Thank you for your interest in an Internship with Young Americans for Liberty, (YAL). As a quickly growing organization with a determined vision, we are always looking for talented individuals who are determined to make an impact, prove themselves, and develop their skills.
Unlike some organizations, YAL assigns more than just entry-level work, though you will be given some. Interns must complete important tasks which require them to manage their time, utilize their organizational skills, and exhibit a strong work ethic. YAL is only interested in motivated, hard-working YAL members who can meet deadlines and perform immediately at a high level.
In many ways, interning for YAL is a lifestyle and can open doors for you, especially if you are driven by our goal of 250 Liberty Legislators by the end of 2022.
This opportunity is perfect for someone looking to develop their professional skill set and get a broad overview of what it’s like to work in the liberty movement.
If you are interested in being considered for an internship, please review the below summary of the details and complete the application process before the deadline.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more?
This is a full-time position located in Austin, TX at YAL’s HQ. YAL’s office hours are 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT every weekday.
The summer term runs from May 20 through August 20.
YAL Interns earn $1,800 per month of your internship.
Housing is not provided.
What is the office culture like?
For how much YAL does we are a very small office, which means many of us are quite close. The office can be very fun and even sometimes entertaining. Most of us are HUGE fans of the office, so quoting the show is more than common. Aside from the fun stuff everyone is held to a high standard and working late is common. Most staff actually take on additional positions or responsibilities. We are laid back, but also fast paced and often state, “Statism never sleeps. Neither should we!” Overall, everyone is very friendly, helpful, but ready to #MakeLibertyWin.
Is there free housing?
YAL does not provide housing, however, there are plenty of ways to find reasonable housing around the Austin area. Depending on where you are looking and what rooming situation you are interested in rent can range from $600-$800. For example, if you are comfortable living in a house with a few other people, your rent is going to be cheaper than someone living by themselves in the middle of the city.
Is the position paid?
Our interns are paid $1,800 per month. This stipend is not taxed but will need to be reported when filing your taxes later in the year. Taxation is theft.
What can I do to prepare for my application and interview with YAL?
It is important to take time and research the vision and mission of YAL, so you have a clear understanding of what is expected during program and all the great opportunities provided.
Where is the YAL office located?
The YAL office is located at 500 N Capital of Texas Highway, Building 5, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78746
Who should I contact for questions about my application?
You should contact the Director of Operations, Kathryn Brackbill, at email@example.com
What is the dress code during an average work day?
Everyone dresses in business casual, but we want you to be comfortable while you work.
A collared shirt is required for men. Nice jeans without holes or rips and clean sneakers are permitted.
A good rule of thumb is “dress as if you’re meeting Ron Paul for lunch at his house.”
What does the average week look like in the YAL office?
It’s hard to say between semesters and departments, but the office is always buzzing with work.
Do I ever have to run and get coffee for staff?
YAL prides itself on semester programs with REAL work experience. You will never be asked to go and get coffee for someone. While there will always be entry level work it will always be work that each and every staff member has also had to do at some point as well. Also, we have free coffee at the office.
What’s so great about YAL’s semester opportunities?
- “YAL’s Communications Fellowship gave me valuable experience in every major aspect of communications work. After this fellowship, I now feel confident in pursuing a full-time career in this field because of all the opportunities Young Americans for Liberty’s program gave me.” – Amber Loveshe, Communications Intern – Summer 2017
- “YAL’s Internship Program changed my life by giving me the opportunity to find my niche in the Liberty movement and gain invaluable professional experience I can now use to further advance Liberty. Because of YAL’s Internship Program, I was able to move on and work for another libertarian organization.” – Eddie Stamper, Communications and Field Intern – Spring 2017
- “YAL’s Development Fellowship helps you learn to think on your feet. Throughout the semester you get to see YAL’s mission and goals really come together. It was great to be a part of YAL’s national team.” – Nicolas McCook, Development Intern – Summer 2017
Again, it is important to take time and research the vision and mission of YAL, so you have a clear understanding of what is expected during the program and all of the great opportunities provided.
However, we recommend submitting an application as soon as possible!
Once you’ve submitted the application below, you’ll be contacted by our Director of Operations, Kathryn Brackbill to set a time for your interview.
Once you’ve completed your interview, you should hear back from YAL within the week about the status of your application.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Kathryn Brackbill at firstname.lastname@example.org.