Internships

Operations internships

The IEA is often on the lookout for hard-working, committed individuals to take part in a full-time operational internship. This internship, which is made up of both operational and research tasks, is a full-time position over two months, working at the IEA offices in Westminster.

Tasks the successful candidate would be expected to carry out include:

  • Office support – such as manning the front desk, filing and helping process mailings;
  • Research support for IEA staff as required – including drafting speeches, research for articles and database support;
  • Blogging – you would have the opportunity to write for the IEA blog.

Candidates are expected to be hard-working team players with good knowledge of Microsoft Office. Candidates with strong free-market and liberal principles will be preferred.

To apply for an Operations Internship please email Clare Rusbridge.

Academic internships

The IEA also has a programme of academic internships. These are for those who are interested in helping with the work of the IEA and gaining experience of work in a think tank while pursuing an academic research project of some kind, possibly with a publication in mind. The research that you do will be supervised by an academic mentor, either from the IEA’s own staff or from someone in its academic network.

There are two types of academic internship:

Summer internships

These internships run from six to eight weeks during the Summer (Early July to Early September). Interns pursue a specific area of resea