Join the OK Policy team as a paid intern next Spring!

Note: The application period for Spring 2020 internships has closed. Visit our Jobs & Internship page for updates.

OK Policy is now accepting applications for paid, part-time internships in its Tulsa and Oklahoma City offices during the Spring 2020 semester! We are a non-partisan think tank working to promote adequate, fair, and fiscally responsible funding of public services and expanded opportunity for all Oklahomans by providing timely and credible information, analysis, and ideas. If you’re looking to be part of a team that’s fighting to make Oklahoma better for all Oklahomans, this might be the place for you. The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm on Monday, November 11th.

This spring we have internship opportunities in three areas. If you wish to apply for more than one, please submit a separate application for each:

  • Communications Internship (Tulsa) – Communications interns may be asked to do things such as designing for print and the web, helping with video and audio production, collecting and formatting data, maintaining and updating media lists, assisting with social media needs, supporting OK Policy events, or compiling relevant press clips.
  • Public Policy Internship (Oklahoma City) – For the spring semester, the public policy internship will be focused primarily on state budget and tax policy. Policy interns may be asked to write blog posts on state policy issues, help with data collection and formatting, assist with our advocacy efforts, help coordinate events, and assist with office administration. 
  • Legislative Advocacy Internship (Oklahoma City) – Advocacy interns should expect to spend the majority of their time at the Capitol or in meetings with other advocacy leaders. They may be asked to attend events or meetings, distributing materials to legislative offices, table at OK Policy and community events, and communicating relevant information and updates to staff in the Tulsa office.

Interns in our offices are paid $11 per hour, and we are happy to cooperate with your institution’s requirements for academic credit.

Internships are open to current undergraduate students with junior or senior status, graduate students, and recent graduates (Spring 2019 or later). Participants are chosen by a competitive application process aimed at selecting students with strong academics, robust community involvement, and a clear interest in the study and practice of public policy.

To apply for an internship with us, fill out the online application no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 11th.  All applicants will be contacted regarding interviews no later than December 3rd.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Courtney Cullison joined OK Policy in March 2017 as a policy analyst focusing on issues of economic opportunity and financial security. Before coming to OK Policy, Courtney worked in higher education, holding faculty positions at the University of Texas at Tyler and at Connors State College in eastern Oklahoma. A native Oklahoman, she received an Honors B.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. with emphasis in congressional politics and public policy from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, Courtney was a fellow at the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. As a professor she taught classes in American politics, public policy, and research methods and conducted original research with a focus on the relationship between representatives and the constituents they serve.

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