Utah Foundation offers one paid internship each semester and may accept additional unpaid interns. 

The Intern will work with staff to collect, analyze, and synthesize research into deliverable reports. The Intern may be assigned to multiple projects with varying degrees of involvement. The Intern has the opportunity to work with an array of research topics. Past Utah Foundation reports have included, but are not limited to the following:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Air quality
  • Taxes
  • Water supply and quality
  • Crime and safety
  • Homelessness and poverty
  • Partisan politics

Each Intern’s assistance will be recognized on published reports. 

Because the Utah Foundation strives to encourage informed public policy, the Intern will be expected to professionally engage with sensitive data and discard prior biases to best represent factual evidence gathered during the internship experience.

Internship Details:  

The Utah Foundation is a hybrid workplace organization. Communication and collaboration will occur in both in-person and online environments.

Interns are expected to work 12-20 hours over the course of a semester. Hours, begin and end dates, and holiday schedule will be agreed upon with direct supervisor.

The Intern is encouraged to seek internship course credit through their university. 

Projects/Learning Outcomes:  

  • The Intern will become familiar with and proficient in public policy research methods; the Intern will utilize these skills to analyze, synthesize, and report on data as assigned.  
  • The Intern may work with staff to develop and compile draft and final reports.  
  • The Intern will collaborate with staff to support research initiatives as assigned.  
  • The Intern will gain experience of how small non-profits operate, and may help staff with administrative projects, communications, and events.

Qualifications and Requirements:  

  • Independent and creative self-starter.
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written, and presentation).
  • Professional presence and demeanor.

How to Apply:

Please email a resume, letter of intent, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to Christopher Collard ([email protected]).

The application deadlines are April 1st for summer semester (May-August), August 1st for fall semester (September-December) and December 1st for winter semester (January-April).