Get Involved

Free the Facts provides many ways for you to get involved through our programs! You can host us on your campus as an Ambassador, write articles for our online student newspaper, come to Washington, D.C. through our paid internship program, and more. Take a look at the links and application forms below, and join us in getting America’s brightest minds working on our biggest problems!

Leadership Programs

Ambassador Program

Ambassadors are some of the most important people on our team. They connect us with their campuses and directly engage their peers. Ambassadors help us host events, write articles for our student newspaper, liaise with faculty and administrators, provide feedback and suggestions for improving our program offerings, and help our organization expand by engaging with student leaders at their home institution and on campuses across the nation.

Apply to become an Ambassador

Internship Program

Available to college students entering their sophomore, junior, and senior years, our internship program is a great opportunity to work alongside our team in Washington, D.C. Interns assist with a wide range of activities, including marketing/communications, social media, event development and production, and policy research. Our interns work with our team three days a week, enabling them to maximize their time in Washington, D.C. by pursuing volunteer opportunities, professional programs, and unpaid internship experiences. Students in this program receive a monthly stipend and housing.

Apply to become an Intern

Scholar Program

Our Scholar Program is available to graduating seniors, young professionals, and current graduate students. Applicants identify a project that aligns with our mission and submit a proposal outlining the problem they hope to solve, their project goals, a detailed workplan, and expected deliverables and outcomes. Successful applicants are invited to work at our offices in Washington, D.C., where our team helps them turn their project idea into a program. Scholar tenures last eight to 12 weeks, during which Scholars receive a stipend and housing.        

Apply to become a Scholar

Legislative Leaders Program

Launching in 2020, this workshop series teaches young professionals everything an aspiring legislator (or legislative staffer) needs to know if they want to successfully develop and implement public policy. Attendees learn from established experts, and workshops cover an array of topics, including bill drafting, floor procedure, coalition-building, negotiation, committee process, and the ins-and-outs of the federal budget. Our goal is to provide participants with skills and information that can accelerate their professional achievements.

Want to attend a workshop?

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Education & Information

National Policy Tours

During the academic year, our team travels to college campuses across the country and delivers policy presentations. Tour events feature 20 minutes of presentation followed by 40 minutes of student-directed and solution-oriented discussion. Our 2019-2020 national tours will offer presentations on Social Security, Medicare, and student loans.*

Want to bring us to your campus or organization? Click here.

* Note: Our student loans presentation is in the pilot testing phase and includes focus group opportunities for attendees

Summer Event Series (Washington, D.C.)

From June through August, Free the Facts holds weekly dinner-and-discussion events in Washington, D.C. These events, which are open to all interns and young professionals, expose attendees to different policy issues, perspectives, and career opportunities. Past events have focused on immigration, free speech, Medicare, and Social Security. Past presenters have included speechwriters, reporters, and notable policy experts.

Want to attend our summer events? Click here.

Online Resources

This website serves as an information repository for young Americans:

Our library contains detailed policy information in a variety of formats, including videos, FAQs, and infographics.

The Free Facts Daily is a national student newspaper featuring articles and essays written by student contributors from campuses across the country.

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Policy Innovation

Reform Competition

Our 2019-2020 reform competition will focus on Social Security. More information on application deadlines, competition dates, and logistics will be available soon.

Application Coming Soon!

Debate Kits

Due to overwhelming student interest in acquiring better information for on-campus debates, our team has developed debate kits on the following topics: criminal justice reform, gun control, and immigration. These kits include a slide deck with reliable, factual information about each issue and a moderator guide, enabling students to host their own debates and discussions. To ensure program quality and continuity, Free the Facts’ Ambassadors are trained to present these materials and moderate conversations about contentious topics.

Want to facilitate an informed debate? Apply to become an Ambassador here.

Partnerships

Campus Organizations

Over the years, we’ve found that our mission closely aligns with a growing number of student organizations, particularly those that promote free speech and informed debate. Since 2017, we have worked with campus chapters of College Democrats and College Republicans, WeListen (University of Michigan), the Bipartisan Coalition (Smith College), the Open Campus Initiative, Black Students' Alliances on various campuses, BridgeUSA, Students for Free Expression, and more.

If your campus organization is looking for informational materials, speakers, funding, or other support, please submit a request here.