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Summer Intern: Middle East and Political Economy

American Enterprise Institute


Karen Young is a resident scholar at AEI, where she focuses on the political economy of the Middle East, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (best known as the GCC), and the Arabian Peninsula. Her current research focuses on the future of Gulf economies, especially with diversification and liberalization. Interns will assist Young with research for her work on various projects, conducting research and collecting data. They can expect to work closely with Young and gain an in-depth understanding of macroeconomic issues in the Gulf region and the political economy in the larger Middle East and North Africa region.

Interns will also assist with administrative tasks, such as coordinating events, public outreach, and record keeping.

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, demonstrate strong analytical and writing skills, and have experience working in a DC office environment. Applicants should have a background and demonstrated interest in Middle East studies and economics and a self-motivated work ethic and sense of academic curiosity. Experience with statistical software and digital media is a plus. Proficiency in Arabic is also a plus but not required.

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.

Washington, DC 20036

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