Mannkal Economic Education Foundation

International Scholarships

Map of Mannkal Scholarships

Applying for a Mannkal International Scholarship

Mannkal offers a number of international scholarships to Western Australian students. These unique scholarships grant interested young adults with a once in a life time opportunity to volunteer at an international think tank.

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To apply please email the following documents to scholars@mannkal.org

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (up to two pages) including photograph (within CV)
  • Statement of Academic Record (an unofficial transcript is sufficient)
  • Cover Letter (1 page) detailing why you are the best candidate for this scholarship, and what you hope to gain
  • Please write on only one of the opportunities on offer. Applicants who progress through to the interview stage of the selection process will be considered for all scholarship opportunities.

Applications are now open for 2017 Mid-Year and End of Year Internships.

Our multi-step application process involves getting to know you through research reports, events, interviews and workshops. The process can take several months, beginning with your application - so the sooner you apply the better!

Mid-Year Internship applications close in February, and places are determined around April/May. End of Year Internship applications close in August, and places are finalised in October/November.

Students who are not successful in receiving a scholarship in one intake may still be eligible for the next intake. The longer we have to get to know you, the better we are able to potentially match you with a suitable host think-tank.

Now is the time to apply, whether you're in first or last year at University. 

Requirements

These scholarships are open to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in a Western Australian university. Above all, Mannkal values entrepreneurialism and enthusiasm for a free and open society. We consider students from across all faculties and departments. Course marks are one consideration, but this should not exclude students who have made contributions in other areas. Some of these volunteer positions benefit from formal study of economics and public policy, although a keen interest and awareness of the philosophical concepts behind these subjects is more important. We are looking for students who are interested in the future of Western Australia and Australia and who would gain from seeing how applying free market and libertarian ideas can improve the lives of all citizens.

Austria: Austrian Economics Centre

The Austrian Economics Centre’s main goal is to help create a free and responsible society. It promotes the ideas of the Austrian School of Economics as a viable economic alternative in Austria and elsewhere, not only by the means of a public think tank, but also as an academic Institute.

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE >> >

Cambodia: PRIME - Professional Research Institute for Management and Economics

PRIME (Professional Research Institute for Management and Economics) is an independant research institute that operates in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and provides research services for the University of Management and Economics in Kampong Cham. 

PRIME Research Fellows undertake independant research, provide postgraduate education and research capacity development, and are available for consulting work. 

PRIME Offers several services including: University Courses, Short Courses in Economics, Public Policy and Markets, English Services, Research and Consulting and Events and Seminars. 

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about this think tank, please click HERE > > >

Canada: Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS)

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The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) is an independent economic and social policy think tank. Volunteers will conduct work from the AIMS office in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. AIMS focuses on issues such as education, health care, equalisation, and energy policy, with an emphasis on the Atlantic Canadian region.

Mannkal offers the opportunity for a five-week volunteer position. The volunteers may be expected to undertake research projects, and additionally may assist AIMS staff in organising events. This volunteer position provides students with the opportunity to participate in a small and friendly think tank, while experiencing life in an iconic Canadian town.

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > > 

Canada: Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Candian_Taxpayers_Federation.png The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is an independent Canadian think tank, dedicated to lower taxes, reducing Government waste and promoting accountable governance. CTF conducts research, and participates in advocacy focused activities such as issuing news releases, hosting press conferences, and distributing publications.

This Mannkal scholarship is conducted over five weeks through the CTF office in Ottawa. The volunteer may be expected to undertake research projects under the supervision of CTF staff, and additionally may assist with administrative tasks and organising events.

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > >

 

Canada: Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute is a Canadian think tank focusing on publishing peer-reviewed research into critical economic and public policy issues including taxation, government spending, health care, schoolperformance, and trade.The Institute’s head office is located in Vancouver, with additional offices in Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.

The volunteer will be based at the Fraser Institute offices in Vancouver. This volunteer position has a strong focus on mining and resources, and energy policy.  The Institute conducts research and drafts publications on these sectors. Consequently this volunteer position affords students the opportunity to participate in policy research within a structured setting. It would suit a student with an interest in energy and mineral resources, who is comfortable conducting and assisting with research and publications.

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > > 

 

Canada: Institute for Liberal Studies (ILS)

ILS.png The Institute for Liberal Studies (ILS) focuses on providing a venue for open discussion on economics, philosophy, history and public policy issues in Canada. The ILS hosts a number of seminars and events aiming to educate students and the broader community about classical liberal ideas and the application of those ideas to issues specific to Canada. 

Volunteers will be based in the ILS office in Ottawa. The candidate will have the unique opportunity of participating as part of a small and friendly team, while working in an office building which houses multiple think tanks. Scholars may be expected to undertake event organising and planning of seminars, and assisting as needed with administrative tasks.  

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > > 

 

Canada: Manning Centre

Based in Calgary, Alberta, the Manning Centre was founded in 2005 to support conservative and libertarian activists and ideas in Canada. The organization is named after its Founder and President, Preston Manning, who served as Leader of the Opposition in the Federal Parliament in Ottawa and founded two new political parties that eventually became the current Conservative Party of Canada. The Manning Centre is an independent organization that believes in a limited role for government in our lives and supports the movement through policy research, campaign training, and networking events.

Successful Mannkal scholars would be based in our unique heritage building in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and could assist in a wide variety of programs, from policy research and writing, to political training content development, youth outreach, conference and event co-ordination, and much more. There would also be an opportunity to attend our annual Manning Centre Conference in Ottawa at the end of their visit. Oh, and don't forget the amazing skiing!

To view the past-scholars' blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > > 

Caribbean: Semester Abroad: Universite Francisco Marroquin and Annual Antigua Forum

The Antigua Forum is an exclusive, annual gathering of political reformers and entrepreneurs from around the world who believe in the power of human ingenuity and free enterprise to dramatically improve the well being of people everywhere. All events are practical and participants work in small groups to find solutions to real reform challenges. Participants of the Antigua Forum include government ministers, entrepreneurs, Nobel laureates, senators, mayors, experts in strategy and communications and philanthropists.

This event is held in January each year and attendance is followed by a semester studying at Universite Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City. Universite Francisco Marroquin is one of the world’s leading free market universities. Its mission is to teach and disseminate the ethical, legal and economic principles of a society of free and responsible people and principles. The main disciplines offered include business administration, economics, international relations, law, political studies and public auditing and accounting.

To read more about the Universite Francisco Marroquin, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the annual Antigua Forum, please click HERE  > > >

Germany: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is the foundation for liberal politics in the Federal Republic of Germany. It aims to promote the goal of making the principle of freedom valid for the dignity of all people and in all areas of society, both in Germany and abroad. By safeguarding and developing its statutory projects (civic education and dialogue, sponsorship of the talented, research and political consultation, archive-work), the Friedrich Naumann Foundation wants to contribute to shaping the future.

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > >

Greece: Greek Liberal Monitor

What caused the Greek Economic Crisis, how can it be alleviated, and what can Australia learn from the mess?

Mannkal will sponsor students to volunteer at two think tanks based in Athens, the Greek Liberal Monitor and the Liberty Forum of Greece.                                                              

Students will work with the GLM to help source and publicise news reports, opinion pieces and interviews that present pragmatic views and solutions for the Greek Crisis. The Greek Liberal Monitor is a communication hub between Greek and international liberal forces, offering non biased information in regards to the current political trends and the liberal agenda within Greece.

Students working with the Liberty Forum of Greece (KEFIM) will help to organise

events related to its mission, which is to introduce, advance and clarify the ideas of laissez‐faire capitalism, classical liberalism, individual liberty, limited government and open society in Greece and increase popular demand and understanding for policies that promote its vision. 

For more information about the Liberty Forum of Greece, please click HERE > > 

To view the scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

Greece: Liberty Forum of Greece

The mission of the Liberty Forum of Greece (KEFIM) is to introduce, advance and clarify the ideas of laissez‐faire capitalism, classical liberalism, individual liberty, limited government and open society in Greece and increase popular demand and understanding for policies that promote its vision.

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > > 

Hong Kong: Lion Rock Institute

The Lion Rock Institute was founded in 2004, and advocates for free market solutions in Hong Kong. It remains Hong Kong’s only independent free market think tank. Volunteers at the Lion Rock Institute have the unique opportunity to work on public policy projects while learning about the workings of the most economically free country in the world (according to Heritage Foundation’s Annual Index of Economic Freedom).

This volunteer position involves work on short policy and ‘op-ed’ style pieces, while also assisting senior members of the Lion Rock team to develop their quarterly publication. This volunteer position suits a student who is interested in working in a fast paced environment, dealing with tight deadlines and a range of simultaneous projects.

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > >  

 

Indonesia: Centre for Indonesian Policy Studies

The Centre for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) is dedicated to providing policy analysis and practical policy recommendations to decision-makers within Indonesia’s legislative and executive branches of government. As a strictly non-partisan and non-profit think thank, CIPS promotes social and economic reforms that are based on the belief that only civil, political, and economic freedom allow Indonesia to prosper. We are being financially supported by donors and philanthropists who appreciate the independence of our analysis.

Being a partner in the Atlas Network of public policy think tanks, CIPS shares updates, stories, and analysis internationally. Our aim is to promote international dialogue and to encourage comparative research of key issues concerning Indonesia.
Moreover, CIPS trains new Indonesian talent in policy analysis and think tank management. We welcome interested individuals to join our research and activities. With this, we endeavour to support the next generation of think tank leaders who promote an open and prosperous Indonesia.

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > >

Lithuania: Lithuanian Free Market Institute

The Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) was established in 1990 to promote the ideas of individual freedom and responsibility, free market, and limited government intervention. Our goal is to assist the accomplishment of common interests of the people of Lithuania which are best implemented in a free market where every individual pursues his or her objectives – without any privileges, protection or restrictions – by serving the society and not relying on the government apparatus.

The volunteer will help the LFMI team as they conduct research on key economic and policy issues, develop conceptual reform packages, draft and evaluate legislative proposals, and aid government institutions by advising how to better implement the principles of the free market in Lithuania.

LFMI also conducts sociological surveys, issues economic literature and organizes conferences, workshops, and lectures.

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > > 

Malaysia: IDEAS - Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs

IDEAS is Malaysia’s first think-tank dedicated to promoting market-based solutions to public policy challenges. An independent not-for-profit organisation and a cross-partisan think tank, it work across the political spectrum. IDEAS’ mission is to improve the level of understanding and acceptance of public policies based on the principles of rule of law, limited government, free markets and free individuals.

To view the scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

New Zealand: New Zealand Initiative

New_Zealand_Initiative.pngThe New Zealand Initiative is a think tank based in Wellington, New Zealand. It aims to promote good public policy through a competitive, open and dynamic economy. It’s core areas of research are education, affordable housing, open economy, free society and democracy, natural resources and heritage issues, public finances and currency stability issues.

The successful applicants will be required to provide office support and assist with writing and research. This volunteer position would suit students who are interested in getting involved in a range of activities such as research, event organisation and general administration.

To view the past-scholars' blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > > 

 

New Zealand: New Zealand Taxpayers Union

Our vision is a prosperous low tax New Zealand with efficient, transparent, and accountable government. We want our politicians spending money as if they'd worked as hard as the taxpayers who earned it and believe that new taxes should only be introduced when there are equal decreases in other taxes. We believe in a fair and efficient tax system. We are not a political party nor aligned to any.

THE AIMS OF THE TAXPAYERS' UNION ARE:
To reduce wasteful spending by central and local government;
To increase transparency and accountability of government spending;
To increase institutional checks on government spending;
To enable New Zealanders to easily scrutinise government spending;
To lower the tax burden on New Zealanders; and
To promote evidence based public policy.

To view the past-scholars' blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > >

UK: CapX

CapX is an online journalism placement based in London. Capx is the world's leading free-market news service, providing the best writing on politics, economics, markets and ideas, underpinned by a commitment to make the case for popular capitalism.

To read more about this think tank, please click HERE > > >

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

UK: Centre for Policy Studies

Based in London, The Centre for Policy Studies believes in freedom and responsibility. One of Britain's best known and most respected think tanks, the Centre develops and promotes policies to limit the role of the state, to encourage enterprise and to enable the institutions of society - such as families and voluntary organizations - to flourish.
The Centre was founded by Sir Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher in 1974 to promote the principles of a free society and has since played a global role in the dissemination of free market economics. Its role in developing the policies of privatisation, low-tax government and support for the family, is recognised across the world.

To read more about this think tank, please click HERE > > >

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

UK: Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA)

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The IEA is one of the original iconic British think tanks. Founded in 1955 and located in historic Westminster, the IEA focuseson promoting a free society by considering the role of markets in solving economic and social problems. The Institute advocates for a free economy, low taxes, freedom in education, health and welfare, and lower levels of regulation.

This volunteer position affords students the opportunity to volunteer at the IEA offices in Westminster.

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > >

USA: ATLAS Network

The Atlas Network is a non-profit organisation connecting a global network of more than 400 free market organisations in over 80 countries. Atlas is located in Washington DC.

This Mannkal program provides independent and ambitious scholars with an opportunity to learn about the free market and libertarian ideas through participating in seminars, events and briefing sessions run by Atlas Foundation and the CATO Institute in Washington DC. Scholars will also have the opportunity to attend the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia.

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > > 

 

USA: FEE (The Foundation for Economic Education)

FEE’s (The Foundation for Economic Education) mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. 

 

For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead our focus is making the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society widely accessible, easily understood and energizing to young minds. We do this by delivering content that is substantive and thoughtful in forms most convenient to our customers, including in-person seminars and lectures, web-delivered content, printed material in book and magazine form, and networking opportunities.

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > > 

USA: Mackinac Centre for Public Policy

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Michigan citizens by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions. The Mackinac Center assists policy makers, scholars, business people, the media and the public by providing objective analysis of Michigan issues. The goal of all Center reports, commentaries and educational programs is to equip Michigan citizens and other decision makers to better evaluate policy options.

Committed to its independence, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy neither seeks nor accepts any government funding. It enjoys the support of foundations, individuals, and businesses who share a concern for Michigan's future and recognize the important role of sound ideas.

To view the past-scholars' blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > >

USA: Taliesen Nexus

Based in Los Angeles, Taliesen Nexus serves as a nexus between up-and-coming filmmakers and experienced industry professionals who share a passion for a free society, in order to encourage the creation of great stories.

Taliesen Nexus teach filmmakers of promise by leveraging their network of Hollywood professionals to create educational opportunities.  To that end, they organize workshops, volunteer position, and other events that bring together talented creators who can network and learn from each other.

To read more about this think tank, please click HERE > > >

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

USA: The Reason Foundation

Reason_Foundation.png The Reason Foundation is an American libertarian research organisation based in Los Angeles. It was founded in 1968 and publishes the Reason magazine and Reason TV. It’s policy research areas include air traffic control, American domestic monetary policy, school choice, eminent domain, government reform, housing, land use, immigration, privatization, public-private partnerships, urban traffic and congestion, transportation, industrial hemp, medical marijuana, police raids and militarization, free trade, globalization and telecommunications.

The successful Mannkal scholar will be based in Los Angeles. The volunteer position offers students a unique opportunity to learn about libertarian ideas in a broad range of situations. Students may assist with Reason TV, undertake and assist with research, and perform general office tasks as required. The Reason Foundation’s wide range of policy research areas allows students to expand their understanding of civil liberty issues.  

To view the past-scholars’ blog, please click HERE > > >

To read more about the think tank, please click HERE > > >