Research/Programmatic Intern

American Foreign Policy Council
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Jun 29

Position description

Unpaid internship positions are available year round. Hours are flexible with interns expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Candidates should have a strong interest in foreign policy and national security. Knowledge of Russian, Mandarin, Arabic or Farsi is helpful.

Updated Application Information:
In addition to research based internships we are also seeking interns for a programmatic based internship.  If you are interested in gaining experience with fundraising, development and event support please apply for our programmatic internship position.  In the cover letter please state if your internship preference is research based or programmatic.  Lastly, please also note if you are capable of working for longer than one semester.

***We are actively seeking candidates with experience using Adobe InDesign***

Responsibilities vary depending on program schedule, but may include:


  • general administrative support 
  • special events planning 
  • editorial assistance with publications 
  • logistical support of foreign delegations in Washington 
  • foreign policy research and writing

Interested candidates are requested to submit (by mail, fax or e-mail) the following:

  • cover letter (please include hours and availability)
  • resume
  • foreign policy related writing sample (four pages or less)

Additionally, please specify the programs you are most interested in in your cover letter: 

We do not accept LinkedIn applications and incomplete applications will not be considered.

We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2018 internship program. The deadline for the Fall 2018 internship program is July 1.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester   --   July 1
Spring Semester   --   November 15
Summer Semester   --   March 15

If you have not been contacted 45 days after the respective application deadline then you were not selected for an interview. 

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