The Niskanen Center is searching for a qualified intern to support our traditional and social media department. This is a paid internship and based in our Washington, D.C. office. We are looking to accept a candidate within the month of October who can work through the end of 2017.

Media interns will help identify opportunities to promote our work to appropriate journalists, and track the Niskanen Center in the news. Candidates should have a strong understanding of social media best practices, and will assist in developing and implementing a social media strategy. They will also help edit blog posts and website copy. Strong research and writing skills are required, and a degree in English, Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, and/or Marketing is a plus.

To Apply:

Please send the following (and any questions) in one email, AND in one PDF to

  • Resume
  • Two short writing samples (less than 1,000 words each)
  • 300-word explanation of why you are applying to the Niskanen Center and the media department

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

About the Niskanen Center:

Established in 2014, the Niskanen Center is a libertarian think tank that works to change public policy through direct engagement with the policymaking process. The Center looks to develop and promote pragmatic proposals for policymakers, build coalitions to facilitate action, and marshal the most convincing arguments in support of our agenda.