editing,writing,creative writing,blogging,copy editing,critical thinking,teamwork,communication
Previous experience in policy writing is highly encouraged. Candidates should be strongly motivated about writing. They should also be informed and passionate about various policy areas. They will communicate, cooperate, and negotiate with policy writers and fellow editors.
Editors work with 3-4 policy writers per week in order to edit policy papers and provide feedback to all types of Policy Writers throughout the writing process. Editors may also be responsible for planning and assisting with YIP Educational Events. Examples of finalized policy papers are found here: https://www.yipinstitute.com/p/policy.
Thank you for your interest in YIP! Please note that all positions at the Institute for Youth in Policy are unpaid internships, unless explicitly called out above.
We want to provide a valuable opportunity for students to gain experience in their field of interest, and we welcome your application if you are a current student enrolled in High School, College, University, or other post-secondary education.
For more information about our organization and our work, please visit yipinstitute.org/about.
Other Open Roles
Effective Discourse Partnerships Intern
Communication, networking, strategic planning, content managing, outreach
Partnership interns will work to assist the Director of Partnerships with day-to-day operations within the Effective Discourse Partnership team. The Effective Discourse Partnership team is responsible for recruiting relevant guest speakers for fellowship sessions, finding funding opportunities for the department, and working closely with the rest of Effective Discourse leadership to ensure a cohesive fellowship curriculum.
Experience with non-profit funding is ideal, particularly in the form of grants, as is any form of networking experience. The work-load is moderate with an estimated weekly contribution of 2-5 hours, though more work may be required at the start of each fellowship cycle. We are in search of students with incredible work-ethic and the ability to be a team-player, as they will be working closely with the Director and the rest of Effective Discourse leadership throughout their time at YIP.
Vice President, Growth & Logistics
Effective Communication, Strategic Planning, Data Analysis, Spreadsheets, Data Visualization
The Vice President of Growth & Logistics is a key driver of our People Operations strategies, using data insights to optimize workforce efficiency, elevate the employee experience, and align People Operations initiatives with our business goals. Collaborating across departments, this role guides data-driven decision-making, translating complex findings into clear, persuasive insights for Senior Management. Passion for leveraging data's potential is essential, as this position shapes our organization's growth trajectory by fostering a culture of informed and strategic choices. The Vice President of Growth and Logistics
Community Development Intern
Event Planning, Leadership Development, Communication, Collaboration
Join our team as a Community Development Intern!
As a Community Development Intern, you will:
- Assist in planning and executing interdepartmental and company-wide events.
- Contribute to the coordination of leadership training sessions.
- Help facilitate the arrangement of guest speaker engagements.
Your tasks will include:
- Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure successful event planning and execution.
- Supporting the development of leadership training materials and sessions.
- Identifying and inviting guest speakers to enrich our community's knowledge.
This role offers hands-on experience in fostering a dynamic company community, enhancing leadership skills, and coordinating enriching guest speaker experiences. If you're excited about creating engaging events and contributing to a thriving community, we encourage you to apply. Your creative thinking, attention to detail, and passion for community development will be key assets in this role.
YipTok Content Curator
Content Creation, Content Production, Consistency
YipTok Content Curators will be working to conduct Street Interviews that will ultimately be posted on the YipTok TikTok page. Individuals would be responsible for finding people to interview at certain locations, creating interesting and bipartisan content, and ensuring that video and audio qualities are suitable for TikTok It’s expected that Content Creator will work about 5 hours of week, and are expected to create four 1-2 minute videos each month.
YipTok Logistics Coordinator
Content Production, Scheduling, Consistency
Logistics Coordinators will be working to plan and ultimately post content on the YIP tiktok page.Individuals would be responsible for planning what types of content will be posted, as well as working directly with Content Creators to plan find potential locations for content creation. Individuals will also run the account itself, and work to achieve the highest level of engagement possible with each post.
Logistics Coordinators are expected to work an average of 5 hours per week, between seeking out potential content, communicating this content with Creators, and posting content on TikTok.
research, writing, communication, data analytics
Research Interns will be responsible for conducting research for the Education Research & Analytics Sub-Department.
Research Interns will work on a variety of projects such as data collection and gathering, researching strategies and information for projects related to YIP’s curriculum (potential projects include youth polling, etc.), and writing reports.
Research Interns will analyze and interpret the research they find in order to determine relevant connections, analysis and strategies for the work of the sub-department and the YIP’s Education department. Candidates should have strong research, writing and communication skills.
Research Review Associate
Research, Writing, Communication
Research Review Associates will be evaluating and offering feedback on reference materials used in a non-partisan high school civics curriculum, which should support students' understanding and comprehension of the curriculum material.
Associates can expect a time commitment of 3 to 5 hours a week, split between a weekly team meeting and individual work on the curriculum itself.
Web Design Specialist
The Web Design Specialist will be responsible for creating and maintaining robust online web assets for the Institute's users, advocacy and education initiatives. The Nonprofit Web Design Specialist will develop and deploy custom Webflow pages, mobile-friendly web experiences, and more. This position requires strong attention to detail and a deep understanding of both website design and user experience.
What you can expect to do in this position:
- Take new page requests from within the company and execute drafts, provide revisions, and finally deploy a final published version live on the internet.
- Triage bug reports and fix minor design issues or relay larger issues to the team for discussion.
- Assist in building out larger projects, such as multi-page experiences or one time event pages.
- Test cross-browser compatibility and ensure web performance, SEO and analytics.
- Over time, create documentation and expand style guides in collaboration with the Marketing department.
- Monitor website performance and maintain security of content and data, as needed
Impact analysts are individuals who are mainly responsible for using quantitative methods to make sound and practical financial decisions for YIP.
Along with the ability to use methods to assess impact, the quantitative manager will assist the head of development on impact-related projects as needed.
Grant writers are the individuals who are mainly responsible for researching grant opportunities and proposing ones that align with the goals and mission of the Institute.
Along with researching opportunities, they are also responsible for drafting grant proposals and submitting reports to the fundraising director and head of development for approval.