Harper Internship Program

Intern with the Institute for Humane Studies! 

The Harper Internship Program invites talented and passionate liberty advocates into the center of the liberty movement as IHS team members. As an IHS intern, you can customize your experience—from start and end dates to specific departments and projects, the Harper Internship Program gives you the opportunity to choose the experience that will position you to succeed in your career.

IHS offers internships in every department within our organization and provides all participants with:

  • Competitive daily stipend
  • Access to books and other publications on economics, history, philosophy, and more
  • Networking opportunities with liberty-friendly individuals and organizations

Options for Interns

Interns can join a range of teams including conference management, Learn Liberty, marketing, operations and hiring, network relations, and more. Interns often find opportunities to offer program suggestions to senior staff members, and participate in IHS all-staff meetings and internal book discussions.

Please note: We are currently accepting applications for immediate start dates in Learn Liberty. Our Summer Semester opportunities are with Academic Networks, Events Management, Development, Learn Liberty, and FIND Scholars .  Active positions are hyperlinked in green below.

Current Internship Opportunities

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Educational Programs
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“Foundations of Freedom” Lecture and Reading Series

Nine weeks of lectures and reading discussions present educational material from our proven summer programs to help interns build a strong understanding of the historical and philosophical roots of classical liberal and libertarian thought.

The Network Connection

Interns have the chance to meet with our intern coordinator to discuss personal goals, interests, and experiences. Interns also get included in networking opportunities with partner organizations and IHS staff and faculty. The Harper Internship Program purposefully connects interns with other well-suited IHS programs, GMU opportunities, and partner organizations. 


Qualified candidates possess the following:

  • A basic understanding of, and interest in, classical liberal principles
  • Self-motivation and willingness to ask questions
  • Basic knowledge of Excel
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to learn software such as databases or customer management systems (CMS)

We accept interns of all ages and experience levels, and international applicants with a visa status that allows employment in the U.S.

IHS is a flexible, professional, open office environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship and provides substantial opportunity for professional and personal growth. We look forward to getting to know you!