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Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 months ago(12/5/2019 5:59 PM)
The Housing Center’s gap year intern will work under Ed Pinto and Tobias Peter on research focusing on domestic housing, historical and current mortgage lending policies, and financial policy reform.   Primary assignments will include assistance with the maintenance of the center’s various indices and large databases; research support in the form of data management, retrieval, and analysis; editing contributing to scholarly papers, articles, and op-eds; creating and formatting charts and tables, graphic displays, and presentations.   The ideal candidate will have experience in data cleaning and analysis, succinct writing skills, an ability to multitask, experience using Excel and Stata, and will be comfortable working independently. Knowledge of ArcGIS, Python, R, Java, and/or SAS is preferred but not required. About the Gap Year Internship The gap year internship is geared toward recent college graduates who are looking to take a gap year to intern before pursuing graduate studies. Gap year interns are required to be in the office for 30-40 hours per week, and must be able to start in late May or early June and intern through May 2021. This is a paid position. Gap year interns must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
ID
2019-1355
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 6 months ago(10/24/2019 2:55 PM)
The Housing Center intern with AEI’s Housing Center will work under Ed Pinto, Stephen Oliner, and Tobias Peter on research focusing on domestic housing, historical and current mortgage lending policies, and financial policy reform.   Primary assignments will include designing graphics to depict data from research projects, local analyses of housing markets, help with maintenance of the center’s various indices and databases, and research on ongoing economical housing projects.   The ideal candidate will have experience in data visualization, cleaning, and analysis, an ability to multitask, experience using Excel, Stata, or Tableau, and will be comfortable working independently. The Housing Center intern will gain meaningful work experience, marketable data skills, and a strong understanding of housing policy.   The position is available for summer 2020.   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 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. The scholarship application will be posted at aei.org/internships very soon. Please check back for more details next week.   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.
ID
2019-1340
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 6 months ago(10/4/2019 4:36 PM)
Bestselling author and columnist, Jonah Goldberg, writes on U.S. politics and culture as a fellow at AEI. One of the most prominent conservative political commentators today, Goldberg frequently appears on television and radio shows, and his syndicated columns are circulated widely across the United States.  Interns will conduct research on a large range of policy-related topics to assist Mr. Goldberg with his columns, lectures, and media appearances.  The ideal candidate will possess strong research and writing skills, as well as a demonstrated interest in U.S. politics, culture, and the media.   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.  
ID
2019-1332
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/26/2019 4:34 PM)
The Critical Threats Project, led by Frederick W. Kagan, tracks and analyzes current and emerging challenges to American national security. The Iran portfolio includes research on the nuclear program, security issues, Iranian domestic politics, and foreign affairs. Interns will be responsible for media monitoring, translation, conducting research, assisting with the completion of published products, preparing promotional materials, and publishing content on www.criticalthreats.org. Interested candidates should demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills, the ability to conduct independent research, and the ability to work in a team. Initiative, dedication to the project’s mission, work ethic, technological proficiency, and creativity are highly valued. The ability to read and conduct research in Persian is highly 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.  
ID
2019-1316
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/26/2019 4:19 PM)
AEI’s Program on American Citizenship continues AEI’s robust tradition of scholarship focused on, and informed by, American constitutional and democratic principles.  Directed by resident scholar Gary J. Schmitt, the Program aims to strengthen and renew American citizenship broadly understood. Interns will conduct research for the Program’s team on a wide range of topics related to citizenship—including the formal and informal institutions of American government, civic education, military service and attachment to democratic principles or patriotism, veterans issues, civil society, and civic and political participation. Key focus areas will include research in support of journal articles and books, fact-findings assistance for op-eds, and data compiling and analysis for original reports and articles. Additionally, interns will help organize and plan events, and assist with the Program’s social media presence.   Excellent organizational and research skills are required, as are intellectual curiosity and initiative. Applicants should have a strong interest in, and knowledge of, American politics, political institutions, and history. A background in the history of political thought and American political thought is a definite plus.   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.  
ID
2019-1311
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/26/2019 4:04 PM)
Resident Scholar Katharine Stevens leads AEI's new early childhood program, focusing on the research, policy, and politics of early care and education for children from birth through age four. In particular, her work focuses on the role of early learning in advancing opportunity for disadvantaged children; the role of high-quality childcare in increasing mobility of working families and enabling two-generation human capital development, especially in disadvantaged communities; how brain science can best inform early childhood policy; and how federal programs can advance state-level innovation and leadership in early childhood.   An intern in early childhood department will assist with research and editing, event planning, and administrative tasks associated with this growing program. The ideal candidate will have strong research abilities; attention to detail; an interest in early childhood and family policy; curiosity and willingness to learn; strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to multi-task and learn and adapt to a multitude of tasks, projects and research topics.   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.
ID
2019-1304
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/26/2019 3:30 PM)
The Communications and Marketing Systems intern will assist with promoting AEI’s research to its constituents. This includes using our email marketing system to prepare and send articles and newsletters, using our customer relationship management database to gather appropriate mailing lists, researching and updating constituent contact information, and helping with other special projects. While some data entry is required, the intern will also have the opportunity to work on broader projects, such as marketing automation projects, email content curation, and analyzing and improving the effectiveness of AEI’s email communications to its constituents. This is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial, detail-oriented individual to gain valuable marketing and communications experience. Good written and verbal communication skills, logic skills, and attention to detail are required. Experience with email marketing, Excel, Salesforce, other contact databases, or HTML will be helpful.   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.  
ID
2019-1296
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/26/2019 3:28 PM)
Interns with the AEI Video department are integral members of the production team. You will gain experience in all phases of media production, from conceptual meetings and preproduction to studio shoots to postproduction editing and motion-graphics creation.   You will have the chance to work on numerous video productions for our YouTube channel. This is an excellent opportunity to create and/or expand your professional portfolio and to gain hands-on experience in a professional production environment. ***Please provide a link to your website or demo reel to be considered***   The ideal candidate will be: • Highly organized • Able to take initiative • Prepared to multitask • Ready to meet production deadlines   Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud — especially Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and After Effects — is a huge plus.   Intern duties will include: • Assisting on shoots, setting up lighting and audio equipment, and operating cameras • Editing video series and creating a variety of visual assets • Participating in creative video meetings   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.
ID
2019-1295
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 12 months ago(4/12/2019 7:52 AM)
AEI’s Editing Services department is responsible for editing and coordinating publications, event materials, and other projects, as well as assisting with promotion of scholars’ work. An intern in this department will assist the members of the team with copyediting and proofreading, coordinating AEI book promotion and archives, and completing other communications-related tasks. Candidates should have excellent editing and writing skills, good attention to detail, knowledge about media and current events, great organizational skills, and an interest in communications and marketing. Experience working with publications and with editorial style guides (especially Chicago and AP) is 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.
ID
2019-1157

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