Internships

Welcome to the IEA Internship page. Here we explain our various internship programs that we run throughout the year in order to educate, inform and entertain students of Liberty, Economics and Freedom. Please note that our internships are unpaid.

We currently have 4 internship schemes at the IEA:

  • Summer Internship
  • Operations Internship
  • General Academic Internship
  • Sixth Form Internship

If you wish to apply to any of our schemes, or ask a question of our team, please find the appropriate contact method at the bottom of each section.

 

Summer Internships

The IEA welcomes 50 interns during the summer months for our Summer School Programe. Split into two groups over two three week periods, students from all around the world relocate to Westminster for our fun packed educational program. The program consists of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Debates
  • Discussions
  • An individual presentation
  • and of course beer and pizza nights!

Interns also receive a tour of Parliament, meeting with MPs and Lords whilst at the IEA.

During an interns time with us they all individually produce a supervised research presentationt, chosen by themselves, and mentored by one of the senior research staff here at the IEA. Research topics have ranged from the effect of micro financing in Bangladesh on women to the role of merchant jurors in the adjudication of 18th century commercial disputes. So quite a broad range of topics!

If you are interested in ideas and debate then this is programme is for you. Our previous interns have ranged from gap year students to recent graduates, but the thing they all have in common is a good attitude and the ability to have an intellectual discussion.

In 2016 you can participate between the following dates:

  • Tuesday 9th August to Friday 26th August
  • Tuesday 30th August to Friday 16th September

Anyone wishing to apply for a summer internship should send an up-to-date CV and a short letter of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like an internship and your research topic interests to internships@iea.org.uk

Please also indicate which dates are best suited for you.

APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIPS 2016 ARE NOW OPEN. - The closing date for applications is April 1st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operations internships

Start Date: Rolling Program
Duration: 1 Month Minimum
Location: London

The IEA offers internship opportunities for hard working, committed individuals to join our Operations team. This internship is a temporary and voluntary position with flexible hours available for up to 3 months, subject to discussion, based 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  your CV and cover letter to Christian Killoughery. 

 

General 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. Anyone who would like to undertake an academic internship but is unable to apply for the Summer programme can apply at any time for an unpaid internship that will run for an agreed period of time outside the Summer months. You will receive academic support and be able to attend the regular events held at the IEA but there will not be a dedicated programme of lectures as in the Summer.

Please note, it is not possible to be a general academic intern between 20th June and 16th September.

Anyone wishing to apply for a summer internship should send an up-to-date CV and a short letter of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like an internship and your research topic interests to internships@iea.org.uk.

Please also indicate which dates you are hoping to intern.

 

Sixth Form Internships

This is a dedicated week of work experience for up to 25 sixth formers. Due to the success and popularity in 2015, we have decided to run two waves in 2016. Sixth Formers can intern on one of the following weeks:

  • 20th - 24th June 2016
  • 27th June - 1st July 2016

Interns will hear interesting lectures, take part in discussions with expert economists, visit Parliament, hear from people from academia, politics, and the Treasury about career opportunities, and much more. Then at the end of the week will take part in a debate with fellow sixth formers.

Anyone wishing to apply for a sixth form internship should send an up-to-date CV and a short letter of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like an internship to internships@iea.org.uk.

Please also indicate which dates are best suited for you.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2016 SIXTH FORM INTERNSHIPS - The closing date for applications is April 1st

Whatever kind of internship you undertake you will be a part of the IEA family and be able to take part in the activities put on by the Institute. Interns also remain a strong part of the IEA network as alumni.

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