Inside Internships

Shaping Future Fools

Thinking Towards the Future

Foolish recruiters are experts in finding great candidates with impressive credentials. The entire hiring process can be tough, and our internship program doesn’t cut any corners.

In 2016, our recruiters mulled over 1000 applications, incorporating Fools from all around the business to make final selections. When crafting your application, you should know that what’s most important to us is that a new Fool fits perfectly into the role AND our company culture.

Just like the Fool itself, our internship program continues to evolve -- including how many people we take and for what positions. One summer we had 15 interns, but we employed only ten the next. Specifics won’t be shared until we're close to the summer, but the Foolish FAQ below might help you decide whether or not to apply and how to put together an application.

What We Do


Only the best kind. More information? Ok, ok. We offer internships across all departments at The Motley Fool, including Marketing, Investing, Business Intelligence, Software Development, Basket Weaving, International Business, and Editorial.
Our internships last eight weeks.
Nope! Our internships are offered to students, graduates, career-changers, and life-long learners.
A lot! For the Summer 2016 Intern class, we had a 1.1% acceptance rate. Pro tip: Customize your application and make it interesting! We read every single one and seek out the game-changers.
Our internship applications are now closed, but we will be looking for our next group of future Fools around late November. Multiple notices are posted on our Culture Blog and social media platforms when the job links open again!
Of course! We value your time and the contributions you are making to our business, so we offer a competitive market rate.
YES! You’ll have access to free and subsidized stocked kitchens, free and discounted gym memberships, our in-house fitness and wellness program (including classes for yoga, Zumba, meditation, kettlebells), chiropractor, massages, haircuts, manicures & pedicures, Fool events, enrollment in Fool University, a stocked game room, access to all of The Motley Fool’s investing services, and more!
Yes, this is a full-time gig. We offer flexible schedules for our early birds and late risers, but you’ll be averaging around 40 hours a week.
We don’t provide housing, but finding a place in DC in the summer is easy-peasy. Most local universities (George Washington University, American University, Georgetown University, etc.) offer affordable housing options through their unoccupied summer dorms.

Not necessarily. Our office is conveniently located across the street from the King Street Metro Station on the Yellow/Blue line. If you live near a Metro station (or a bus stop that takes you to a Metro station), you won’t need a car. We offer a generous Metro subsidy or parking subsidy, so we’ve got you covered no matter which option you choose!

For sure! We do our best work when wearing our jester caps.