Internship Program

Internship Program

Center of the American Experiment is always looking for bright young people who want to make Minnesota a better place to work and live. Keep reading to learn more about our internship program and how to apply.


We offer quarterly internships in three areas: Policy, Development, and Communications.

Policy interns work closely with our policy fellows, assisting with research in the fields of economics, education, energy and environment, health care, public safety, and more.

Development interns support Center of the American Experiment’s event planning, fundraising, grassroots engagement, and donor relations efforts.

Communications interns work one-on-one with the communications team, including social media engagement, institutional promotion, campaign design, and more.

While interns can specify interest in working in one of these areas, there is at times overlap in projects to provide a well-rounded experience. But don’t worry, you won’t be making coffee!


To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples in PDF form to [email protected].


How long is the internship?

Interns typically join us outside of the school year, during summer or winter break, for an average duration of 1 to 3 months. However, we accept interns year-round.

Is this a paid internship?

As a nonprofit organization, we are unable to provide paid opportunities for our interns at this time. We will customize an intern’s schedule to accommodate his or her other obligations and responsibilities.

Will I be working remotely?

This is an in-person internship! Plan to be with us in the office.

What does the ideal applicant look like?

We look for college-aged interns (recent graduates are welcome) who are strong writers, thinkers, and researchers. Ideal applicants have a passion for policy development and tackling Minnesota’s toughest problems. Flexibility, adaptability, and good interpersonal skills are a must!

When is the deadline to apply?

We accept interns on a rolling basis. There are no strict program dates, so there are no application deadlines.