Activities and Programming
Collegiate Associates learn directly from the fellows and managers leading the Manhattan Institute’s work. Associates participate in strategic departmental meetings, events, seminars, and policy discussions. Because Associates are accountable for making valued contributions to their teams, MI places a premium on self-starters who have demonstrated a capacity for research, analysis, writing, and project management.
MI is a lean, dynamic, and intellectually driven environment. Associates work both independently and together with MI staff, often involved in multiple projects simultaneously. Associates are expected to make meaningful contributions to MI's intellectual and organizational life — for example, pitching event ideas, improving internal processes, writing policy commentary, or presenting research.
Successful Collegiate Associates must have:
- A minimum grade point average of 3.25
- Exceptional organizational skills and acute attention to detail.
- Time management skills and adaptability in a fast-paced work environment.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills to interface with internal staff, nonprofit leaders, and other potential partners in a professional manner.
Deadlines for Application Submissions
Spring Program (January - May): November 15
Summer Program (June - August): March 15
Fall Program (September - December): July 31
We require one letter of a recommendation and a resume. We will consider only complete applications, and form letters will be disregarded.
Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to interview every candidate. Please consider your application received once submitted. We will be in touch if you are selected for an interview.
The Collegiate Program has been suspended at this time. Please check back for updates.