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*To be considered for an internship, you must apply directly through our online application here.* 

Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org is dedicated to being the premier website for people interested in the concepts and traditions of libertarianism. Our team captures and promotes the independent, nonpartisan research of scholars and analysts on a wide range of policy issues. We believe that social and economic freedom is not just the best policy for a free people, it is the indispensable framework for the future.

Most people want freedom for themselves. Valuing the liberty of others is less common, especially of those who may be unlike us or behave in ways we disfavor. Libertarianism, and the broader liberal tradition, seeks freedom for everyone. Our goal at Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org is to help people cultivate their love for the freedom of others. Marketing and analytics interns work to help the marketing and operations teams develop promotional materials and social media content and assess the team’s key performance indicators all while learning about the history and philosophy of liberalism.


  • Staying up to date on trending/​viral topics and communicating trends to stakeholders
  • Analyzing social media and marketing-related data to help guide future marketing efforts.
  • Studying libertarian perspectives on various topics and distilling them down for’s audience
  • Listening to our latest podcasts and providing quotes and context for our marketing team
  • Compiling quotes from various libertarian writers and thinkers for our social media


  • Background in marketing, communication, business, or a related field
  • Interest in the libertarian intellectual tradition and willingness to learn more
  • Ability to grasp the core ideas of unfamiliar texts quickly and accurately
  • Familiarity with the libertarian social media ecosystem
  • Frequent user of social media
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with marketing and social media tools (HubSpot, Twitter Analytics, and/​or Google Analytics) preferred
  • Graphic design experience (Canva, Photoshop) preferred

To achieve the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, Cato’s scholars typically take a skeptical look at proposals to expand the size, scope, and power of government. Many different policies impact American political life and Cato scholars work to research the different dimensions of life that are affected. Research includes freedom at various levels of the education system, the ability of people to make their own health care decisions, opportunities to reduce poverty through greater economic opportunities, high-quality public opinion surveys to investigate evolving opinions and the advancement of free minds and free markets within technology sectors of the economy.

About the Cato Internship Program

Cato’s paid internships are for undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, law students, and early-career professionals who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace—principles that, taken together, constitute libertarianism, known alternately as “classical liberalism,” “market liberalism,” or, to many of our international friends, just “liberalism.” 

All Cato interns attend the same intensive seminar series, which covers a broad range of history, philosophy, policy, and professional development topics. Interns also aid with events and occasionally help Cato staff with other day-to-day needs. 

Interns receive competitive compensation. Part-time positions are adjusted accordingly and carry a minimum of 25 hrs./wk. Program participants must be available in person in Washington, D.C.  

For more information about the internship program and experience, we encourage you to explore our website.  

If you have any questions, please email Cortez Bartolome, Programs Coordinator, at