The Mackinac Center’s Education Policy Initiative seeks assistance in collecting and analyzing raw research materials from Michigan’s local and state educational agencies. Updating and enhancing our databases will help ensure accurate, useful information is provided in our service to engaged citizen leaders. Additional research findings may help shape the public debate in positive ways to encourage needed education reforms. Strong candidates will combine a careful and thorough approach with curiosity, willingness to learn, good humor and a desire to improve educational opportunities for Michigan students.

Ideal candidates will possess strong and creative research skills and an interest in issues related to economics, education, labor, and government accountability. Excellent organizational and written and oral communications skills are required, as is ethical and professional conduct.

This internship provides an opportunity to work at the nation’s premiere state-based free-market public policy research and educational organization. Please note that a curriculum major in politics or economics is not required; students from all subject areas are encouraged to apply.

The employment term is a minimum of 10 full-time weeks between May and August. Interns are compensated at the rate of $10 per hour, and are employed on an at-will basis. Interns whose permanent address is outside a 30-mile radius of Midland are paid a housing stipend in the amount of $250 per month.

For consideration, please submit a resume, a cover letter and a 700-word essay on a policy issue to the director of operations before February 28, 2018. If you wish to be considered for multiple positions, more than one essay is not required, but we do request a cover letter for each position.

Send application materials (soft copy preferred) to:

Christine Bowerson
Director of Operations
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
140 West Main Street
P.O. Box 568
Midland, MI 48640-0568

Also, candidates are encouraged to apply to us through the Koch Summer Fellow Program.