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 websites across many issues and subject areas as well as our leadership project, the EA Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders.

Student interns are paid on an hourly basis and perform a variety of tasks, including administrative and website work, events, research, writing, and general office duties. These internships are particularly suitable for students interested in political science and government, economics and business, history, journalism, leadership, and nonprofit 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 below. The Internship program at the John Locke Foundation is highly competitive. We will review each application and contact you by telephone or email to set up an interview should further questions arise. The application deadline for the spring  internship is Friday, October 15, 2021.

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About John Locke Foundation

We are North Carolina’s Most Trusted and Influential Source of Common Sense. The John Locke Foundation was created in 1990 as an independent, nonprofit think tank that would work “for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina.” The Foundation is named for John Locke (1632-1704), an English philosopher whose writings inspired Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders.

The John Locke Foundation is a 501(c)(3) research institute and is funded solely from voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations, and charitable foundations.