The IEA Internship is a temporary, unpaid and voluntary position with commuting expenses covered, which is based in our Operations Team where as an Intern, you will have the opportunity of supporting all aspects of the IEA’s work.
This programme is aimed at all those with an interest in free-market economics who wish to expand their horizon while contributing to the IEA’s objectives. Candidates are expected to be team players who are happy to work on a range of different tasks and possess a good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Responsibilities may include:
The goal of this internship is for you to develop and expand your skillset, as well as support the operational functions of the think tank. We will therefore attempt to tailor the internship to your personal interests and ambitions, where this is an option. In particular, you will have the chance to work with all departments and different researchers, depending on your areas of expertise and interest. The internship lasts three months. However, depending on your performance, you will have the possibility of extending your time at the IEA further. The internship will be fully on-site at our office in Westminster, London.
If you wish to apply for the Winter 2024 IEA Internship programme (15th January to 5th April 2024, 12 weeks), you must apply by 11:59 PM on Friday 1st December 2023.
Please address your cover letter to Samuel Cruickshank and fill out this form to apply; Apply here
Applicants are also being considered on a rolling basis for other intakes:
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, WE DO NOT SPONSOR VISAS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS.
“The internship at the IEA was an amazing experience that I thoroughly enjoyed. During my time there, I had the opportunity to develop a diverse range of skills such as logistics, blog writing, event planning, and conducting research. It was particularly inspiring to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who shared a passion for economics and policy. I also had the privilege of interacting with influential figures from the House of Lords and the House of Commons, which broadened my perspective on the field. The IEA fostered a welcoming and friendly community, and I am eager to participate in future events and continue building on the valuable experiences gained from the internship.” – Emily Glezer (19), Events Intern in the Spring 2023 IEA Internship programme.