Intern at reason This Spring: Last Day to Apply!

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reason is now accepting applications for the spring 2009 Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship. The intern will work in our Washington, D.C. office for 10 weeks during the spring semester, and receives a $5,000 stipend.

The job includes reporting and writing for reason and reason online, helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at such places as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, and reason itself.

To apply, send your résumé, up to five writing samples (preferably published clips), and a cover letter to:

Gray Internship
reason
1747 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Electronic applications can be sent to intern@reason.com, with the subject line "Gray Internship Application." The deadline for applications is November 7, 2008.

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  1. Ahhhhhhhh . . . interns. Willing slaves.

  2. The job includes reporting and writing for reason and reason online, helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks

    Getting coffee? Taking your laundry to the cleaners? Sexual favors?

  3. I thought about applying, but I was worried I wouldn’t pass the drug test.

  4. worried I wouldn’t pass the drug test

    You need to achieve a minimum score?

  5. As it were.

  6. If she knows how to weld she can stay at . . . wait, I will have left the country by then. Never mind.

  7. *raises hand*

    I could use the payraise.

  8. Good thing this internship comes in under the $250,000 tax hile limit from Sen. Obama.

  9. A hefty part of the job involves keeping Nick Gillespie’s leather jacket polished.

  10. Is $5k a living wage?

  11. mk, I think the internship only lasts 10 weeks, so I’d say yeah, 5K isn’t too bad.

  12. That is pretty good, as good as what I was paid when I was an intern. I would have done my internship for nothing though. I desperately needed something to put on my resume.

    I’ll give Reason the benefit of the doubt and assume that they are getting a higher quality of intern that way and are turning a profit from them.

    They do have a living wage where I work. They haven’t brought on nearly as many interns now that it is in effect. Who could have seen coming?

  13. Good thing this internship comes in under the $250,000 tax hile limit from Sen. Obama.

    I don’t know, if he gets elected and realizes with his new spending and lack of capital gains revenues he has a $1 trillion deficit to deal with, it might go down to $2500.

  14. “TallDave | October 13, 2008, 10:11am | #

    I thought about applying, but I was worried I wouldn’t pass the drug test.”

    Not to mention the sanity test.

    “Good thing this internship comes in under the $250,000 tax hile limit from Sen. Obama.”

    No prob, maybe McCain will let ya stay in one of his homes.

    “Episiarch | October 13, 2008, 9:54am | #

    The job includes reporting and writing for reason and reason online, helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks

    Getting coffee? Taking your laundry to the cleaners? Sexual favors?”

    Hey, there are Reason writers I would think about the latter with (and no Moynihan, it’s not you so calm down! ;))

  15. Anyone know the time commitment and education preferences?

  16. The “internship” I got out of college paid $4,500 for 9 MONTHS (plus the added bonus of a 70 hour work week). Of course, you could almost live in Charleston, SC for that (if you didn’t have a drinking problem).

  17. balloon-making internship? Those inflatable slavemongers should pay!

  18. Not to mention the sanity test.

    I was worried about that at first, but a Reason staffer has assured me there is no sanity clause.

  19. I wish the Reason Foundation was based somewhere else. The cost of living in DC and the surrounding area is enormous.

  20. I’m glad this internship doesn’t start till Spring. I don’t want to carve an M on my face.

  21. I agree, and I don’t want to fake rape allegations.

  22. Would I be allowed to write about the phony, hypocritical, self-serving Barney Franks of the world ?… and also the brain-dead voters who keep re-electing this guy ?…..gee, can I ? Can I ? Please ? Pretty please ?

  23. I don’t want to carve an M on my face.

    At least you wouldn’t have to worry about accidentally carving it backwards.

  24. This is an interesting offer. If there is any one thing I can pin down as being my favorite thing to do, it’s research.

    Unfortunately you couldn’t pay me enough to live anywhere near that cesspit astate city known as DC.

  25. Would I be able to take next Tuesday off? I, um, have a busy day planned.

  26. Would I be allowed to put the $5,000 toward my credit card balance?

  27. Are there any set hours for this position? Is it 9-5? 40 hours a week? 80 hours a week? What kind of schedule would the intern have to keep?

  28. Is the position open to people who do/did not vote for Sen. Obama for President?

    You are not forcing intern candidates to prove legal working status in the USA are you?

  29. Given the amount of Obama-voters… I’ve been a bit turned off.

  30. In the coming Era of Obama, I’m sure an internship at a libertarian organization will be a gold-plated resume builder.

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