Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Cato Institute, Spring/Fall/Summer Internships, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 5542

Tue, November 11, 2014

Cato interns assist policy staff as researchers; work with the conference department to organize policy conferences, debates, and forums; attend seminars and conferences; and assist Cato's professional staff by copying and filing newspaper articles, distributing materials to congressional offices, and preparing mailings. In addition to their research and other duties, interns take part in regular seminars on politics, economics, law, and philosophy, as well as a series of lectures and films on libertarian themes. (Summer interns are also encouraged, but not required, to play on the Institute's softball team.) 

Cato internships are for undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, private property, free markets, limited government, and the philosophy of classical, or market, liberalism. 

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization whose publications and conferences since 1977 have presented market-liberal solutions for the full range of policy issues. Cato's objective is to reawaken interest in America's founding ideals: personal liberty, private property, free markets, free trade, limited government, and nonintervention in foreign affairs. The Institute is named for Cato's Letters, libertarian essays that were widely read in the American colonies in the 18th century and that played a major role in laying the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution. 

Summer Policy Seminar 
Select internship applicants will be invited to attend Liberty & Current Issues: Connecting Libertarian Ideas to Public Policy, a policy seminar co-sponsored with the Institute for Humane Studies. Taking place June 2-8 in Washington, DC, the seminar features top academic faculty and Cato policy scholars. Sessions will shed new light on contemporary debates using economic, legal, and philosophical arguments and offer insight for solutions to important questions on the national agenda such as U.S. foreign policy, taxation, and monetary policy. The seminar is invitation-only. For more information visit 

No separate application is needed to apply for the Liberty & Current Issues seminar. 
Note: We get far fewer applications for the fall and spring terms than for the summer. Your chances of acceptance for one of those terms are thus better.


BTT Gateway Job ID 5542


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