Attorney & Legal Policy Fellow

CEI seeks an Attorney & Legal Policy Fellow to develop a new issue project and to augment CEI’s existing litigation capabilities. The project would focus on civil asset forfeiture. Ideal candidates for the position should have some litigation experience. Just as importantly, they should be able to develop and advocate public policy proposals, formulate regulatory filings, and develop materials for non-legal audiences such as congressional staff, news media, and the general public. The chosen candidate will build and maintain relationships with lawmakers and their staff, the public interest legal community, and other allies. The position is part of a growing Center for Law and Litigation and is integrated with CEI’s media and government relations team.

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Philanthropy Associate

The Competitive Enterprise Institute seeks a Philanthropy Associate to execute data management, record-keeping, and administrative support for an experienced development team of five. This position is most suitable for an individual with 1 to 4 years of experience in fundraising and/or sales, with strong communication and organizational skills. Flexibility, team cooperation, an ability to juggle multiple tasks, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a deep attention to detail are all essential.

CEI’s offices are located in downtown Washington, DC. Relocation expense will not be provided. Expected travel outside of metro Washington, DC is minimal, and likely to be no more than once per year. There is opportunity for growth in this position, with respect to both additional responsibilities and greater autonomy in work. CEI often prefers to hire for new positions from within the organization.

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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.  

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.