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 a summer intern to scale our research capabilities. The summer intern 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.
The summer intern 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.
This full-time internship will be based in IFF’s Boise office. Remote work will be considered for highly qualified candidates.
The summer intern will receive a monthly stipend.
Summer 2022: June 1 - August 31. Dates are flexible depending on the applicant's availability.
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
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
Helping with other responsibilities as assigned
0-1 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)
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
One relevant writing sample (500-700 words)
Applications should be submitted to Bo’C Welker at [email protected] no later than May 13, 2022. Please write “IFF/CAE Summer Intern” in the subject line.
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