American Enterprise Institute

Summer Intern: Center on Opportunity and Social Mobility - Workforce Development

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 5 months ago(11/17/2023 10:34 AM)
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Domestic Policy


The American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Opportunity and Social Mobility seeks driven, research-oriented summer 2024 interns for its workforce development team. Interns will work closely with Senior Fellow Brent Orrell and staff to research the intersectional domain of workforce development policy. Current projects include analyzing the present and future of work; the skills needed for success in the modern workforce; the continuing effects of COVID-19, automation, and economic trends on employment; worker attitudes and workplace culture; work as a pathway to economic mobility; and workforce issues relating to dislocated and “hidden” workers, including veterans, youth, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and the neurodiverse. Interns may also engage with certain criminal-justice-related topics, such as recidivism, desistance, and prisoner reentry, that pertain to broader team initiatives.


AEI’s summer 2024 internship program will have three start dates: May 14, 21, and 28, 2024. While the AEI internship program and all related programming will take place in person in Washington, DC, this spring, virtual interns may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please include your in-person or virtual preference in your cover letter.


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 will generally have a 3.4 GPA or higher from a top-ranking college or university. The AEI internship program runs 12 weeks. Please see the internship program home page for updates about the program.


If you are interested in an AEI internship, you might also be interested in applying for AEI’s Summer Honors Program! AEI’s Summer Honors Program is an intensive, fully-funded educational and professional development opportunity for top undergraduate students. Situated in the heart of Washington, DC, this program provides participants the opportunity to connect with the ideas, research, and network of AEI–one of America’s preeminent policy think tanks. This will occur during an intensive one-week seminar led by an AEI scholar or partner instructor. All undergraduates, including Winter 2023 and Spring 2024 graduates are eligible to apply for this terrific paid one-week program. The Early Decision deadline is February 1 and the Regular Decision deadline is March 1. AEI internships can be done in conjunction with Summer Honors Program. Please visit to learn more.


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