The Niskanen Center is searching for qualified interns to support our policy and outreach staff this summer. Internship opportunities are available in these policy departments: climate, immigration, military and defense, and technology/civil liberties. Opportunities are also available in the traditional media and social media department. These are paid internships, based in our Washington,

The deadline to apply for Niskanen Center summer internships is March 31st. 

Interns will be responsible for assisting in the generation of opinion content on a regular basis, in both blog post and op-ed form. They will assist Niskanen Center scholars in researching and writing policy papers. Candidates must be well-versed in their issue area, and prepared to participate in meetings with congressional staffers and coalition partners. Strong research and writing skills are a plus.

Media interns will  help identify opportunities to promote our work to the 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 social media strategy. Strong research and writing skills are required, and a degree in English, Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, and/or Marketing are a plus.

To Apply: 

To apply, send your resume and two short (less than 1,000 words) writing samples to Matthew La Corte at Explain in less than 300 words why you are applying for specific departments. Feel free to include any questions. The deadline is March 31st.

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.

The Center’s main audience is Washington insiders. Its work complements existing libertarian organizations that target journalists and public opinion. For more about the Niskanen Center’s theory of policy change, read our conspectus.