American Enterprise Institute

  • Fall Intern: Military Strategy and the US Defense Budget

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/12/2019 8:54 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Foreign and Defense Policy
  • Overview

    AEI resident fellow, Mackenzie Eaglen, specializes in defense strategy, budget, military readiness and the defense industrial base. An intern in her department will assist in compiling and preparing a series of reports on restoring American military dominance across the services, as well as writing literature reviews and some data collection. Assignments may also include attending Congressional hearings on the defense budget and responding to current events relating to military strategy issues. Familiarity with the U.S. defense budget is a plus.  Candidates should have experience in analytic techniques, particularly in quantitative or statistical fields. Candidates must show demonstrated attention to detail. Experience and/or knowledge of U.S. military and Department of Defense preferred, but not required. Ability to accurately and concisely summarize information key, as is desire to learn more about defense budgeting, force planning, acquisition, and defense reform. This team covers a broad range of defense issues; ability to take the initiative and independently attack research questions will be critical. 

    Previous experience with the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, or other think tanks 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.


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