Internship opportunity

Editorial Intern – IEA

Institute of Economic Affairs

Closing date: 1 March 2021


The IEA’s Communications Department is looking to hire an intern to support the team’s editorial output. This is a full-time, six-month internship, with expenses paid.

The primary responsibility will be to write, edit and commission articles and draft newsletters, later promoting this content across the IEA’s social media channels. The content will support the Institute’s wider mission of improving the understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.

There is no “typical day” for the IEA’s Communications team, and the successful candidate may be asked to perform a range of duties.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Editing copy to a high standard
  • Strong writing skills
  • Interest in domestic and international news
  • Understanding of economics and policy ideas
  • Passion for free markets
  • Experience with promoting content on social media
  • Commitment to accuracy and meticulous attention to detail

Until such a time as restrictions are lifted, this will be remote work. There is scope for the role to be part-time. If this is of interest, please state in your application.

Please send CV, brief covering letter and example of your writing to [email protected], FAO Annabel Denham, Director of Communications, by Monday, 1st March. We are looking for someone to start immediately. 

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Job Details

Organisation: Institute of Economic Affairs

Location: Virtual

Salary range: Expenses only

Closing date: 1 March 2021

Internship length: 6 months

About the Organisation

The IEA is the UK’s original free-market think-tank, founded in 1955. Our mission is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.

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