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Would you like to meet like-minded people in your own community to discuss and study Ayn Rand’s ideas? Do you want to socialize with people who share your values?

Perhaps you’re more concerned with local, state or federal political issues and want to engage in intellectual activism to change the direction and quality of the political debate.

Maybe you’re passionate to help ARI with its mission and want to volunteer your time and skill for one of our special projects.


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ARI’s mission is to promote Ayn Rand’s philosophy of reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism. It’s rare for employment to offer you the opportunity to impact the culture and make history, but that’s exactly what we do at the Ayn Rand Institute.

We’re looking for talented, passionate and bright people who share our goal of exposing the world to Rand’s ideas.

Those interested in employment with ARI should forward their résumé and a cover letter with salary expectations to Human Resources, Ayn Rand Institute, 6 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 600, Santa Ana, CA 92707, or email . Evidence of eligibility to work in the United States will be required. Completion of an ARI Employment Application will be requested before being considered for an interview. Candidates to whom an offer is extended are subject to background screening and are required to sign an ARI Employee Confidentiality Agreement.

While we thank all applicants for their interest in employment, we are able to contact only those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.


Have you visited ARI Campus? In addition to online learning, we offer a summer internship program, resources for starting and running campus clubs, and in-depth education at the Objectivist Academic Center.

Are you a professor or graduate student seeking grants for scholarship on Ayn Rand or for teaching about Rand and her philosophy? Grants are available.

Are you a high school teacher interested in including one of Rand’s novels in the classroom? We have free books and teaching resources.

Are you a high school or college student? Enter our essay contests for a chance to win substantial cash prizes or request a free Rand novel or book to read.

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Do you remember what you thought or how you felt when you read Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead for the first time? Do you want others to have that same experience?

The Ayn Rand Institute makes that happen every day. We encourage young people to read Ayn Rand and become passionate about her ideas through educational programs, articles, talks, blog posts and social media.

Ayn Rand’s philosophy offers a much-needed antidote to the present culture. Your contribution will help us promote her ideas to the widest possible audience.

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