Opportunities at AIER

The American Institute for Economic Research educates people on the value of personal freedom, free enterprise, property rights, limited government, and sound money. AIER’s ongoing scientific research demonstrates the importance of these principles in advancing peace, prosperity, and human progress.

Each year, we host hundreds of guest scholars on our historic campus. These scholars participate in unique educational experiences, including our Harwood Graduate Colloquia, E.C. Harwood Visiting Fellowships, internship programs, and various seminars. 

Participants join the AIER Alumni Network, which is dedicated to creating community among these scholars.

Visiting Research Fellowships

AIER works closely with scholars in the fields of economics, political science, philosophy, history, and law. Those involved in other disciplines are also considered. Our visiting scholars include professors, post-doctoral fellows, PhD students, and masters students. Applications from independent researchers and authors are also welcome.

Student Internships

AIER offers paid internships in scholarly research, nonprofit programming, event planning, marketing, graphic design, communications, editorial writing, and fundraising. An AIER Internship can be the start of an amazing career in academia, nonprofit work, or any number of fascinating fields.

Student Conferences

The Harwood Graduate Colloquia are three-day conferences intended for graduate students. The colloquia center around interactive discussions and provocative lectures based on pre-assigned readings. Participants will learn as much from one another as they do from our esteemed scholars, and build relationships that can enrich their lives for years to come. 

The Seminar in Classical Liberalism

June 16 – 23, 2024 | Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana | Applications Closed

These seminars are designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. This colloquium explores classical liberalism in theory and in practice through examination of the origins of classical liberalism, beginning with discussion of the emergence and development of classical liberal thought in the work of Hobbes, Locke, the American Founders, and others.

AIER Alumni

For over fifty years, AIER has provided quality academic programming to generations of scholars.

The Alumni Network is dedicated to creating community among these scholars.

Start a Local Discussion Group

AIER’s Bastiat Society gives average citizens the chance to become more involved with our mission by starting local discussion groups in their cities.