Monday, November 28, 2016

Spring Political Theory Internship with the Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute seeks an intern to work on research projects related to political theory, as well as topics including American politics, government regulation, and philosophy. This intern will also assist with preparations for Hudson Institute Political Studies’ 2017 Summer Fellowship.
Applicants should have a strong interest in political theory and philosophy and have familiarity with classic works of ancient and modern political philosophy (for example Plato’s Republic, Machiavelli’s The Prince and Locke’s Second Treatise on Government) as well as works of American political thought such as The Federalist and Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. Applicants should also be willing to perform organizational and operational tasks, including database work, and program outreach.


In addition to having a strong interest in these subject areas, applicants should be rigorous researchers, creative analysts, and clear and concise communicators. More important than a comprehensive knowledge of any particular topic is an enthusiasm to learn and a willingness to work hard. Dependability and attention to detail are essential. Interns may work both independently and as members of a team.

Application instructions

Applicants should submit a one-page résumé, a one-page cover letter, and a 3- to 5-page writing sample (preferably related to political theory and philosophy) as a single PDF. Please submit these items as a single attachment. Use the message box on the application page to note your weekly availability during the semester.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through Tuesday, December 20th.  Apply here.