Journalism and Public Policy Internships

For almost 50 years, the Institute for Humane Studies has helped undergraduate and graduate students who value free markets and individual liberty accomplish their educational and career goals.

Our journalism internship program <>  offers opportunities in print, broadcast, new media, and investigative journalism. Students accepted into the program are matched with an opportunity based on their skills and experience and the needs of the internship host. All interns attend our weeklong journalism workshop on reporting skills and freedom of the press.

For writers considering a political beat, our public policy internship program <>  provides the opportunity to learn about the legislative process through an internship at a policy organization or think tank. Intern responsibilities can include investigating government programs and interviewing the staffs of legislators, state and federal.

The following programs are offered by the Institute for Humane Studies, an organization founded in 1961 that supports students who value individual liberty.

IHS Journalism Internship Program: Paid journalism internships for talented writers who support free markets, individual rights, and peace. Opportunities at nonprofit newsrooms, major media networks, newspapers, and new media sites. Applicants may also apply for funding for internships secured on their own. Program includes a stipend plus housing and travel assistance, and a seminar on freedom of the press. Apply by November 15 for spring, and by January 31 for <>

Public Policy Internships: Paid summer internships at more than 100 think tanks and policy organizations across the US. A comprehensive program that includes two career workshops in Washington, DC, and weekly lectures by academics and policy professionals. Professional guidance on writing policy pieces and interviewing. Stipend plus housing and travel assistance. Apply by January 31. <>


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