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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES

More information on each can be found below in the Jobs and Internships sections respectively.

ORGANIZATIONS

CAPITOL HILL

 CAMPAIGN

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Fall 2016 Internship
Youth Leadership School Coordinator
Field Representative 

REP. JUSTIN AMASH (MI-03)
Fall 2016 Internship

MARK PEREA FOR GOVERNOR (MT)
Campaign Manager

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY
Field Director
State Director 

REP. THOMAS MASSIE (KY-04)
Fall 2016 Internship 

ROD BLUM FOR US CONGRESS (IA-01)
Organizational Director

CHARLES KOCH INSTITUTE
Koch Associates Program - 2017/18
Koch Internship Program - Fall 2016
Liberty@Work 

SEN. RAND PAUL (KY)
Fall 2016 Internship 
 

 

  
   
   
   

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Jobs

Capitol Hill

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House of Representatives

Senate

Jobs - Campaigns

More campaign jobs will become available as the general election season for the 2016 election approaches. To prepare yourself for your next campaign job, make sure to join our Job Seekers list to receive job updates, and learn more about various aspects of campaigning through the Leadership Institute's Campaign Schools.
 

Campaign Manager
Mark Perea for Governor (MT)
Montana
www.markperea.com

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Compensation based on campaign fundraising

Description:
The campaign manager position will begin as a campaign treasurer role for my run for Governor of Montana. This is a grassroots campaign that will be based on rallying the liberty-minded folks in the neighborhoods of Montana's towns, cities, and rural areas. If you have ever grown a start-up business or would like to learn how to do so, this position may be perfect for you.

As this is a grassroots campaign for the Republican nomination, internships and unpaid positions may become paid positions as fundraising allows. If and when we get the nomination, several position will certainly become paid positions. As for now, it is very early in the cycle, and any position is as a volunteer and only requires a few hours per week.

Responsibilities:
Any staff member will have an opportunity to be creative and innovative. I am very good about identifying what excites a person, what they enjoy doing, and what unique skills they have that will be valuable to the campaign. The most important thing is that you love liberty and you believe that you, one person, can be instrumental in perfecting the liberty that our founding fathers envisioned for America and the world. When you join this campaign, you will make a difference, because the folks are out there just waiting for you and me to stand up to speak and fight for them and their children.

Other responsibilities include:
Accounting
Data maintenance
Event planning
Fundraising
Volunteer communication
Volunteer recruitment/coordination
Voter contact (direct mail, door-to-door)

Additional application materials:
Resume

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Organizations

Youth Leadership School Coordinator
Leadership Institute
Arlington, VA
www.leadershipinstitute.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience; work-related expenses will be reimbursed

Description:
The Youth Leadership School Coordinator must have the ability to actively and effectively recruit students to attend LI's flagship training, the Youth Leadership School (YLS). The YLS Coordinator will recruit students, solely execute all YLS logistics for their trainings, and teach YLS lectures.

The YLS Coordinator must also proactively find YLS student hosts to keep a strong and busy YLS schedule.

Employees are expected to work all hours needed to meet recruitment goals and to ensure all Youth Leadership Schools are professionally conducted (including nights and weekends as required).

Responsibilities:
The position's main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruitment, logistics, and event planning.

Qualifications:
Strong persuasion and sales skills, must have exceptional interpersonal skills, high attention to detail, highly professional crisis management skills, ability to follow-up and build long-term relationships, organizational skills, good communication skills, and take full responsibility for decisions made. Knowledge of the conservative movement and solid conservative principles are required.

The ideal candidate has worked on a campaign and has leadership experience of college clubs.

Applicants must be a Youth Leadership School graduate and have a Bachelor's degree. 

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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Denver Education Reporter

Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity

Colorado
www.watchdog.org


Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Monthly salary based on experience

Description:
Watchdog.org is seeking an investigative reporter to cover education issues in Denver, and write about how local education policy affects the national debate.This position will also work with the national education team to direct story assignments and identify national education trends in school choice reform.

Responsibilities:
Maintain sources that allow her to break new ground on education stories; cover school choice policy and legislation affecting Denver, specifically on charter schools and educational savings accounts; write about personal stories of people helped by choice-based education policy changes across the country; work with the other members of the education policy reporting team to create weekly story budgets; produce three enterprise stories per week, as well as shorter daily items as news warrants; become skilled in the use of Watchdog content-management systems (e.g., Word Press); develop tactics for republishing the work—and the Watchdog name—in other media, including newspapers, websites, social media (e.g., Twitter and Facebook) and television and radio; participate in scheduled training sessions and in regular calls with editing team; work with staff in other bureaus as needed; represent the organization professionally at public events and social gatherings

Qualifications:
College graduate with writing experience; major in journalism, communications, political science, or related field.

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Vermont Bureau Chief

Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity

Vermont
www.watchdog.org


Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Monthly salary based on experience

Description:
Watchdog.org is seeking a bureau chief to lead the Vermont reporting team, responsible for helping watchdog.org become a recognized leader in state reporting, and help identify stories of waste, fraude, and abuse in VT state government.

Responsibilities:
The Vermont Bureau Chief: is first and foremost a reporter, producing his or her own stories at the rate of 2-3 per week; reports to the Executive Editor; helps to build a positive relationship with donors to the Vermont bureau; recruits, helps to train Vermont bureau reporters, freelancers and interns; manages reporters in the Vermont bureau to established production goals, including story quality and count; pickups in other media; and social-media activity; manages day-to-day functions of the Vermont bureau, including story selection, assignments and editing; works with other team members essential to the success of the Vermont bureau; works with marketing to assure that reporters are given top-level assistance in meeting our ambition to become the recognized leader in Vermont reporting; helps to establish news partnerships throughout the state; is the face of the Vermont bureau in media interactions (e.g., on TV and radio). REPORTER SUMMARY -- all Watchdog reporters are: committed to the Franklin Center’s free-market mission of uncovering waste, fraud, and abuse in government, as well as to the job of highlighting successful free-market solutions to public policy problems; comfortable using standard newsroom equipment, including phones, computers, content-management systems, video cameras, and the like; knowledgeable about their subject area and can work independently.

Qualifications:
College graduate with at least two years of experience writing or editing; major in journalism, communications, political science, or related field

 

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Field Representative
Leadership Institute
Virginia
www.leadershipinstitute.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Leadership Institute is seeking field representatives for the fall 2016 semester.

Since 1997, The Leadership Institute (LI) has recruited and trained the best and brightest young conservative activists for its National Field Program. LI Field Representatives are the face of the conservative movement on college campuses across the country.

If selected for the LI Field Rep program, you will travel to college campuses within your assigned region through the end of the fall semester. At each college, you will organize, train, and inspire students to promote and defend conservative ideas and values on their campuses.

LI Field Reps help students start conservative student organizations or publications on campus, and provide them with the skills they need to help their groups succeed.

In addition to a base salary of $3,000 and a generous expense stipend of $9,000, each Field Rep receives a $3,000 signing bonus, the finest training in youth organization, mobilization, and activism prior to being deployed to their assigned regions.

After completing the program, former field representatives have gone on to work for conservative think-tanks, consulting firms, congressional offices, and national and state political parties.

Qualifications:
Candidates for this position must have a knowledge and understanding of conservative philosophy with a dedication to grassroots activism and organization. Candidates should also have strong interpersonal skills and should excel in both written and oral communication.

This position requires a willingness to relocate and travel throughout the fall 2016 semester. Due to the travel requirements, interested candidates must have a valid US driver's license, auto insurance, a working car, laptop computer, and cell phone.

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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Iowa Statewide Organizer
Drug Policy Alliance
Iowa
www.drugpolicy.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Deadline to apply: applications will be reviewed immediately, and will be accepted until the position is filled

Salary: Based on experience; benefits package including health, dental, long-term disability and life insurance, a generous 403(b) plan, and 25 days paid time off

Description:
The Iowa Statewide Organizer in the Drug Policy Alliance's Office of National Affairs reports to the Legislative and Organizing Coordinator. The candidate will work in Iowa to advance drug policy reform, serving as a conduit between Iowa-based advocates and DPA's expertise and resources. Extensive travel throughout the state may be required, and applicants must have a valid driver's license and vehicle.

Responsibilities:
Broad responsibilities include: working with partners and allies in Iowa on legislative and other reform, providing campaign planning and support; cultivating relationships with state and local elected officials, and building the presence of legislators in the drug policy reform movement; online organizing, working with organizers across movements and constituencies; helping to develop Iowa-specific advocacy materials for policymakers and advocacy partners, including briefing books, fact sheets, and information packets; convening stakeholder meetings, facilitating communication between people and organizations doing parallel or intersecting work across Iowa; facilitating the sharing of DPA resources, including staff expertise, with allies working on drug policy reform throughout the state

Primary responsibilities include: reaching out to and cultivating relationship with movement allies, supportive elected officials, and others with an eye to connecting advocates to each other; serving as the "connector" between advocates around the state on drug policy reform issues; working with advocates to carry out legislative and other strategies to advance drug policy reform; recruiting, training, and managing a group of core advocates to advance reforms; setting up meetings and planning events as needed; participating in partners meetings, policy meetings, and other meetings as required; performing other duties as required

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have excellent writing, analytic, and verbal communication skills; at least one year working in a campaign, policy, organizing, or advocacy environment; familiarity and experience with the state legislative process; strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, creativity, curiosity, and a good sense of humor; ability to build and cultivate relationships with people and organizations of various orientations and backgrounds; ability to be a self-starter and to be extremely detail-oriented; ability to work under pressure, meeting quick deadlines with juggling multiple projects; high degree of proficiency with online office tools, such as Google Docs; experience in community-based organizing or legislative advocacy preferred; demonstrated knowledge of, and commitment to, issues DPA addresses, including racial justice; familiarity/facility with social media is a plus; a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent is preferred but not required

This position requires the candidate to live in Iowa, own a car, and be available to travel as needed. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume

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Mercatus MA Fellowship
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Arlington, VA
www.mercatus.org

Start date: August 21, 2017
End date: August 21, 2019

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2017

Salary: Up to $80,000 over two years, including tuition and a stipend

Description:
The MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master's degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in careers in public policy. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and practical experience as a research assistant working with Mercatus scholars. It is a total award of up to $80,000 over two years.

The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

Qualifications:
Acceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into the MA program in economics in George Mason University. Please complete the standard application for fall admission to the MA program in economics at George Mason University, and indicate on the application that you would like to be considered for funding. 

The Mercatus Center's MA Fellowship program is targeted toward students with an interest in gaining advanced training in economics, but who do not anticipate a career in academia. Students who anticipate working in public policy as researchers, policy analysts, journalists, etc, are ideal candidates for the fellowship.

Additional application materials required:
**NOT YET ACCEPTING APPLICANTS** 

All applicants are required to complete an application on through the Mercatus Center's online portal. Follow the link provided below to get started.

Secondary application

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Adam Smith Fellowship
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Arlington, VA
www.mercatus.org

Start date: August 21, 2016
End date: August 21, 2017

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2016

Salary: Up to $10,000 over the year, including a quarterly stipend

Description:
The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

The aim of these fellowships is to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies. As such, Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University, participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political thought.

The total award of up to $10,000 includes a quarterly stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Fellowship winners are eligible to re-apply each year of their studies. Smith Fellows are also eligible to apply for conference and research support.

Qualifications:
Current graduate student enrolled in a PhD program

Additional application materials required:
**NOT YET ACCEPTING APPLICANTS** 

All applicants are required to complete an application on through the Mercatus Center's online portal. Follow the link provided below to get started.

Secondary application

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Frederic Bastiat Fellow
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Arlington, VA
www.mercatus.org

Start date: August 21, 2017
End date: August 21, 2018

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2017

Salary: Up to $5,000 over the year, including a stipend

Description:
The Federic Bastiat Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to graduate students attending master's, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields, including economics, law, political science, and public policy.

The aim of this fellowship is to introduce students to the Austrian, Virginian, and Bloomington schools of political economy as academic foundations for pursuing contemporary policy analysis. They will explore how this framework is utilized to analyze policy implications of a variety of topics -- such as the Study of American Capitalism, State and Local Policy, Regulatory Studies, Technology Policy, Financial Markets, and Spending and Budget -- during a series of colloquia where they will interact with Mercatus scholars that work on the cutting edge of policy analysis.

The total award of up to $5,000 includes a stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Bastiat Fellows are eligible to apply for conference and research support. They can also re-apply to the fellowship each year of their studies.

Qualifications:
Current graduate student enrolled in a master's, juris doctoral, or doctoral program

Additional application materials required:
**NOT YET ACCEPTING APPLICANTS** 

All applicants are required to complete an application on through the Mercatus Center's online portal. Follow the link provided below to get started.

Secondary application

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Field Director
Americans for Prosperity
GA|FL|IA|LA|NE|NV|OH|VA
www.americansforprosperity.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Field Director will work to build grassroots activities through phone banking, door to door canvassing, and neighborhood events while reporting to the State Director. Through grassroots event trainings, the Field Coordinator will organize, recruit, and engage volunteers to become active within their local community. The ideal candidate will have a background in grassroots advocacy.

Responsibilities:
Build grassroots relations for the state chapter with political, business, media and community leaders, as planned by the State Director
Mobilize and educate grassroots activists on issues within the organization’s mission
Utilize activists to become involved in AFP volunteer phone banking, door to door canvassing, and neighborhood events on state-based policy initiatives
Represent the organization by attending and speaking at local grassroots events for recruitment and education purposes
Organize and plan state and local educational rallies and other grassroots events, including the phone bank setup process and door to door canvassing
Ability to be highly productive in a home office and/or remote environment

Qualifications:
Must have valid driver’s license and insurance
Experience with grassroots operations and/or event planning preferable
Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills
Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with state and national staff, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment
Willingness to perform all duties as listed and any other duties assigned
Willingness to travel for day and overnight trips in and out of state
Proven ability to work remotely and in an office environment
Competency with Microsoft Office Suite
Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to our members, partners and all state chapters
A firm commitment to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity through free markets

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

When submitting your application, please list the state(s) for which you are applying. 

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State Director
Americans for Prosperity
Missouri
www.americansforprosperity.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
While leading different state initiatives, the State Director will act as the visionary and main spokesperson for Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation.  The director will report to the Regional Director, and will work closely with different departments in the national office, volunteers, legislators, press and donors.  This position requires an individual with a broad range of core competencies as he/she is running an individual state chapter within the broader organization.

Responsibilities:
Craft and implement a strategic plan that defines and measures success for the state chapter
Build relations for the state chapter with political, business, media and community leaders
Work with coalition partners, investors and AFPF & AFP national and other state offices to sustain state operations
Develop and generate state budget through fundraising activities to sustain state chapter
Mobilize and educate grassroots activists on issues within the organization’s mission
Utilize activists and volunteers to advance policy initiatives that bring about institutional change
Represent the organization as the key spokesperson for the state through consistent branding
Create and implement a state-wide legislative action plan and assist on national issues of importance
Draft and prepare press releases and op-eds and utilize and update social media (websites, facebook, twitter) as related to issues of importance to the state
Create and cultivate donor relationships with new, as well as existing supporters, at the state level

Qualifications:
Experience cultivating relationships with high-profile individuals
Political experience is preferable
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills
Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment
Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to our members, partners and other state chapters
A firm commitment to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity through free markets

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

When submitting your application, please list state(s) for which you are applying.

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Field Director
Generation Opportunity
FL | OH | NC | VA
www.generationopportunity.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Are you a natural community builder with a knack for motivating others toward action? Generation Opportunity is seeking field directors in several states to develop communities of 18-34 year olds who are ready to change the direction of the nation.

The field director will oversee and execute grassroots efforts in several geographic areas and report to the organization's state director.

Field director positions are available in:

Miami, FL
Cleveland, OH
Raleigh, NC
Richmond, VA

Generation Opportunity is a national, nonpartisan, youth advocacy organization geared toward equipping young people with the knowledge, resources, and tools to advocate for policy solutions which expand economic opportunity for a specific generation.

Responsibilities:
Collaborate with the state director in developing a local grassroots strategy for mobilizing advocacy efforts and activities, finding innovative approaches to engage the target demographic, managing logistics and communication for media, events and organizational outreach, and managing the volunteer program, budget, and logistics
Develop, promote, and carry out monthly events to promote and build the grassroots communities
Collaborate with representatives of key legacy networks within the target demographic
Develop, grow, and maintain an active grassroots community to participate in current education and advocacy, as well as to support event planning, implementation, and turnout
Recruit, brief, and lead grassroots leadership with a commitment to compliance and value creation
Develop and deploy leadership and grassroots volunteer advocacy networks
Develop and maintain awareness of active local networks and organization in the local area of operations
Support media, event, and organizational outreach and communication efforts with local teams and leaders

Qualification:
A Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years experiences with grassroots operations, event building, volunteer recruitment, and/or campaign work is preferred
Previous experience working with the target demographic is desirable
The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment while integrating a high degree of attention to detail and organization
An understanding and appreciation for free-market principles 

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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Internships

 Spring Internship Grants

Campaign for Liberty Foundation sponsors qualifying unpaid internships with liberty-minded organizations and congressmen with grants of up to $1,000.

Visit the M. Louise Tate Leadership Fund page to apply.

Capitol Hill

  

HOUSE AND SENATE INTERNSHIPS, FALL 2016

In the Washington, DC offices, internships run throughout the fall, spring, or summer semesters for college students. Although most internships in congressional offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' schedules and they may be willing to work with candidates available only part-time, but generally run 9:00 am to 6:00 pm when Congress is in session, and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm when not in session.

In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They may be asked to answer phones, run errands, give Capitol tours, enter data, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House; tasks vary from office to office. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

Preference is typically given to applicants who have some connection with the congressman's state (i.e. attended school, grew up in, currently resides in the respective state, etc). We strongly encourage you to consider applying to states to which you have a connection.

Applicants are more likely to be selected by legislators within the respective applicant's state. If you would like to apply to an office not listed, please email jobs@yaliberty.org with the name of the legislator for whom you would like to work, along with your resume and a cover letter.

UNITED STATES HOUSE
 

Fall 2016 Internship
Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, and a writing sample

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Fall 2016 Internship
Rep. Rod Blum (IA-01)
Washington, DC

Application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

[APPLY NOW]

 

Fall 2016 Internship
Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-06)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

[APPLY NOW]

 

Fall 2016 Internship
Rep. Walter Jones (NC-03)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, and three references

[APPLY NOW]

 

Fall 2016 Internship
Rep. Raul Labrador (ID-01)
Washington, DC

Qualifications:
Display good writing skills
Microsoft Word and Excel 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

[APPLY NOW]

 

Fall 2016 Internship
Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-04)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

[APPLY NOW]

 

Fall 2016 Internship
Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-03)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

[APPLY NOW]
 

UNITED STATES SENATE
 

Fall 2016 Internship
Sen. Ted Cruz (TX)
Washington, DC

Students who have completed their sophomore year of college with a strong interest in public policy are preferred

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, one-page resume, three letters of recommendation, a university transcript, and a one-to-two page college writing sample

[APPLY NOW]

 

Fall 2016 Internship
Sen. Mike Lee (UT)
Washington, DC

Qualifications:
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Undergraduate students only
Graduating students may apply for the semester immediately following their graduation
A connection to Utah (i.e. local university, grew up in Utah, currently residing in Utah, etc) 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume; include explanation of relation to Utah

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Fall 2016 Internship
Sen. Rand Paul (KY)
Washington, DC

A living stipend may be provided.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

[APPLY NOW]

Jobs - Campaigns

Don't see the campaign internship you want? To prepare yourself for your next campaign internship or job, make sure to join our Job Seekers list to receive job updates, and learn more about various aspects of campaigning through the Leadership Institute's Campaign Schools.

Organizational Director
Rep. Rod Blum for US Congress (IA-01)
Dubuque, IA
www.rodblum.com

Summer Term
Start date: June 1, 2016
End date: August 15, 2016

Fall Term
Start date: August 15, 2016
End date: November 15, 2016

Salary: Unpaid; housing and food will be provided

Description:
The Blum for Congress campaign is seeking qualified, motivated students to serve as interns for a United States Congressional race in Iowa's first Congressional District.

As a campaign intern, you will be expected to exhibit a strong work ethic, a close attention to detail, and a commitment to fulfilling important campaign tasks in a timely manner. Interns will be given the unique opportunity to have real responsibilities in a professional, face-paced campaign environment.

This internship can provide the right candidates with valuable first-hand political experience in a federal campaign. Campaign staff will offer personalized instruction and career guidance for those interns who wish to build their skills in the political field.

Upon successful completion of the internship, interns will be provided with a letter of recommendation from senior campaign staff. Those who exhibit an exceptionally high level of performance can expect to receive a letter of recommendation directly from the candidate.

Additional application materials required:
Resume and two references

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Organizations   

Fall 2016 Internship
Leadership Institute
Arlington, VA
www.leadershipinstitute.org

Start date: September 7, 2016
End date: December 11, 2016

Deadline to apply: July 24, 2016

Salary: $825 per month; free housing and free training tuition

Description:
If you are a young conservative looking to advance in politics and public policy, a Leadership Institute internship is for you.

Interns are placed in Leadership Institute departments, including Campus Reform, Political Training, International Training, LI Studios, Technology, Development, and more. Interns receive personal mentoring from their supervisors and complete high-priority projects.

An LI internship includes:
Free housing at the Sacher House, located a short, 10-minute walk from LI
$825 stipend per month
Free tuition to all LI trainings for one year
$200 book allowance to build your conservative library
Private dinners and lunches with conservative VIPs
Projects of high responsibility
Priority status in LI's Employment Placement Services 

Interns attend all LI trainings free-of-charge, host conservative leaders at private weekly dinners, visit Members of Congress on Capitol Hill, and experience all that D.C. has to offer. Each intern leads a discussion on a book that has shaped the conservative movement. No two days in the office are the same.

In addition to weekly speaker nights arranged by the Leadership Institute, interns are encouraged to attend issue briefings by other conservative organizations. Interns also go on group outings to Mount Vernon, the Briar Patch (Morton and Helen Blackwell's home in the Blue Ridge Mountains), the U.S. Capitol, and other national landmarks.

With a focus on the four pillars of development -- professional, personal, political and philosophical -- the program has a track record of success. Many interns take their training and experience at the Institute and directly apply it in the workforce or on their campus.

Qualifications:
For your application to be considered, you must have attended at least one Youth Leadership School training, hosted by The Leadership Institute; find one now

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

[APPLY NOW]

 

Fall 2016 Legal Internship
Electronic Frontier Foundation
San Francisco, CA
www.eff.org 

Start date: August, 2016
End date: December, 2016

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2016

Description:
Legal interns assist in all aspects of litigation, including legal research, factual investigation, and drafting of memoranda and briefs, while also helping with policy research, client counseling, and the development of public education materials.

EFF's docket ranges across the technological and legal landscape, from online fair use of copyrighted materials to illegal government spying; take a look at http://www.eff.org/cases/ for details about the EFF's work preserving constitutional values in the digital world.

Summer legal internships are full-time, 40 hours per week minimum, and last 10-14 weeks; fall and spring term internships are generally full-time, and we prefer interns who can commit to being in the office in San Francisco at least four days per week for 10-12 weeks.

Law students attending schools with non-semester schedules are encouraged to apply as well.

We do not offer remote internships or internships in Washington, DC. While the internship is unpaid, we encourage you to make arrangements with your law school for work/study stipends.

Qualifications:
US law students of all levels, including LLM students, are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for civil liberties or technology-related legal issues, along with excellent research and writing skills and the initiative and energy to see projects to completion in a fast-moving environment. (Being a bit of a geek definitely helps, but isn't required!)

Additional application materials required:

This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

[APPLY NOW] 

 

Summer 2016 Internship
Judicial Watch
Washington, DC
www.judicialwatch.org

Start date: May, 2016
End date: August, 2016 

Description:
Judicial Watch is currently seeking interns for our 2016 Spring Internship Program to serve in the following capacities:

LEGAL INTERN:

Description:
Legal interns have the opportunity to work closely with our Legal Department on various federal lawsuits brought under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the National Voter Registration Act, as well as state lawsuits on behalf of taxpayers.

Over the 8-10 weeks, interns will assist Judicial Watch's eight attorneys and two paralegals with legal research, brief writing, drafting FOIA requests and administrative appeals, document review and analysis, and a host of other key litigation responsibilities, as well as various other duties as assigned.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, and 500-word writing sample

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INVESTIGATIONS INTERN:

Description:
Investigations interns at Judicial Watch are introduced to the structure of government agencies subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Investigations Interns learn about the nine FOIA exemptions, and how to draft FOIA requests accordingly, as well as various other tasks and duties as assigned. They also research the open records laws for state and local governments and use their findings to supplement requests at the federal level.  Once the interns in the JW Investigations Department have been trained on proper FOIA protocol, they are encouraged to explore key issues of personal interest and/or open investigations under Judicial Watch’s guidance.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, and 500-word writing sample

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DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING INTERN:

Description:
Judicial Watch’s Development Department is seeking interns for its busy and growing fundraising development program to assist Development staff in the many day-to-day activities fundamental to raising over $21 million for one of the leading conservative non-profit organizations in America. Development interns will gain experience and understanding in all aspects of non-profit fundraising, from direct mail, internet fundraising, and foundation grants, to major and planned giving programs. Interns will assist with a variety of tasks including donor correspondence, telephone calls to donors, writing and sending acknowledgement letters, major donor research and foundation grant writing, as well as various other duties as assigned.  Interns will also gain a thorough knowledge about the importance of donor databases by assisting with data-entry, data clean up, donor coding and more. Interns must be politically conservative, detail oriented and willing to learn.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, and 500-word writing sample

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Fall 2016 Internship
Campaign for Liberty
Springfield, VA
www.campaignforliberty.org

Start date: August, 2016
End date: December, 2016

Salary: Monthly stipend TBD

Description:
Campaign for Liberty is looking for dedicated, liberty-minded college students or recent graduates to intern for the fall semester.

The responsibilities of this paid internship include answering phones, handling correspondence, data entry, research projects, occasional blogging, aiding in the organization of petition drives to Congress, and assisting staff members when necessary.

In the past, motivated C4L interns found great job opportunities in the liberty movement following their internships. Many former interns have found themselves working on Capitol Hill, for influential non-profits, and in other political endeavors across the country!

The C4L office is located conveniently in Springfield, VA, and office hours for interns are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Additional application materials required:
Resume and an original writing sample on a current event or favorite political topic (500 words maximum) 

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2017 - 2018
Koch Associate Program (KAP)
Charles Koch Institute
Washington, DC
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Start date: July, 2017
End date: May, 2018

Deadline to apply: March, 2017

Salary: Based on experience and partner organization

Description:
The Koch Associate Program is a challenging educational and career opportunity for individuals who are passionate about free societies and want to become more effective at improving well-being by advancing liberty throughout their careers.

In addition to working full-time at a nonprofit partner organization in the Washington, DC area, associates spend one day a week immersed in Market-Based Management and professional education curriculum. The program is a unique chance to combine your profession with your passion while expanding your knowledge, skills, and network.

Qualifications:
Solid understanding of free-market principles
Commitment to limited government and the advancement of individual liberty
Typically, a minimum of a bachelor's degree
Solid academic record
Strong interest in learning and applying Market-Based management in a nonprofit setting
Desire to become a better and more equipped professional
Demonstration of entrepreneurial thinking 

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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Fall 2016
Koch Internship Program (KIP)
Charles Koch Institute
Washington, DC
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Start date: August, 2016
End date: December, 2016

Deadline to apply: TBA

Salary: $6,300 (14-week fall program)

Description:
Want to build your resume while advancing free societies and promoting well-being? The Koch Internship Program is an opportunity not only to work for a think tank or public policy organization in the Washington, DC area, but also to receive valuable professional education and paid, hands-on experience. Designed for individuals who are passionate about promoting societal well-being through advancing free societies, the program offers a chance to develop your knowledge and skills, all while building a valuable professional network and an understanding of non-profit career paths.

This educational program offers the opportunity for one of the highest paid internships among similar liberty-advancing nonprofit organizations. Interns receive a stipend of up to $4,500 (10-week summer program), or $6,300 (14-week spring program) for full-time work.

Possible roles include: policy research, non-profit operations, marketing and communications, leadership and talent development, fundraising, legal work, and grassroots education.

Qualifications:
As an intern in DC, you'll work at a nonprofit partner organization and spend one day a week with the Charles Koch Institute engaging in reading discussions, group projects, lectures, and Market-Based Management workshops. As an intern at a state-based organization, you will further develop your skills and expand your network while connection with the Charles Koch Institute every Thursday for a web-based lectures, reading discussions, and programming.

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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Liberty@Work
Charles Koch Institute
Washington, DC
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Start date: July 11, 2016
End date: May 12, 2017 

Salary: Based on partner organization

Description:
From coast to coast, the study and advancement of free societies continues at state-based organizations. Liberty@Work is an interactive web-based professional education and training program for individuals interested in improving well-being by advancing liberty. As a participant, you will have the chance to undergo management training for four hours every Wednesday, and further develop your skills and expand your network. Also, in collaboration with state-based non-profit organizations from across the country, you will have the opportunity to work in a full-time, paid position. Additionally, participants travel to Washington, DC, for the first week of the program, and meet in person for two other professional education summits. All three summits will be done jointly with the Koch Associate Program.

Through Market-Based Management workshops, instructors, group projects, and reading discussions, you will develop your professional and management capabilities. In addition to the online, interactive education and training, you will also gain access to a dynamic network of dozens of non-profit partner organizations and nearly 3,000 professionals who are alumni of our educational programs.

Qualifications:
A successful candidate will have a solid understanding of free-market principles, a commitment to limited government and the advancement of individual liberty, typically a bachelor's degree, a solid academic record, strong interest in learning and applying MBM in a non-profit setting, a desire to become a better and more equipped professional, and able to demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking.

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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Fall 2016 Internship
CATO
Washington, DC
www.cato.org

Start date: Early September, 2016
End date: Late December, 2016

Deadline to apply: July 6, 2016

Salary: $700 per month

Description:
Cato interns assist policy staff as researchers; work with the conference department to organize policy conferences, debates, and forums; attend seminars and conferences; and assist Cato's professional staff by copying and filing newspaper articles, distributing materials to congressional offices, and preparing mailings. In addition to their research and other duties, interns take part in regular seminars on politics, economics, law, and philosophy, as well as a series of lectures and films on libertarian themes.

Cato internships are for undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, private property, free markets, limited government, and the philosophy of classical, or market, liberalism.

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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Summer 2016 Internship
Generation Opportunity
Arlington, VA
www.generationopportunity.org

Salary: Monthly stipend

Description:
Generation Opportunity (GenOpp) is a free-thinking, liberty-loving national organization of millennials promoting the best of being American: opportunity, creativity, and freedom. GenOpp has three internship programs open to interested applicants who are passionate about issues facing millennials. Below are the three internships available for the spring semester.

COMMUNICATION AND POLICY INTERNSHIP
GenOpp is seeking a communications and policy intern to conduct research for the communications and policy teams, update content for online platforms, and conduct various administrative tasks.

Responsibilities:
Research content for communications and policy teams
Maintain content of various websites: uploading blog posts, media clips, videos, photos, etc
Track, organize, order, and ship materials to various coalition partners
Support four different teams with their communications, policy, and external affairs needs

Qualifications:
Understanding of and interest in various social media platforms
Proven track record of handling multiple lines of responsibility across varying projects
Ability to take initiative; work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment while integrating a high degree of attention to detail and organization
Experience with Vine and Photoshop desired
Excellent customer service, communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
Exhibits a dedication to the organization's mission and economic freedom

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM INTERNSHIP
GenOpp is seeking a grassroots activism intern to assist with the grassroots activism team's goal of crafting messages to target specific demographics within states.

Responsibilities:
Assist the grassroots team in researching state policies and crafting messaging to reach target demographic via social media
Assist the grassroots staff in identifying important events and other venues to reach our target demographic
Assist in developing strategies for informing state press and target demographic about critical issues that affect the organization's mission
Maintain and build lists for states (colleges, media, etc)
Assist the grassroots team in handling regular logistics for meetings, event,s shipments, etc
Handle day-to-day tasks assigned by management

Qualifications:
Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in events, marketing, political science, or related field
Possess strong oral and written communication skills
Self-starter, detail-oriented, and committed to excellence
Working knowledge of social media platforms and tools, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with sometimes changing priorities
An understanding of free-market principles, and a passion for advancing the mission of the organization

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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DIGITAL TECH INTERNSHIP
GenOpp is seeking passionate and persuasive interns to serve in their cutting-edge digital activism center.

Responsibilities:
Write, edit, and review state-based communications for organization's social media sites
Monitor social mentions of organization, peers, and relevant topics in focus states; respond, when appropriate, to build relationships within community and with key influencers
Maintain and grow an email marketing program to communicate with desired audiences
Brainstorm and execute creative approaches to motivate young people to interact and utilize the digital platforms created by the technology team

Qualifications:
Familiarity with the social media landscape and the use of social media for marketing; a strong commitment to staying informed of latest trends while on the job
The ability to create, and curate, social media content
The ability to measure and evaluate social media successes and failures
Excellent writing and editing skills, and a proven track record of creative, outside-the-box thinking
A deep interest in communicating economic policies to mainstream audiences
The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, including communicating with peers throughout a global organization
Excellent project management and organizational skills
Understanding of current technologies available and willingness to explore new platforms
Attention to detail
Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and high sense of urgency
Understanding of and passion for the ideas of liberty
Design experience, video production, and web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc) is a plus, but not required

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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Fall 2016 Internship
Reason Foundation
Washington, DC
www.reason.org

Start date: September, 2016; specific starting date is negotiable
End date: Ten weeks from start date

Deadline to apply: July 1, 2016

Salary: Monthly stipend

Description:
Reason Foundation has a wide variety of internship programs available for the upcoming fall semester, and for which they are now accepting applications. Below you will find more information on the different programs offered.

JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP
Reason's journalism internships are available year-round in the Washington, DC office. The job includes reporting and writing for Reason and Reason.com, and helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks.

Most successful applicants have journalism experience. Applicants will be asked to include up to five (preferably published) writing samples.

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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POLICY INTERNSHIP
Reason is looking for innovative and focused policy interns for the spring of 2015 with positions available in both the Los Angeles and Washington, DC offices, and occasionally as telecommuting arrangements. Policy interns conduct policy research, draft and edit studies, and contribute to policy outreach and communications efforts in several issue areas, including:

Education and child welfare
Transportation
Privatization
Energy and the environment
Pension reform
Criminal justice

Applicants will be asked to indicate which issue areas are of interest to them.

Additional application materials required:
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REASON TV INTERNSHIP
Reason TV -- the online video journalism project of the Reason Foundation -- is looking for creative and engaged interns for the spring of 2015 in the Los Angeles and Washington, DC offices of Reason. Interns provide research assistance, edit video footage, do camera work, and provide marketing support.

Experience in video production is desired; applicants will be asked to provide links to work samples where possible.

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be prompted to complete the secondary step within YAL's application form below.

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DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP
Reason is seeking passionate and energetic development interns for the spring of 2015, with positions available in both the Los Angeles and Washington, DC offices. Development interns have the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of fundraising, including donor communications, event planning, prospect research, trip agendas, and direct mail.

Excellent communication skills are necessary.

Additional application materials required:
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