Martin Center for Academic Renewal
Learn more about The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal internship here
Student interns are at the core of the Martin Center’s work of improving higher education. Every semester, students join our staff and scholars at the Martin Center to work and learn about higher education and free-market principles. Our interns write op-eds, research policy for our scholars, and contribute to our digital marketing efforts.
Martin Center internships are for undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, and law students who are committed to individual liberty, freedom of conscience, and the pursuit of truth. Past Martin Center interns have gone on to work at the Institute for Justice, Americans for Prosperity, the Leadership Institute, KIPP Public Charter Schools, and Young Americans for Liberty!
Each summer the Martin Center hosts three interns (2 in research, one in marketing) from North Carolina colleges and universities to work and learn at our office in Raleigh.
During the twelve-week program, interns work on higher education policy topics and learn about economics, public policy, and American principles from local scholars and through dedicated readings and book discussions.
A few titles that our interns have read include:
- The Law by Frederic Bastiat
- “I, Pencil” by Leonard Read
- Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
- A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell
- “The Use of Knowledge in Society” by F.A. Hayek
Past speakers include:
- Roy Cordato, Ph.D., Vice President for Research at the John Locke Foundation
- Andrew Taylor, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at North Carolina State University
- Jonathan Anomaly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Acting Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program at UNC-Chapel Hill
- Robert Shibley, Vice President at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
- Jenna A. Robinson, Ph.D., President at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal