The Buckeye Institute gives talented undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work with Ohio policymakers and obtain valuable skills for careers in public policy and research. 

Interns at The Buckeye Institute contribute to economic and policy research, communications, administrative support, outreach, and the organization’s other daily operations.

The Buckeye Institute’s internships are highly competitive and unpaid (unless stated otherwise), however, we encourage potential interns to contact their school to see if the internship qualifies for college credit.

Students interested in applying for The Buckeye Institute’s internship program should demonstrate academic excellence, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and a commitment to free-market public policy. To apply, please submit your:

  • Résumé with up-to-date contact information (name, address, preferred telephone number, email), GPA, and expected degree and graduation date.
  • Transcript.
  • Cover letter telling us why you'd make a great intern and which semester you'd like to intern with us.
  • Brief writing sample that is no more than five pages in length. The writing sample can be in the form of a blog post, short paper, or excerpt from a longer paper.

Application materials can be sent via email to manager@buckeyeinstitute.org or mailed to:

Josh Distel
The Buckeye Institute
88 East Broad Street, Suite 1300
Columbus, OH 43215

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to interview every candidate. Please consider your application received once it has been submitted, and we will contact you directly if you are selected for an interview.