2019 Staff/Research Assistant Positions

Washington D.C.
Oct 26, 2018
Mar 07, 2019
Full Time

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking Staff and Research Assistants for employment beginning summer 2019. Applying to the general posting allows upcoming 2019 graduates and recent graduates to be considered for both research assistant positions in the three program areas as well as staff positions. Employment opportunities consist of research assistant positions in the three program areas: economic policy studies, foreign and defense policy studies, and domestic policy studies. In addition, staff vacancies also occur in our development, conferences, human resources, public affairs, and communication departments. Staff positions provide opportunities to work with some of America’s most renowned scholars, economists, legal scholars, political scientists, and foreign policy specialists doing research on current public policy issues.

Positions require excellent organizational, research, writing, and computer skills, as well as the ability to multi-task. Responsibilities include researching, writing, editing, event planning, and administrative work. An interest in public policy is essential.  Most academic department positions support more than one scholar, but are usually grouped by a general topic—healthcare, foreign policy, etc. Competitive candidates will generally possess a 3.6 GPA from a top ranking college or university.

In the early spring, specific summer 2019 vacancies will be posted as individual listings, so please also submit application materials for any of these positions in order to be formally considered. To be considered for a general staff/research assistant position starting summer 2019, please apply online at: www.aei.org/jobs.  Please submit a resume, cover letter, academic transcript (unofficial are acceptable), and a short writing sample (5 pages or less). 


The American Enterprise Institute is a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity and strengthening free enterprise. AEI pursues these unchanging ideals through independent thinking, open debate, reasoned argument, facts and the highest standards of research and exposition. Without regard for politics or prevailing fashion, we dedicate our work to a more prosperous, safer and more democratic nation and world. AEI is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics and social welfare. AEI’s purpose is to serve leaders and the public through research and education on the most important issues of the day. AEI research is conducted through seven primary research divisions: Economics, Foreign and Defense Policy, Politics and Public Opinion, Education, Health, Energy and the Environment and Society and Culture. More than 200 people work at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition, adjunct scholars and fellows, mainly at research universities around the United States, conduct research for AEI and participate in its conferences. In all our endeavors, AEI trustees, scholars and fellows, and officers and staff are responsible for maintaining the highest standards of integrity, intellectual rigor and excellence—and for sustaining AEI’s founding commitment to open inquiry, lucid exposition, vigorous debate and continuous improvement in the institutions of American liberty.

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