Internship opportunity

General Intern – IEA

Institute of Economic Affairs

Closing date: 31 May 2021


The General Internship is a temporary and voluntary position, which is based in our Operations Team. As an intern, you will work on both research and operations tasks, and you will have the opportunity of supporting all aspects of the IEA’s work. The internship lasts three months. However, depending on your performance, you will have the possibility of extending your time at the IEA further. Applicants who can intern for the full three months will be preferred, but we consider suitable candidates who wish to support the Institute for a shorter amount of time or in a more flexible arrangement. The internship will be fully on-site at our office in Westminster, London.

We accept applications throughout the year.

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, for instance conducting mailouts for departments, stocktaking, as well as setting up and leading a wide range of events, including lunches and evening drinks receptions
  • Office support, such as manning the reception, processing emails, supporting the recruitment, replying to queries and organising the building’s logistics
  • Departmental support, including helping other departments with data gathering, briefings, proofreading, summaries, press releases and current research projects
  • Personal research, for instance keeping up to date with IEA research and writing blogs for internal or external platforms, with guidance from members of the research team

The goal of this internship is for you to develop and expand your skill set, as well as supporting 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. Furthermore, you will be invited to and participate in debates and presentations that will help you build the skills needed to succeed in the think tank world and beyond.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Bart Popowicz at [email protected], explaining why you would like to intern at the IEA and how you would benefit the team.

If you wish to apply for the Summer 2021 General Internship programme (July to September 2021), you must apply by 31st May 2021. 

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Job Details

Organisation: Institute of Economic Affairs

Location: London

Salary range: Expenses only

Closing date: 31 May 2021

Internship length: 3 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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