Opportunities at AEI
Leadership Conferences and Annual Idea Summit
On October 11-12, AEI on Campus will host a Fall Leadership Conference for members of our Executive Councils. We have recently hosted student conferences on the material and moral benefits of economic freedom. Students and professors heard from and interacted with dozens of AEI scholars and staff on wide ranging topics such as the ethics of economic systems, the breakdown of civil society in working class communities, the implications of demographics to the future of China, and many more.
The Summer Institute brings together a select group of undergraduates, chosen through a competitive admissions process, for a monthlong, fully-funded experience debating ideas about liberty and free enterprise and learning the principles and methods of public policy analysis. Students work with and learn from AEI scholars and fellows.
Class Visits at AEI
AEI often hosts college groups and classes for tours and meetings with our scholars. These opportunities allow students and professors to engage our scholars on specific topics of interest. To request a class visit, please email CampusPrograms@aei.org.
Intern Reception Series
During each intern season—fall, spring, and summer—we host a reception for DC-area interns at AEI. Our Intern Reception Series brings together interns from area think tanks, Capitol Hill, and elsewhere to hear from scholars and learn more about AEI ideas and programs.
Events at AEI
AEI hosts hundreds of events in DC focusing on a wide variety of public policy issues. These events are open to the public and live-streamed on our website. Recent events include “The trillion-dollar question: Reinventing student financial aid for the 21st century” and “How to stop the insiders and activists who are exploiting the financial crisis to control our lives and our fortunes.”
Internships at AEI
Join us in Washington, DC, for an internship at AEI. Each spring, summer, and fall, AEI hosts between 40 and 60 interns who have the opportunity to work with renowned scholars, economists, political scientists, and foreign policy specialists. AEI receives thousands of applicants each year for this highly-competitive program.
The Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (SFRC) is a group of publicly recognized independent experts on the financial services industry — including experts in banking, insurance, and securities — who meet regularly to study and critique regulatory policies affecting this sector of the economy.
Join us to hear Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as he addresses the role Congress should play in expanding trade opportunities and increasing market access for US businesses. A panel will then discuss the current status of the TPP, trade promotion authority, and the Obama administration’s trade agenda.
AEI's Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies will host General Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force for the concluding session of its series with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Join AEI for a discussion of two new policy proposals that address the use of road pricing and public-private partnerships, as well as state efforts to enhance infrastructure and economic competitiveness.
Join AEI for a discussion of professional sports subsidies and — fittingly — for a free lunch.
AEI’s Jeffrey Eisenach will argue in favor of a generic antitrust enforcement model with primary enforcement by the FTC and Jonathan Baker of American University will maintain that an industry-specific regulator like the FCC is needed to work with antitrust enforcers to shape competition in the broadband industry. The debate will be moderated by US Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams.