Apply Early to the 2015 Summer Internship

Want to spend part of your summer learning more about Ayn Rand from some of the world’s leading experts on her books and ideas? If you are a college student or recent graduate, consider taking advantage of the January 19 early application deadline to apply to ARI’s summer internship. You could know by February 1 that you’ll be spending three incredible weeks in June learning about Objectivism from our expert instructors and gaining office experience contributing to ARI programs and projects.


Here’s what you can expect:


  • A curriculum that explores Ayn Rand’s novels, philosophy and the application of her ideas to your life and to many of today’s most important issues


  • Classroom-style and small-group instruction from ARI’s experts, and the opportunity to interact with faculty on a personal level


  • Hands-on, professional experience in an office environment


  • Engaging discussions with students from across the country and abroad, and the chance to form lasting friendships with 20-30 other interns


  • Scholarship and travel stipend totaling $1,700


  • Weekends left free to explore beautiful southern California


Here’s what a few of our former interns have to say about the program:


“This was the most challenging, active, exciting and enlightening internship I could have hoped for. It was an amazing experience, and has opened up a world of ideas to me that will take many amazing years to explore.” — Michael Bloom, University of Virginia, 2014 intern.


“I applied for this internship because I really liked Ayn Rand’s advocacy for capitalism and did not have in depth knowledge of her wider philosophy. I certainly gained knowledge of that here. That being said, understanding how to apply those ideas to my life is certainly something that has intrigued me the most and I am sure to spend the rest of the summer and beyond thinking about its implications. I certainly have questioned some of my own views and I believe that it was largely the result of being surrounded for three weeks by my peers who are free independent thinkers, which was a joy that I am not able to regularly experience. Also, living in Southern California was an amazing experience that enriched my entire time here.” — Zachary Yost, Mercyhurst University, 2014 intern.


Early applications are now being accepted through January 19, 2015. Transcripts, an essay response, and the online application must be received by the deadline to receive early consideration. The final deadline is March 29. If you want to be considered for this amazing internship opportunity, apply today at


See the internship flyer and 2014 testimonial video for more details.