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Internship Opportunity: American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Education Policy

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Washington D.C.

Sector: Think Tank, Education Policy

Start Date: Summer 2020

Wage or benefits: AEI internships are unpaid; however, interns receive complimentary breakfast and lunch each day and a monthly transportation stipend to assist with commuting costs.

Time Commitment: AEI internships last a minimum of 10 weeks and interns are required to work 20-40 hours per week.

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including recent graduates and graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until late November. The scholarship application will be posted at aei.org/internships very soon.

Organization website: https://www.aei.org/

Brief Description of the organization:

The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of our scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in our belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

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 nations leading think tanks. Competitive candidates for these internships will generally possess a 3.4 GPA from a top ranking college or university.

American Enterprise Institute Summer Intern: Higher Education Policy in Washington, D.C.

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.

American Enterprise Institute Summer Intern: Education Policy (K-12) in Washington, D.C.

Resident Scholar Frederick Hess conducts research on school leadership, teacher quality, education politics, and a host of related school reform issues. Current projects include K-12 school leadership, educational entrepreneurship, the next generation of teacher evaluation, and digital learning. An intern in the education department will assist with ongoing responsibilities associated with AEI's Education Program, including research and editing, event planning, and administrative tasks. The ideal candidate will have strong research abilities, attention to detail, an interest in K-12 and higher education policy, curiosity and willingness to learn and explore the world of education policy, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi-task and learn and adapt to a multitude of tasks, projects and research topics. STATA and/or SAS experience is a 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 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.

How to apply:

American Enterprise Institute Summer Intern: Higher Education Policy in Washington, D.C.

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American Enterprise Institute Summer Intern: Education Policy (K-12) in Washington, D.C.

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Intern Scholarship Program

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until late November. The scholarship application will be posted at aei.org/internships very soon. Please check back for more details next week.

This is an unpaid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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