• Internships

    The Aspen Institute offers an array of internship opportunities. Our positions are designed to provide a valuable educational experience that will allow you to grow your skillset and help connect you with professionals in your area of interest.

    From day one, our interns are provided with real-world, hands-on experience. Not only will they work alongside professionals with expertise in a variety of policy and administrative areas, they will also have the chance to participate in various professional development workshops designed specifically for them, as well as attend events hosted by our Institute programs.

    Internships are offered at our offices in Aspen, CO, New York, NY, and Washington, D.C. Applicants should have the ability to work well on diverse teams, be open to new experiences and a drive to excel throughout the internship experience.

    The same way the Aspen Institute invests and supports leaders and communities across the country and globe, the colleagues and leaders at Aspen have intentionally extended their hand of mentorship for my personal and professional growth. I’ve been able to meet, learn and work alongside some of the brightest and kindest minds. My internship transitioned into my first job, and I have been fortunate to work with a national program for the past 4.5 years and currently continue my graduate studies at Georgetown University while also working with the Office of the President. 

    Adilio Alfaro, Program Associate


    My internship experience with the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program set the stage for a transformative journey that has defined my career in the most enriching ways possible.
    What began as an internship over 10 years ago, quickly evolved into a life-changing experience and an amazing career. The Aspen Institute not only provided a platform for learning but also encouraged me to wear various hats, allowing me to explore and develop a diverse set of skills. The dynamic environment fostered an ethos of continual growth, presenting opportunities to delve into different aspects of the program’s planning and operations.

    Nikki DeVignes, Director of Operations and Director of Future Leaders Climate

    The Summer 2024 Application Window is Closed

    For more information, please contact internships@aspeninstitute.org.