Frequently Asked Questions

Have you received my application for an internship?

Each semester we receive hundreds of applications. Please check your inbox for an e-mail from intern@cato.org with the subject "Thank you for your internship application." You should have received it immediately after you submitted your application. If you received this e-mail, we have your application in our database. Thank you.

Have you received all the necessary information?

Each semester we receive hundreds of applications. If our website allowed you to submit your application, our system worked, and we have captured all of the information we need. Thank you.

What if I have already received another offer? Can I be notified of Cato's decision before the notification date?

Congratulations! The notification date, however, remains the same.

Can I send my updated resume?

If you would like, you may send your resume to intern@cato.org. Specify in the body of your e-mail that you have already submitted an application. Thank you.

Can I call with questions?

You may call with questions, but if you do, please leave a voicemail with the spelling of your name, your phone number, your e-mail address, and your specific question. Please note: We prefer queries by e-mail so that we have all of your information in writing. Thank you.

I really want to be a Cato intern, but I'm not available for the entire time. Is that okay?

If you are accepted as a Cato intern, we will cross that bridge when we come to it, but our very strong preference is to take only interns who can commit to a full-time internship for the entire semester. Thank you.

Can I schedule an interview?

If you plan to be in the area and would like to stop by Cato, please e-mail us at intern@cato.org with your name, contact information, and availability. We will do our best to accommodate you. Thank you.

Will I receive notification if I am not selected?

Yes, Cato will notify all applicants. Thank you.