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ORGANIZATIONS

CAMPAIGNS

CAPITOL HILL 

FREEDOM WORKS
Graphic Designer
Grassroots Assistant
Development Associate/Writer
Spring 2015 Internship 

CLINT DIDIER FOR US HOUSE (WA-04)
Campaign Intern

REP. THOMAS MASSIE (KY-04)
Spring 2015 Internship

REASON FOUNDATION
Searle Film Fellowship
News Curator
Development Associate
Policy Analyst
Spring 2015 Internship 

BILL WORSHAM FOR AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL (10)
Field Staff
SEN. RAND PAUL (KY)
Spring 2015 Internship
GENERATION OPPORTUNITY
Interactive Designer
Spring 2015 Internship

JUSTIN AMASH FOR US HOUSE (MI-03)
Campaign Intern
REP. JUSTIN AMASH (MI-03)
Spring 2015 Internship 

CHARLES KOCH INSTITUTE
Digital Media Assistant
Program Assistant
Liberty@Work
Koch Associates Program
Koch Internship Program 

ROD BLUM FOR US HOUSE (IA-01)
Campaign Intern 
REP. RAUL LABRADOR (ID-01)
Spring 2015 Internship 
   
   
   

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Jobs

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Jobs
Various Congressmen
Washington, DC

Start date: January, 2015

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
As the general election for 2014 approaches, many candidates have only a month or two to find the right staff for their new Capitol Hill offices. This is a unique opportunity for those interested in getting their foot in the door to working on the Hill, and now is the time to start thinking about it.

If you're interested in applying for jobs in the offices of newly elected Congressmen, apply here to be the first to know of these opportunities and receive on-going communication regarding jobs in Congress.

Additional application materials required:
Resume

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

Jobs - Campaigns

Field Staff
Bill Worsham for Austin City Council (10)
Austin, TX
www.billforaustin10.com

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable
End date: November 4, 2014

Salary: Monthly salary based on experience

Description:
As part of the field staff team for the Bill Worsham campaign, you will work alongside the campaign's consultant, campaign manager, and digital team on critical campaign tasks, such as block walking, phone banking, volunteer recruitment, and online promotion.

Responsibilities:
Coalition building
Event planning
Volunteer phone banking
Volunteer recruitment/coordination
Voter contact (direct mail, door-to-door)
Voter turnout (GOTV)
Youth Outreach

Additional application materials required:
Resume

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Organizations

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

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

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

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

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

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

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

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Graphic Designer
FreedomWorks
Washington, DC
www.freedomworks.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

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’ 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’ 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
JavaScript 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 judgment and ability to make recommendations and decisions

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, and portfolio

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Administrative and Research Assistant
CATO
Washington, DC
www.cato.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The CATO Institute seeks an administrative and research assistant to support the work of its scholars in the Center for Constitutional Studies. The assistant will be expected to handle the day-to-day administrative affairs of the center related to publications, amicus briefs, forums, and conferences.

Applicants must have strong organizational, writing, and computer skills. Paralegal experience and familiarity with Chicago and Bluebook citation would be ideal, as would knowledge of and affinity for constitutionally limited government. Compensation will be commensurate with ability and experience.

Additional application materials required:
Resume and references

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Outreach Manager
The R Street Institute
Washington, DC
www.rstreet.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Deadline to apply: October 24, 2014

Salary: Based on experience; health insurance fully paid by the employer and a suite of excellent benefits, including an employer-funded HRA, a 401(k), gym membership reimbursement and a very generous vacation policy

Description:
The R Street Institute, a free-market think tank based in Washington, D.C., is looking for a dynamic, versatile, bright and well-connected person to serve as our outreach manager.  Founded in 2012, R Street operates under the motto “Free markets. Real solutions.” We’ve been called “pragmatic libertarians” and accept that label. Our work covers a variety of “high-complexity/low-salience” issues that we approach from a principled, free-market perspective.

Because we work on a wide variety of issues, deep expertise in our issue set is not expected and, to some extent, we will build an outreach manager’s particular issue set around his or her own background. That said, we expect the person we hire will work on issues like intellectual property reform, agricultural policy, taxes, technology and the environment, so experience on those particular issues and others in R Street’s portfolio is highly desirable.

R Street is a non-partisan organization, but is often identified with the political right. That said, we’re a lot more interested in solving problems than winning fights. As such, a willingness to work with people that you may agree with on few issues is a requirement. Likewise, we want and need someone who can disagree without being disagreeable. Someone who is actively opposed to our work shouldn’t apply, but there is certainly no party affiliation litmus test or need to agree with every word that everyone at R Street has ever written.

This position will report to R Street’s outreach director and, indirectly, to our executive director.

Qualifications:
Candidates should have at least three years of full-time experience working on public policy issues in Washington, D.C. In particular, experience at another think tank or on Capitol Hill is highly desirable. Some experience doing coalition work is also necessary. The ability to write well and quickly is also highly desirable and a record of published work is an enormous plus.

Candidates’ personality, cultural fit and work ethic are at least as important as their specific backgrounds. We’re all self-motivated, high-energy types who strive to get things done quickly without micromanagement. If you haven’t at least sometimes felt that you were more productive than almost everyone else in your workplace, you probably won’t fit in with the rest of us. 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter, resume, one writing sample (published is preferred and web links are fine)

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Interactive Designer
Generation Opportunity
Arlington, VA
www.generationopportunity.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

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 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:
Professional attitude at work
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 the team, as well as independently
Expert in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; experienced in slicing Photoshop compositions into Dreamweaver
High quality print design
UX/UI application or website design experience
Mobile design experience
Must be able to provide references and work samples
Interest in issues that affect the well-being of Millennials 

Preferred qualifications:
Experience with front-end web development (HTML/CSS)
Familiarity with Scrum and Agile methodologies desired
Working knowledge of common web programming languages (HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP) is helpful
Two years of experience working in a creative department of an agency, design shop, or digital film is preferred
Bachelor of Fine Arts or related experience is preferred

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

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Digital Media Assistant
Charles Koch Institute
Arlington, VA
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Charles Koch Institute is seeking an individual to assist with management of social media and online communities more effectively advance the Institute’s educational mission as a school. A strong emphasis will be placed on Honest Enterprise and CKI social. Honest Enterprise makes short films focused on giving a voice to everyday Americans fighting for their right to earn a living and support their families. Working on the social media team for Honest Enterprise offers the opportunity for a skilled social media guru to build a community around a great cause, helping to educate the public on the important role entrepreneurs play in society and the barriers they often face to achieve success.

This is an opportunity to gain experience in digital marketing, specifically branding and community management by helping to build a more efficient and effective digital media team that better serves the needs of our internal clients and online communities.

Responsibilities:
•Oversees all technical and administrative aspects of online community. This includes working with the community platform vendor to address, resolve, and communicate any issues related to the features and functionality of the community; providing technical support to members and staff; implementing new community features as necessary.
Works with other online community managers, to ensure synergy among brands, initiatives, campaigns, etc
Works with Digital Strategy team to develop and implement community promotion and engagement strategies and tactics as they relate to CKI’s strategic goals. Communicates and promotes new community features or procedures to members and staff.
Coordinates with Marketing/PR, Video, Education, Recruiting, External Relations, Alumni Relations and other departments to ensure successful coordinated campaigns, promotions, and events.
Works with external organizations and partners when necessary for promotions, events, marketing, and social media & social action campaigns.
Monitors discussions, resource postings, and trends within the community. Identifies and reports trends in usage and advises on potential opportunities. Alerts Communications Manager and appropriate staff as issues arise and work with staff to resolve issues.
Networks with community members and identifies “Community Leaders.” Engage and empower “Community Leaders” to participate on a more significant engagement level. Monitors and measures the success of community engagement (i.e. number of frequent “power” users, number of discussions, etc.), to inform strategic direction. Identifies and reports on community trends.

Qualifications:
1-2 years of experience in a communication role
Solid knowledge of social media platforms, analytic tools, and demonstrates understanding of community engagement
All candidates will be asked to submit a work sample
Challenge driven, creative thinker
Experience in customer support is preferred
Bachelor's degree preferred

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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Program Assistant
Charles Koch Foundation
Arlington, VA
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Description:
The Charles Koch Foundation seeks a Program Assistant that will work with the undergraduate initiative, supporting essential functions such as opportunity research and analysis, data management, and measurement. The Foundation’s giving supports universities and other non-profit organizations to explore the institutions that lead to societal well-being. CKF’s grant-making to on-campus undergraduate programs provides educational and career-advancement opportunities to students.

Responsibilities:
Analyze grant-making opportunities in higher education and provide funding recommendations
Track and measure the effectiveness of various strategies and activities
Conduct research for potential and current investment opportunities
Coordinate with many members of a team to drive grant opportunities forward through our internal processes
Contribute to team strategy by identifying new opportunities to advance the ideas that contribute to societal well-being within higher education

Qualifications:
0-2 years of related experience
High attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Strong entrepreneurial spirit and a high sense of urgency
Personable and a desire to work in a collaborative environment
Strong humility and desire to grow professionally
Ability to multi-task and manage several concurrent projects to completion
Strong communication skills and professional writing abilities
Proficient use of MS Excel
Knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM software preferred
Passion for the ideas of a free society

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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Correspondent Program (Part-Time)
Institute for Justice
Arlington, VA
www.ij.org

 

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Deadline to apply: October 31, 2014

Description:
The Institute for Justice's grassroots activism program, Liberty in Action, is launching a new opportunity for students to get involved in the fight for liberty: the Correspondents Program.

This is an awesome opportunity for students to polish their skills as activists, bloggers, researchers and advocates for limited government, and it offers them excellent exposure to professionals in the movement and additional opportunities. 

Correspondents will:
Get published on IJ’s Liberty in Action blog
Visit IJ Headquarters in Arlington, VA for a free day-long training
Monitor their local news and report abuses of government power to IJ

The time commitment is minimal: approximately one to two hours a week.

To pilot the program in its first year, IJ is only looking for applicants from Virginia, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

Additional application materials required:
Resume and writing sample

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On-Campus Education Assistant (Part-Time)
Institute for Humane Studies
Arlington, VA
www.ihs.org 

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable
End date: Mid-May 2015

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Institute for Humane Studies On-Campus Programs department seeks a part-time Assistant to work from now through mid-May of 2015. Hours would consist of three 8-hour work days per week (24 hours total per week), with the possibility of working an additional half-day during peak periods. 

 Applicants should be self-motivated, detail-oriented, interested in the ideas of liberty, and eager to learn more about developing and organizing in-person educational programs. Ideal candidates will have experience with on campus student group organizing.

Possible Projects Include:
Assisting with IHS on-campus programming
Assisting with applicant & participant communications
Assisting with program logistics
Preparing materials for conferences and programs
Assisting with various administrative tasks

Qualifications:
Self-motivation and willingness to ask questions
Attention to detail
Strong communication skills
Innovative ideas for addressing program challenges
Ability to learn quickly
An understanding and appreciation of classical liberal principles—individual rights, free markets, limited government, voluntarism, and peace.

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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Director of Development
Foundation for Economic Education
Atlanta, GA or virtual office
www.fee.org 

Start date: Early fall, 2014; specific starting date is negotiable

Description:
The Foundation is currently searching for a Director of Development to be responsible for delivering ambitious short-term growth and sustainable long-term growth in FEE’s revenues. FEE has successfully achieved exciting growth in revenue, programs and staffing in recent years, and management is committed to sustaining that growth. The Director of Development will enact and implement the current year’s fundraising plan while developing a plan for next year.

The development director will oversee all cultivation of existing supporters and solicitation of new supporters, both individuals and foundations, involving senior staff where appropriate.  In connection with this, the development director will oversee the operation, maintenance and enhancement of FEE’s revenue budgeting, tracking and reporting system.

Responsibilities:
Manage development staff while engaging as part of the management team to further refine and implement FEE's mission
secure phone calls and meetings with supporters
Direct and implement online and direct-mail communications strategies
Plan and attend donor-cultivation events in various cities
Author foundation grant applications
Author donor-targeted publications
Develop and implement planned giving strategies

Qualifications:
Applicants should have excellent writing, communication, and donor engagement skills. The Director will be based in Atlanta, where FEE is headquartered. FEE will also consider a Director based in a virtual office.  A virtually-based  Director must possess superior strategic skills, an ownership mentality, and an aggressive, fearless approach to fundraising.

5+ years of work experience
Substantial experience in development
Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
Self-motivated
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to multitask
Penchant for working in a fast-paced and growing environment
An understanding of and commitment to the principles of economic freedom, limited government, and free enterprise
Bachelor’s degree

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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Searle Film Fellowship
Reason Foundation
Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA
www.reason.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Description:
The Searle Film Fellowship at Reason TV is a year-long, full-time position that gives aspiring video journalists the opportunity to create substantive, original content that explores politics and culture through a libertarian lens.  Initial responsibilities will depend on experience and could range from research assistance to video editing to producing independent pieces to developing marketing and distribution plans.  Fellows will also participate in training in production techniques appropriate to their skill level. Fellowships are full-time salaried positions with benefits; salary will depend on experience.   

Resourcefulness, a willingness to pick up miscellaneous tasks and reliability are a must. The ideal candidate will also have a strong interest in libertarian ideas, the field of documentary film-making or video journalism, familiarity with shooting and editing, and content distribution and marketing.

Applicants at any level of experience will be considered.  Individuals who are able to work from one of the Reason offices (in LA or DC) are preferred, but telecommuters will also be considered.

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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News Curator
Reason Foundation
Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA
www.reason.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Are you constantly following the news? Glued to the latest headlines? Join the team at Reason curating the latest happenings in the world and serving them up to the Reason audience.

Reason.com, the leading libertarian news and commentary website with over 3 million monthly visits, is looking for a libertarian news-hound to help curate the Reason 24/7 news feed. News curators will spend their days tracking the latest and greatest happenings all over the world, selecting news most relevant to liberty, and delivering it to the Reason.com audience.

Qualifications:
Familiarity with past Reason publications and editorial positions, and commitment to Reason's mission
Experience with web-based publishing, content management systems, and database management
A true passion for following the news
A knack for writing attention-grabbing headlines 

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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Editors and Writers
Reason Foundation
Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA
www.reason.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Reason magazine and Reason.com seek talented journalists to add to our team. We are accepting applications from writers and editors at all levels of experience who have a strong interest in covering and promoting free minds and free markets.

In particular, we are seeking journalists who combine writing experience with strong editing skills. Applicants should have experience commissioning pieces from outside writers, working with staff writers, and managing content flow. Familiarity with the issues and individuals in the free market public policy community also desired. Applicants must have experience with web and print publication.

Job location is negotiable; DC or LA are preferred. Candidates at all levels of experience are invited to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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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DC Reporter
Reason Foundation
Washington, DC
www.reason.org

State date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Reason.com, the leading libertarian news and commentary website with over 3 million monthly visits, is looking for a libertarian political junkie to cover Capitol Hill and beyond.

The reporter would be responsible for covering the actions and words of “Liberty Movement” politicians on Capitol Hill, and important political news of the day, especially issues of particular interest to libertarians, such as Obamacare, federal spending, debt, war, civil liberties, criminal justice reform, the drug war, elections, etc.

The ideal candidate is a voracious consumer of political and policy news, and determined to be the first to break important stories.

The reporter will be expected to file regular blog posts and columns. Success will be measured by quality/quantity of output and traffic, external impact, and other metrics. The reporter will work out of Reason’s Washington D.C. office. Emphasis will be on breaking news and contributing timely reporting more than opinion-slinging and political prescriptions.

Candidates at all levels of experience are invited to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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 Canvasser
Illinois Policy Action
Chicago, IL
www.illinoispolicy.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Description:
Illinois Policy Action advocates for free-market principles and limited government. We are looking for grassroots canvassers to operate in the Chicago suburbs. These paid positions are available immediately, with week-by-week pay and commitments (perfect for college students). You can expect ongoing work through September. 

Responsibilities:
Door to-door petition and survey gathering
Must be able to walk 4-6 hours per day and have own transportation
Flexible afternoon and weekend hours
Training and materials supplied

Additional application materials required:
Resume

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Development Associate
Reason Foundation
Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA
www.reason.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
You are great at making connections. We are great at reaching people who care about free minds and free markets. Together, we could make a great team!

Reason Foundation is looking for a Development Associate to join our fundraising team. If you’re looking to jump-start a successful career in fundraising, this might be the job for you! We look for people who bring something new to the table, so surprise us with your expertise. We might put you to work in:

Direct mail prospecting
Online fundraising
Communicating with our supporters
Event planning
Prospect research

Dynamic, interesting, well-rounded people who are interested in libertarian principles are encouraged to apply. Job location is negotiable; DC or LA are preferred. Candidates at all levels of experience are invited to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:
Commitment to libertarian principles (individual rights, free markets, limited government, voluntarism, and peace), and familiarity with Reason’s work
An internship or 1 – 5 years of experience in fundraising
Excellent writing, oral communication, and organization skills
Ability and willingness to travel
Entrepreneurial spirit
Ability to balance shifting and competing priorities

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

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

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

Reason is seeking a policy analyst to advance the research agenda on school finance as well as other areas of education reform. Specific responsibilities are likely to include:

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

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

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

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Privatization and Government Reform Policy Analyst
Reason Foundation
Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA
www.reason.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Reason Foundation, a non-profit, public policy think tank, seeks a policy analyst to focus on privatization, performance-based contracting, and government reform. Specific responsibilities are likely to include:

Provide research support for and manage research projects on privatization and performance-based contracting
Plan and execute communication about project research and activities, including list management, writing, coordinating mailings, and developing partnerships with other organizations
Support efforts to provide education, coaching and relevant materials to elected officials interested in learning more about privatization and government reform

Qualified candidates should have a solid understanding of free-market public policy and strong communications skills. A relevant graduate degree, experience in public policy, privatization and project management are all desired.

Job location is negotiable; DC or LA are preferred. Candidates at all levels of experience are invited to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
Reason Foundation, a non-profit, public policy think tank, seeks a policy analyst to specialize in research on the maintenance and financing of essential infrastructure, including highways, bridges, aviation, drinking water, waste, dams, transit, and more.

Specific responsibilities are likely to include:

Provide research support for and manage research projects on both the condition of major categories of infrastructure, and on infrastructure finance
Plan and execute communication about project research and activities, including list management, writing, coordinating mailings, and developing partnerships with other organizations
Support efforts to provide education, coaching and relevant support materials to elected officials interested in learning more about the issue


Qualified candidates should have a solid understanding of free-market public policy and strong communications skills. A relevant graduate degree, experience in public policy, finance, and project management are all desired.

Job location is negotiable; DC or LA are preferred. Candidates at all levels of experience are invited to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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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Marketing Analyst 
Market Research Foundation
Fairfax, VA

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Monthly salary based on experience

Description:
Market Research Foundation is currently seeking individuals to participate in its 2014 training program. Successful applicants will be trained to use high end predictive modeling and database software to more effectively execute traditional grassroots campaigning.  The program will initially entail 3 months of training at the office in Fairfax, VA.

Those who complete the classroom portion will then be positioned for a field assignment; which will run through November of 2014, to test what they have learned. A stipend and living expenses will be provided.

Responsibilities:
Data maintenance
Messaging/strategy

Qualifications:
A basic comprehension in mathematics is necessary to effectively use required software

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Grassroots Assistant
FreedomWorks
Washington, DC
www.freedomworks.org 

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience; benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience; benefits

Description:
FreedomWorks, a free-market grassroots organization that fights for lower taxes, less government, and more economic freedom, is seeking to hire a qualified candidate to serve as the organization's 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 gifts 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

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

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Field Director | Grassroots Director
Americans for Prosperity
Various States
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.

The Grassroots 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 Grassroots Director will organize, recruit, and engage volunteers to become active within their local community.  The Grassroots Director will work directly with the State Director to come up with and implement strategy.  The ideal candidate will have a background in grassroots advocacy and managerial skills.

Responsibilities:
Build grassroots relations for the organization and state chapter with political, business, media and community leaders, as planned by the State Director and National Field 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 social media networking 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

Qualifications:
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
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
Must have valid driver's license and insurance 

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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Field Associate (Part-Time)
Americans for Prosperity
North Carolina
www.americansforprosperity.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: $1,120

Description:
The Field Associate is a part-time employee who will recruit volunteers, run phone banks, and help plan and manage other grassroots-related activities.   The Field Associate will report to a Field Coordinator who will provide the Field Associate with direction and guidance.  Expected activities will include, but are not limited to, canvassing designated geographical areas, building relationships with prospective community activists and leaders, and engaging the citizenry regarding the merits of economic freedom and policies that promote individual well-being consistent with the respective missions of Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) and its sister organization, Americans for Prosperity (AFP).  The Field Associate will work up to 20 hours per week. This position is subject to pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

Responsibilities:
Network and recruit a minimum of 20 volunteers who volunteer 16 hours/quarter
Develop relationships with members of the community receptive to the missions of both AFPF and AFP
Engage the citizenry regarding the merits of economic freedom and policies that promote individual well-being
Assist Field Coordinators and other AFPF staff with local events from advance work to set up to breakdown
Work with volunteers to execute AFPF and AFP phone programs
Collect relevant data gathered from phone calls and in-person conversations and enter such data into the appropriate designated databases
Provide feedback to supervisors regarding program activities, including input and observations gleaned from members of the public as well as the effectiveness of the provided equipment and tools to accomplish directed tasks
Help with logistics relating to canvassing literature and materials

Qualifications:
Strong networking skills
Ability to walk 2-4 miles per day and climb a single flight of stairs, with or without reasonable accommodation
Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to work evenings, weekends or irregular hours or hours outside of normal office hours preferred
Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with state and national staff, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment
Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills
Willingness to perform all duties as listed and any other duties assigned
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 individuals right to economic freedom and opportunity through free markets

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

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Strategic Communications Associate
Americans for Prosperity
Washington, DC
www.americansforprosperity.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Based on experience

Description:
The Strategic Communications Associate will be an integral part of creating the strategic communications of the development team. Their work will have two primary audiences: attendees of donor events, and donors meeting individually with the major gift fundraising team. This position will include developing how we communicate Americans for Prosperity’s strategy and activities through keynote slides, talking points, and crafting the narrative at events. Then, being on-site at high-value events to help execute the programming. It also has a strong customer service component with the major gifts fundraisers, who will approach this person with ideas for slides, or help with their pitch.

Responsibilities:
Assisting with program development for at least 2 major events a year, and as many as 30 small events or high-value meetings
On-site execution of the programming (speaker managing and preparation, general quality control)
Running regular meetings with senior staff to get their ideas for content/holding rehearsals
Generally helping the major gift’s fundraisers with information for their meetings
Designing the slides used at major events, which is done exclusively in Apple Keynote
Helping triage technology issues with the major gift’s fundraisers and the slides (will be trained on specifics)
Working well with coalition partners on collaborative events and projects

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required
1-5 years of graphic design, event, development or project management experience preferred
A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to our donors, partners, and state chapters
Excellent problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail, and an ability to effectively manage projects
An ability to take notes in a meeting and distill both critical information and action items
Understanding of Apple products, and generally comfort with technology is critical (will be trained on specifics)
Experience with Adobe CS preferred
Independent worker and self-motivator
Willingness to take on new challenges
Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment
An ability to remain calm under pressure and project professionalism, inspire confidence, (and when necessary coordinate) with both internal and external VIPs

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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Spring 2015 Liberty@Work Associate
Charles Koch Institute
www.charleskochinstitute.org

Salary: TBD; determined by partnering organization

Description:
From coast to coast, the study and advancement of economic freedom continues at state-based organizations. Liberty@Work™ is a web-based professional education and training program for individuals interested in advancing economic freedom. In collaboration with state-based non-profit organizations from all across the country, participants have the chance to undergo management training for four hours every Wednesday and further expand their skills and network while working in full-time positions. Additionally, participants travel to Washington, DC for the first week of the program and meet in-person for two other professional education summits.

Through Market-Based Management® workshops, instructors, group projects, and reading discussions, the professional and management capabilities of each individual will be developed. In addition to the online education and training, participants gain access to a network of more than 800 professionals and dozens of non-profit partner organizations.

The application for the 2015-16 Liberty@Work Associate program will open in the fall of 2014.

Responsibilities:
Coalition building
Event planning
Fundraising
Media relations
Messaging/strategy
Youth outreach

Additional application materials required:
*Application process opens Fall, 2014
This organization requires a two-part process to apply; you will be contacted by YAL staff regarding further instruction

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Field Staff
National Association for Gun Rights
Several states
www.nationalgunrights.org 

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

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Description: Field staff with National Association for Gun Rights, who will be placed in several different states, will be tasked with engaging in grassroots activism, organizing, fundraising, and general outreach, as well as lobbying during the legislative season and election cycles; a main component of your position will include directing voter outreach efforts, such as designing and producing mail and other literature used for lobbying efforts.

Responsibilities:
Data maintenance
Event planning
Fundraising
Messaging/strategy
Volunteer communication
Volunteer recruitment/coordination
Voter contact (direct mail, door-to-door) 

Qualifications:
This is an entry-level job that will require hard work and a basic commitment to the Second Amendment.

Additional application materials required:
Resume 

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Development Associate
The Rainmakers
Springfield, VA

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: $25,000 - 30,000

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

Conservative firm in Springfield, Virginia seeks reliable, hard-working, entrepreneurial driven Marketing and Development Officer committed to advancing the cause of liberty through fundraising and development. Clients include a national charity for wounded veterans, several nationally recognized conservative policy organizations (2nd Amendment, Pro-Life, etc.), and members of Congress and Congressional candidates.

Looking for talented entry-level associate to write direct mail pieces, coordinate event planning, design and execute national fundraising plans for Congressional candidates, call existing major donors, and set up and eventually make presentations to major donors, corporate executives, and PAC directors, among other things. Great opportunity for those interested in politics to learn valuable and marketable fundraising skills (major donor development, direct mail, telemarketing, etc), scheduling and event planning, and to help wounded veterans that have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

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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Internships

 

Capitol Hill

  

HOUSE AND SENATE INTERNSHIPS, SPRING 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[APPLY NOW]

 

Spring 2015 Internship
Rep. Raul Labrador (ID-01)
Washington, DC

Qualifications:
Display good writing skills
Microsoft Word and Excel 

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

[APPLY NOW]

 

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

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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

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

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Spring 2015 Internship
Sen. Ted Cruz (TX)
Washington, DC

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

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

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Spring 2015 Internship
Sen. Mike Lee (UT)
Washington, DC

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

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

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

A living stipend may be provided.

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

[APPLY NOW]

 

Jobs - Campaigns

Campaign Intern
Clint Didier for US House (WA-04)
Washington
www.didier4congress.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable
End date: August 5, 2014 

Salary: $1,000/month; housing and food may be provided

Description:
Full time internship position assisting the campaign by carrying out various tasks as assigned by campaign manager or deputy campaign manager. Duties would likely include data entry, phone banking, sign building, attending forums and campaign rallies. Intern would work at the campaign headquarters.

Responsibilities:
Coalition building
Data maintenance
Event planning
Volunteer phone banking
Voter contact (direct mail, door-to-door)
Voter turnout (GOTV)
Youth outreach

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

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Campaign Intern
Rod Blum for US House (IA-01)
Dubuque, IA
www.rodblum.com

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable
End date: November 6, 2014

Salary: Up to $2,500 per month; housing and food may be provided

Description:
Communications Intern for Rod Blum- Your time will be divided between phone calls, door knocking, and assistant event planning. You will also play a key leadership role in social media and Get Out the Vote Day on November 4th. You will lead volunteer group(s) on that day, as you will be experienced.

Student Outreach Intern for Rod Blum- This position will also involve making phone calls and door knocking, as we all must take advantage of these essential tools to effective campaigning. You will also play a key role in Get Out the Vote Day. This position differs from the first, in that your focus will be on college and high school campuses. I will want you to table at many high school and colleges in your county. If you take this position, I will teach you how to recruit on campuses. This position will require more travel and time. You will canvass the campuses (I will teach you how and what this is, if you take the job), deliver absentee ballots, and recruit volunteers.

Responsibilities:
Coalition building
Data maintenance
Event planning
Volunteer phone banking
Voter contact (door-to-door)
Voter turnout (GOTV)
Youth outreach

Additional application materials required:
Resume, letter of recommendation 

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Campaign Intern
Justin Amash for US House (MI-03)
Grand Rapids, MI
www.amashforcongress.com

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

Salary: Unpaid, school credit available upon request

Description:
As the campaign develops and Election Day approaches, campaign interns' responsibilities will change. These responsibilities will include developing and managing volunteer recruitment efforts, overseeing voter outreach programs, including phone banking and canvassing efforts, staffing various campaign events, performing basic office duties, and assisting in the get-out-the-vote program.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be committed individuals who believe in the cause of liberty. Additionally, preferred applicants should exhibit the qualities of responsibility, punctuality, hard-working, interest in learning and developing new skills, acute attention to detail, and good communication skills.

Additional application materials required:
Resume

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Organizations 

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

Start date: January, 2015; hours are flexible
End date: May, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Summer 2015 Internship
Wall Street Journal
Various US cities
www.dowjones.com

Start date: June, 2015; specific starting date is negotiable
End date: August, 2015

Deadline to apply: November 1, 2014

Salary: Paid

Description:
The Wall Street Journal’s internship program is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue a career in journalism. This is a paid summer internship, which lasts for a 10-week period. The summer internships generally take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.

The screening process puts heavy emphasis on clips and journalistic experience. Most of those chosen have had prior internships with other large media organizations as well as experience on a campus newspaper or as a freelancer. Only finalists will be contacted.

Interns are placed in various U.S. cities and, when appropriate, some of our bureaus in Canada or Latin America. For example, past interns have worked with the Money & Investing section in NYC, covered the auto industry from Detroit and handled general assignment reporting out of Atlanta.

Interns work closely with reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news relevant to their beat. Interns write market commentary and forward-looking features, analyze market data and generally hone their journalistic skills. Interns are expected to generate their own story ideas appropriate for the section to which they are assigned and follow the stories through to completion with supervision and guidance from an editor. Interns should be self-starters who understand the needs of the paper’s growing readership on various real-time, online, mobile and print platforms. Dedication to high journalism standards, proof of excellent writing skills and dogged reporting are absolute musts. Candidates should have prior reporting experience and a demonstrated interest in news as well as the ability to work independently and under deadline pressure.

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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Student Internship Program
Independent Institute
Oakland, CA
www.independent.org

Start date: Spring, 2015

Description:
Independent Institute Internship Programs are designed to provide participants with hands on training in a premiere think tank setting while encouraging the professional development of future leaders, scholars, and pioneers of tomorrow. Our programs are multi-disciplinary and incorporate individual and group work to foster collaboration of interns and Institute staff. An additional element of professional development and education is incorporated into the program to foster leadership qualities in our interns. Participants will be encouraged to attend events and social gatherings hosted by the Independent Institute. 

We make every effort to match prospective interns based on interests and future career goals. 

Available Internships: Acquisitions, Donor Relations, Marketing and Communications, Publications, Research, and Student Programs. 

Qualifications:
Undergraduate and graduate level college students, as well as recent graduates are eligible for the internship program, although exceptions may be made. Both domestic and international applications will be considered, however, overseas applicants must possess authorization to live and work in the United States.

Additional application materials required:
Resume, three references, letter explaining area of interest, dates of availability, and any specified interests in publishing, development, publicity, and marketing

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Fall 2014 Development Intern
State Policy Network
Arlington, VA
www.spn.org

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable
End date: January 31, 2014

Salary: $9.50 per hour, with travel benefits 

Description:
State Policy Network (SPN) is seeking a Development Intern to assist our development department at our fast-paced, growing office located in Rosslyn. This position is ideal for a passionate, pro-liberty junior, senior, or recent grad who is looking to learn more about non-profit fund-raising, development and the state-based free market think tank network. Real victories are being had in the states, but without financial resources to continue these successes, we would not get very far in securing freedom. The SPN development team works hard to identify new potential donors and cultivate existing relationships with our generous supporters. The development intern will take away a greater understanding of non-profit development and a better understanding of the state-based free market think tank network.

Responsibilities:
Direct mail processing
Analysis of direct mail results
Donor research
Support with donor correspondence and cultivation
Other projects as needed

Qualifications:
Interest in limited government and free-market policy
Preference in someone with experience in working with databases, particularly fundraising programs (DonorPerfect, Raiser's Edge)
Very accurate and detail-oriented
Highly organized
Someone not intimidated by a virtual work environment
Strong work ethic
Confidentiality
Flexible and eager to learn
Team player with upbeat personality
Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to be a self-starter

Additional application materials required:
Cover letter and resume

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Spring 2015 Internship
John Locke Foundation
Raleigh, NC
www.johnlocke.org

Start date: January, 2015
End date: May, 2015

Salary: Monthly stipend

Description:
The John Locke Foundation uses paid interns throughout the year. Candidates should be undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, or graduate students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, limited government, private property and free markets.

We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) think tank; we pursue research, analysis, and commentary on issues in state policy regarding health, education, government, and other topics relevant to citizens and lawmakers in North Carolina. We also publish the Carolina Journal, a monthly newspaper with statewide distribution, and maintain web pages for each of our special projects (higher education, school reform, local government, and regional issues in Charlotte, Wilmington, and Asheville, as well as our leadership project, the EA Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders, and a Faculty Affiliate networking page).

Student interns are paid on an hourly basis, and perform a variety of tasks, including administrative and web site work, events, research, writing, and general office duties. They interact almost daily with the public and the media, both at guest speaker events and through phone and in-person contacts at our offices.

These internships are particularly suitable for students interested in political science and government, economics and business, history, journalism, leadership, and non-profit organizations and management.

We are willing to arrange to work with the student's school for for-credit internships, subject to mutually satisfactory arrangements in advance.

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

Start date: January 12, 2015
End date: April 17, 2015

Deadline to apply: November 7, 2015

Salary: $550 per month; free housing and free training tuition

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

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

An LI internship includes:
Free housing at the Sacher House, located a short, 10-minute walk from LI
$550 stipend per month
Free tuition to all LI trainings for one year
$200 book allowance to build your conservative library
Private dinners and lunches with conservative VIPs
Projects of high responsibility
Priority status in LI's Employment Placement Services 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start date: Spring, 2015

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

Public Affairs Intern: Judicial Watch’s Public Affairs Department is seeking fall interns for its fast-paced communications task force to assist in its multi-million dollar media and event outreach programs. Public Affairs interns will gain experience in media relations, media booking, copy-editing, event planning, and inter-departmental communications. Interns will assist with media outreach, media calls, media contact updates, booking Judicial Watch spokespeople for appearances and interviews, tracking lawsuits and research through the press release process, reaching out to leading experts and Members of Congress for speaking engagements, planning educational panels and special events, helping to keep the staff apprised to what is being said in the media about Judicial Watch, as well as various other duties as assigned. Interns must have an excellent command of English; a willingness to learn; and must be detail oriented and comfortable in a deadline-driven environment. A familiarity with the AP Stylebook is preferred.

Investigations Internships: 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.  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.

Legal Internships: Legal interns have the opportunity to work closely with our Legal Department and our FOIA lawsuits seeking information on such vital issues as the Benghazi scandal and voter fraud. Over the course of 8-10 weeks, interns will assist Judicial Watch’s six attorneys and two paralegals with legal research, brief writing, drafting FOIA requests and administrative appeals, document review and analysis, initiating litigation, and a host of other key litigation responsibilities.

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

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Spring 2015 Internship
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
New York, NY
www.manhattan-institute.org

Start date: Spring, 2015

Description:
The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research is currently looking for interns to fill rolls in our research, development, and communications departments. We are also looking for an intern for our prestigious Adam Smith Society.

Students wishing to work in research should be detail oriented, focused, answer-seeking individuals who thrive on finding new information and organizing it in a helpful way. We are specifically looking for students interested in energy, higher education, or healthcare policy.

Students wishing to intern in development should be capable of doing prospect research and translating that into excel. They should have strong people skills and be interested in learning the relationship-building skills needed for a job in fundraising. This is a great internship for students who are interested in all of MI’s issue areas or who want to learn about non-profit or think-tank management.

Students wishing to intern in communications and marketing should be excited about the ideas and mission of the Manhattan Institute – and how to best promote them. Successful interns are usually creative, ambitious, and excellent at writing. Tasks might include anything from copy-editing and press promotion, to social media and graphic design.

The Adam Smith Society is looking for an intern with strong creative talent who can help with both graphic design and social media promotion.

Fall and spring semester internships are part-time for a minimum of 20 hours a week.

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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Spring 2015 Journalism Internship Program
Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity
Washington, DC
www.franklincenterhq.org

Start date: January 19, 2015
End date: April 24, 2015 

Deadline to apply: October 31, 2014

Salary: $400 per week, plus travel and relocation reimbursements

Description:
The Franklin Center Journalism Program is a full-time, paid internship program for college students and young professionals pursuing a career in investigative journalism. It is offered as a 14-week program in the spring and fall semesters. The program is designed for current undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. Though a journalism degree is not required, accepted participants possess exceptional writing skills, a strong work ethic, and dedication to investigative journalism.

Participants in the journalism program are placed in internships with legacy media outlets across the U.S., with a particular focus on state-based outfits (ex: Raleigh News & Observer or The Deseret News in Salt Lake City). All internship placements are carefully vetted by Franklin Center staff to ensure a rigorous, demanding, and ultimately rewarding internship experience; it is of paramount importance that our journalism interns are actively involved in the research, writing, and editing process.

The internship program has two components: a journalism internship at a major news outlet and an online educational course through University of California – Irvine. This “distance learning” style course features an exclusive curriculum designed by Watchdog.org journalism staff and is facilitated by Franklin Center’s VP of Journalism, Will Swaim and Senior Content Editor Mark Lisheron. Weekly coursework consists of reading discussions, webinars, class conference calls, and (of course) writing assignments. All students who complete the course are eligible to receive course credit through UC-Irvine.

In addition to the UC-Irvine journalism course, all interns are paired with a mentor from the Watchdog.org journalism staff.

Although Franklin Center makes all final placement decisions, accepted participants are able to choose from a variety of internship "tracks": investigative journalism, print journalism, new media, and broadcast journalism.

Additional application materials required:
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Spring 2015 Internship
Campaign for Liberty
Springfield, VA
www.campaignforliberty.org

Salary: Monthly stipend TBD

Description:
Campaign for Liberty is looking for dedicated, liberty-minded high school or college students to intern for our fall semester.

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

Office hours are from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Responsibilities:
Answering phones
Handling correspondence
Data entry
Research projects
Occasional blogging
Organizing petition drives to Congress
Assisting staff members

Additional application materials required:
Resume and writing sample

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

Start date: Immediate availability; specific starting date is negotiable

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

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

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

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

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

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Spring 2015 | Summer 2015
Koch Internship Program
Charles Koch Institute
Washington, DC
www.charleskochinstitute.org

SPRING 2015
Start date: January 26, 2015
End date: April 25, 2015
Deadline to apply: November 15, 2014

SUMMER 2015
Start date: June 1, 2015
End date: August 14, 2015
Early Incentive Deadline: October 31, 2014 

Salary: $10 per hour

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

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

The application for the 2015-16 Koch Internship Program is now open.

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

Additional application materials required:
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2015-2016 Koch Associates Program (KAP)
Charles Koch Institute
Washington, DC
www.charleskochinstitute.org

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

Early Incentive Deadline: October 31, 2014

Salary: TBD

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:
Solid understanding of free-market principles
Commitment to limited government and the advancement of individual liberty
Typically, a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree
Solid academic record
Strong interest in learning and applying MBM in a non-profit setting
Desire to become a better and more equipped professional
Demonstration of entrepreneurial thinking

Additional application materials required:
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Spring 2015 Internship
CATO
Washington, DC
www.cato.org

Start date: Early January, 2015
End date: Late May, 2015

Description:
Cato interns assist policy staff as researchers; work with the conference department to organize policy conferences, debates, and forums; attend seminars and conferences; and assist Cato's professional staff by copying and filing newspaper articles, distributing materials to congressional offices, and preparing mailings. In addition to their research and other duties, interns take part in regular seminars on politics, economics, law, and philosophy, as well as a series of lectures and films on libertarian themes. (Summer interns are also encouraged, but not required, to play on the Institute's softball team.)

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

Additional application materials required:
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Spring 2015 Internship
Liberty Conservatives
Washington, DC
www.blog.libertyconservatives.com

Start date: January, 2015
End date: May, 2015

Salary: $250 per month

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional application materials required:
Resume

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

Start date: January, 2015
End date: May, 2015

Salary: Monthly stipend

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

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

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

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

Additional application materials required:
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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

Additional application materials required:
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Spring 2015 Internship
Reason Foundation
Washington, DC
www.reason.org

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

Deadline to apply: November 13, 2014

Salary: Monthly stipend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent communication skills are necessary.

Additional application materials required:
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