The James Madison Institute internship program operates year-round and is generally organized by college semesters. College students are given the opportunity to gain valuable experience in several fields focused on advancing public policy ideas. Interns are assigned to JMI staff members to gain hands-on experience while improving their research, analytical, and writing skills.

Students of all majors are encouraged to apply; however, preference is given to students with backgrounds in economics, public policy, political science, communications, development, or any related fields. Housing is not provided by JMI.

To apply, please complete the application below and submit your resume, along with a writing sample and a headshot. You will be directed to a confirmation page once you submit your application. Please do not call to confirm.

We are fortunate to receive more than 100 applications a year for fewer than 10 positions per semester. We are only able to contact individuals that we would like to interview.

Questions? Email JMI Executive Vice President Becky Liner at

Application and Deadline Information

Currently, we offer internships in our Tallahassee office. Interns are eligible for a semester stipend of $1000.

Applications for our Fall 2024 Internship program are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 1st. Please note late applications will not be considered.