Internships

Capital Research Center (CRC) is America’s investigative think tank. Our research is responsible for uncovering the tangled web of left-wing politics, and the people who fund it. At CRC, we examine how liberal groups operate and analyze their impact on our politics and society.

CRC’s hard-hitting, investigative journalism is grounded in the principles of individual liberty, a free-market economy, and limited, constitutional government.

Capital Research Center is currently looking for entrepreneurial college students to help us fulfill our mission. An ideal candidate will be motivated, hard-working, and passionate about the areas of non-profit development, media and journalism, or investigative research.

Our interns will assist CRC staff in exposing left-wing bias in the environmentalist movement, labor unions, tax-exempt foundations, and non-profit activist groups.

A CRC Internship Includes:

Payment — Unlike many D.C. internships, CRC interns are compensated and are paid the D.C. minimum wage.

Full-Time Work — CRC interns are scheduled to work 37.5 hours each week. (We may be able to accommodate part-time schedules based on circumstances.)

Real Projects — CRC interns are assigned high priority projects, and are expected to excel in entrepreneurial endeavors.

Networking — Our coveted positions offer an enclave into the thriving world of the conservative movement.

Applying

To apply, email your resume, writing sample, and answers to the following questions to [email protected]. We are accepting applications for future internships.

Writing Sample

In 500-1,000 words, describe which political philosophy you identify with and why?

Short Answer

In 200 words or fewer, answer the following questions:

Why do you want to intern at Capital Research Center?

What key issues (defense, budget, environment, unions, etc.) interest you the most?

In your opinion, what is the purpose of philanthropy in the United States?

Position Preference

Please list, in order of preference, the CRC departments in which you would like to intern—development, media, or research.

Current internship opportunities

Internship in Development

The development intern’s responsibilities include:

  • Researching prospective individual donors, foundations, and companies
  • Working with the development team to improve the processes and procedures
  • Assisting with online fundraising, planned giving, and other development activities
  • Drafting, preparing, and sorting constituent acknowledgement mailings and letters
  • Curating donor database; reconciling differences between hard data files and our digital donor database
  • Developing donor profiles; tracking gifts, contact information and other selected data for donors and prospects
  • Assembling donor reports for correspondence and reconciliation
  • Categorizing copies of outgoing correspondence with its related incoming mail into constituent files

Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered:

Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, as a current or rising junior or senior

  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow through, and up, with projects
  • Commitment to CRC’s work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Internship in Media

The media intern’s responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the filming of short-form web videos
  • Organizing and prepping footage for post-production
  • Researching trends and best practices in nonprofit video production and promotion
  • Working with the CRC team to improve processes and procedures

Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, as a current or rising junior or senior
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Commitment to CRC’s work
  • Priority will be given to applicants with experience in DSLR-based video production, and knowledge of Adobe Premiere and After Effects, but all interested candidates are encouraged to apply

Internship in Research

The research intern’s responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with background and deep research on a variety of CRC focuses
  • Analyzing and preparing research for use by CRC’s editorial staff
  • Assisting in the preparation of op-eds and CRC reports
  • Writing for the CRC blog and print publications
  • Organizing research files and corresponding materials
  • Working with the publications team to improve processes and procedures

Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, as a current or rising junior or senior
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Commitment to CRC’s work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook)