Internship opportunity

General Internship

Institute of Economic Affairs

Closing date: 22 November 2019


The General Internship is a temporary and voluntary position, based within the Operations Team, that works on both research and operations work to support the running of the IEA. The internship is available for up to 3 months (those who can do the full three-month period will be preferred but flexible or shorter internship applicants will be considered subject to discussion) based at the IEA offices in Westminster. Candidates are expected to be team players that are happy to do a range of tasks and assignments with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office.

We accept applications throughout the year. Q3 2019 internship places are now filled.

Aimed at all those with an interest in free market economics who want to learn more, as well as contribute to the success of the IEA

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Operations support: such as doing mail-outs for departments, stocktaking and also setting up and leading a wide range of events, from lunches to evening drinks receptions.
  • Office support: such as manning the reception, processing emails, replying to queries and organising the buildings timings and logistics.
  • Department support: You will also help other departments with data gathering, briefings, proof reading, summaries, press releases and current research projects
  • Personal Research: You will be expected to keep up to date with IEA research and write blogs for internal or external platforms with guidance from members of the research team

To apply, please send a CV and short covering letter to Jamie Legg at [email protected], explaining why you would like to intern at the IEA and how you will benefit the team. We accept internships throughout the year. The deadline for Q3 has passed, so if you wish to apply for a position for October to December (Q4), the deadline is 6th September. If you wish to apply for January to March (Q1), you must apply by 22nd November. Applicants are being considered on a rolling basis.

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Job Details

Organisation: Institute of Economic Affairs

Location: Westminster, London

Salary range: Expenses only

Closing date: 22 November 2019

Internship length: 2-3 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. Given the current economic challenges facing Britain and the wider global environment, it is more vital than ever that we promote the intellectual case for a free economy, low taxes, freedom in education, health and welfare and lower levels of regulation.

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