Come join emerging Christian conservative 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 to 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 at The Congressional Apartments, located one block from the Supreme Court
- $400 per month stipend
- Daily devotionals
- Personal and professional development through weekly “Career and Callings” seminars
- Weekly biblical worldview training on topics that impact culture
- Monthly service projects
- Lectures from prominent conservative leaders via the FRC Speaker Series
For more information about the program, please contact Marcus Harris, FRC's Intern Director.
FRC 2019 INTERNSHIP DATES:
Summer 2019: May 13th – August 2nd
Fall 2019: September 9th – December 6th
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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 a 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.
The Church Ministries team focuses on building a network of culturally engaged pastors and churches by hosting regional and national events and establishing Culture Impact Teams (CIT) in churches. Interns will assist in recruiting pastors and churches to participate in events such as Watchmen on the Wall and the Call2Fall prayer initiative.
The Communications team oversees FRC’s media relations efforts, including 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 Government Affairs team oversees FRC’s work on life, marriage, religious freedom, and family issues, focusing on tracking legislation at the state and local level. Interns will be responsible for maintaining a legislative tracking system, analyzing bills, and organizing state and federal issue data.
Our Policy experts are responsible for the development of public policy from a Christian worldview. In the Policy department, interns may assist in researching legal cases, case summary analysis, attending meetings on Capitol Hill, and researching current events, articles, and blog posts. A pursuit of law is strongly suggested for interns looking to specialize in religious liberty and bioethics, but final placement will be determined by writing and research abilities.
Specialties within the Policy department include:
Life, Culture, and Women's Advocacy
Marriage and Family
In addition to learning about policy, politics and legislation through their daily research assignments, FRC interns attend a weekly seminar entitled, "Wise as Serpents, Gentle as Doves: Standing Strong with a Christian Worldview," a comprehensive "tour de force" of FRC's mission. Interns are challenged to defend their policy positions through mock scenarios such as a legislative hearing, a television interview, or a city council meeting. Issues such as the sanctity of life, marriage and family, religious liberty, education, bio-ethics, human sexuality, legislative lobbying and judicial activism are discussed and explained in an exciting and practical way.
Interns also have the opportunity to attend three to four Policy Department-sponsored lectures each semester. Policy lectures are given by world-renowned authors, professors or professionals and vary in topic.
Under the guidance of an FRC expert, interns develop research and writing skills by conducting, compiling and distributing research. An intern might research topics such as: the status of marriage protection amendments in each state, the impact of family structure and religious practice on social behaviors which effect societal productivity, how members of congress have voted on particular legislation or the success of embryonic versus adult stem cell treatments.
FRC interns also develop communication, interpersonal, organizational and other vitally important skills as they function daily in a highly professional and pressurized environment. Such experience gives interns a coveted head start when they enter the competitive job market.
Since FRC interns work one-on-one with an FRC expert, interns are personally guided as they meet the challenges of their internship. From this mentoring relationship stems personal, educational and professional growth.
In addition to the content-driven "FRC 101" seminar series, interns also attend a seminar entitled, "Careers & Callings," wherein interns hear from FRC staff about their unique career journeys. Through personal anecdotes and extended question and answer periods, this seminar is intended to encourage and advise interns as they navigate their own career paths.
FRC Internship positions available
FRC Action PAC Intern
The FRC Action PAC intern assists in areas such as researching vital political races, writing backgrounders, attending fundraising events, and meeting with political candidates. The PAC intern will occasionally assist in off-site events and special research projects. Helpful skills include an ability to work under deadlines and strong knowledge of the American political landscape.
The media intern enjoys a variety of media related activities including writing press releases for events at FRC, writing blog posts that are sent to various Congressional offices to be sent out on their social media, attending hearings and press conferences, and making calls to media outlets to notify them of FRC-related events in their area. Helpful skills include good writing abilities, a sense of what would make a good news story familiarity with Associated Press (AP)-style news writing, and an enjoyment of keeping up to date on current events.
Government Affairs Intern
The Government Affairs intern maintains FRC's legislative tracking system by routine categorization of bills, assists the GA department in phone communication with Congressional offices, team projects, editing FRC Action alerts, and providing bills from the legislative tracking system to aid FRC staff in creating model legislation for the states. Helpful skills include a strong interest in the legislative process and an understanding of the American governmental system.
The Events intern helps plan, execute, and complete state and national events that provide forums for education and empowerment for conservatives and Christians. Interns will gain valuable experience working in a fast-paced environment that requires professionalism, sound judgment, and a quick adaptation to change.
Specialized internships are available in bioethics, legal issues, development, accounting, and other areas. Specialized internships are awarded on the basis of student skill and interest in the special area and usually require additional demonstration of specific experience or education. Please inquire about special internships by contacting FRC directly.