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Student Programs

Summer Seminars

For over 20 years, Independent has offered its weeklong Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminars for high school and college students. Each seminar is a rigorous study in economics, history, law and philosophy. We are planning a new series for 2018.

Student Internships

Internships are available year-round in our Acquisitions, Development, Marketing & Communications, Publications, and Research departments for current and recent college students.

Essay Contest Archive

The Independent Institute has sponsored essay competitions for college and high-school age students and faculty, but no contest is currently scheduled.



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