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Internships, Jobs and Fellowships

Open Positions

Digital Marketing Associate

The Competitive Enterprise Institute seeks a passionate, innovative, and entrepreneurial digital strategist to assist CEI in implementing our online marketing efforts and managing our digital properties, including, our social media channels, and our email marketing system. See the full job description here.

Director of Media Relations

The Competitive Enterprise Institute seeks a public relations professional capable of managing, evaluating, and executing media outreach efforts for a free-market public policy group. This is a permanent, full-time position. CEI’s office is located in downtown Washington, D.C. See the full job description here.

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Planned Giving

The Competitive Enterprise Institute seeks a seasoned professional with proven major gift experience to serve as CEI’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and Planned Giving. Candidates will show a desire to be part of a dedicated philanthropy team that’s committed to a strong growth trajectory. This is a fast-paced position for a self-disciplined, organized individual with 8-15 years of experience who thrives on challenges. Initial travel is projected at 20 percent with eventual travel up to 40 percent. This position reports to the Vice President of Philanthropy. See the full job description here.

Government Affairs Manager

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is seeking an accomplished government affairs professional to expand its outreach capability on Capitol Hill, the executive branch, and manage coalition efforts for an energetic and feisty think tank. This position will work closely with members of the communications and policy teams to build relationships with allies, assist with issue-advocacy campaigns, and drive outreach strategies to increase awareness of CEI’s work primarily among federal lawmakers. See the full job description 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. 

Schedule of Terms

Summer: June-August

Applications: Closed for Summer 2018

Fall: September-December

Applications Due: August 18

Spring: January-May

Applications Due: December 8

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

Click here for more information on 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.