While our regular membership is free and open to all, we ask our AIRLEAP members to make a general statement, so members may better understand our mission, and our membership base may have greater meaning and relevance. Your acceptance of our invitation to become a member assumes you have made this statement. The general statement is given as follows
As a member of the Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions (AIRLEAP) I agree:
(1) To think about the principles of integrity and responsible leadership in economics and associated professions
(2) To abide by these principles whenever it is feasible to do so (without, for example, overly jeopardizing the well-being of myself or others)
(3) When it is not feasible to act in accordance with such principles, to explore what actions I can take, or AIRLEAP can take, to improve the situation
(4) To speak in support of the study and promotion of integrity and responsible leadership, in a positive, professional manner, without directly or indirectly belittling, defaming, denouncing, or disrespecting any individuals or groups
(5) To encourage myself and others to take pride in being committed to integrity and responsible leadership in economics and associated professions.
AIRLEAP is offering an ongoing, voluntary internship program for economics students in good standing (which includes summer internships). We would basically expect interns to commit a total of at least 120 hours of voluntary work on their own time and pace. For example, it could involve around 20 hours per week for six weeks, or 15 hours per week for 8 weeks, or 10 hours per week for 12 weeks, at the student's discretion. This would allow students the time to be a paid employee at another organization, or to serve as interns during the school year (there would be no restriction in this regard). Student interns would be welcome to list their experience with AIRLEAP on their resumes, and AIRLEAP would acknowledge your participation.
We require that voluntary interns conduct their own research and provide a working paper of at least 5 single-spaced pages that we would post on our website with the intern listed as the author. The topic of the paper must be closely related, in some way, to AIRLEAP's mission. A voluntary intern could correspond with us remotely and would be expected to provide a progress report on his/her working paper at least once every two weeks. We would provide help and guidance on the working paper as the research was being performed. In addition, we would not claim any copyright control over the paper.
There is no competition among voluntary interns; all individuals with good academic records and some knowledge of economics are welcome as long as they are willing to accept the time commitment and the requirement to provide an original research paper of good quality. If you are interested, contact us and please write "Volunteer Intern" at the beginning of the message.
Please contact us if you would like to help in organizing our meetings, preparing our newsletter, contributing to our research efforts, or participating with us at economic conferences.
AIRLEAP is selling t-shirts and mugs! See page 3 of the December 2007 newsletter. Note, the costs of membership mentioned in the newsletter is no longer applicable. The mugs and t-shirts are available at nominal prices.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about purchasing these items
By making membership free, AIRLEAP faces significant difficulties in raising the funds it needs to operate, even for basic expenses like maintaining its website, renting rooms for organized meetings and sessions, and distributing literature. We are a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.