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Develop Your Thinking & Research Skills

EXCEL Policy Research Internship

The Policy Debate Research Internship is designed to equip national-level NCFCA policy debaters with the research tools necessary to set themselves apart from their peers. Debaters will receive training from our veteran coaches, to equip them with proven approaches to affirmative and negative research. Debaters who successfully complete the internship by August 5th will receive the following:

  • Research training from veteran coaches
  • Be part of an elite research team
  • Opportunity to publish their work in the Tools for Team Policy Sourcebook
  • Free copy of the sourcebook

Research Internship Requirements

The applicant must…

  • Have a positive attitude and teachable spirit
  • Be age 15 or older
  • Committed to excellence
  • Be nationally qualified (or actively pursuing) national qualification in policy debate.


  • Applicant: Review the Application Requirements (above) and Intern Responsibilities
  • Applicant: Click the button below to submit your Application by April 1, 2018
  • DFWSD will send candidate selection notices out by April 16, 2018
  • Interns: Online training starts the week of May 1, 2018