The Middle East Studies intern will conduct research in support of AEI Resident Scholar Michael Rubin and AEI Resident Scholar Kenneth Pollack. Michael Rubin’s research interests span Morocco to Afghanistan, and his current research focus includes US policy in the Middle East and North Africa, Turkish politics, US relations with Iran, and Arab politics. Kenneth Pollack’s research interests span the Arab World and Iran, particularly in regards to US grand strategy in the Middle East, Arab politics, and Arab militaries.
The Middle East Studies intern will conduct research for book chapters, journal publications, magazine articles, and op-eds on issues related to Middle Eastern politics and US diplomatic and military policy in the region. The ideal intern candidate will have a strong academic record, demonstrated interest in the region, and prior research or serious office experience. A capacity and enthusiasm for open-source research and reading fluency in Persian is strongly preferred.
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.