Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, brief cover letter, and short writing sample (<500 words) on a social, political, historical, or educational topic that offers a strong coherent & compelling argument. The writing style should not be overly academic—the point is to see how well you write something meant to be read by the public. Please also indicate your desired start date and hours per week in your cover letter. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
In the subject line, please write “Research & Writing Internship” followed by your full name.
The Renew Democracy Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Renew Democracy Initiative (RDI) is dedicated to creating a movement based on rational discourse and political liberalism, both of which have come under threat from across the political spectrum. Founded by a diverse, cross-partisan group of leaders, including former world chess champion Garry Kasparov; Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Bob Kerrey; and Pulitzer Prize winners Anne Applebaum and Bret Stephens, we are committed to data-driven decision-making and combatting the twin threats of far-left and far-right radicalism. Our Board and extended network give us unique credibility and a global perspective as we educate people about core liberal principles and empower them to prioritize these values in their civic behavior.
We have a small, tight-knit team, so interns will have the unique opportunity to work on high-level projects and partnerships and make a personal impact on American democracy. As a start-up organization, we have an “all hands on deck” approach, and interns should expect to play multiple roles, handling a mix of substantive and administrative responsibilities.
This role will involve working on some combination of the following responsibilities. Please be sure to review examples of our work including our newsletters, Defining Democracy narratives, and videos prior to applying!