Thursday, December 10, 2020

Spring Political Theory Research Internship with the Hudson Institute


Full Job Description

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 administering Hudson Institute Political Studies' 2021 Summer Fellowship (see


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.

Applicants should possess rigorous research abilities and strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. 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

Please upload a one-page resume, a one-page cover letter, and a 3- to 5-page writing sample (preferably related to political theory or American political thought) in a single .pdf file through Indeed. Use the message box on the application page to note your areas of interest, foreign language abilities, and weekly availability. Due to the large number of applications that we receive, we regret that we can only contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview. For best consideration, apply by December 31.