An intern in the South Asia Studies program at AEI will work closely with staff in the foreign and defense policy studies department on research relating to South Asian politics, economics, and security issues. The intern will focus specifically on India, but may also work on Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or other regional topics as needed. Tasks will include gathering news clips from Indian and international news sources, researching Indian political economy and demographics, fact checking and editing articles, and producing literature reviews, as well as research concerning the domestic and foreign policies of India and Pakistan to support Sadanand Dhume's regular column and book research. Some administrative work will be required to help assist with events and helping the scholar prepare for any speaking engagements and other ad hoc assignments. Desired skills: familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint, and Lexis Nexis. Hindu/Urdu language skills 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.