James Madison Institute
Internships

The James Madison Institute internship program operates year-round and is generally organized by college semesters. College students are given the opportunity to gain valuable experience in several fields focused on advancing public policy ideas. Interns are assigned to JMI staff members to gain hands-on experience while improving their research, analytical, and writing skills.

Students of all majors are encouraged to apply; however, preference is given to students with backgrounds in economics, public policy, political science, communications, development, or any related fields. JMI internships are unpaid, but prospective interns are encouraged to contact their college or university to see if the internship qualifies for academic credit. Housing is not provided by JMI.

To apply, please complete the application below and submit your resume, along with a writing sample and a headshot. You will receive an email confirming that JMI has received your application. Please do not call to confirm.

We are fortunate to receive more than 100 applications a year for fewer than 10 positions per semester. If you are not chosen for an internship in your semester of choice, you will receive an email encouraging you to apply for a future semester.

Questions? Email JMI Executive Vice President Becky Liner at bliner@jamesmadison.org.

Application and Deadline Information

Please state in your cover letter one of our three locations in which you wish to intern. Currently, we offer internships in the following areas:

  • Naples
  • Orlando
  • Tallahassee

Please check back for the next semester's application due date.


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