Check out out extensive guide to navigating internships in politics and the media in New York and Washington


As the official College Republicans chapter at Columbia University, we help students find the resources and information that they need. On this page you will find information regarding internship opportunities in conservative politics and media. We have compiled a list of the best programs and internships that our members have worked for in the past.


Please note that many internships that we list do not pay, but we highlight the few that do. If you have any questions about applying to a political internship or need help finding the right place for you, feel free to email us ( or come to one of our meetings and speak to an executive board member. We would be happy to connect you to these organizations and guide you through the application process.

CUCR Members participating in the College Republican National Committee bi-annual meeting with the NYFCR in Washington D.C. in Summer 2017.

Current Internship Listings in NYC

National Review Digital Media Fall Internship

National Review, the nation’s leading conservative opinion site, is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual to fill a fall internship within the Content Management team. Check the posting for more info. 

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Charles Koch Institute

The Charles Koch Institute is one of the leading programs in D.C. for conservative and free market like minded individuals. The have two programs that differ in length, but have great opportunities. This program allows students to work at think-tank like Heritage while receiving an education from the Institute. Students will be able to work four times a week and receive a nice stipend as well. We highly recommend this program especially for our members.

The American Enterprise Institute

The American Enterprise Institute is a think tank that specializes in free market capitalism. It is a great organization for those students interested in those beliefs. At Columbia, there is a AEI Executive Council, which hosts events, but they also have programs for students in the summer. The have a summer honors program that we would definitely recommend to our students.

Leadership Institute

"The Leadership Institute offers classes to train liberty-minded young professionals in everything from digital marketing, to fundraising and activism" as stated on their website. It is a great internship opportunity that also provides students with the skills that are needed to make a change in your community. We have a personal connection with the Leadership Institute and would be happy to connect you with their representatives. Please check out their website for more information. 

America's Future Foundation

AFF is a network of liberty-minded young professionals. They offer educational and networking events, a job board, and fellowships. They have a myriad of opportunities with helping you connect with organizations in D.C.. Please check out their website to learn more about the organization.

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