American Enterprise Institute

About American Enterprise Institute

The American Enterprise Institute is a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity and strengthening free enterprise. AEI pursues these unchanging ideals through independent thinking, open debate, reasoned argument, facts and the highest standards of research and exposition. Without regard for politics or prevailing fashion, we dedicate our work to a more prosperous, safer and more democratic nation and world.

AEI is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics and social welfare. AEI’s purpose is to serve leaders and the public through research and education on the most important issues of the day. AEI research is conducted through seven primary research divisions: Economics, Foreign and Defense Policy, Politics and Public Opinion, Education, Health, Energy and the Environment and Society and Culture.


Health Policy Research Intern

June 2020 Washington, DC
“All of the scholars, research assistants, and other employees at AEI were so encouraging, inspiring, and passionate. I loved the work I did and the team members I got to work with. Everyone is very driven and caring.”

Accountant Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Washington, DC
“Very clean and professional office space. They provided breakfast and lunch every day at work which was a great way to save money. ”
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