Resident Scholar Leon Aron directs AEI's Russian Studies program. The Russian Studies intern will be responsible for researching current events in Russian, particularly political and cultural changes since the fall of Communism, the Russian economy and Russian foreign policy. The intern will also conduct research in support of journal publications, op-eds, and books by AEI scholars, as well as assist in the organization of AEI conferences and panel discussions. The ideal intern candidate will have a strong interest in Russian current affairs and history, as well as the history of ideas. A capacity and enthusiasm for archival research and reading fluency in Russian language are necessary. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic record, demonstrated interest in public policy, and prior research or office experience.
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.