Summer Fellowship Practicum Program

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AIER’s Summer Fellowship Practicum program will introduce accomplished college students, post graduates and graduate students to the Institute’s mission, work and research principles. Working closely with AIER research staff, summer fellows are immersed in the economic research process from “conception to completion”. The AIER Practicum will enhance Fellows’ understanding of economic concepts, theories, and real world applications, and provide an opportunity to develop research, writing and presentation skills.

AIER offers a Summer Fellowship Practicum for 8 weeks during the summer months, ensuring that substantive projects are undertaken and completed, and that diverse educational forums are taking place, including an extra-curricular cultural program.

Summer 2014 dates: Monday, June 30, till Friday, August 22, 2014.

Eligibility: Junior and senior college students majoring in economics, finance, business or related fields as well as graduate students in economics, finance, business or related fields are encouraged to apply. 

Stipend, room & board: Summer Fellows will receive a stipend and are offered an opportunity to live on campus (must be at least 21 years of age).

Visa Support: AIER does not sponsor visa applications for foreign nationals.  However, foreign nationals are welcome to apply if they are enrolled in a U.S. degree granting institution, have CPT or OPT, or have employment authorization in the United States.

To apply send the following documentation either by electronic or regular mail to the addresses below:

  1. A current resume
  2. A writing sample
  3. A statement explaining why you would like to be a student fellow at AIER and whether you qualify to reside on campus
  4. An official transcript directly from your school or university
  5. Two letters of recommendation from teachers, college professors, or employers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. EST on April 1, 2014.

Contact Address:

E-Mailinternships[at]aier[dot]org -- please state “Summer Fellowship Practicum” in the subject line.
Fax: (413) 528-0103
Mail: Summer Fellowship Program Coordinator
American Institute for Economic Research
PO Box 1000
Great Barrington, MA 01230-1000