Media Research Center

Welcome to the MRC Internship Program home! Our demanding and challenging internships will provide you with the hands-on experience you need to make it in the fast-paced world of media and public policy. Explore the divisions below to get a feel for the areas in which you could specialize and apply today!

Step 1: Choose a division.

Hover over a division on the left for a brief description of each.

  • Newsbusters
  • MRC Business
  • MRC Culture
  • Information Technology
  • Development
  • Marketing
  • MRC Latino

Step 2: Meet the requirements.


  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Knowledge of current events and media.
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • A passion for media, journalism, or research.
  • A firm understanding of conservative principles based on limited government, individual liberty with responsibility, free enterprise, and a strong national defense.

Step 3: Apply Online.

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"My internship at the MRC was fantastic and the best experience I could have asked for!”

- Joe Schoffstall, Intern 2010

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"The MRC provides a particularly unique internship experience, as one gains practical experience, as well as the chance to develop knowledge in an array of policy areas; it fuses a friendly, welcoming work environment supporting each individual's goals with the best media research within the conservative movement. The internship program is a rare and wonderful opportunity!"

- Anna Nielsen, Intern 2013

“Working at the MRC not only gives you valuable experience for a career, but also places you on the front lines of the conservative movement.“

— Evan Moore, Intern Spring 2008

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"In a city that often expects interns to get coffee and run errands for little or no pay, the internship is a diamond in the rough. From day one, interns are given the opportunity to be professional journalists covering important current events, but they still receive valuable training and mentoring from seasoned veterans."

— Nathan Burchfiel, Intern 2006

“Thank you for the summer of a life time here at the MRC! I’ve grown in way political, professional, and personal and will cary this experience with me for years to come. I hope to continue my relationship with the MRC in the future!“

— Kathleen Burch, Intern summer 2012

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Click To Apply Online.