Celebrate with ARI

Yes! I want to celebrate Independence Day with the Ayn Rand Institute. Sign up to attend the live event July 2, 3:00PM E.T.

Want to Gain Work Experience?

ARI is currently taking applications for its spring and summer internship program. This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about Ayn Rand’s ideas while building your resume and growing your professional network.

In this paid work/study program, you will gain real-world experience by contributing to ARI projects, engage in a guided study of Objectivism and receive career training while networking with interns at other organizations.

The internship takes place in ARI’s Southern California headquarters and is open to college students and recent graduates. Students at all levels of familiarity with Rand’s ideas are welcome to apply.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply today.

Here are some testimonials:

“I enjoyed my internship experience at ARI. I understood how the work I did was valuable to my department, but I also understood how the work was valuable to my personal growth as a young professional. I found the educational component to be insightful, and although I’m not an Objectivist, I believe this education has given me an understanding of Objectivism often disregarded by critics of the philosophy.” — Gabriel Benitez, American University.

 “The two months I spent interning at the Ayn Rand Institute were invaluable — I learned much more of the philosophy than I’d known going in, had the opportunity to work with and learn from the institute’s experts, and was able to refine my sense of what I want to do with the ideas I have and the years of my life I have left. I would do it again, and I’d recommend it for both those who know much about and agree with Objectivism, as well as those who know less and have serious doubts. It will surprise and challenge both groups.” — Chris Machold, Cornell College

 “I gained a deeper understanding of how to apply Objectivism to my own life as well as analyzing current political and societal issues through the lens of Objectivism. I am grateful for this experience and will definitely recommend it to future applicants. If you want a summer experience that inspires you to explore philosophy and to discover the day-to-day functions of a think tank, then this internship is perfect for you. You’ll come in as a curious intern and come out as a new intellectual.” — Jin Yu Li, University of Pittsburgh