“The Institute for Humane Studies is a unique organization that assists undergraduate and graduate students worldwide with an interest in individual liberty.” (The Institute for Humane Studies website.)
“……The mission of IHS is to support the achievement of a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented, productive students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and who demonstrate the potential to help change the current climate of opinion to one more congenial to the principles and practice of freedom.”
Benefits may vary depending on the type of internship but generally include:
- A $2,000 stipend for 10 week internships
- Housing & Travel Allowance
- Free Books, Workshops, Seminars (includes academic works on history, philosophy, and economics)
- Networking Opportunities
Spring, Summer, & Fall internships available for 5 to 20 weeks.
Production Internships in Movie, Film, TV, Animation, & Video Game Development:
These internships offer students a unique opportunity to participate in the development of movies, film, or TV shows currently in process. Whether your interests are in comedy or documentaries, there are opportunities available for you.
The IHS Journalism Internship Program offers opportunities at newspapers, major media networks, and state-based policy organizations. Hands on experience along with mentoring is an important element of these internships. Interns are involved in writing clips, producing news segments, or investigating government programs. Internships are paid and offer opportunities in print or broadcast journalism.
Three tracks are available:
- Broadcast Journalism
- Investigative Journalism
Journalism Internships FAQ's are available online.
Stipend and travel and housing allowance.
Students can apply for the production or journalism internships online.
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program offers two tracks for summer (beginning in June and ending in August):
- Public Policy Internships in Washington, DC
- Public Policy Internships at state-based organizations
- Career Workshops
- Seminars and Speakers
- $1,500 Stipend
- Housing and Travel Costs
The deadline to apply for Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program is in January.
Students can sign up for updates online for a listing of internship availability with IHS throughout the year.
For those wishing to mail in their documents, please send to:
Institute for Humane Studies
at George Mason University
3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 440
Arlington VA 22201
Applicants must complete an online application. Once registered, applicants can post their resumes and answers to several short essay questions and upload the required supporting.
Applicants can register for updates to get the latest on internships and deadlines.