2015 Dale Ride Application Form


Dale Ride Internship Program - 8-weeks in Washington, DC

Summer 2015 Application Deadline - November 14, 2014

Celebrating Over 20 Years of Opportunity!

The Dale Ride Internship honors the memory of Dr. Dale Ride, SMC professor of political science, administrator and political activist. This 8-week Washington, DC internship is intended to offer 4 to 6 SMC students a summer internship opportunity that:

  • Enables students to participate in the legislative, political and administrative processes in governmental or public service agencies;
  • Broaden students’ awareness of and vision in pursuing public service as a possible career; and,
  • Complements the curriculum for both political science majors and those in other disciplines that have significant public service/public policy components with practical, intern experience.


2013 Dale Ride Interns
Robert Gonzalez, Madisson Goorman, Parker Jean, Scott Pine (l to r)


  • Eight-week placement in a Washington, DC governmental or non-profit organization
  • $2,000 stipend
  • Travel to and from DC
  • Housing at George Washington University


  • be at least 18 years of age;
  • be in good academic standing;
  • be enrolled as a full-time student at SMC in the spring semester;
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0; and,
  • have completed before the internship summer one of the following courses: Political Science 1 or 21; or History 11, 12, 16, 43, 46, or 52.

INTERNSHIP QUESTIONS? Email Deirdre Weaver, weaver_deirdre@smc.edu or call 310-434-8400, or click here for our application form you may also reference the Dale Ride FAQs.


The SMCF invites individual and corporate sponsors to underwrite the $5,000 per student program. 

For more information about sponsoring an intern, Deirdre Weaver, 310-434-8400.      


Cameron Hinton - Intern 2009


Deirdre Weaver
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