American Enterprise Institute

  • Fall Intern: National Security

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4/12/2019 8:51 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Foreign and Defense Policy
  • Overview

    Resident Scholar Gary J. Schmitt, who directs AEI’s Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies with colleague Giselle Donnelly, focuses on longer-term strategic issues that will affect America’s security at home and its ability to lead abroad, including a range of topics from NATO, to American institutional defense issues to strategy in the Asia-Pacific. Recent projects include an analysis of China’s rise and the nature of that challenge and a study on US and European approaches to domestic security and counter-terrorism since 9/11. Candidates must have excellent writing, analytical, and research skills; military experience and project-specific foreign language skills – especially German and/or  French – are a plus.


    Intern Scholarship Program

    In the fall of 2019, AEI will offer up to six intern candidates a $1,000 monthly living stipend as part of a new need-based scholarship program. Our hope is to allow students who would not be able to do so without financial assistance to reap the academic, professional, and personal benefits of interning at AEI. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, August 2. To apply for the scholarship, please click here.


    About AEI Internships
    AEI internships offer a unique opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates to gain experience in research, writing, business, and communications at one of the nation’s leading think tanks. Competitive candidates for these internships will generally possess a 3.4 GPA from a top ranking college or university.
    AEI internships last a minimum of 10 weeks and interns are required to work 20-40 hours per week. AEI internships are unpaid; however, interns receive complimentary breakfast and lunch each day and a monthly transportation stipend to assist with commuting costs.


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