Find Scholars Internship

The IHS Find Scholars program seeks an intern to assist in the summer semester. Applicants should be organized and self-motivated, as well as have a passion for and understanding of classical liberal ideas.


  • Conducting internet research on the scholarship, teaching, and other information about freedom-friendly scholars
  • Monitoring and tracking open faculty positions in support of our efforts to refer qualified scholars
  • Providing administrative support to members of the Find Scholars team
  • Provide general support for the Find Scholars team – data and content management, event prep and follow-up, outreach support.


Qualified candidates should possess the following:

  • Ownership of projects and personal time management
  • Internally motivated, knowledgeable, and willing to work in a team environment
  • Excruciating attention to detail
  • Extreme comfort with and/or willingness to quickly learn new data skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Appreciation for 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 network relations 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.  Altough 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.