The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is the premier non-profit organization devoted to promoting competition and the use of antitrust enforcement as a vital component of national and international competition policy. Based in Washington, D.C., the AAI fulfills its research, education, and advocacy mission through amicus briefs, regulatory filings, commentaries, testimony, studies, conferences and other programs. The full-time staff of lawyers and economists is complemented by a virtual network of advisors that includes some of the world’s most highly respected antitrust experts.

The AAI is pleased to receive requests for information about research fellowships and summer internships. We are offering 2023 summer internships for law students. We are offering research fellowships for recent law school graduates and economists beginning in the fall of 2023. Below are descriptions of both programs and information for applying for a position.

What We Offer

Research fellows and interns are important members of our small team of professionals. They are exposed to a full range of substantive antitrust issues, procedures, institutions, and personalities. Research fellows and interns work on a variety of research assignments under the supervision of an experienced lawyer and/or economist. They are offered the opportunity to interact regularly with the AAI leadership and various officials and experts in the antitrust community. Research fellows and interns help in running conferences and other programs, and they are included on the AAI’s Advisory Board listserv, which gives them exposure to the on-going exchanges among our experts.

Research Fellows

Research fellows are not paid by the AAI. We offer a job title, valuable training and experience, and a path for entry into the professional antitrust world. Former AAI research fellows now serve in important positions in law firms and government in the United States and around the world. Generally, research fellows will reside in metropolitan Washington, DC, and have the option to work in downtown Washington at office space arranged by AAI. Research fellows will commit to a minimum of six months of full-time work, but normally work for one year. Part-time and other arrangements are possible.

Summer Interns

Interns are not paid by the AAI. We offer valuable training and experience, professional connections, and a path for entry into public-interest advocacy and/or the antitrust bar.  Generally, interns will reside in metropolitan Washington, DC, and work primarily out of their homes. Summer interns will commit to a minimum of two months of full-time work, with preference given to those who are able to work for a longer period.  2Ls with an antitrust course or equivalent experience are preferred. A course in intellectual property is also a plus.

How to Apply

Send a letter outlining your interest and experience in antitrust and/or relevant economics to Include a resume, transcript, writing sample, and contact information for references. The application deadline is June 1 for research fellows and May 1 for summer interns, but applications are evaluated on a rolling basis and may be considered at other times, as our needs arise.