This position provides research and communications support on the Salafi-jihadi movement and US counterterrorism strategy to AEI Resident Fellow and Critical Threats Project Adviser Katherine Zimmerman. The intern will assist in research on how the Salafi-jihadi movement understands itself through declassified and recovered al Qaeda and Islamic State documents and in research on current developments in the Middle East and Africa. Interested candidates must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills and the ability to conduct independent research and work within a team. Initiative, dedication to the project’s mission, work ethic, technological proficiency, and creativity are highly valued. Strong candidates will have relevant research background in area or security studies. The ability to read and conduct research in Arabic is strongly desired but not required.
Intern Scholarship Program
In the summer of 2020, AEI will offer up to six intern candidates a $1,000 monthly living stipend as part of a 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, April 3. 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.