Alaska Policy Forum Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Summer Internship Program
Anchorage, Alaska- Alaska Policy Forum (APF), the premier center for public policy in the state of Alaska, is looking for ambitious students who want to hone their skills in writing, communications, web development, fundraising, research and/or organizing events while learning more about state politics.
APF’s paid interns work with the fun team of staff members to gain hands-on experience in a selected field – communications, fundraising/event planning or political work – while improving their research, analytical skills and writing.
The APF values interns who appreciate and understand individual freedom, free markets, and limited government. The ideal APF intern will have above average writing and/or editing skills with a basic understanding of current events. Intern responsibilities may include writing publications, editing, public policy research, social media management, website management, event planning, donor relations, and administrative duties.
The center provides access to seminars and professional development training, with scholarship opportunities for students interested in freedom principles.
Former APF intern Sarah Montalbano began working with the center in 2018 and continued through 2020. She is currently a commentator and North West Regional Leader for Young Voices. She will soon temporarily join the editorial staff of the Wall Street Journal as a Bartley Opinion Fellow. She credits the APF for sparking her interest in public policy as she learned about local and state issues.
“Throughout my internship, I conducted research, wrote about my findings and communicated. My incredible experience at APF has been instrumental in developing my research, writing and communication skills.
Interested individuals should send their resume, area of interest (politics, fundraising/event planning, or communications), and responses to three of the following prompts to [email protected] Responses must be 500 words or less. A cover letter is welcome but not necessary.
1. Why are you interested in an internship at the Alaska Policy Forum?
2. Describe an issue currently being handled by government (federal, state, or local) that you think would be better handled by the private sector, and explain why.
3. Explain what “individual freedom” means to you.
4. What do you think is the most pressing public policy issue today? Why?
5. If you could change one state’s policy to immediately increase freedom for Alaskans, what would it be and why?
6. What is the specific function of federal, state or local government? (Choose one)
7. Name a philosopher, author or public figure who has influenced your views on public policy and explain why.
8. What are you studying at university and why? Where do you want it to lead?
Students with a strong interest in political science, public policy, economics, business, communications, journalism, English, history, marketing, development, and information technology are encouraged to apply. APF internships are paid, flexible and last three months. Although internships may be remote, preference is given to students from Alaska. No allowance for housing and transportation is provided.
About Us: Our vision is an Alaska that continues to grow in prosperity by maximizing individual opportunity and freedom. Our mission is to empower and educate Alaskans and policy makers by promoting policies that promote freedom for all.
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