Internship Program

The Summer 2015 Application process is now closed.
We are taking applications for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2016 - April 15, 2016
  • Fall 2016 - August 1, 2016

The John Locke Foundation uses paid interns throughout the year. Candidates should be undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, or graduate students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, limited government, private property and free markets.

We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) think tank; we pursue research, analysis, and commentary on issues in state policy regarding health, education, government, and other topics relevant to citizens and lawmakers in North Carolina. We also publish the Carolina Journal, a monthly newspaper with statewide distribution, and maintain web pages for each of our special projects (higher education, school reform, local government, and regional issues in Charlotte, Wilmington, and Asheville, as well as our leadership project, the EA Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders, and a Faculty Affiliate networking page).

Student interns are paid on an hourly basis, and perform a variety of tasks, including administrative and web site work, events, research, writing, and general office duties. They interact almost daily with the public and the media, both at guest speaker events and through phone and in-person contacts at our offices.

These internships are particularly suitable for students interested in political science and government, economics and business, history, journalism, leadership, and non-profit organizations and management.

We are willing to arrange to work with the student's school for for-credit internships, subject to mutually satisfactory arrangements in advance.

Please fill out our online internship application form. We will contact you by telephone or email to set up an interview.

The John Locke Foundation
200 West Morgan Street, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-828-3876
Fax: 919-821-5117

If you require additional information, please contact Kory Swanson.


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