American Enterprise Institute Summer Honors Program

“The American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program connects student leaders with the ideas, research and community of AEI, one of America’s preeminent think-tanks.  The program is a series of one week, fully-funded educational and professional development sessions that provide students with a unique opportunity to jumpstart their careers alongside a network of peers from around the country. The sessions are focused on seminars led by scholars or policy practitioners, including renowned economists, foreign policy experts, and lawyers. Sessions also include policy briefings, high-level networking opportunities, and site visits in Washington. Instructors this year include AEI scholars Charles Murray, Fred Kagan, John Yoo and Michael Strain teaching about everything from democratic capitalism, to the Constitution, to the Middle East, and more. International students are eligible to apply. Students planning to take other jobs or internships during the summer are also eligible and encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Current undergraduates and recent graduates (winter 2016 or later)

Location: Washington, DC

Duration: Students participate in a single one-week course, but are eligible to apply for each of the six courses offered this year.

Stipend: Housing, meals on class days, travel, and $250 for expenses during the week.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 15. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to be considered for your top choice.


Students may also apply for one of four additional courses being offered through our 2017 Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program.

For more information on the Summer Honors Program and to apply, please visit

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