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Summer Intern: Critical Threats Project - Management and Operations

American Enterprise Institute



The Critical Threats Project, led by Frederick W. Kagan, tracks and analyzes current and emerging threats to American national security. The intern will fulfill management and operations tasks, giving the intern transferrable skills to any profession. The intern will create a policies and procedures manual, optimize our knowledge management space to make it more user-friendly, curate content on our website (, and peer review website and social media work. Interested candidates should demonstrate strong writing and critical thinking skills, the ability to conduct work independently, and the ability to communicate well within a team. Successful candidates have an eye toward continuous improvement and enjoy coordinating a lot of moving parts. Initiative, dedication to the project's mission, work ethic, technological proficiency, and creativity are highly valued.

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.