IEA Internship.

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: 

  • Operations support – conducting mailouts, stocktaking, helping with ad hoc requests from other staff members, and hosting events such as Live with Littlewood, IEA Book Club, webinars, lunches, dinners, or awards ceremonies.

  • Office support – manning the Front Office, providing hospitality experience to the stakeholders, preparing the meetings and interviews, or helping with recruitment.

  • Departmental support – data gathering, briefings, proofreading, summaries, press releases and research projects.

  • Personal research – writing blogs, debating and presenting the topics of your interest to the IEA Staff. You will be supported by senior researchers throughout your time working as an intern.

  • Project management – operating systems such as Kanban and Scrum in real-time. Interns led projects such as the digitalisation of the IEA’s phone system or organising a temporary office.


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 Autumn 2022 IEA Internship programme (26th September to 23rd December 2022), you must apply by 11:59 PM on Friday 12th August 2022. Please send your CV and cover letter, in PDF format, to Zachary Vicario, Operations and Digital Coordinator, at [email protected], explaining why you would like to intern at the IEA and how you would benefit the team.

Applicants are being considered on a rolling basis also for other intakes: Applications for Winter 2023 intake (9th January to 7th April 2023) can be submitted until 2nd December 2022.

PLEASE STATE WHICH INTAKE YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR IN THE SUBJECT OF THE EMAIL. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, WE DO NOT SPONSOR VISAS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS.

“I built up lots of valuable skills in logistics, events planning, team management and administrative duties; whilst being academically stimulated through discussions, seminars and lectures with other interns and staff” – Josef (24), Head Intern in Spring 2021 IEA Internship programme.