Intelligence and National Security Research Internship (Summer 2018)

Center for the National Interest
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Apr 24

Position description

The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist George Beebe, Director of the Center’s Intelligence and National Security Program, on a series of projects, including at least one book, related to Russia.

Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, excellent writing skills, and a sharp analytical mind. A demonstrated interest in international affairs and foreign policy is required. Research proficiency in Russian language is required. In addition to supporting the Program Director, Research Interns will have access to most Center meetings, seminars, and other events. Research Interns will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research and writing in the Center’s award winning foreign affairs publication: The National Interest.

• Conduct research to support the activities of the Intelligence and National Security program, including books, op-eds, reports, and briefings
• Aid in the organization of program meetings, events, and seminars
• Author summaries of program activities for internal and external audiences
• General office assistance as needed


• Enrolled or completed a BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Russian/Eurasian Studies, or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite
• Russian language proficiency

Application instructions

 To apply, candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and a five (5) page writing sample to [email protected].

The Center will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview. Please note that this internship is unpaid.

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