Each summer Charlemagne Institute hosts an exceptional group of college students and recent graduates for an internship experience focusing on writing, study, mentorship, and professional development. The 2020 Alcuin Internship is a full-time, paid program that runs from June 8 to August 14.
What do the interns do?
The 10-week program begins with the 5-day Intellectual Bootcamp followed by weekly seminars with thought-leaders from around the country, focusing on the roots of the Western intellectual tradition. Past seminars include:
In addition to powerful intellectual formation, the Alcuin Internship provides opportunities for mentorship in journalistic research and writing with our Intellectual Takeout editorial staff. Select interns will have the opportunity to write for a national audience of over 10 million unique readers. We also offer training in business etiquette, networking, and growth opportunities in support of a thriving nonprofit. Excursions outside the office include organized tours of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Museum of Russian Art, the Cathedral of St. Paul, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the James J. Hill House to experience firsthand the robust cultural heritage of the West.
What is the origin of the name?
The Alcuin Internship is named after Charlemagne’s lieutenant, Alcuin of York. Historians generally agree that 800 A.D., when Charlemagne was crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, marks the end of the Dark Age and the beginning of Christendom and an enlightened West that would become the greatest civilization ever known. At the request of Charlemagne, Alcuin of York led the charge to bring about a renaissance in learning and wisdom.
What is the Long March?
Today, those who control the levers of power in American culture have largely rejected our Judeo-Christian heritage. In education, media, business, and government, we are witnessing the vast promotion of postmodernism, globalism, and cultural Marxism. In response to this cultural crisis, Charlemagne Institute created the Alcuin Internship to raise up the next generation of young Americans who will join us on the long march to reclaim those institutions and our Republic.
If you are considering a life devoted to the long march through the institutions, then the Alcuin Internship may be an excellent opportunity for you!
Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your application must include:
We look forward to hearing from you!
Application Deadline: April 8, 2020