Planning Commission

National Institute of Health

Office and Management and Budget

Dept. of Commerce - Office of Technical Competitiveness

Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Dept. of Defense – Office of Program Analaysis and Evaluation

Dept. of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education

Dept. of Energy – Office of Chief Financial Officer

Dept. of Energy - Office of Environmental Management

Dept. of Energy - Office of Fossil Energy

Dept. of Energy - Office of Fuels Development

Dept. of Energy - Office of Industrial Technologies

Dept. of Energy - Office of Lab Policy and Infrastructure Management

Dept. of Energy, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

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Politics vs. policy



Private organizations

Aerospace Corporation


Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

MIT Washington DC Office

National Security Research, Inc.

NERA Economic Consulting

Plexus Consulting Group

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA)

Texas Instruments, Government Relations Office

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Politics vs. policy



White House

Council of Economic Advisors

Office of Science and Technology Policy

President’s Council on Bioethics

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Politics vs. policy




Individual House and Senate members

Committees (and subcommittees)

Party organizations

Congressional Research Service

Government Accountability Office (formerly General Accounting Office)

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Library resources

  • Publications

    • CQ Weekly Report (

    • National Journal (

  • US Government Manual

  • Congressional Staff Directory

  • Congressional Yellow Book

  • Login