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Summer Intern: Early Childhood Policy

American Enterprise Institute


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.