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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES

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ORGANIZATIONS

CAPITOL HILL

 CAMPAIGN

FREEDOM WORKS
Grassroots Assistant
Summer 2015 Internship 

REP. JUSTIN AMASH (MI-03)
Legislative Assistant 

CHAD BINNALL - US HOUSE (SC-07)
Field Staff 

REASON FOUNDATION
Art Director
Education Policy Analyst
Summer 2015 Internship 

SEN. THOMAS MASSIE (KY-04)
Fall 2015 Internship 

VINCE HALEY - STATE SEN (VA-12)
Field Staff 

GENERATION OPPORTUNITY
Director of Marketing Strategy
Interactive Designer
Regional Director
Summer 2015 Internship

REP. ROD BLUM (IA-01)
Fall 2015 Internship 
COMMITMENTS NEW HAMPSHIRE
Field Staff 

CHARLES KOCH INSTITUTE
Even Coordinator
Executive Assistant
Web Developer
Koch Associates Program - 2015/16 (KAP)
Koch Internship Program - Summer (KIP)

REP. TOM MCCLINTOCK (CA-04)
Fall 2015 Internship 
 
   
   
   

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Jobs

Capitol Hill

To prepare yourself for the next Capitol Hill job, make sure to join our Job Seekers list to receive job updates, and learn more about potential position openings by visiting the US House and Senate websites below.

Additional job postings can be found on the US House and Senate websites:

House of Representatives

Senate

 

Legislative Assistant
Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03)
Washington, DC
www.amash.house.gov

Start date: Immediate availability

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
My office is seeking a bright, creative, and hard-working legislative assistant to join our Washington, DC-based policy team.

The legislative assistant will draft legislation, analyze bills, and meet with constituents concerning policy matters, among other duties. The legislative assistant will be expected to handle a diverse portfolio of policy issues, which can be tailored somewhat to the staffer's expertise and interests.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to individual liberty, economic freedom, and the defense of the Constitution.

He or she must also be an excellent writer and clear thinker willing to take on the most serious impediments to a freer, more prosperous America. Candidates who prefer staid and stead work or who avoid challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have a BA or equivalent, and we prefer candidates who have a background in economics and some policy experience, although Hill experience is not required.

This is not an entry-level position

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Jobs - Campaigns

More campaign jobs will become available as primary 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.

Field Staff
Chad Binnall for US House (SC-07)
South Carolina
www.chadbinnall.com

Start date: Immediate availability

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
We are looking for a full field staff with all positions open. If you are looking to gain valuable campaign experience, this is a great opportunity for you.

Responsibilities:
Accounting
Coalition building
Data maintenance
Event planning
Fundraising
Media relations
Messaging/strategy
Volunteer communication
Volunteer phone banking
Volunteer recruitment/coordination
Voter contact (direct mail, door-to-door)
Voter turnout (GOTV)
Youth outreach

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, one reference

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Field Staff
Vince Haley for State Senate (VA-12)
Virginia
www.vincehaley.com

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable
End date: June 10, 2015 

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The campaign is looking to hire field staff. This work will be door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, event help and working on other functions that may arise. This is an excellent way to network and begin learning about campaigning.

Responsibilities:
Volunteer phone banking
Voter contact (direct mail, door-to-door)
Voter turnout (GOTV)

Additional application materials required:
Resume

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Field Staff
Commitments New Hampshire
New Hampshire

Start date: May, 2015; specific starting date is negotiable
End date: Six months after start date 

Salary: $3,000 - $4,500; based on experience

Description:
Commitments NH is seeking motivated team members to work on an exciting project focusing on New Hampshire’s 2016 US Senate race.

These field staff team members will interact face to face with voters, performing extensive voter contact engaging voters across the state in order to identify voters and persuade them about the candidates and relevant issues, and will be asked to participate in other campaign efforts as needed.

The sole responsibility of a field staff team member is to execute an aggressive grassroots plan while communicating with voters in a positive and effective manner.

Field Staff members we are looking on bring on the team are hardworking, self-paced, and have excellent communication skills. Applicants must be personable, outgoing, and enjoy interacting with the public. 

Competitive results-based compensation and incentives are available.

Responsibilities:
The sole responsibility of a field staff team member is to execute an aggressive grassroots plan while communicating with voters in a positive and effective manner. Field Staff team members must have a reliable vehicle, and must have a flexible schedule.

Specific responsibilities may include:
Coalition building
Volunteer communication
Volunteer phone banking
Volunteer recruitment/coordination
Voter contact (direct mail, door-to-door)

Qualifications:
Previous campaign experience is helpful, but is not required.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, two references

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Organizations

Graphic Designer Specialist
Civitas Institute
www.nccivitas.org

Description:
The Civitas Institute, a conservative, state-based policy and research organization located in Raleigh, NC is looking for a Graphic Design Specialist to work directly under the Communications Director.

Responsibilities:
Follow, manage, and maintain organization’s brand and identity both in print and online
Design complete layout for organization’s monthly newspaper and other publications and optimize print layout for online use
Work with events department to design and produce branding and promotional materials for all organization sponsored events
Manage printed projects from conception to realization and communicate with outside vendors to ensure optimum outcome of finished product
Design and create visual presentations
Create infographics to accompany organization’s printed and online material
Collaborate with social media department to create images for use on social media outlets
Assist with other projects and tasks as needed

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
Proficiency in Adobe CS5, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
Strong Project and Time Management Skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Amazing typography skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work individually and in a team setting
Pleasant attitude and ability to accept constructive feedback as well as explain reasoning behind design aspects
Willingness to adapt design to the organization’s objectives and needs

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Field Staff
National Right to Work Committee
CO, DE, IA, KY, ME, MT, NH, and NV
www.nrtwc.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: $1,200 per month; housing and food provided

Description:
The National Right to Work Committee (NRWC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens’ organization dedicated to the principle that all Americans must have the right to join a union if they choose to, but none should ever be forced to affiliate with a union in order to get or keep a job. The NRWC combats compulsory unionism through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to compulsory unionism and, at the same time, enlist public support for Right to Work legislation.

The NRWC is seeking to fill available positions within the field program. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, hard-working activists willing to learn and travel. While this is an entry-level position, writing, communication, and organizational skills helpful. Positions in multiple states are available.

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include everything from interviewing politicians to keeping the copiers running, coalition building, data maintenance, messaging/strategy, volunteer communication, and voter contact -- many responsibilities will be assigned according to your skill set.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, and 1-3 references

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Conservative Fundraising Professional
The RainMakers
Virginia
www.therainmakers.biz

Start date: Immediate availability

Salary: $2,100 - $2,700; based on experience

Description:
Great opportunity for recent college graduates to get their foot in the door of the conservative movement.

Conservative firm in Springfield, Virginia seeks reliable, hard-working, entrepreneurial Development Associate committed to advancing the cause of liberty through fundraising and development. Clients include a nationally recognized Super PAC devoted to defeating Hillary Clinton in 2016, a national charity for wounded veterans, several conservative policy organizations (2nd Amendment, Pro-Life, etc.), and conservative members of Congress and U.S. Senate candidates.

Looking for talented entry-level associate to write direct response marketing packages, coordinate event planning, design and execute national fundraising plans for Congressional candidates, call existing major donors, and set up and eventually travel the country to make presentations to major donors, corporate executives, and PAC directors.  Great opportunity for those interested in politics to learn valuable and marketable fundraising skills (major donor development, direct mail, internet marketing, etc), scheduling and event planning, and to help give back to our heroes in the Armed Services who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Responsibilities:
Data maintenance
Event planning
Fundraising
Messaging/strategy 

Qualifications:
Excellent written and oral communication skills, combined with a professional demeanor. Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. The ability to work independently, effectively manage multiple projects, tasks and deadlines, and be a strong contributor in a team environment. 

Proficiency in Microsoft Word + Excel preferred.

Additional application materials required:
Resume 

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Producer/Videographer
The CATO Institute
Washington, DC
www.cato.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The CATO Institute is looking for a producer/videographer for libertarianism.org

Responsibilities:
Lighting and sound production and audio/video recording of libertarianism.org videos and lecture series
Sound production and audio recording for podcasts
Preparation and formatting of videos and podcasts for use on the site and its YouTube channel
Digitizing, preparing, and formatting VHS tapes and audio cassettes from the archive collection
Writing engaging descriptions of site's multimedia content and posting to its social media accounts
Collaborating with the team on the creative direction and production of the multimedia content

Qualifications:
1-3 years working knowledge of audio visual equipment
Fluency with non-linear video and audio editing software
Ability to work with multiple broadcast-quality video cameras (specifically, Panasonic HMC-150, Sony NEX-FS100 and Canon DSLR cameras)
Must demonstrate the capability to meet deadlines and work well on a small team
Experience in television, documentary video, and/or professional audio production is a plus

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume 

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Policy Analyst, Digital Money and Finance
The CATO Institute
Washington, DC
www.cato.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The CATO Institute seeks a policy analyst to address the monetary and financial regulatory policy implications of ongoing developments in Internet and electronic payments technology. The analyst will be expected to produce, solicit, edit, and promote policy research on issues concerning digital currencies, electronic (including mobile) payments, and money laundering and terror finance regulations that may either hinder or promote the continued development of these and other non-bank payment technologies.

Qualifications:
The position requires superior research, writing, and communication skills. A Ph.D. in economics is preferred. A background in information technology would also be preferred. A minimum of three years relevant work experience is required.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, references, and writing samples

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Education Policy Analyst
The Reason Foundation
Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA
www.reason.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Reason Foundation, a non-profit, public policy think tank, is committed to improving the quality of education for all students by advancing choice and competition among schools as well as transparency and accountability for results. Reason’s work on school finance promotes student-based budgeting programs, which use free market principals to allow parents to choose the school that best fits their child's unique educational needs and holds schools accountable for student outcomes. This innovative approach goes by a wide variety of names, including “backpack funding,” and “portability” – but by any name, such reforms devolve local control to schools and allow money to follow the child.

Responsibilities:
Conduct original research and data analysis on student-based budgeting programs across the country and their impact on student achievement and on spending at the school level
Plan and execute communication strategies about project research and activities, including list management, writing, coordinating mailings, and developing partnerships with other organizations
Support efforts to provide education, coaching and relevant materials to school and local elected officials interested in learning more about student-based budgeting programs

Qualifications:
A solid understanding of free-market policy and passion for Reason’s mission and education reform
Excellent data analysis and writing ability, including experience with excel and a statistical package such as stata, spss, or others
Strong oral communication skills
Experience in education policy, public policy, or related activities
Master’s degree in relevant field is preferred, but not required

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, three professional references, and two writing samples
Additionally, this organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction.

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Art Director
Reason Magazine
Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA
www.reason.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Reason Magazine — the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets" — is seeking an art director to do layout and image selection for the monthly print magazine, and to contribute to the visual elements of the magazine's online presence and video project.

The job involves big picture aesthetic decision making, but also finicky attention to detail. Excellent time management skills are required. InDesign and Photoshop fluency is a must, and familiarity with  motion graphics software, such as After Effects, Motion, Cinema4D a plus. While there is no ideological litmus test, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in libertarianism.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have experience working under deadline pressure at a periodical publication and interacting with printers. They should be credentialed in a relevant field and/or be able to demonstrate an understanding of design principles, typography, page composition and grid structures, photo manipulation, and the print production process.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a portfolio of relevant design samples. Your cover letter should include a description of why you are interested in working for Reason, how your past experience is relevant to a role here, and a description of any relevant technical skills. Please also specify your desired job location and ability to relocate.

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Deputy Director of Communications
Marijuana Policy Project
Los Angeles, San Diego, or San Francisco, CA
www.mpp.org

Salary: Approximately $65,000; including employer-paid health insurance, a $50 monthly contribution to the employee's HSA, and an employer match for the Simple IRA retirement plan

Description:
The overarching goal of the Deputy Director of Communications (DDC) is to inject MPP's message into the news media in the United States.

The work will be national in scope until early 2016, at which time the position will convert into a communications position with MPP's campaign to pass a legalization ballot initiative in California in November 2016.

MPP strongly prefers job applicants who are bilingual with Spanish and English, but English-only applicants will also be considered.

The DDC will serve as an adjunct to MPP's Director of Communications, who is based in Denver.

During 2015, the DDC will write/edit news releases, pitch reporters, and draft editorial content regarding state and federal policy developments; local and state ballot initiatives; national, state, and private surveys, reports, and studies; MPP's media stunts and other public education efforts; and other marijuana-related developments.

The DDC will be one of MPP’s two primary spokespersons and media contacts. He or she will conduct interviews with TV, radio, print, and online media outlets, and he or she will connect reporters to other MPP staff members, as needed.

The DDC will perform the same tasks in 2016 as in 2015, but with an exclusive focus on the campaign to pass a legalization ballot initiative in California in November 2016. The DDC will be MPP's spokesperson for the California campaign, and he or she will be responsible for representing MPP in California-specific coalition meetings, including giving the occasional speech.

The position will revert to being national in scope following the November 2016 election, but with an emphasis on California politics and implementation of the 2016 ballot initiative.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should include 1. how you learned about MPP's job opening, 2. why you are interested in working with MPP, 3. your stance on marijuana policy and your position on the larger "war on drugs," and 4. why you think you would excel in this position.

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Senior Development Associate
Foundation for Economic Education
Washington, DC
www.fee.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Senior Development Associate will support FEE's fundraising efforts and Freeman magazine business development. This role requires fundraising acumen and relationship expertise with entrepreneurial talents needed to build an entirely new FEE business line. The position reports to the Director of Development with dotted-line reporting to the COO.

Responsibilities:
Create and execute The Freeman print magazine business by developing processes, metrics, feedback to editorial, and distribution relationships
Distribute to and gather feedback from the expanded print run of The Freeman–15,000 copies per quarter
Convert Freeman readers into FEE fans, either through use of FEE.org, attending seminars, or otherwise
Manage a portfolio of mid- to high-level investors in FEE, including donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
Manage a small portfolio of prospective high-level investors, working to introduce them to FEE and fostering a relationship that results in the prospective investor making substantial, annual gifts to FEE
Design and execute the business plan for distributing The Freeman quarterly magazine to students both within and outside of the “liberty movement”
Identify distribution partners and build relationships
Collect feedback from partners and end-users, distilling and relaying to the editorial team
Assume responsibility of a donor and prospect portfolio and immediately begin to make contact and begin relationship building
Move relationships from general cultivation to solicitation to stewardship
Work with the Director of Development to structure appropriate and timely solicitations
Invite donors to FEE’s annual spring retreat, assist in organizing donor events, and travel to meet donors nationwide

Qualifications:
An unwavering commitment to the mission and principles of FEE
Process-oriented and data-driven
Personable, energetic, and outgoing
Appreciation for alliance and relationship building
2-4 years of experience with either fundraising, sales and/or business development
Interest in and willingness to travel
A collaborative personality, unafraid of challenge
A careful attention to detail
Integrity in all speech and action
The entrepreneurial spirit to improve existing programs and discover new ones

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Field Director
Americans for Prosperity
Iowa
www.americansforprosperity.org

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:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction.

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State Director
Americans for Prosperity
Michigan | Utah
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:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction.

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Event Coordinator
Charles Koch Institute
Washington, DC
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Charles Koch Institute seeks an Event Coordinator to join its dynamic Events team. This individual will plan, execute, and evaluate meetings, conferences, and special events for a variety of teams to advance the Institute’s mission as an educational organization. The ideal candidate will be excited to work in a collaborative team environment and contribute creative ideas that improve the quality of each event.

Responsibilities:
Plan, execute, and evaluate meetings, conferences and special events, including researching and selecting venues, coordinating with vendors, managing contracts, , communicating with attendees, hosting VIPs and writing post-event reports
Help develop and maintain standard operating procedures for events to help the Institute maintain a high level of service and event quality
Contribute to the development and training of junior staff. Previous management experience or interest in supervising is desired

Qualifications:
4-6 years of relevant experience working in event or meeting planning, hospitality, or related field preferred
CMP designation a plus, a commitment to achieving designation desired
Ability and interest to travel as needed
Strong customer service focus
Ability to work well under pressure and adapt to change
Ability to work on multiple projects at once and keep track of multiple priorities
Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, high sense of urgency, and a passion for economic freedom
Capacity to work flexible hours and limited weekends 

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction.

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Web Developer
Charles Koch Institute
Washington, DC
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The web development team is looking for a highly entrepreneurial individual with the experience to lead the team in exploring and expanding websites and new platforms. If you are looking to join a highly collaborative team that is taking CKI’s web presence to the next level, we hope you apply. The web development team is responsible for developing and maintaining various websites (charleskochinstitute.org, charleskochfoundation.org, economicfreedom.org, and cronychronicles.org); helping to select and manage external Web vendors and consultants; using various technologies, including HTML, CSS, ColdFusion or WordPress to complete projects; maintaining the Institute’s database using Apex, while performing with a high level of service for internal and external customers.

Responsibilities:
Website development and maintenance
Researching new technologies and tools for effective integration across various platforms
Data management – coordinating the flow of data between various teams internal and external to the Institute
Supervise and grow web development capability

Qualifications:
2-5 years’ experiencing building and modifying websites
Experience with WordPress or other CMS platforms
Familiarity with HTML, PHP, CSS
BA or BS in related field preferred but not required
Experience supervising web or database developers
Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, high sense of urgency, and a passion for liberty
Willingness to learn and apply Market Based Management at work daily
Strong communication skills

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction.

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Executive Assistant
FreedomWorks
Washington, DC
www.freedomworks.org

Salary: Based on experience; includes a benefits package

Description:
FreedomWorks is a non-profit grassroots organization with a 25 year plus history of fighting for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom. We are looking to immediately fill the role of Executive Assistant to provide support to our Chief Executive Officer.

Applicants should be passionate about FreedomWorks dedication to free market principles and individual liberty.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and must be able to work independently with little or no supervision. This person must be exceedingly well organized, flexible, calm under pressure, able to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion, and have the ability to interact with staff at all levels. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability, and attention to detail are equally important.

Responsibilities include heavy calendar management, requiring interaction with both internal and external executives and assistants, as well as consultants, donors and potential donors. Must be able to multitask, prioritize, and meet objectives with minimal direction; coordinate domestic and international travel logistics; prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner.

Responsibilities:
Maintain a detailed and up-to-date calendar in a fast-paced environment, including responsibility for all details of hundreds of days of domestic and international travel
Interface and coordinate contact with donors, political figures, media, activists, and internal departments
Flexible availability to respond to evolving scheduling demands at a moment’s notice outside of traditional business hours
Maintain precise coding for hundreds of thousands of dollars in expense reports
Ability to work independently and with internal departments to prepare needed information for media hits, special projects, meetings, and events
Act as part of core support staff for events, requiring cross-country and international travel
Assist in the management of day-to-day operations of the office including, but not limited to: managing an all staff bi-weekly travel calendar, approving timesheets, and approving invoices
Assist with additional institutional projects as needed

Qualifications:
Prefer 5 + years of experience working at executive level
Strong Microsoft word and excel skills necessary
Proficient in all Google mail applications

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Grassroots Assistant
FreedomWorks
Washington, DC
www.freedomworks.org

Salary: Based on experience; includes a benefits package

Description:
FreedomWorks, a vibrant and growing free-market and limited government grassroots advocacy organization, is seeking to hire a qualified candidate to serve as the organization’s Grassroots Assistant.

The ideal candidate will have at least one year’s worth of on-the-job experience with campaigns and be able to help organize grassroots campaigns including communications, events, and activities. While the position will reside within FreedomWorks’ Grassroots team, the position requires working closely with departments across our organization in order to support new and ongoing organizational objectives.

Responsibilities:
General activist relations (taking activist phone calls, answering questions, addressing activist needs, sending materials when requested, managing general email accounts and correspondence)
Writing and producing grassroots educational and advocacy communications
Assisting the Director of Grassroots with initiatives and events with activists on the ground
Research
Administrative Duties (accounting, supplies, materials, etc)
Managing online activist platform, requests, etc
Working with vendors on material creation and distribution

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Proven commitment to free market principles
Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to operate in a collaborative and cross-functional environment
Excellent judgment and ability to make recommendations and decisions
Attention to detail and ability to recognize and flag issues
Excellent event management and interpersonal skills
Willing to travel

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Director of Marketing Strategy
Generation Opportunity
Washington, DC
www.generationopportunity.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Generation Opportunity is looking for a Director of Marketing Strategy. The Director will be in charge of customer targeting and acquisition. In this role, the ideal candidate will develop and test strategies then use outbound marketing in order to realize goals. These marketing responsibilities will include developing customer strategies for online advertising, email marketing and grassroots activities for Generation Opportunity. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and management skills and be organized, engaged, and committed to furthering GenOpp’s mission.

Responsibilities:
Design and maintain appropriate growth strategies that will compliment fast-paced business needs and schedules
Establish customer funnels, goals, and objectives consistent with the organization's overall strategic plans
Lead and educate internal teams on common practices and trends for digital initiatives including websites, social media, mobile sites, email products, and advertising
Lead and execute experiments in support of ongoing initiatives
Proactively collaborate and plan tactics to ensure that GenOpp is fully utilizing its assets to increase visibility and ensure GenOpp’s customers are being reached effectively
Keep current with trends and issues in technology including current technologies and costs
Stay organized and exhibit critical attention to detail
Communicate effectively and on a frequent basis with senior leadership and staff

Qualifications:
5+ years of experience, including management experience, is strongly preferred
A bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience is preferred
Private sector marketing experience is a plus as is a background or understanding of political and/or grassroots campaigns
Business analysis and technical skills to execute solutions that will allow GenOpp to advance its mission
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to effectively communicate and operate in a team-oriented environment
Working knowledge of analytical tools is preferred
Working knowledge of effective online advertising methods and email marketing tactics is preferred
Basic knowledge of HTML, SPSS, Stata, program R, or querying databases is a plus

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction.

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Regional Director
Generation Opportunity
Washington, DC
www.generationopportunity.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Generation Opportunity (GenOpp) is looking for a Regional Director to oversee the state-based outreach strategies for the organization for three to four states. The Regional Director will oversee state-based teams in various target states while functioning as the conduit for open, efficient communication between the state teams and headquarters staff.  The successful candidate will have experience managing remote teams and will be interested in advancing a culture of freedom to improve the well-being of young people.

Responsibilities:
Lead the implementation of Generation Opportunity’s field operations plan in designated states
Contribute to ongoing national field operations planning and development
Lead and supervise a team of State Directors charged with developing and deploying a grassroots organization capable of recruiting, community building, outreach, and engagement with young people
Test new approaches to engage the targeted demographic
Serve as the liaison between headquarters staff and field staff by facilitating open communication and feedback loops
Along with the State Directors, manage the states’ field program budgets and logistics
Interact with and reach out to representatives of key networks within the target demographic
Maintain constant dialogue with active members of the grassroots leadership and extended network

Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree is preferred
At least 3 years of experience in grassroots operations and/or campaign work is preferred; similar combination of education and experience will be considered
Campaign experience is preferred, but not required
Experience leading a team and managing resources
Possess a familiarity with the structure of federal, state, and local government
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment while integrating a high degree of attention to detail and organization
Ability to travel as needed to work with the state teams
Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, as well as a strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills
Interest in issues that affect the well-being of young people

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction.

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Interactive Designer
Generation Opportunity
Washington, DC
www.generationopportunity.org

Salary: Based on experience

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 is seeking a motivated and professional Interactive Designer to join our their Digital team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating a wide range of designs for interactive campaigns.

Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively and responsibly with the Communications, Grassroots, and Digital Tech teams in order to manage expectations for daily projects
Balance and prioritize design work to ensure critical items are addressed
Produce high quality deliverables while working within budget and meeting deadlines
Keep supervisor aware of workload and potential conflicting commitments

Qualifications:
2 years of experience working in a creative department of an agency, design shop, or digital firm is preferred
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or related experience is preferred
Professional attitude is a must
Strong desire and ability to work creatively with attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to work quickly and easily handle multiple projects
Must be able to work cooperatively as a member of a team as well as independently
Expert in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
Must be able to provide references and samples of work
Experience slicing Photoshop compositions into Dreamweaver
Familiarity with Scrum and Agile methodologies desired
Experience with front-end web development (HTML/CSS) preferred
Working knowledge of common web programming languages (HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP) is helpful but not required
High quality print design
UX/UI application or website design experience
Mobile design experience
Interest in issues that affect the well-being of Millennials

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction.

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Grassroots and Field Operations Manager
Media Research Center
Reston, VA
www.mrc.org

Salary: Based on experience; includes a benefits package

Description:
The Grassroots and Field Operations Manager is responsible for planning and executing all efforts to activate the MRC’s online army of members, subscribers, fans, and followers in order to amplify the work and mission of the Media Research Center and build awareness for the organization. Performance will be measured by measuring citizen actions and impact.

Additionally, in preparation for the 2016 elections, the Grassroots and Field Operations Manager is responsible for hiring and training a team of 10-12 field representatives by the end of 2015. The field team’s primary objective is to use grassroots tactics to raise public awareness of liberal bias in the media’s coverage of the primaries, debates, and campaigns. Once the team is in place, the Grassroots and Field Operations Manager will direct and supervise the day-to-day activities of each field representative to maximize their impact. Performance will be measured by the team’s effectiveness at making media bias a top campaign issue in 2016.

Candidates should have an understanding of core conservative values and beliefs and strong planning, tracking, and writing skills. A passion for results is a must. If you’re not motivated by delivering tangible results, this isn’t the job for you.

Responsibilities:
Develop and execute an ongoing email messaging schedule to keep our 700,000 MRC Action team members engaged and aware of the work of the MRC
Coordinate with IT/Graphic Design to develop and maintain web pages in support of grassroots activities, including the MRC Action website, sign-up pages, petitions, and donation pages
Continuously test and improve communications methods and tactics to drive higher membership, greater participation in grassroots activities, and increased donations from members
Coordinate video messages and periodic live chats for our members with MRC’s president/founder
Coordinate with Development to support online fundraising efforts and to align grassroots messaging with other external MRC communications (e.g., direct mail)
Identify, hire, and train a team of 10-12 field representatives by the end of 2015
Direct and supervise the day to day activities of the team of MRC field reps
Identify events around the country where field reps can have the most impact
Arrange travel and accommodations for all field reps
Coordinate daily calls with each field rep to ensure they understand their goals and objectives for the day
Arrange for timely production and delivery of MRC collateral to support field activities across the country
Keep detailed records of all field expenses with receipts
Monitor performance of MRC field reps
Establish clear deliverables and performance measures
Provide incentives and recognition as necessary
Serve as central point of contact at MRC HQ for field reps

Qualifications:
Basic understanding of core conservative values and beliefs and a commitment to the mission of the MRC
Highly organized and efficient
Experience managing and maintaining large email lists, uploading names, applying filters, etc
Accessible as needed nights and weekends (supporting a field team requires that a problem with a hotel at 11pm on a Sunday be dealt with at that time)
Strong writing and editing skills
Record of delivering measurable results
Solid analytical skills
Experience with Microsoft Excel for tracking/monitoring travel expenses precisely
Solid communications and interpersonal skills; ability to work across divisions
Experience directing the activities of outside vendors to meet deadlines and achieve objectives
Experience, Education and Credentials:
4-year degree
2-4 years minimum related experience
Experience on at least one campaign
Reside in or willing to relocate to Northern Virginia
Experience managing college-age staff a plus

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Assistant Director of Communications
Institute for Justice
Arlington, VA
www.ij.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Institute for Justice’s award-winning communications team—recognized as one of the most effective among nonprofits—is offering an exceptional opportunity to join its ranks.

The Institute for Justice seeks an Assistant Director of Communications with at least 5 years of experience successfully pitching stories, and a demonstrated ability to shape institutional messages and strategy. Candidates should have a proven track record of simplifying and selling complex issues to the mainstream media and evolving media outlets. Candidates should have strong writing and editing skills and be able to lead team efforts while forming and implementing creative, sustained communications plans. Persistence, sales skills, optimism and a congenial attitude are a must, as well as a commitment to individual liberty.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, you should explain what you would like to bring to this position.

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HOUSE AND SENATE INTERNSHIPS, FALL 2015

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.

 

Fall 2015 Internship
Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03)
Washington, DC

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

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Fall 2015 Internship
Rep. Walter Jones (NC-03)
Washington, DC

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

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Fall 2015 Internship
Rep. Rod Blum (IA-01)
Washington, DC

Application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Fall 2015 Internship
Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-06)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Fall 2015 Internship
Rep. Alex Mooney (WV-02)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Fall 2015 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

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Fall 2015 Internship
Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-04)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Fall 2015 Internship
Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Fall 2015 Internship
Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06)
Washington, DC

Qualifications:
Accepts students who have completed at least four semesters of undergraduate study prior
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Fall 2015 Internship
Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-03)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Fall 2015 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

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Fall 2015 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 2015 Internship
Sen. Rand Paul (KY)
Washington, DC

A living stipend may be provided.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Jobs - Campaigns

There are no available campaign jobs at this time. 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.

Organizations 

Summer 2015 Internship
FreedomWorks
Washington, DC
www.freedomworks.org

Start date: May 18, 2015; hours are flexible
End date: August 7, 2015

Salary: Course credit or monthly stipend of approximately $1,000/month

Description:
As an intern for FreedomWorks, you may have the opportunity to monitor hearings and press conferences on Capitol Hill and at the White House. You may also attend conferences and seminars, conduct research on economic policy topics, assist with grassroots events and mobilization efforts, assist with various publications, in addition to providing general office support to the staff. What you do while here depends on the department you work for. You may also receive training on computer software to help you prepare reports and correspondence. Internships are limited in number. Interns gain valuable experience and make career contacts. You may also be able to earn academic credit from your college or university. Work hours and issue areas are flexible. Your experience and assignments will vary based on the area you are interested in within FreedomWorks.

Focus areas of internships include:
Grassroots campaigns
Communications
Economic research
Public policy
Fundraising
Graphic design
Web development
Video production
Accounting and operations
Digital marketing 

We are conveniently located on Capitol Hill, just steps from the Capitol and Senate buildings. Our office is located across the street from Union Station.

Qualifications:
Strong commitment to free-market ideas and public policy
Basic knowledge of computer software, such as Microsoft Office
Eager to assist in turning ideas generated by think tanks into action 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Summer 2015 Internship
Leadership Institute
Arlington, VA
www.leadershipinstitute.org

Start date: May 18, 2015
End date: August 7, 2015

Deadline to apply: March 20, 2015

Salary: $550 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
$550 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 contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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Summer 2015 Internship
Judicial Watch
Washington, DC
www.judicialwatch.org

Start date: Summer, 2015

Description:
Judicial Watch is currently seeking interns for our 2015 Summer Internship Program to serve in the following capacities:

Investigations Intern: 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.

Development and Fundraising Intern: 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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Summer 2015 Internship
Campaign for Liberty
Springfield, VA
www.campaignforliberty.org

Start date: May 25, 2015
End date: August 14, 2015

Deadline to apply: March 31, 2015 

Salary: Monthly stipend TBD

Description:

Campaign for Liberty is looking for dedicated, liberty-minded college students or recent graduates to intern for the summer 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.

Please submit a resume, a new writing sample on a current issue (no more than 500 words), and any other inquiries to internship@campaignforliberty.com no later than April 10, 2015. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance around April 27, 2015.

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Field Intern
National Right to Work Committee
CO, DE, IA, KY, ME, MT, NH, and NV
www.nrtwc.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: $1,200 per month; housing and food provided

Description:
The National Right to Work Committee (NRWC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens’ organization dedicated to the principle that all Americans must have the right to join a union if they choose to, but none should ever be forced to affiliate with a union in order to get or keep a job. The NRWC combats compulsory unionism through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to compulsory unionism and, at the same time, enlist public support for Right to Work legislation.

The NRWC is seeking to fill available positions within the field internship program. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, hard-working activists willing to learn and travel. While this is an entry-level position, writing, communication, and organizational skills helpful. Positions in multiple states are available.

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include everything from interviewing politicians to keeping the copiers running, coalition building, data maintenance, messaging/strategy, volunteer communication, and voter contact -- many responsibilities will be assigned according to your skill set.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, and 1-3 references

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Fall 2015
Koch Internship Program
Charles Koch Institute
Washington, DC
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Start date: September 14, 2015
End date: December 11, 2015

Deadline to apply: August 1, 2015

Salary: $10 per hour

Description:
The Koch Internship Program is a paid opportunity for students and recent graduates who are interested in free-market ideas and want to gain the tools to become more effective advocates for economic freedom. Interns work in substantive roles at think tanks, policy institutes, and grassroots organizations. In addition to the professional experience, interns are challenged through professional education and training seminars each week.

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

Qualifications:
Must be available 20 to 40 hours each week, including all day on Tuesdays

Additional application materials required:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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2015-2016 Koch Associates Program (KAP)
Charles Koch Institute
Washington, DC
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Start date: June 22, 2015
End date: April 29, 2016

Deadline to apply: EXTENDED to March 15, 2015 

Salary: TBD

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 non-profit partner organizations 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.

A unique aspect of the Koch Associate Program is its structure. Each week, associates have four days of full-time work and one day of intensive professional education and training. The non-profit organizations where associates work range in size and include think tanks, public policy organizations, and educational organizations.

Thursdays are spent in the classroom at the Charles Koch Institute where associates learn and apply Market-Based Management (MBM), a framework for understanding how an organization grows and prospers long-term. Each week, instructors and lecturers will lead associates through workshops, reading discussions, and group projects. Through these different academic exercises, associates work to better understand how free markets drive well-being and how the principles of free societies can be implemented at an organizational level. Over the course of the year, associates gain the knowledge and skills to apply MBM tools and concepts in their full-time roles to achieve better results.

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 MBM in a non-profit 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 contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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Fall 2015 Internship
CATO
Washington, DC
www.cato.org

Start date: August, 2015
End date: December, 2015

Deadline to apply: July 1, 2015

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. (Summer interns are also encouraged, but not required, to play on the Institute's softball team.)

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 contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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Summer 2015 Internship
Liberty Conservatives
Washington, DC
www.blog.libertyconservatives.com

Start date: June, 2015
End date: August, 2015

Salary: $250 per month

Description:
We at Liberty Conservatives believe that young people are the future of this country. As a result, we are excited to offer talented college students the chance to forge life-changing skills that will enable them to succeed.

Interns will have the ability to engage with with our staff on a regular basis, assist in conducting research to advance our projects, facilitate everyday operations and participate in the promotion of our site, among other, highly confidential and unique opportunities.

Here at the Liberty Conservatives headquarters we believe in the freedom of the individual and that philosophy is reflected in our extensive internship program; we offer interns a chance to realize their potentials as they tackle a diverse array of tasks. Interns will be also be able to interact with one another, as well as members of our network in order to build relationships that could prove vital to those intending to pursue careers on Capitol Hill and beyond.

Responsibilities:
Coalition building
Data maintenance
Event planning
Fundraising
Media relations
Messaging/strategy
Volunteer communication
Volunteer recruitment/coordination
Youth outreach

Qualifications:
Prospective interns would ideally be college sophomores, juniors, seniors or post-graduate students that are committed to our principles of free markets, limited government, individual liberty and working within the Republican Party.

Applicants who have already contributed written content to our site will be given first preference.

Additional application materials required:
Resume

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Summer 2015 Internship
Generation Opportunity
Arlington, VA
www.generationopportunity.org

Start date: May, 2015
End date: August, 2015

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 contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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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 contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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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 contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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Summer 2015 Internship
Reason Foundation
Washington, DC
www.reason.org

Start date: June, 2015; specific starting date is negotiable
End date: Ten weeks from start date

Deadline to apply: March 26, 2014

Salary: Monthly stipend

Description:
Reason Foundation has a wide variety of internship programs available for the upcoming spring 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 contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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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:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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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 contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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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:
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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