Cato Institute Internships

Internships

NGO & Institutes

Location (s):

  • United States of America
Washington, D.C.

Overview

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.

Details

Are you trying to break into a career in policy, communications, or law? Do you want a rich education in contemporary policy issues—and the philosophical, historic, and economic underpinnings of those issues? A Cato internship might be right for you.

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.

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Cato internships are for undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, law students, and early-career professionals who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace—principles that, taken together, constitute libertarianism, known alternately as “classical liberalism,” “market liberalism,” or, to many of our international friends, just “liberalism.”


Dates:

Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year


Cost/funding for participants:

  • $700 a month paid in two monthly installments
  • Law students receive specific legal work as well as a different stipend.
  • Part time internships are permitted in exceptional cases and part time interns receive a pro-rated stipend.
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