Finding Internships in Washington, DC

By Ben Woodward

Accuracy in Media

Accuracy in Media is a citizens’ media watchdog whose mission is to promote accuracy, fairness and balance in news reporting. AIM exposes politically motivated media bias; teaches consumers to think critically about their news sources; and holds the mainstream press accountable for its misreporting.

http://www.aimajc.org/


American Action Forum

AAF is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; it is not affiliated with or controlled by any political group. Its focus is to educate the public about the complex policy choices the country faces, and to explain as cogently and influentially as possible why solutions grounded in the center-right values that have long guided the country still represent America’s best way forward.

https://www.americanactionforum.org/internships/


American Conservative Union

We believe that the Constitution of the United States is the best political charter yet created by men for governing themselves. It is our belief that the Constitution is designed to guarantee the free exercise of the inherent rights of the individual through strictly limiting the power of government.

https://www.conservative.org/careers


American Enterprise Institute

The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of our scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in our belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

http://www.aei.org/internships/


American Legislative Exchange Council

The American Legislative Exchange Council is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. Comprised of nearly one-quarter of the country’s state legislators and stakeholders from across the policy spectrum, ALEC members represent more than 60 million Americans and provide jobs to more than 30 million people in the United States.

https://www.alec.org/open-position/alec-internship-program/


Americans for Tax Reform

We believe in a system in which taxes are simpler, flatter, more visible, and lower than they are today. The government's power to control one's life derives from its power to tax. We believe that power should be minimized.

https://www.atr.org/internship-opportunities-apply-now


American Principles Project

When our Founders put this country together, they clearly articulated the essence of human dignity: that all are created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. At APP, we believe these principles are central to what makes the American experiment so unique.

https://americanprinciplesproject.org/about/staff/internships/


Bill of Rights Institute

The Bill of Rights Institute’s depth of knowledge is drawn from a full-time staff with more than 100 years of combined classroom experience, as well as from partners who are experts in their fields. Our programs and resources are created with input from: academic leaders in history, political science, and constitutional law; video producers; website developers and designers; evaluation and curriculum experts; and top secondary-school teachers.

https://billofrightsinstitute.org/about-us/join-our-team/


Capital Research Center

The Capital Research Center was established in 1984 to examine how foundations, charities, and other nonprofits spend money and get involved in politics and advocacy, often in ways that donors never intended and would find abhorrent.

https://capitalresearch.org/about/internships/


Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute

Founded in 1993, the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women is one of the most unique organizations in America. Our mission is to prepare women for effective leadership and to promote leading conservative women. We strive to advance America’s women by promoting and preserving conservative principles.

https://cblpi.org/internship-application/


Competitive Enterprise Institute

CEI's mission is to promote both freedom and fairness by making good policy good politics. We make the uncompromising case for economic freedom because we believe it is essential for entrepreneurship, innovation, and prosperity to flourish.

https://cei.org/sites/default/files/CEI_Internship.pdf


Concerned Women of America

Concerned Women for America protects and promotes Biblical values and Constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy.

https://concernedwomen.org/about/internships/


Daily Caller News Foundation

Founded in 2010 by Tucker Carlson, a 20-year veteran journalist, and Neil Patel, former chief policy advisor to Vice President Cheney, The Daily Caller is one of America’s largest and fastest-growing news publications. Our team of experienced, full-time reporters and editors works around the clock to deliver award-winning original reporting, in-depth investigations, entertainment, thought-provoking commentary and up-to-the-second breaking news.

https://dailycaller.com/footer/employment


Family Research Council

Founded in 1983, Family Research Council is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to articulating and advancing a family-centered philosophy of public life. In addition to providing policy research and analysis for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government, FRC seeks to inform the news media, the academic community, business leaders, and the general public about family issues that affect the nation from a biblical worldview.

https://www.frc.org/internships


Federalist Society

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

https://fedsoc.org/internships


Freedom Works

FreedomWorks has identified, educated, and actuated citizens who are enthused about showing up to support free enterprise and constitutionally limited government.

https://www.freedomworks.org/about/internships


Foundation for Defense of Democracies

FDD conducts in-depth research, produces accurate and timely analyses, identifies illicit activities, and provides policy options – all with the aim of strengthening U.S. national security and reducing or eliminating threats posed by adversaries and enemies of the United States and other free nations.

https://www.fdd.org/jobs-and-internships/


The Heritage Foundation

Since our founding in 1973, The Heritage Foundation has been working to advance the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Our hard work has paid off time and again. Since we opened our doors more than four decades ago, we have seen substantial gains for the conservative agenda. With more than 100 policy experts, Heritage has the talent to be able to solve complex policy issues, with simple and effective conservative solutions. We communicate these solutions to tens of millions of Americans through our website, The Daily Signal, and social media. Heritage experts appear on television and radio dozens of times each week, publish hundreds of policy research reports annually, and host hundreds of meetings a year with grassroots leaders and local and national officials.

https://www.heritage.org/young-leaders-program


Institute for Justice

The Institute for Justice is the National Law Firm for Liberty. IJ litigates to limit the size and scope of government power and to ensure that all Americans have the right to control their own destinies as free and responsible members of society.

https://ij.org/opportunities/employment-opportunities


Koch Intern Program

For more than five decades, Charles Koch’s philanthropy has generated bold new ideas to improve American lives. Inspired by a recognition that free people are capable of extraordinary things, the Charles Koch Institute supports educational programs and dialogue to advance these principles, challenge convention, and eliminate barriers that stifle creativity and progress. We believe that the most pressing issues facing society today are too big for any one group to solve, and that’s why we’re proud to be a part of the Stand Together Philanthropic Community. Stand Together helps people improve their lives by connecting them with passionate partners and the resources necessary to make a greater difference.

https://www.charleskochinstitute.org/educational-programs/koch-internship-program/


Leadership Institute

Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, LI provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media. The Institute offers 47 types of training schools, workshops, and seminars; a free employment placement service; and a national field program that trains conservative students to organize campus groups. Since 1979, LI has trained more than 200,000 conservative activists, leaders, and students. The Institute's unique college campus network has grown to more than 1,700 conservative campus groups and newspapers.

https://www.leadershipinstitute.org/career/


Media Research Center

Since 1987, the Media Research Center (MRC) has been the nation’s premier media watchdog. We don’t endorse politicians and we don’t lobby for legislation. MRC’s sole mission is to expose and neutralize the propaganda arm of the Left: the national news media. This makes the MRC’s work unique within the conservative movement. The Media Research Center’s unwavering commitment to neutralizing left-wing bias in the news media and popular culture has influenced how millions of Americans perceive "so-called" objective reporting.

https://www.mrc.org/internships


National Taxpayers Union

Founded in 1969, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) is the “Voice of America’s Taxpayers.” Our mission: to achieve favorable policy outcomes using the most effective pro-taxpayer team on Capitol Hill and in the states. Our lobbying skills, media savvy, policy expertise, and reputation for advancing pragmatic solutions are unrivaled.

https://www.ntu.org/about/page/career-and-internship-opportunities


Students for Life

Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest youth pro-life organization. We are the only national pro-life organization dedicated to training and equipping college, high school, middle, medical, and law school students. Our approach is uniquely effective, and the methods we have developed are a combination of time-tested techniques and cutting-edge technology. SFLA has a team of 38 employees that all work tirelessly equipping students so that they can defend the preborn and help young mothers on their campuses. Since launching full-time in 2006, we have helped to establish and build over 1,200 student pro-life organizations and have trained more than 55,000 students nationwide.

https://studentsforlife.org/high-school/pro-life-jobs-internships/


Susan B. Anthony List

SBA List is a nationwide network of more than 700,000 Americans. We combine politics with policy, investing heavily in voter education to ensure that pro-life Americans know where their lawmakers stand on protecting the unborn, and in issue advocacy, advancing pro-life laws through direct lobbying and grassroots campaigns.

https://www.sba-list.org/internships


Tax Foundation

The Tax Foundation is the nation’s leading independent tax policy nonprofit. Since 1937, our principled research, insightful analysis, and engaged experts have informed smarter tax policy at the federal, state, and global levels. For over 80 years, our goal has remained the same: to improve lives through tax policies that lead to greater economic growth and opportunity.

https://taxfoundation.org/internship-program/


Young America's Foundation

Young America’s Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.

http://www.yaf.org/opportunities/