Skip to comments.Intern at FreedomWorks, Dick Armey's Grassroots Organization in DC
Posted on 03/10/2006 7:46:42 PM PST by bstein80
Our Founding Fathers risked everything in the battle for independence. They created a new form of government and a Constitution to safeguard our freedoms. Over subsequent years, ground was lost to those with a different vision. Advocates for bigger government and less freedom successfully enacted ideas that have extended government's reach into more and more aspects of our daily lives. Some individuals responded to that challenge by establishing academic centers and think tanks that have done much to shape the debate.
FreedomWorks moves beyond the policy community to educate and mobilize volunteers across America on issues of economic freedom. The organization promotes economic liberty by strategically engaging our members in the political process, and we identify and mobilize constituencies that can benefit from policies that advance or preserve economic freedom. Demonstrating the power of free markets through research, analysis, and the experiences of people allows FreedomWorks to increase policymakers' and individuals' understanding of how economic freedom solves everyday problems.
Citizen activism has always been a vital part of FreedomWorks's mission. In the past few years, FreedomWorks focused the organization's energy on systematically building a permanent and sustainable army of volunteer citizen activists, dedicated to the vision of our Founding Fathers and willing to make their voices heard in the battle for economic freedom. While our main office is in Washington, D.C., we also have state offices in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin that allow us to build our army state by state.
Highlights of Internship
As an intern for FreedomWorks, you may have the opportunity to monitor hearings and press conferences on Capitol Hill and at the White House. You may also attend conferences and seminars, conduct research on economic policy topics, assist with grassroots events and mobilization efforts, assist with various publications, in addition to providing general office support to the staff. What you do while here depends on the department you work for. You may also receive training on computer software to help you prepare reports and correspondence. Internships are limited in number. Interns gain valuable experience and make career contacts. You may also be able to earn academic credit from your college or university. Internships are UNPAID . Work hours and issue areas are flexible. Your experience and assignments will vary based on the area you are interested in within FreedomWorks.
Spring/Summer/Fall Internships available in the following areas
Federal Campaigns Operations Public Affairs Economic Research and Policy Development/Fundraising
We look for interns who:
Are interested in and have a strong commitment to free-market ideas and public policy
Have a basic knowledge of computer software such as Microsoft applications (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc)
Are eager to assist in turning ideas generated by think tanks into action
Location and Transportation Information
We are conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C. (near the White House).
Deadlines for each semester are rolling. Join FreedomWorks and gain invaluable experience in Washington, D.C.
If you are interested in free market economic issues, please complete a 2006 application and send your resume, writing sample and transcript to:
Brendan Steinhauser FreedomWorks 1775 Pennsylvania Ave., NW 11th Floor Washington, DC 20006
PING to the DC Chapter
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