Family Research Council's Internship Program equips Christian leaders in the mission to impact public policy and culture from a biblical worldview.
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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:
Spring 2024: January 16th - April 19th
Summer 2024: May 13th - August 2nd (Deadline to Apply is March 1st)
Fall 2024: September 3th - December 6th
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 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, digital media, and editing. They may also have the opprotunity to contribute to our news site The Washington Stand.
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, social media and creating blog posts.
DEVELOPMENT AND EVENTS
The Development and Events department is responsible for acquiring FRC funding, including promoting, recruiting, and fundraising. They also direct all major events for FRC, including donor events, national pastor briefings, and our annual Pray Vote Stand Summit, which is the largest gathering of social conservatives in the nation. Interns will have the opportunity to compile stories submitted by supporters, assist in drafting marketing campaigns, aid in securing exhibitors for national events and scheduling logistics for staff, volunteers, and speakers.
FINANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES
The Finance and Business Services team oversees Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Constituent Services, and Facilities Management. This department is focused on stewarding the financial, human and capital resources that the Lord has entrusted to FRC and equipping FRC’s various departments to fulfill their missions. Interns will work on projects that support the ongoing activities and continuous improvement initiatives of Finance and Business Services, and will benefit from strong analytical skills, an eye for detail, a collaborative mindset, and a demonstrated interest in accounting, finance, economics, human resources and/or related fields.
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.
FRC’s Media Operations team handles all aspects of production for a live daily program heard on over 800 radio stations and seen on NRB Network and other television stations/networks. Team members handle streaming, studio recordings, video capture of newsworthy events in our nation’s capital, and editing/post-production. Interns working with FRC’s Media Operations team would have the opportunity to work alongside staff from our dedicated Policy, Communications, and Brand Advancement teams, helping to shape content for targeted delivery to key audiences. Broad knowledge of new media forms and effective communication strategies are key to a rewarding experience in this role.
The Policy & Government Affairs department is the "hub" for legislative and policy work on FRC core issues of life and human dignity, family and sexuality, and religious freedom (domestic and international). The work of the department is divided between the three divisions below:
(1) The Government Affairs team is responsible for legislative tracking, analysis, and advocacy at the federal and state level – including lobbying and communicating with federal and state government officials and their staffs on FRC policy positions. Interns assigned here will be responsible for maintaining a legislative tracking system, analyzing bills, and organizing state and federal issue data. Key skills include an analytical mind and attention to detail.
(2) The Policy team is responsible for research and analysis of FRC issues, including work that helps determine the official policy positions of the organization. This team is also responsible for tracking cultural trends and communicating and advocating on FRC issues in media interviews and through short and long-form written pieces, at times written for a lay audience and at times a policy audience. Interns assigned here may help with researching current trends on FRC issues, and helping support the drafting, sourcing, and citations within papers and other resources. Key skills include an attention to detail, accuracy, analytical ability, and very good research and writing skills.
(3) The Biblical Worldview team is responsible for researching and explaining FRC issues from a biblical worldview, whether from the text of scripture itself, or church history or other theological sources. While the Policy team might draw upon scientific or current academic sources for its work, the Biblical Worldview team’s job is to help Christians understand the theological basis of the positions we hold on FRC issues. Interns assigned here may help with research for theologically-inclined articles, and specific tasks as part of larger worldview projects. Key skills include an attention to detail, accuracy, analytical ability, and very good research and writing skills.