Internship Opportunities

ALEC Interns take on meaningful assignments and make genuine contributions to the team. Past interns have completed writing and research projects, and worked with staff to help expand ALEC membership. This internship provides a great opportunity to take on substantive projects and learn about state policy.

We are currently seeking interns for the following positions:

  • Policy Intern
  • Communications and Social Media Intern
  • Membership and Development Intern

Dates & Details

Application Deadlines – We are currently accepting applications for Summer, Fall and Spring Internships. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, we highly recommend submitting applications for the Spring Internship Program by January 1st.

Internship Dates – The Spring 2014 Internship begins on Tuesday, January 21st and ends on Friday, May 2nd.

Have a question about the internship? – Contact Briana Mulder, Policy Coordinator, at 571-482-5004 or

Eligibility – Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates from all backgrounds who have a passion for promoting ALEC principles are encouraged to apply.

Academic Credit – ALEC is happy to work with students and their universities or colleges to help them obtain credit for their internship.

Reimbursement – This is an unpaid internship; however, ALEC will reimburse full-time interns up to $10 a day for lunch and all interns for daily travel expenses.

Internship Roles Available at ALEC

Policy Intern – ALEC’s policy department offers a variety of opportunities to work on state policy issues, including legal reform, health care, education, free trade, tax policy and economic competitiveness. A full listing of policy issues can be found in our Task Forces section. Policy Interns work on research projects for ALEC staff and ALEC state legislators. Interns may also have the opportunity to write and edit policy publications.

Communications and Social Media Intern – The Communications and Social Media Intern works with the Public Affairs department to coordinate social media projects, draft press releases and edit website content. Website design experience is preferred but not necessary.

Membership and Development Intern – Qualified candidates must demonstrate an interest in public policy issues and have an interest in working in non-profit development. The Membership and Development intern works with the membership team on outreach efforts to current and prospective legislative and private sector members. Other duties include maintaining and measuring database records.