The IEA offers programmes, events, conferences, and resources for students and teachers


The IEA offers various internship programmes that we run throughout the year. Whichever programme you participate in, you will become part of the IEA family and be able to take part in alumni activities staged by the Institute. Interns also remain a strong part of the IEA network as alumni.

IEA Internship

3-month programme for gap year students through to Masters' students

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Editorial Internship

3-month programme for undergraduates

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EPICENTER Internship

3-month programme for undergraduates

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Global Internship

3-month programme for undergraduates

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The IEA offers several programmes for sixth formers, undergraduates, and Masters & PhD students. For questions and to get more information, email [email protected]

Future Thought Leaders' Programme (sixth form)

1 week programme for A-Level and IB students

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Camp Vinson

One-week residential programme aimed at undergraduate students

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Freedom Week

1 week programme for gap-year students and undergraduates

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Student Resources.

If you’re looking for someone to speak at your university or society, or you’d like books and magazines to give away at Fresher’s Fair, we can help.

We regularly send our staff and research fellows to speak at universities, as well as providing you with IEA books and our Economic Affairs Journal.

To see a current list of IEA speakers and their topics, please click here. 

To find out more, please email [email protected]

Student Opportunity Fund.

If you need help paying for your internship at the IEA, please click here for more information about our Student Opportunity Fund.

Our Student Opportunity Fund is intended solely for those facing genuine economic hardship. To be eligible for a bursary you or a parent/guardian must meet one of the criteria and provide one piece of evidence to support your application.

If you have any questions regarding the Student Opportunity Fund, please email [email protected]

IEA Competitions.

The Budget Challenge

Win £1,000 for you and your school!

Your chance to enter a team for a national competition that will help them to learn more about economics, develop their writing, research,  and analytical skills, and give them a better understanding of the policy issues and challenges facing national decision makers.

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The Dorian Fisher memorial prize

We are delighted to announce this year’s competition for A- Level and IB students, with a 1st prize of £500 and £250 each for three runners up. There is also a prize of £500 for the school with the highest number of entrants.

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Monetary Policy Essay Competition

By the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Institute of International Monetary Research, and the Vinson Centre

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Economics 101 has landed! The first in a two-part series, providing 33 films in total, will cover everything from basic economic theory to important historical case studies; guaranteeing viewers will receive a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of economics.

Speaker Brochure.

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