Careers & Internships


Director of Entrepreneur Engagement, Western Pennsylvania Region
Senior Government Affairs Associate


"My goal is to be a force in the free-market world. CF is allowing me an entrance into that world, and a rounded knowledge base of running a non-profit. While here I have learned the importance of not only policy writing, but also the importance of communications and government affairs." - CF intern Andrew Ryan 

Read more from previous interns about the value of a CF internship.

The Commonwealth Foundation accepts applications for part-time and full-time interns year around for three sessions. The deadlines for receiving applications are as follows: Spring session deadline is November 1, Summer session deadline is March 1 and Fall session deadline is June 1.  All deadlines are by close of business that day.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in public policy; be articulate, well-organized, familiar with state politics and policy; understand basic research methods; be an excellent writer; and eager to advance the cause of personal and economic liberty. Candidates should also be capable of creating and clearly articulating the stories of liberty that convince Pennsylvanians of the merits of free-market policies.

Those with public policy, political science, economics, history, communications, journalism and pre-law backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should embrace the core principles of a free society, share the values of the Foundation, and be capable of excelling in an intellectually stimulating and fast-paced work environment.

Send a cover letter and resume to, fax to 717.671.1905 or mail to:
Commonwealth Foundation
Re: Internship
225 State Street, Suite 302
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

If you are considered for an internship, we will send you an assignment to complete. We will schedule phone interviews with top performers. 

Fall 2016 Interns