Internship Period/Type: This internship will run for 10 weeks. Interns are required to work 20hours each week and will be paid $150 per week.
Supervision: The intern will report to The Heartland Institute’s Executive Editor.
Responsibilities: The internship will involve a wide variety of editorial-related responsibilities, including policy research, proofreading, formatting publications for print, formatting publications for Web-posting and broadcast-emailing, and editing and preparation of newspaper articles for graphic designers.
! Proofread letters to the editor, opeds, and Research & Commentaries.
! Proofread, assign MS Word styles to newspaper articles for graphics department, copyedit final layout.
! Assist with research for one or more books, policy briefs, and other publications.
! Format and initially proofread books and policy briefs.
! Process Consumer Power Report, NIPCC Update, and Climate Change Weekly e-newsletters - proofread/edit, assign HTML styles, send to broadcast email provider and post on Web site.
! Assist with document “cleanup” on PolicyBot research database.
Expected Skills: The intern is expected to have:
! Interest in public policy issues and free-market thought.
! Significant experience and fluency with both Word Perfect and Microsoft Word.
! Familiarity and experience with HTML.
! Excellent written and oral communication skills, combined with a professional demeanor.
! Excellent English language skills – spelling and grammar – and attention to detail.