The 2021 Oswald Internship Program equips Christian leaders in the mission to impact public policy and culture from a biblical worldview.
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Internship application - PDF
Over the past 35 years, Family Research Council has faithfully embarked upon the mission of advancing faith, family, and freedom in public policy and the culture from a biblical worldview. FRC recognizes that there is not a better way to ensure the preservation of a just, free and prosperous society than by investing in the next generation of leaders. It is for this purpose that the Family Research Council Internship Program exists.
The FRC Internship Program is a 12 - 15-week program designed to educate and inspire undergraduate or graduate students who are passionate about public service, and who believe that a biblical worldview is fundamental to the reformation of government and culture. FRC interns receive the opportunity to work alongside and be personally and professionally developed by our team of experts. FRC seeks to serve as a catalyst for students to assume careers of influence and equip them to make a difference wherever God calls.
FRC Internship Includes:
- Free Housing
- $400 per month stipend
- Personal and professional development through weekly “Career and Callings” seminars
- Weekly biblical worldview training on topics that impact culture
- Lectures from prominent conservative leaders via the FRC Speaker Series
For more information about the program, please contact FRC's Intern Director.
FRC INTERNSHIP DATES:
Fall 2021: September 7th – December 3rd
Spring 2022: January 10th – April 22nd
Summer 2022: May 16th - August 5th (Deadline: March 4th)
Note: Applications for spring, summer, and fall sessions are received on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are reviewed and admissions decisions are made upon receipt of the application. For the summer session, an application deadline is instituted due to the increased number of applicants.
The Administration team oversees Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Facility Maintenance, and Constituent Services. Interns receive the opportunity to learn how the day-to-day operations of non-profit organization work.
The Brand Advancement team is responsible for establishing continuity and consistency for FRC’s message across its various platforms. Interns may work in a variety of capacities within the department such as radio, graphic design, video, marketing, digital media, social media, and editing.
Coalitions is responsible for partnership development with like-minded organizations in the fields of military religious liberty, free speech, education, and the fight against antisemitism in order to achieve the collective aims of all partners. Interns will have the opportunity to attend partner meetings on and off-site, perform research in related issue fields, analyze opposition research and news, and strategize new initiatives for each of FRC's four coalitions.
The Communications team oversees FRC’s media relations efforts, including the production and distribution of news releases and op-eds, online communications, and FRC’s radio programs. Interns will be responsible for transcribing interviews, tracking pertinent news, researching archives, and creating blog posts.
The Development department is responsible for acquiring FRC funding, including promoting, recruiting, and fundraising. Interns will have the opportunity to write impact reports, compile stories submitted by supporters, and assist in drafting marketing campaigns and grant letters.
The Events team is responsible for directing all major events for FRC, including donor events, national pastor briefings, and the Values Voter Summit, which is the largest gathering of social conservatives in the nation. Interns will assist in securing exhibitors for national events and scheduling logistics for staff, volunteers, and speakers.
FRC Action is the legislative affiliate of Family Research Council that seeks to educate and influence elected officials on Capitol Hill and in the States. Interns will assist in areas such as researching vital political races, writing backgrounders, attending fundraising events, and special research projects. Helpful skills include an ability to work under deadlines and strong knowledge of the American political landscape.
The Policy and Government Affairs team is responsible for developing public policy from a biblical worldview and advocating for these policies at the federal, state, and local levels. Those interning with this department will be assigned an area of specialization. Final placement will be determined by assessing an intern’s areas of interest and their abilities.
Policy interns will assist FRC policy experts with research in one of the following areas:
- Life and Human Dignity
- Marriage, Family, and Sexuality
- Religious Freedom (Domestic* and International)
- Biblical Worldview**
Government Affairs interns will assist FRC lobbyists with analyzing and tracking legislation at one of the following levels:
- State & Local
*Law coursework or an interest in law school is recommended.
**Those interning with the Center for Biblical Worldview will assist in developing and articulating theological arguments and resources on FRC issues.