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We’re hiring: Summer intern, education policy

We’re hiring: Summer intern, education policy

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
April 21, 2022
Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
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April 21, 2022

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.

Internship details:

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.

Internship dates:

Summer 2022: June 1 - August 31. Dates are flexible depending on the applicant's availability.

Internship 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
  • 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)

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 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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  • john livingston says:

    I would like to apply for the job of SUMMER INTERN
    My area of expertise is health care policy.
    I am especially interested in investigating the allocation of Covid-19 monies. I would like to organize an effort to audit the DHW with an outside signed partner's financial and operational audit. Previously having been identified as the 4 most fraudulent Medicaid system in the USA with a 38% fraudulent billing, enrollment, and reimbursements, the system and those receiving monies appropriated by the legislature----50% and allocated without being appropriated---mostly by the Governor, needs to be held accountable to the people via our legislators. If JFAC were a corporate Board, they would be investigated by the SEC and DOJ.

    Please let me know if The IFF is interested in using my expertise this summer regarding this issue.

    Thank You and with warmest regards and the highest esteem for the work that you do.

    John Livingston MD

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