This past year the NJ Libertarian Party has utilized the services of a student Press Secretary. While this job does not pay, Rutgers recognizes this internship for college credits. Many other opportunities exist for freedom minded students.
The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is a unique organization that assists undergraduate and graduate students worldwide with an interest in individual liberty.They currently have three internship programs and two scholarships.
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program includes a summer internship working on state or federal policy at one of more than 70 policy organizations plus two career workshops and weekly policy lectures.
The IHS Journalism Internship Program offers internships in print, broadcast, and investigative journalism during the spring, summer, or fall, and a summer workshop.
The IHS Production Internship program places students at companies producing films, documentaries, animation, or video games during the spring, summer, or fall, and provides mentoring and additional career training.
Humane Studies Fellowships of up to $12,000 to undergraduate and graduate students exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary for a free society through their academic work.
Film and Fiction Scholarships of up to $10,000 for students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts.
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Cato interns assist policy staff as researchers; work with the conference department to organize policy conferences, debates, and forums; attend seminars and conferences; and assist Cato's professional staff by copying and filing newspaper articles, distributing materials to congressional offices, and preparing mailings. In addition to their research and other duties, interns take part in regular seminars on politics, economics, law, and philosophy, as well as a series of lectures and films on libertarian themes
Cato internships are for undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, private property, free markets, limited government, and the philosophy of classical, or market, liberalism. See the CATO website on internships for more information.
The Ludwig von Mises Institute offers a variety of summer fellowships and scholarships to their conferences for those interested in researching Austrian economics and libertarian political theory. See their website on fellowships and scholarships for more information.
Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice is what a civil liberties law firm should be. As our nation's only libertarian public interest law firm, we engage in cutting-edge litigation and advocacy both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government--like the right to earn an honest living, private property rights, and the right to free speech, especially in the areas of commercial and Internet speech. As Wired magazine said, the Institute for Justice “helps individuals subject to wacky government regulations.”
“Conservatives and libertarians who think [legal] clinics promote liberal politics rather than serve the public have begun a small-scale option. Each year, the Institute for Justice brings two dozen students to Washington for training in cases that reflect free-market principles and property rights.”— U.S. News & World Report
The Institute for Justice has a number of programs for those interested in gaining experience fighting for liberty on the front lines. See Programs for Law Students and Undergraduates web page.
Reason is now accepting applications for the winter/spring 2010 Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship. The intern works 10 weeks in our Washington, D.C. office, beginning in January 2010, and receives a $5,000 stipend.
The job includes reporting and writing for Reason and Reason Online, and helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at such places as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, and Reason itself.
To apply, send your résumé, up to five writing samples (preferably published clips), and a cover letter to:
1747 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Electronic applications can be sent to
The deadline for applications is November 13, 2009.