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Meet Our Former Interns

Katie Poedtke

"My internship at the Manhattan Institute exposed me to some of today's most influential public policy thinkers and executors both in the office and at MI's many conferences and special events. "

Sam Goldman

"By giving me the opportunity to work closely with the fellows and staff who generate, articulate, and circulate ideas about real issues, working at MI gave me the tools I would go on to use in graduate school, as well as in writing for a general audience"



The deadline to submit your application for the 2014 Fall internship program is July 31st, 2014.

The Manhattan Institute internship program provides talented undergraduates with a unique work experience at a leading right-of-center think tank. MI brings free market perspective to key domestic policy issues, including budget and fiscal issues, energy, health care, education, and culture. Interns are given broad exposure to our work by contributing directly to various MI departments. Responsibilities include editing, administrative tasks, and some research. Interns are matched according MI's needs, the applicants past experience and their interests.

Interns regularly attend Manhattan Institute events, including debates, conferences, and luncheon speeches. Interns have recently attended events featuring Governor Scott Walker, Harvey Pitt, Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission; and leading scholars such as John Taylor and Charles Murray.

Fall and spring semester internships are part-time for a minimum of 20 hours a week. Summer internships are full-time for 10-12 weeks adjustable to the student's academic schedule.

All questions should be emailed to


Students wishing to apply should send an application form, resume, cover letter and a letter of recommendation to The cover letter should explain the student's education, work, other activities and future goals as they relate to an internship at the Manhattan Institute. In other words—why you and why the Manhattan Institute?

Please indicate on your application if you have a particular interest or background in (1) Fundraising, (2) Communications (Press/Social Media), (3) City Journal (editing), or (4) Interest in one of our policy centers. Because there are only a few intern positions, students will not be assigned to work exclusively in a specific area.





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