Summer Fellowship Practicum Program

AIER’s Summer Fellowship Practicum program introduces 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 enhances 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. More information is available in a related article, Rewards & Rigors of Summer Fellowship. has identified AIER's program as one of their Top 10 Summer Fellowships of 2015.

See videos of the 2015 summer speaker series lectures here. For testimonials from 2015 summer fellows, click here.



Summer 2016 dates: Monday, June 20 - Friday, August 12, 2016

Eligibility: The program is open to graduate & senior college students age 21 and over majoring in economics, finance, business or related fields. 

Stipend, room & board: Summer Fellows receive a stipend and room and board on campus.

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 U.S. 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
  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, 2016.

To view frequently asked questions, please click here.

Contact Address:

E-Mailfellowship[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