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Intern at AEI

Immerse yourself in the public policy arena.

AEI internships provide students with an opportunity to work with some of America's most renowned scholars, economists, political scientists, and foreign policy experts pursuing research on current public policy issues. The Institute provides an intellectually stimulating environment, rich with critical thinking, scholarship, and lively debate.

'The scholars and research assistants I work with provide an inclusive environment where ideas are welcome and taking initiative is encouraged. Whether I am providing input on the design of a foreign policy website for large public audiences or writing a background paper on critical American foreign policy issues for publication, I know that the work is significant.'
—Spring 2009 Intern

Interns engage directly with their offices and departments, undertaking highly substantive work, consisting largely of academic research, conference attendance, and various other tasks in support of their particular department's goals. Additionally, AEI internships offer a wealth of academically enriching opportunities, including access to our conferences and events; a series of policy lectures and career talks available exclusively to interns; and frequent intern happenings—informal gatherings providing the chance to interact with AEI’s prestigious staff.

AEI internships are available to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required; however, most successful candidates have at least a 3.5 GPA.



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    Intern with AEI  

    The summer internship application process is now open! Please visit our Employment Listings tab to apply.

    For each application, please include a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial academic transcripts.


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