Scholarships and Internships — Run, Don’t Walk, to IHS

December 20, 2005

Students and friends of students should check out the excellent scholarships and internships from the Institute for Humane Studies. The deadlines are fast approaching (December 31 for the Humane Studies Fellowships and mid- to late-January for the summer internships). IHS is a great organization and involvement with their programs and their team can make an enormous difference for good in one’s life.

UPDATE: My colleague Greg Newburn has reminded me that the Cato Institute has a very fine internship program, as well. Besides the work part, it includes workshops on political thought, economic analysis, logic and argumentation, writing skills, public speaking, and more. So add that to your list of things for which to apply or to which to donate much needed funds.

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Ryan The Sealion December 21, 2005 at 6:42 pm

I’m applying for the Koch program. I put you down as a reference, if you accept.

Pat Canty December 21, 2005 at 11:03 pm

Ditto, Tom. We at the Odessa American have hosted IHS interns for several years. In fact, the intern we hosted two years ago is now a full-time OA associate and is one of our star reporters. As one who has worked closely with the IHS folks and I can attest to the fact that they — along with the host newspapers — provide an incredible learning experience for some really talented young journalists. By the way, every good wish to you for a happy holiday season and a bright New Year. Cheers/PC

Tom G. Palmer December 22, 2005 at 9:30 am

The IHS programs are really great and I encourage students to apply (and put extra effort into the applications, as they are very competitive) and people who have left the student stage of life to support them financially or in other ways.

Ryan, send me your application answers on your plans in an email — and please read the remarks above and be sure to send in a carefully proofed application.

And Pat, thanks for your support for the IHS interns. The journalism program is a really important initiative and a great example of coordination between organizations committed to liberty. Keep up the great work!

And Merry Christmas. (I’m not a Christian, but also not offended by the greeting.)

Ich wünschen Ihnen FrÃ?Â??Ã?Â?Ã?¶liche Weihnachten und guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

Greg Newburn December 22, 2005 at 11:42 pm

Let’s not forget that the Cato Institute itself has a fantastic internship program run by a brilliant gentleman; a handsome young man who I hear is also the model of humility.

You may apply at your leisure, dear readers.

Robin Schramm December 23, 2005 at 4:32 am

I can vouch for these statements.

Justine Lam December 26, 2005 at 3:52 am

The Koch Summer Fellow Program is a lovely way to spend your summer. It is run by a young lady who is as equally humble and good-looking as the Cato Intern Director.

BTW, Mr. Newburn is a past Koch Program alum.

Arpan December 27, 2005 at 12:34 am

Cato’s internship program has provided me with invaluable experience into the inner workings of public policy. But even more than that, it illustrated that classical liberals – who, as a political group, can be famously intransigent – can flourish in an environment where others sell out their principles all the time. Even today, four years later, I continue to draw from the essential lessons that Dr. Palmer imparted that summer. I give it my highest recommendation.

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