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Manhattan Institute Internship Program

Manhattan Institute's internship program offers college or graduate students the opportunity to work in a range of policy research, communications, and fundraising roles. Our interns work independently and with MI staff, and often are involved in multiple projects simultaneously. MI entrusts interns with a great deal of individual responsibilities, and as a result, many interns have helped to shape aspects of the Institute's work. Eagerness to learn, exemplary organization skills, and strong interpersonal skills are essential traits in MI interns.

Interested applicants should submit materials online using the form below. We require one letter of a recommendation and a resume. We will consider only complete applications, and form letters will be disregarded. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to interview every candidate. Please consider your application received once submitted, and we will be in touch if you are selected for an interview. All questions and letters of recommendation should be directed to

Spring 2019 Internship Openings

Please click below for an overview of positions for the Spring 2019 season—now accepting applications!



E. S. Savas Intern Fellowship

General Program

General Research

Adam Smith Society



Development (Fundraising)


Health Policy

Legal Policy

State and Local Leadership

E. S. Savas Intern Fellowships at MI

The E. S. Savas Fellowship and its enhanced stipend will be awarded to three MI interns per year who demonstrate a clear passion for public policy and an interest in free-market principles. 

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  • Spring Internship (lasting from early January - mid/late May): November 15
  • Summer Internship (lasting from early June - mid/late August): March 15
  • Fall Internship (lasting from early September - mid/late December): July 31 (Update: deadline extended)


“MI enables interns to tackle some of the most complex issues from healthcare reform to inequality with the support of pre-eminent scholars. At the same time, MI interns are exposed to a wide variety of positions through renowned visiting speakers.” — Aaron Bholé, Health Policy Intern


“Interning at the Manhattan Institute provided me with the opportunity to explore new policy areas through interactive projects and research. I was able to work on meaningful assignments and hone my problem solving skills during the summer.” — Sarah Barry, General Program Intern


“At MI, interns are uniquely situated to engage with raw policy ideas and bold thought leaders. Working alongside the institute's highly knowledgeable (and friendly!) fellows and staff, I was able to broaden my understanding of public policy and its processes while also honing my research and professional skills.” — James Parsons, Legal Policy Intern


“People at MI are passionate about what they do and truly care about interns’ contributions. During my time at MI, I grappled with complex policy issues and the experience allowed me to form meaningful relationships with MI staff and deepen my academic and career interests.” — Andrea Floersheimer, General Research Intern




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