Academic Networks Internships

The Institute for Humane Studies seeks an intern to work on the Academic Networks team.  The Academic Networks department works with IHS’ graduate student alumni to provide them with opportunities and resources to help them successfully navigate graduate school and the academic job market. 

Possible Projects Include

  • Assisting with the IHS Mentoring Program
  • Assisting with the Hayek Fund, Placement and Fellowship Programs
  • Researching open sources for information and databases on the Higher Education Market various aspects relevant to IHS (job openings, financial indicators, faculty statistics, etc.)
  • Tracking and analyzing data
  • Providing administrative support to the academic networks team and IHS Mentors


Qualified candidates will be:

  • Self-starters
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiar with (or willing to be trained on) tools for data analysis
  • Detail-oriented
  • Quick learners
  • Good communicators
  • Entrepreneurial & innovative
  • Understanding and appreciative of classical liberal principles—individual rights, free markets, limited government, voluntarism, and peace.

Prior experience is not required. We accept interns of all ages and experience levels, and international applicants with a visa status that allows employment in the U.S.


3434 Washington Blvd, 4th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201

Application Process

To apply, submit a one-page cover letter and one-page resume to the IHS Hiring and Professional Development department. In your cover letter, please specify:

  •  How you learned about IHS's internship program
  • Why you are interested in working with IHS, specifically the Academic Networks team
  • Your experience with or exposure to classical liberal/libertarian ideas
  • Your professional and academic experiences that are relevant to the internship
  • When you are available to start and how many hours you are looking for per week

*We are currently accepting applications for the Summer Semester.  Although start dates vary slightly based on department needs, most positions begin in mid-May.

The Institute for Humane Studies, founded in 1961, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization that promotes the study of economic and individual freedom across a broad range of academic and professional disciplines. Through various programs, IHS promotes open inquiry, critical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and creative problem solving.

The Institute for Humane Studies is located in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., two blocks from the Virginia Square metro stop (on the Orange Line). IHS is a flexible, professional, open office environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship and provides substantial opportunity for professional and personal growth.