Monday, April 25, 2016

70 Fall Internships with the American Enterprise Institute

Internship opportunities are available on both the research and business sides of the think tank. All positions require excellent organizational, research, writing, and computer skills, as well as the ability to multi-task. Responsibilities on the research side include research, writing, editing, and some administrative work. Most of our research positions support more than one scholar, but they are generally grouped by topic. On the business side of the think tank, our conferences, development, communications, and government relations offices all seek interns. Competitive candidates for these internships will generally possess a 3.6 GPA from a top ranking college or university.

The following are some examples of the types of internships AEI offers:
  • Government Relations
  • Development
  • Editorial and Publications
  • Defense Planning and the U.S. Global Strategy
  • Military Strategy and the U.S. Defense Budget
  • Russian Studies
  • South Asia Studies
  • Demographics and Political Economy
  • Asian Economies
  • Security Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Iranian Studies
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Labor Economics
  • Economic Policy
  • Technology Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Housing Policy
  • Poverty Studies
  • American Citizenship
  • Education Policy
  • Public Opinion Studies
  • Public Affairs and Media Relations
  • External Affairs
  • Video Production
  • Graphic Design

AEI will be hosting approximately 70 interns this fall. If you are interested in any of these opportunities and would like to look at our full list of internship openings, please visit

We ask that you submit all application materials via the online portal, applying only to the specific jobs postings. Please do not apply through this posting. You are welcome to apply for as many internship opportunities as you would like. An application is only considered complete if we receive all of the following application documents: resume, cover letter, 500-word academic writing sample, and an unofficial copy of your academic transcripts.  Apply here.