The Independence Institute's Future Leaders Program
We are currently accepting interns!

 Highlighted Internship:

  1. Social Media Designer, Editor, Strategist and/or Content Coordinator
  2. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and other social media
  3. Developing content for posting on designated social media outlets
  4. Working with Policy Centers to ensure proper online messaging and relevancy, ensuring consistency of messages across multiple networks
  5. Reporting “chatter” and other relevant online data, and maintaining posting schedules
  6. Cultivating new communities and managing branded online communities
  7. Tracking social media influence measurements
  8. Preparing reports to update staff on usage statistics
  9. Search engine optimization/search engine marketing (SEO/SEM) integration

The Independence Institute has full and part time unpaid internship positions available for fall, winter, spring, and summer. Quarter and semester schedules can be accommodated.

Please contact:

Sarah Bouma
Future Leaders Manager
Independence Institute
727 E. 16th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Tel: 303-279-6536 X 104



Legal interns at II work directly with two of America’s top constitutional scholars, Dave Kopel and Rob Natelson. Professor Kopel teaches advanced constitutional law at the University of Denver, and is the nation’s premier expert on the Second Amendment. Professor Kopel has written extensively on a wide range of constitutional, historical, and philosophical topics. His widely-read publications were crucial to the Supreme Court’s 2008 recognition of an individual right to keep and bear arms. Professor Natelson served as a law professor 25 years. He taught Constitutional Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, Constitutional History and First Amendment, among other courses. Professor Natelson is particularly known for his studies of the Constitution’s original meaning. Those studies have taken him to leading libraries throughout the United States and England, and he has been credited for several breakthrough discoveries in that area. One of those discoveries apparently served as the basis for Chief Justice Roberts’ treatment of the Necessary and Proper Clause in the “Obamacare” case. Admission as an Independence Institute Legal Intern is competitive. Interns research constitutional questions, help develop programs and publicity, and assist in writing and editing briefs and issue papers.
Your current resume
A cover letter to indicate why you are interested in an internship and what you hope to gain at Independence Institute
Completed application: Online or Download PDF
Writing sample (app. 10 pages) it should be something you have written for class
College and Law School (if applicable) Transcripts 
Summer Interns - Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program
If interested in a summer internship with the Independence Institute try applying through the Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program, administered by the Institute for Humane Studies and the State Policy Network. In addition to an eight-week summer internship, the program provides a stipend, housing allowance, travel reimbursement, and two week-long seminars in Washington, DC. Current interns with Independence Institute may also apply for summer internships outside Colorado through IHS. Interested applicants should apply to this program on the IHS website. The deadline is January 31.




"Interning at the Independence Institute provided me with the opportunity to expand my knowledge of the Second Amendment while honing in on my research skills. The Friday lunches with "movers and shakers" in Colorado politics was an added bonus that won't soon be forgotten." - Michael Brotherton, former intern

"Interning at the Independence Institute was a kick! It is a great environment with great people. I was able to observe and be a part of an organization spiritedly working to influence policy true to the principles it believes in. I truly enjoyed working with the people there and my experience assisting with the research of the institute." -Jason Schrock, former intern

"With the help of the supportive Independence Institute staff, I have not only developed my analytical skills but also learned much about the foundations of conservative thought." - Mark Turner, former intern

"Interning provided me with the incredible opportunity of learning about the daily operations of a political think tank while simultaneously offering me the chance to undertake meaningful and impacting work regarding issues that most fascinate me. The staff was always willing to entrust me with greater responsibilities and opportunities and provided an amazingly fun and open atmosphere for me to gain extraordinary amounts of experience and knowledge about the inner workings of the political system" - Cara Jenine Morlan, former intern





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