Policy Intern

Offered By: 
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
901 Congress Avw
Salary: 
Paid
If "Paid", provide rate: 
$500-$1000 stipend for the semester
Job Description: 
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit, conservative, think tank in search of interns prepared to push the boundaries of non-profit policy and engagement. We are looking to you to support our focus on the production and dissemination of research, to assist in our extensive engagement efforts as well as assisting in the day-to-day operations of the largest think-tank in Texas. If you: - Believe in the individual right to do business free from big government - Are interested in learning from liberty giants like Hayek and Locke - Can exemplify personal responsibility and the entrepreneurial spirit - Want to contribute to the incredible impact of our Foundation both locally and nation, then APPLY NOW. Interns will work directly with some of the best and most influential free-market thinkers in the country who research a wide range of policy topics that impact not just Texas, but the entire country. Staff members and invited guests share their time, knowledge, and experience with each intern class through a series of discussions that illustrate the range of ways that policy changes the world. All of our interns leave our Foundation with a solid understanding of all the work we do: our outreach, policy positions, and our work to change Texas for the better, in addition to improved cross functional skills necessary for professional world. The Foundation hires interns in a wide variety of areas –Policy, Fundraising, Communications, and Law. Our internship class is generally current college students, recent graduates, or students between semesters who are flexible, project-oriented self-starters and can work with a wide range of leadership types. Our interns take on projects unique to the Foundation based on their individual skills and experiences, in addition to the scope covered by their internship. The most successful applicants are open-minded and hardworking, with good research, writing, and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to apply mission-centered common sense to a daily routine. Successful interns at the Foundation understand our principles of Liberty, Personal Responsibility, and Free Enterprise, and are excited to see first-hand the unique constraints faced by a non-profit in our efforts to reshape public policy in Texas and and the United States.
Application Instructions: 
Applications for our program need to include a cover letter, telling us why you would like to work with us--please include the semester you are applying for--as well as your résumé, and a writing sample. Submit your application as a single PDF file via email to: internships@texaspolicy.com
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Contact Information: 
Gina Van Dyke Operations Coordinator 512-472-2700
Type of Internship: 
Non-Profit
Posted By: 
Gina Van Dyke
Expiration Date: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018