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CENTER FOR LAW AND FREEDOM
Administrative and Research Assistant (part-time)

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

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

THE MERCATUS CENTER AT GMU
Mercatus MA Fellowship
Adam Smith Fellowship
Frederic Bastiat Fellowship
Event Associate
Graphic Designer 

SEN. THOMAS MASSIE (KY-04)
Summer 2016 Internship 

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

DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE
Kentucky Statewide Organizer
Iowa Statewide Organizer 

REP. ROD BLUM (IA-01)
Summer 2016 Internship 
COMMITMENTS NEW HAMPSHIRE
Field Staff 

CHARLES KOCH INSTITUTE
Koch Associates Program - 2016/17 (KAP)
Koch Internship Program - Summer (KIP) 

SEN. RAND PAUL (KY)
Summer 2016 Internship 
 
   
   
   

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Jobs

Capitol Hill

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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; specific starting date is negotiable

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: Immediate availability; 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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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

Grassroots Program Coordinator
Leadership Institute
Arlington, VA
www.leadershipinstitute.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Leadership Institute is looking to hire a grassroots coordinator responsible for coordinating all aspects of grassroots education for the nation's leading conservative training organization. Previous background in political organizing and training is necessary. Previous experience designed and delivering training materials is highly preferred. The candidate can expect approximately 40-50% short-term travel with a majority of the travel taking place on weekends.

Responsibilities:
Candidate is responsible for the recruitment, marketing, and organization of multiple training programs. These political-focused training programs are designed to education elected officials, candidates, campaign staff, public policy organizations, and grassroots activists.

Our grassroots programs include programs focused on teaching Campaign Activism, Communications, Fundraising, and Get-Out-The-Vote tactics and strategies to center-right organizations and individuals. The candidate must possess strong public speaking skills and a high proficiency in PowerPoint is needed. Candidate will also be responsible for updating of curricula, public speaking, attendee recruitment, and program logistics for both program attendees, as well as adjunct faculty at workshops.

The grassroots coordinator will aid in creating, updating, and presenting course curriculum to participants. The candidate must possess multiple years of advanced and proven political organizing experience with a grassroots focus, as well as paid political campaign experience. Several years of previous campaign experience with a demonstrated increase in responsibility is necessary. It is highly desirable that the candidate have established political networks and is also capable of developing new networks throughout the country.

Qualifications:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Flexible in the workplace
Prior public speaking experience
Comfortable teaching to both small and large size groups, ranging from 20 to 200 people
Desirable qualifications:
Campaign experience
Teaching
Communications
Curriculum development
Leadership coalition building
Fundraising and development 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

Complete online application

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Kentucky Statewide Organizer
Drug Policy Alliance
Kentucky
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 Kentucky Statewide Organizer in the Drug Policy Alliance's Office of National Affairs reports to the Legislative and Statewide Organizer. The candidate will work in Kentucky to advance drug policy reform, serving as a conduit between Kentucky-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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky-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 Kentucky; 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 cultivate relationships 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 plan 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, analytical, 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 while 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 a plus; a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent is preferred but not required

This position requires the candidate to live in Kentucky, 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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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, 2016
End date: August 21, 2018

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2016

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, 2016.

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:
Cover letter explaining interest in the program
Resume/CV
500-1,000 word essay on: "Why do some societies prosper while others remain stagnant and poor?"
10-page writing sample
Short-answer questions

Find short-answer questions at www.grad.mercatus.org/graduate/ma-fellowship

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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:
Cover letter and resume
Cover letter should include: your graduate school career to date; your research and your research interests; your familiarity with the thinkers associated with the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy; and what you hope to get out of the program

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, 2016
End date: August 21, 2017

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2016

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:
Cover letter and resume
Cover letter should include: your graduate school career to date; a description of your research and your research interests; your familiarity with the scholars and the research that Mercatus scholars engage in; and what you hope to get out of the program

Secondary application

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Event Associate
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Arlington, VA
www.mercatus.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial candidate to interact with talented scholars and staff at the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas. The ideal candidate has at least two years of event planning and program management experience, and will take part in the planning and execution of Mercatus events to advance the mission of the Mercatus Center.

Additional benefits include:
Flexible, professional, open-office environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, and provides substantial Opportunity for professional growth
Health and dental insurance coverage
Flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, retirement savings program
One free course per semester at George Mason University

Responsibilities:
Assisting in development and logistical support for Mercatus program and development events
Coordinating with the deputy director of event strategy and program teams to ensure events advance stated objectives
Overseeing and executing all aspects of assigned events from beginning to end, including venue selection and coordination, contract negotiation, program planning, marketing, and post-event measurement
Building and managing relationships with current and existing vendors, speakers, event attendees, and internal constituencies
Supporting the deputy director of event strategy on special projects and events

Qualifications:
Minimum of two years of event planning experience in a fast-paced environment
Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with a strong customer service orientation
An entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic, supported by commitment and follow-through
Experience generating ideas and revising/improving existing methodologies, programs, etc
Organized, creative, adaptable, detail-oriented, and have a strong ability to prioritize
Superior time management and troubleshooting/conflict resolution skills
Principled, ethical, and committed to exceptional work quality and standards
An ability to travel domestically
Contract negotiation skills with hotels and vendors
Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite and databases
A strong interest in the Mercatus Center's mission

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

Secondary application

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Graphic Designer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Arlington, VA
www.mercatus.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is looking for a graphic designer to join our communications team. This position will own the design and typesetting process for all Mercatus publications, as well as develop marketing and promotional materials for both print and the web.

The position reports to the director of publications and works closely with two in-house editors. It also entails cooperation with the digital media team in releasing/posting finished work.

The successful candidate will have a degree in graphic design, visual communication, design technology, or a related field. The candidate should also have a minimum of 5 years related experience in a corporate, nonprofit, or educational workplace setting.

The position is full-time and located on the Arlington campus of George Mason University. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, Mrcatus provides exceptional benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a retirement savings program, a parking permit, and one free course at GMU per semester.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of standards and practices in graphic design, color theory, and typography
Proven talent for solving of visual communications problems
Extensive knowledge of printing techniques and processes and ability to communicate expectations clearly with printers
Understanding of visual integration in all Mercatus-branded materials
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
Excellent typesetting and production skills
Experience with Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint and Excel is a plus
Experience with corporate branding is a plus
Illustration skills is a plus
Ability to work collaboratively and under pressure, and to prioritize projects to meet tight deadlines 

Responsibilities:
Design and typeset print and web publications, including long-format studies and books
Develop designs with a strong sense of typography, composition, and clarity ("bridging" academic economics to lay audiences)
Keeping projects organized and on track with budget and schedule
Presenting design work to internal and external stakeholders
Understanding and explaining printing processes and specifications
Designing marketing materials and event materials for the organization as a whole
Producing a variety of printed items, including media kits, brochures, and conference materials and collateral
Putting forward well-thought-out design solutions when working with program managers to achieve marketing objectives
Participating in creating brainstorming meetings, contributing ideas for new marketing and conference materials

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, and examples of professional design work in Word or PDF files

Secondary application

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Digital Marketing Coordinator
Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Arlington, VA
www.americansforprosperityfoundation.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Americans for Prosperity Foundation is seeking a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram guru to join our growing Marketing and Social Media team. Candidates must have a knack and love for writing and a comprehensive understanding of the digital and social media industry. The position will also play a role focused on digital advertising.

Responsibilities:
Deploy advertising strategies on Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, etc
Create social content for states and give advice to the states on deployment of those tactics
Contributing to long-form content projects, such as eBooks, whitepapers, etc
Conducting analytical projects to improve strategies and tactics online
Growing blog subscribers and expanding the overall blog's reach
Creating and optimizing landing pages and digital ads through A/B testing
Understanding and creating content that aligns with our customer's personas' interests and needs
Planning and implementing paid search campaigns
Tracking, tweaking, and evaluating paid search strategies
Reporting on paid search metrics
Tracking Google AdWords analytics
Communicating progress with the marketing team
Optimizing marketing spend on paid search 

Qualifications:
2-3 years of digital marketing and content creation experience
A passion and strong understanding of the industry and our organization's mission
Exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice of our business' various types of content
Excellent organizational skills to work independently and manage projects with many moving parts 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

Secondary application

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Operations Manger and Intern Coordinator
Americans for Tax Reform
Washington, DC
www.atr.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Americans for Tax Reform is seeking entry-level candidates for an operations manager/internship coordinator position.

Responsibilities:
Applicants must be personable, professional, organized, and hold a principled position in support of liberty. All candidates should have a strong leadership background, pay strong attention to detail, be organized, and possess the ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite and general office equipment is essential. Duties include but are not limited to answering the phone for the organization, general office maintenance, and hiring and managing 10-12 interns each semester. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to gain event, policy, and meeting management experience.

Qualifications:
None

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

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Field Director
Americans for Prosperity
IN | NE | CO | NC | FL | AK | WV
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
LA | MO
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 states for which you are applying.

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Executive Assistant to the Director of Development
Americans for Prosperity
Arlington, VA
www.americansforprosperity.org

Starting date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The executive assistant to the director of development will be a gap-filler for all aspects of the development team. S/he will have the primary responsibility of creating and executing the schedule of the director of development to maximize team operations and donor relations. They will recommend solutions and establish processes in areas which span team projects, major gift fundraising, and donor communication. This individual will work with the director of development operations to manage team projects, provide supplemental support to the major gifts fundraising team, assist in development events, and identify additional areas of growth and process improvement. S/he will also be responsible for managing the director's donor portfolio, including prospective donor research, fundraising activity metrics and analysis, enhancing support for state fundraising, and database maintenance. Ultimately, this person will be responsible for helping to manage and streamline the schedule and priorities of a dynamic and fast-paced director of development at AFP in a high-performance culture.

Responsibilities:
Administrative assistance to the director of development, including travel, scheduling and logistics, and general development team scheduling
Stewardship of top donor accounts in director of development's portfolio
Produce research, briefings, presentations, and proposals for prospective donors
Drive follow-up from donor meetings and ensure donor commitments are capitalized upon
Work with the development events team in planning, recruitment, execution, and follow-up of VIP donor events
Execute donor communication
Maintain donor records in SalesForce database
Complete special projects as assigned

Qualifications:
3+ years experience in one or more of the following: administrative assistant, executive assistant, development support in nonprofit work
Impeccable attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and prioritize in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to our donors, partners, and state chapters
The ability to work independently and be self-motivated
Interest in a work-pace environment that values challenge and feedback
Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Understanding of database management, particularly SalesForce preferred, as well as the ability to learn new software quickly
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

Secondary application

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Development Research Manger
The Cato Institute
Washington, DC
www.cato.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Cato Institute seeks a development research manager with at least one year of experience in prospect research. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a dynamic and high-achieving development team as it works to grow Cato's $30+ million annual budget.

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization -- a think tank -- dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, non-partisan research on a wide range of policy issues. Cato Institute is an EOE.

Responsibilities:
Provide research support for the vice president for development, director of sponsor services, special events manager, and other development staff
Create research profiles for sponsor meetings with development staff
Compile research on Cato event attendees
Build prospect lists for special projects and marketing
Screen new sponsors from direct-mail returns
Maintain meticulous research records in our database
Perform other administrative tasks as needed 

Qualifications:
a shared commitment to the values that inspire the Institute's mission
At least one year of experience in prospect research and 4-year university degree
An entrepreneurial spirit, strong attention to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills
The ability to consistently demonstrate sound judgment and manage multiple tasks on a tight schedule
Experience with LexisNexis, WealthEngine, and ResearchPoint is required
Familiarity with databases and familiarity with APRA research and confidentiality guidelines is preferred 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter outlining your alignment with Cato's mission, your fit for the job, and your salary requirements, resume, and a development research oriented writing sample

Secondary application

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Media Outreach Coordinator
The Cato Institute
Washington, DC
www.cato.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Cato Institute is seeking applications for a full-time, entry-level position located in DC as a media outreach coordinator. This individual will be working with a variety of issues with the largest being within the monetary group. Knowledge and interest in economic and monetary policy is preferred.

Responsibilities:
Responding to incoming inquiries to the communications department, ensuring that all requests from journalists are promptly and correctly addressed
Scanning news summaries daily to determine what updates need to be made to media contact lists, then making appropriate list changes
Assisting the director of media relations with development and distribution of daily promotional products, such as press releases and media availabilities to the news media
Compiling and distributing reports of Cato citations to the print and online media
Knowledge and interest in economic and monetary policy strongly preferred 

Qualifications:
1-2 years work experience at a broadcast media outlet, or nonprofit, government, corporate, or association marketing or public relations office
Basic understanding of how the US news media operates
Ability to juggle multiple tasks and maintain a professional demeanor
4-year university degree in the political, communications, or marketing areas of study 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

Secondary application

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Development Assistant
FreedomWorks
Washington, DC
www.freedomworks.org

Start date: Immediat availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience; includes a benefits package

Description:
FreedomWorks, a non-profit grassroots organization with a 25 year plus history of fighting for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom, is looking to expand its development team with a development assistant.

Reporting to the director of development, the development assistant will help the department facilitate long-term relationships and continued investments from FreedomWorks' top donors. The development assistant must be able to manage a busy office with competing demands with a high level of integrity and trust.

This position offers an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated individual. FreedomWorks offers an excellent salary and benefits package.

Responsibilities:
Ordering supplies, copy materials, fax and answering phones
Provide general office support, including, but not limited to, responding to phone and email inquiries, maintaining calendars, filing and entering data into development database
Schedules meetings and appointments and makes travel arrangements as needed
Actively participating in major gift work and gaining knowledge of specific prospects assigned to fundraisers
Compiles and prepares meeting/appointment and solicitation materials
Drafts briefings, including research information, biographical summaries, event flow and background information
Maintaining tracking reports and managing prospect portfolios for fundraisers
Researching prospects and program information
Producing and organizing reports, presentations, graphs, charts, and lists using SalesForce, MS Word, and MS Excel
Working on fundraising planning efforts, development committee meetings, and events and proposals
Other responsibilities may be included and assigned based on experience level in the position

Qualifications:
Ability to work independently, quickly, and under pressure
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks at the same time
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to problem solve and analyze and explain data
Strong proficiency in MS Office, SalesForce as needed
Must be able to work nights and weekends as required for investor events 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Development Associate/Writer
FreedomWorks
Washington, DC
www.freedomworks.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience; includes a benefits package

Description:
FreedomWorks, a free-market grassroots organization that fights for lower taxes, less government and more economic freedom, is looking to expand the writing capacity of its growing fundraising department with a development associate/writer.

The development writer must possess superior writing skills and be able to produce compelling copy under tight deadlines for use in proposals, reports, newsletters, and other major donor correspondence.

Responsibilities:
Drafting proposals, reports, and other copy for major donor, foundation, and corporate correspondence
Managing the timeline and workflow for written material
Working with major gift officers and program staff to craft effective proposals for our donors
Writing thank-you letters
Coordinating, when necessary, with vendors for larger-scale printing and mailing projects 

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and proven commitment to free-market principles
Ability to work independently, quickly, and under pressure
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a sharp editing eye
Demonstrated success in multiple writing styles and formats
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks at the same time
Excellent attention to detail
One-to-five years of experience writing in a professional setting 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Development Research Associate
FreedomWorks
Washington, DC
www.freedomworks.org

Salary: Based on experience; includes a benefits package

Description:
FreedomWorks, a grassroots organization that fights for lower taxes, less government, and more economic freedom, is looking to expand its development team with a development research associate.

Reporting to the director of development, the development research associate will help the department develop long-term relationships with prospective donors through research and analysis.

Responsibilities:
Performing advanced research to obtain and develop profiles on prospective donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundation
Management, analysis, and dissemination of biographical, demographic, and financial data on donors, prospects, and volunteers acting as a resource to the team
Writing original research, formulating strategies, completing prospecting projects
Monitoring news sources on a daily basis to capture information on current and future donors

Qualification:
Ability to work independently, quickly, and under pressure
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks at the same time
Excellent attention to detail
Internet/web/database experience
Expert user in SalesForce

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Entry-Level Copywriter
FreedomWorks
Washington, DC
www.freedomworks.org

Salary: Based on experience; includes a benefits package

Description:
FreedomWorks is a non-profit organization that fights for lower taxes, less government, and economic freedom. We are looking for a writer who will produce content of a wide variety including but not limited to blog posts, action alerts, email copy, Facebook posts, and some development documents.

The ideal applicant will be passionate and have experience in online media, especially conservative or libertarian blogging. S/he must have excellent demonstrable writing skills, familiarity with Microsoft Word, and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Adobe Photoshop.

Responsibilities:
Blog posts
Action alerts
Email copy
Facebook posts
Development documents 

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or related field
Demonstrated writing experience
Interest and understanding of free-market politics and economics.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Graphic Designer
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 graphic designer.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience with graphic design for print and web production, and be able to help with website maintenance, website analytics, UI testing, online member engagement, as well as offer strategic improvements in these areas.

Responsibilities:
Lead the design and conceptualization of assets for both print and web production
Create graphic collateral for a variety of projects, including, but not limited to: events, campaigns, digital advertising, web design, logos, brochures, and other print materials
Assist with website maintenance, user interface testing, and landing page design to facilitate digital marketing and fundraising
Monitor website content for style consistency and formatting
Respond to staff requests for graphic design and website updates
Analyze web traffic and make recommendations that will improve key metrics
Perform competitor analysis to stay informed on trending design and technology
Manage the upkeep and organization of internal multimedia file system

Qualifications:
Proven commitment to free-market principles
3+ years of graphic design experience
Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
Ability to produce creative, high-quality designs in a fast-paced environment
HTML and CSS proficiency
Analytical skills and Google Analytics experience
Drupal and WordPress experience preferred
Photography experience preferred
JaveScript and PHP experience a plus
Premiere or Final Cut Pro and After Effects experience a plus
Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize changing workloads
Attention to detail and ability to recognize and flag issues
Ability to operate in a collaborative, cross-functional environment
Excellent judgement and ability to make recommendations and decisions

Additional application materials required
Cover letter and resume

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Marketing Strategist
Generation Opportunity
Washington, DC
www.generationopportunity.org

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Generation Opportunity is seeking a marketing strategist to join their growing communications team. Generation Opportunity's communications team identifies and creates opportunities, develops and implements strategies, and leverages messaging tolls to engage 18-34-year-olds in a grassroots movement toward a free society.

Responsibilities:
Assist the director of marketing in the development of marketing strategy and campaigns to key audiences
Proactively collaborate with and provide a high level of customer focus to internal teams in the development of marketing campaigns
Execute, monitor, and optimize strategic marketing campaigns across numerous communication channels, including but not limited to email, social media, mobile, and web
Collaborate with creative design and content teams to develop creative marketing communications
Measure, analyze, and create reports on marketing campaign performance, share results and lessons learned across internal teams
Continually stay on top and ahead of the changing digital marketing landscape; present quarterly best-practices presentations
Research and analyze target audiences
Analyze poll data and focus group studies to tailor marketing efforts to a variety of messages on a variety of channels 

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree preferred
3+ years of experience in a media or marketing role
Proficiency in digital advertising platforms, such as Google Adwords, Facebook Advertising, and Twitter Advertising required
Ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment while integrating a high degree of attention to detail and organization
Exhibit a dedication to the organization's mission; a commitment to promoting freedom and prosperity 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

Secondary application

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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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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, SUMMER 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.

 

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

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

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

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

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

Application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

[APPLY NOW]

 

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

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Summer 2016 Internship
Rep. Alex Mooney (WV-02)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

[APPLY NOW] 

 

Summer 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

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

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Summer 2016 Internship
Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04)
Washington, DC

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Summer 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

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Summer 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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Summer 2016 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

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Organizations  

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

Start date: May 23, 2016
End date: August 19, 2016

Deadline to apply: March 11, 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 contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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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 contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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

Start date: May 25, 2016
End date: August 14, 2016

Deadline to apply: April 10, 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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Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Koch Associate Program
Charles Koch Institute
Washington, DC
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Start date: Fall, 2016
End date: Spring, 2016

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2016

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:
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Summer 2016
Koch Internship Program
Charles Koch Institute
Washington, DC
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Start date: June 6, 2016
End date: August 12, 2016

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2016

Salary: $4,500 (10-week summer 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:
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Fall 2016
Koch Internship Program
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:
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Summer 2016 Internship
CATO
Washington, DC
www.cato.org

Start date: Early June, 2016
End date: Late August, 2016

Deadline to apply: February 9, 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:
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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:
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Summer 2016 Internship
Liberty Conservatives
Washington, DC
www.blog.libertyconservatives.com

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 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

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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:
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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

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

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

Deadline to apply: March 26, 2016

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.

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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.

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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:
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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.

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