Full-Time Positions

Major Gifts Officer

CEI seeks a Major Gifts Officer to develop a portfolio of major donors. The role is most suitable for an individual with five or more years of experience in fundraising, sales or a similar field. Flexibility, team cooperation, an ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a deep attention to detail are all essential.

CEI’s offices are located in downtown Washington, D.C. but the ideal candidate can work virtually. There is opportunity for growth in this position, with respect to both additional responsibilities and greater autonomy in work. And CEI often prefers to hire for new positions from within the organization. This role will report to the Vice President of Philanthropy who oversees the development department.

For full job description and how to apply click here.

Digital Marketing Associate

The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Digital Marketing Associate will assist the Director of Marketing and communications team to execute digital strategy that promotes CEI’s policy work and advances CEI’s mission and goals. This position will assist CEI’s online marketing efforts including: social media, email marketing, website management, video creative and graphic design, and online advertising.

Culture matters; CEI is a feisty think tank that embraces a forward-thinking and entrepreneurial approach to policy change. Associates are expected to be self-starters, strategic and creative.  Members of the team operate with emphasis’ on personal accountability, accountability to one another and to those in other departments at CEI. They work hard, have a good sense of humor and are intensely dedicated to conveying CEI’s principles of individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited government.

For full job description and how to apply click here.


The Competitive Enterprise Institute internship program gives interested students and recent college graduates the opportunity to learn about and promote the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty.  We pair interns with members of CEI’s staff for a direct mentorship experience.

Digital Marketing and Advocacy Internship
Government and Coalition Affairs Internship
Energy and Environment Policy Internship

Schedule of Terms

Summer Program: June – August 

Application acceptance period: February – May 

Fall Program: September – December

Application acceptance period: June – August 

Spring Program: January – May

Applications acceptance period: September – December

Exact start and end dates subject to negotiation with successful applicants.

Click here for more information on our program and how to apply for a CEI internship. 

Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship

CEI is no longer accepting applications for the Warren Brookes Journalism Fellowship. Learn more about the history of the program here.