A Semester of Liberty in Arizona!
Have you ever dreamed of spending a fair amount of time in a beautiful scenery, surrounded by smart liberty-loving people, developing your skills at work that you simply like? Well, then we might have something for you. Project Arizona is a brand new endeavour of our friend and former ESFL Local Coordinator, Jacek Spendel from Poland.
Project Arizona is designed for young people (age 20-30) who aim to strengthen their career perspectives, educate themselves in the American freedom tradition, and broaden their professional networks. Organizers from the Language of Liberty Institute (LLI) underline that their goal is to inspire participants with successful examples of implemented libertarian solutions. The state of Arizona is currently going through very interesting changes that are freedom oriented in their nature. This is happening at the crossroads of the third sector, the judicial branch and local government. Project Arizona is an excellent opportunity to explore it.
The core of Project Arizona is constituted by four elements:
1. Education: A week-long Academic Seminar on Free Markets and American Political History at the Arizona State University. The seminar will be co-sponsored by LLI partners: ASU Center for Political Thought and Leadership and ASU Center for the Study of Economic Liberty.
2. Internships : Project Arizona’s bank of paid internship providers is quite rich and includes think-tanks, law firms, the office of AZ Supreme Court Judge Clint Bolick, and tech companies. An internship will last four months.
3. Networking opportunities: Exclusive weekly meetings will be an opportunity to get to know high-profile people: businessmen, think-tank leaders and politicians.
4. Charity: Participants will be encouraged to dedicate some time to local charities, for instance by helping orphans or preparing food for the poor – since libertarians are not as cold-hearted as others like to portray them.
Project Arizona is not a project for the masses. Quite contrary, it will accommodate only 10 people who will live in one house in Phoenix. The first edition of the project will start in February and end in June 2017. There is a participation fee which will be reduced by scholarships granted to individuals. Scholarship receivers will be chosen based on merit and needs. European Students for Liberty is the partnering organization for Project Arizona and students associated with ESFL will be prioritized. Recruitment has already started on the project’s website www.projectarizona.us and will last until October.