American Institute for Economic Research Fellowship and Internship Practicums

American Institute for Economic Research educates Americans on the value of personal freedom, free enterprise, property rights, limited government and sound money. AIER’s ongoing scientific research demonstrates the importance of these principles in advancing peace, prosperity and human progress. 

The mission of AIER’s internship program is to provide accomplished and college and graduate students with opportunities for economic research and professional experience. Working closely with AIER research fellows and staff, students are immersed in the economic research process from “conception to completion,” which enhances their understanding of economic concepts, theories, and real-world applications.


AIER fosters relationships with a variety of area schools to provide internships during the academic year to students interested in economics, finance, business, or related fields.

Period of Study

AIER offers three general internship programs:

  • A summer fellowship program
  • A winter program 
  • An Academic Year/Semester Internship Program.


Unpaid internships offer an intentional learning agenda structured into the experience. 


Application documents must be sent by electronic or U.S. mail to the addresses below:

  1. A current resume
  2. A statement explaining how an internship at AIER will contribute to your academic goals.
  3. One letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor.

E-Mail: (please state “Academic Year Internship” in the subject line.)


Deadlines and additional information can be located on the AIER website. 


Class Year

  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate


  • Business
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • Multiple


  • English


  • Summer
  • Yearlong
  • Other

Program Type

  • Professional
  • Research


  • North America

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