Competitive Enterprise Institute Internships in US

Deadline: 30 November 2016
Open to: undergraduates, recent college graduates, and graduate students with strong writing, research, and analytical skills
Remuneration: paid and unpaid internships


The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. The mission is to promote both freedom and fairness by making good policy good politics. They make the uncompromising case for economic freedom because they believe it is essential for entrepreneurship, innovation, and prosperity to flourish.

The CEI intern program seeks to help interested undergraduates, recent college graduates, and graduate students learn about the ideas of liberty and help to promote them by pairing them with a member of CEI’s policy, development, media, or administrative staff. 

Policy interns are assigned to work with one or two policy analysts for the duration of their internship. Interns have the opportunity to research important policy issues and are expected to have strong writing, research, and analytical skills. The cover letter should detail what the student wants to gain from an internship at CEI.

Interns participate in public policy research in one of CEI many issue areas. In addition to policy research, CEI offers internships in communications, video, development, operations, and Web and IT.


Interested undergraduates, recent college graduates, and graduate students who have strong writing, research, and analytical skills.


  • CEI offers both paid and unpaid internships. Upon being interviewed, exceptional applicants may be offered a stipend. Internships for which the student receives academic credit are always unpaid;
  • CEI does not provide interns with housing. However, interns have several options.

How to Apply?

Submit your resume, a cover letter, and a brief writing sample as a single PDF attachment to Richard Morrison at

Schedule of Terms:

  • Spring: January-May
  • Applications Due: November 30

For more information, please visit the official website.

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