The Mackinac Center’s news website, Michigan Capitol Confidential, seeks four interns to work on research that contributes to news stories and investigations. The ideal candidate must have a willingness to dig for and document information. Past interns have also had the opportunity to publish articles, contribute to the blog and attend events.
The purposes of the Mackinac Center Summer Internship Program
To be considered for the Summer Internship Program, students must meet the following minimum qualifications:
The following special skills and characteristics will give students expanded opportunity for achievement during their internship:
This internship provides an opportunity to work at a premiere state-based free-market public policy research and educational organization and to attend various skills and career development programs such as our Intern University, and trips to the State Capitol & Supreme Court, The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Review, Issues & Ideas events and various staff and intern outings.
The employment term is a minimum of 10 full-time weeks between May and August (flexibility in start and end dates). Intern positions are on-site, are compensated at the rate of $15.50 per hour and may be eligible for a housing stipend in the amount of $250 per month. Interns are employed on an at-will basis.
Candidates are to submit a resume, a cover letter and a 700-word essay on any policy issue to the intern coordinator before March 26, 2023. 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 with your department choices listed in order of preference. Email application materials to email@example.com or mail to:
Senior Director of Operations/Intern Coordinator
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
140 West Main Street
P.O. Box 568
Midland, MI 48640-0568
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonprofit research and educational institute that advances the principles of free markets and limited government. Through our research and education programs, we challenge government overreach and advocate for a free-market approach to public policy that frees people to realize their potential and dreams.
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