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Join Our Team to Change America

Would you like the opportunity to be a part of America’s leading grassroots organization? If so, Apply to be a part of Americans for Prosperity’s Internship Program, you can even receive the latest openings via email by emailing here!

An AFP internship will  provide you invaluable experience working alongside some of the nation’s most influential policy advocates in close proximity to the Nation’s Capital. You will have the chance to learn first hand how we  Recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level. This mission allows for AFP/F to help every American live their dream—especially the less fortunate.

We provide internships  in every Department in our Arlington, VA HQ office,  Including: Legal, Human Resources, Training, Finance, Operations, Information Technology, Development, Policy, State Operations, Marketing, Communications, Foundations, and Events.

Intern Programming:

In addition to practical experience interns acquire in their department placements, intern programming offers educational and skill enhancing seminars. Interns regularly attend events where they can meet and talk with the nation’s leading policy-makers, in addition to establishing friendships and a contacts list that will last a lifetime. Intern programming includes, but is not limited to:

  • Bi-weekly meetings in which the interns meet as a whole with the Intern Program Coordinator
  • Weekly policy briefings hosted by the AFP/F policy experts, that discus domestic policy issues within our legislative purview
  • Special events with the Chief of Staff, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and President
  • Practical skills workshops that teach: Researching, Office Etiquette, Resume Writing, and Grant Writing
  • Offsite trips to Capitol Hill and AFP/F’s local field offices
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Cameron De Santi
State Policy Intern
“Interning at Americans for Prosperity has been an invaluable experience with endless opportunities. Unlike other internships, AFP supervisors will assign productive responsibilities, provide constructive feedback, and connect interns with their areas of interests to help them adapt to office culture and grow professionally.”
Rachel Brooks
State Logistics Intern
“AFP has allowed me to take on meaningful projects where I am encouraged to be creative and innovative, while enhancing my understanding of the mission and vision of the organization. My department truly took initiative to further my knowledge of an MBM culture and how to implement it into my daily tasks and interactions. Through my involvement with the organization, I have not only developed my professional skills but have also had the opportunity to meet and build relationships with the incredible people working together to help every American live their dream.”
James Kibbie
Analytics Intern
“I am constantly given opportunities to work on projects that expand my understanding of the organization and am always encouraged and given the freedom to be entrepreneurial to improve the organization. My favorite part of AFP is the value creation – everybody, from the interns to the CEO, gets to play a role in increasing freedom and prosperity for all Americans, especially the least fortunate.”


The ideal candidate  will have a commitment to the principles of the organization—specifically, a firm commitment to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity through free markets. Interns are expected to be able to fulfill a 40 hour per week intern role within their department. Internship roles are open to all levels of experience.

What to expect:

  • A paid internship
  • Gain institutional knowledge of Americans for Prosperity and how grassroots activism has the power to change America
  • Learn about Charles Koch’s Market Based Management and how it applies to the work we do at AFP
  • Work on meaningful projects that will further your skills and contribute to your professional development
  • Be a part of a team and build positive professional relationships
  • Attend external training and seminars sponsored by the Leadership Institute, Charles Koch Institute, and Heritage Foundation.

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Applicant Information

Americans for Prosperity’s Summer Internship Program will occur from May 21st to August 10th. Applications will be available here beginning February 1st, 2018 and will remain open until the application deadline of April 9th.

For questions regarding our Internship Program, please reach out to Lauren Musselman at