Staff/Research Assistant Positions, American Enterprise Institute

Staff/Research Assistant Positions
American Enterprise Institute
Washington, D.C.

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Job Description

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking Staff and Research Assistants for employment beginning summer 2018. Applying to the general posting allows upcoming 2018 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 2018 vacancies will be posted as individual listings, so please also submit application materials for any of these positions in order to be formally considered. Please submit a resume, cover letter, academic transcript (unofficial are acceptable), and a short writing sample (5 pages or less) at
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.


AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom. AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions. Its scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.


Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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