Independence Institute

About Independence Institute

The Independence Institute has full and part-time unpaid internship positions available for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Quarter and other alternate semester schedules can be accommodated.

The Independence Institute was incorporated in Colorado in 1985 and was issued an IRS determination letter in 1985 recognizing it as tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The Institute remains a highly respected voice in the non-profit community today.

The Independence Institute Future Leaders Program is an opportunity to learn from our experts by working on timely and relevant public policy research or projects. The Future Leaders Program trains qualified candidates for a lifetime of influence in the center-right movement. We match our Future Leaders with a policy center director or senior fellow as their mentor to learn how to effect change using a variety of different tools and strategies including in-depth research, policy analysis, academic writing, commentary, and navigating the political landscape, all through a free market lens. Interns participate in Institute events for no fee and have a series of lunch meetings with VIPs, such as newspaper editors, radio personalities, key local leaders, and elected officials.

We look for individuals who are free market oriented. Areas of study considered are, but not limited to, political science, journalism and communications, public policy, philosophy, economics, education, environmental studies, nonprofit management, criminal justice, pre-law, and law school students. Good research, writing, and office skills are essential.
To ask questions or apply, please email documents to
1. Your current resume
2. A cover letter to indicate why you are interested in an internship and what you hope to gain at Independence Institute
3. Completed application: Click Here
4. Writing sample (app. 10 pages) it should be something you have written for class
5. College and Law School (if applicable) Transcripts
6. List of three references



June 2021 - August 2021 Denver, CO
“Work culture was chill; you could work at your own pace and in your own way as long as you were working. ”

Energy and environmental policy intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Denver, CO
“The work was interesting and the environment was great! I loved my coworkers.”
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