The Buckeye Institute gives talented undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates the opportunity to obtain valuable skills for careers in public policy, research, and beyond.

Interns at The Buckeye Institute work directly with our staff and contribute to economic, policy, and legal research, communications, administrative support, outreach, development, and the organization’s other daily operations.

The Buckeye Institute’s internships are highly competitive and unpaid (unless stated otherwise). We encourage potential interns to contact their schools to see if the internship would qualify for academic credit.

Candidates 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, expected degree, and graduation date.
  • Transcript.
  • Cover letter telling us why you are interested in Buckeye, why you would make a great intern, and which semester you are interested in interning 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, but should not be substantially edited by anyone other than you.

Application materials can be submitted via email to Manager@BuckeyeInstitute.org or else mailed to:

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 package to be received once it has been submitted, and we will contact you directly if you are selected for an interview.