Internships

The Alaska Policy Forum, Alaska’s premier public policy education and research center, seeks ambitious students who would like to sharpen their writing, debating, researching, public relations, and event-organizing skills and learn more about state and local government. If you have a strong interest in political science, public policy, economics, business, history, English, journalism, information technology, marketing, or communications, we encourage you to apply.

An ideal APF intern has above-average writing and/or editing skills and a basic understanding of current events. We value in our interns an appreciation for — and understanding of — individual liberty, the free market, property rights, and limited government. Intern responsibilities may include: writing for publication, public policy research, administrative tasks, editing, and event planning.

Internships with APF are paid and have flexible, part-time hours; they can be tailored to fit school, athletic, and work schedules. We will, to the best of our ability, work with those students who wish to receive academic credit for their internships. Additionally, APF will provide information about seminars and scholarship opportunities open to students interested in the principles of liberty.

To apply, please send your resume and responses to three of the following prompts to info@alaskapolicyforum.org. Each response should be no more than 500 words.

  1. Describe an issue currently addressed by the government (federal, state, or local) that you believe would be better handled by the private sector, and explain why.
  2. Explain what “individual liberty” means to you.
  3. Why are you interested in interning at the Alaska Policy Forum?
  4. What, in your opinion, is the most pressing public policy problem today? Why?
  5. If you could change one policy to immediately increase freedom for Alaskans or all Americans, what would it be and why?
  6. What is the proper function of federal, state, or local government? (Pick one)
  7. Name a philosopher, author, or public figure that has influenced your perspective on public policy and explain why.
  8. What are you studying in college and why? Where do you want it to lead?