American Enterprise Institute

  • Fall Intern: Higher Education Policy

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4/12/2019 9:09 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Domestic Policy
  • Overview

    Resident Fellow Jason D. Delisle conducts research on higher education financing, particularly related to federal student aid policies, including student loans repayment, default rates, and Pell Grants. Current projects include studying the federal financial aid system, higher education funding, innovation in higher education financing, and the emergence of short-term programs and credentials.


    An intern in the education department will assist with ongoing responsibilities associated with AEI's Center on Higher Education Reform, including short-term projects and long-term background research for reports. The intern will working with federal education datasets and will perform proof-reading and administrative duties as needed.


    The ideal candidate will have strong research abilities, attention to detail, an interest in higher education policy, curiosity and willingness to learn and explore the world of education policy, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi-task between various tasks, projects, and research topics. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Stata experience 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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