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 and foreign policy experts. Sessions also include policy briefings, high-level networking opportunities, and site visits in Washington.

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


Past guest speakers have included:

Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute
Joel Kaplan, Vice President of Global Public Policy, Facebook
Megan McArdle, Columnist at Bloomberg View and former senior editor at The Atlantic
Danielle Pletka, Senior Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute
Paul Wolfowitz, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and former World Bank President and Deputy Secretary of Defense
Sally Satel, Resident Scholar, healthcare policy, at the American Enterprise Institute

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