The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: Cato Institute

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Employment - paid

Location: Washington, D.C.

Sector: Think Tank

Wage or benefits: Interns receive a stipend of $1000 per month

Time Commitment: Full semester commitments are preferred, but there is flexibility for Dartmouth terms that can be discussed if accepted.

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years, including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, private property, free markets, limited government, and the philosophy of classical, or market, liberalism.

Application Deadline: July 27th for Fall, November 1st for Spring, February 12rd for Summer.

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Brief Description of the organization:

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank – dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Most Cato interns work primarily as researchers for our policy scholars. Individual department placements include defense and foreign policy, healthcare policy, constitutional studies, and numerous others.

Other interns work in communications-oriented roles, including media relations, external affairs, and video production.

All Cato interns attend the same intensive seminar series, which covers a broad range of history, philosophy, policy, and professional development topics. Interns also assist with events and occasionally help Cato staff with other day-to-day needs.

How to apply:

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences