The Sagamore Institute is a nonpartisan public policy think tank rooted in the Heartland of Indiana but with a national influence and a global reach. Sagamore's scholars are committed to addressing the nation's most pressing policy issues, leveraging their expertise to transform innovative ideas into effective action.

Sagamore is committed to developing the next generation of young leaders with a creative vision to pursue the common good and advance human flourishing. We look for students with a passion for championing free enterprise, fostering individual opportunity, and expanding democracy. Sagamore's internship program offers invaluable experience in rigorous public policy research complemented by robust professional development.

Summer Program Highlights

  • Partnership with a Sagamore Senior Fellow or office director whose professional focus coincides with the applicant’s area of interest
  • Weekly lecture series featuring guest speakers covering current public policy issues
  • Networking hours where interns are encouraged to interact with Sagamore staff and local community leaders
  • Professional development workshops equipping interns with career advice and training
  • Formal Farewell Dinner to commemorate the end of the interns’ semester

Summer Program Requirements

  • Sagamore Institute’s summer 2017 internship program will begin on June 5 and end on August 11.
  • All interns must commit to working a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • Summer applicants are ordinarily at least a rising junior to qualify, but recent college graduates, master’s students, and law students are encouraged to apply as well.
  • International students authorized to work in the United States are also eligible for a Sagamore Institute internship.

Summer Program Openings

Check back in 2018 to see available openings.

Spring and Fall Program Highlights

  • Partnership with a Sagamore Senior Fellow or office director whose professional focus coincides with the applicant’s area of interest
  • Networking hours where interns are encouraged to interact with Sagamore staff and fellows

Spring and Fall Program Requirements

  • Spring and Fall program will begin on or around the start of your semester.
  • All interns must commit to working a minimum of 6 hours per week.
  • Applicants must be at least a sophomore to qualify, but recent college graduates, master’s students, and law students are encouraged to apply as well.
  • International students authorized to work in the United States are also eligible for a Sagamore Institute internship.

Application Materials

To apply for an internship with Sagamore Institute, please complete the online application form, including an up-to-date resume, cover letter outlining your interests and experience, and two short writing samples (around 500 words). 

 In addition, please mail an unofficial transcript from your university and two letters of academic or professional recommendation to the following address:

Sagamore Institute
Attn: Anne Raway
2902 N Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

*Email recommendations may be emailed to Anne Raway.