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Education Policy Assistant

Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF) is the premier free market research institute in Idaho. Officially organized in 2008, IFF’s mission is to make Idaho into a Laboratory of Liberty by exposing, defeating, and replacing the state's socialist public policies.

Our research, journalism, education, and advocacy dovetail to help Idaho policymakers make better decisions, rooted in conservative principles, so that Idahoans will be better off. IFF’s work has been credited with saving taxpayers millions of dollars, eliminating failed government programs, and holding politicians accountable like never before in the state’s history.

We are expanding our team by hiring an Education Policy Assistant to scale our research capabilities. The Assistant will assist the work of IFF’s Center for American Education (CAE), which is dedicated to promoting transformational change to our state and national education system so that it best serves the families and students who utilize it.

Job details:

The Education Policy Assistant will engage in research, writing, and public communication about education issues. The ideal candidate will be a passionate, entrepreneurial, highly motivated self-starter with an interest in education policy reform. The assistant will report to the Education Policy Director. 

This full-time internship will be based in IFF’s Boise office. Remote work will be considered for highly qualified candidates.

Job benefits:

  • Casual work environment: We work hard but don’t punch a clock or wear suits every day
  • A clean and comfortable office in the heart of downtown Boise
  • An opportunity to truly impact society
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Summer hours

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Researching, analyzing, and making recommendations on the CAE’s policy issues
  • Attending IFF and CAE meetings with allied organizations
  • Assisting in writing policy briefs, perspectives, research studies, commentaries, and blog posts
  • Assisting in planning and organizing events
  • Testifying before legislative committees
  • Assisting with management of the K-12 LEAD map
  • Filing public records requests as needed 
  • Helping with other responsibilities as assigned


  • 1-3 years of relevant legislative and policy experience
  • Demonstrated interest in education policy will be favorably considered
  • Proficiency in statistics and/or education finance will be favorably considered
  • Ability to effectively research and advocate IFF’s conservative free market principles and recommendations
  • Strong research, writing, editing, and public presentation skills
  • Experience with basic software applications such as those in Microsoft Office, Excel, Adobe, and Google Workspace (including Google Docs, Drive, and Calendar)

To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter, which should detail your philosophical interest in advancing the mission of IFF and the CAE
  • Resume
  • One relevant writing sample (500-700 words)

Applications should be submitted to Alli Megal at [email protected] no later than May 13, 2022. Please write “IFF/CAE Education Policy Assistant” in the subject line.

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