Frequently Asked Questions
The typical selection process consists of two parts, screening and hiring:
The screening process starts with a review of your online application for admission. Qualified applicants then participate in phone interviews, and potentially, an in-person interview with the Institute. After completing the Institute’s screening process and interviews, candidates move to the hiring stage of the application for admission process.
During the hiring stage of the application for admission process, candidates are connected to open roles at our partner organizations. At this point, candidates interview for specific jobs with hiring managers at partner organizations. Successful candidates will receive job offers during this stage.
If you are selected and have secured a job, only then are you officially admitted to the Liberty@Work program.
- Solid understanding of free-market principles.
- Commitment to limited government and the advancement of individual liberty.
- Typically, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
- A solid academic record.
- Strong interest in learning and applying MBM® in a non-profit setting.
- Desire to become a better and more equipped professional.
- Demonstration of entrepreneurial thinking.
You must submit the following items through our online application for admission. Also, be prepared to identify possible career paths.
- A résumé.
- The names and contact information of two references, along with his or her relationship to you. Letters of recommendation or reference are not required.
- A personal statement that conveys why you are a compelling candidate for Liberty@Work (300 word limit).
- A personal statement describing your interest in learning about Market-Based Management® and any other aspects of the professional education sessions and curriculum that most interest you (100 word limit).
- A statement on what you see as the ideal role of government (50 word limit).
- A description of a specific example (current or historical) of an economic policy that aligns with your view of the ideal role of government (100 word limit).
- A description of a specific example (current or historical) of an economic policy that conflicts with your view of the ideal role of government (100 word limit).
- A list of three people or books that have influenced your philosophical or ideological thinking about the role of government. For each, explain in one sentence how each has influenced you.