Internships by Organization Type: NGOs

 
Internships by Organization Type: NGOs

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Organization website: http://www.aei.org/
The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit
institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social
welfare. The Institute’s community of scholars is committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual
opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise. AEI pursues these unchanging ideals through independent
thinking, open debate, reasoned argument, and the highest standards of research and exposition. AEI’s
purpose is to serve leaders and the public through research and education on the most important issues of
the day in the areas of economics, culture, politics, foreign affairs, and national defense.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.aei.org/basicPages/20038142214000059
Application: http://www.aei.org/basicPages/20038142214000059
Compensation: Unpaid, complimentary breakfast and lunch
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, full or part time, flexible hours
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student
Description: Interns receive the opportunity to work with scholars, economists, legal scholars, political
scientists, and foreign policy specialists while conducting research on current public policy questions.
>>Subject areas: Economic Policy, National Security, Foreign Policy, Public Policy

American Foreign Policy Council
Organization website: http://www.afpc.org/
The American Foreign Policy Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information to
those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assisting world leaders,
particularly in the former USSR, with building democracies and market economies. AFPC is widely
recognized as a source of timely, insightful analysis on issues of foreign policy, and works closely with
members of Congress, the Executive Branch and the policymaking community.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.afpc.org/about_us/opportunity/1
Application: http://www.afpc.org/about_us/opportunity/1
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, minimum 20 hours/week, flexible hours
Eligibility: Strong interest in foreign policy and national security issues, knowledge of Russian,
Mandarin, Arabic, or Farsi is helpful
Description: Interns will participate in foreign policy research and writing, editorial assistance with
publications, special events planning, general administrative duties, and logistical support of foreign
delegations in Washington.
>>Subject areas: Foreign Policy, National Security, Asia, Counterterrorism, China, Russia and Eurasia,
Iran, Middle Defense

Arms Control Association Research Internship
Organization website: http://www.armscontrol.org/
The Arms Control Association is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting
public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies. Through its public education and
media programs and its magazine, Arms Control Today, ACA provides policy-makers, the press and the
public with authoritative information, analysis and commentary on arms control proposals, negotiations
and agreements, and related national security issues.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.armscontrol.org/internships
Application: http://www.armscontrol.org/internships
Compensation: Lunch stipend, reimbursement for commuting expenses
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, 40 hours/week
Eligibility: Undergraduate student
Description: Interns will research arms control and security issues for articles and fact sheets, assist in
preparing and editing the ACA’s monthly journal, monitor activity in the press and on Capitol Hill, and
conduct various administrative support tasks. Interns will work closely with ACA analysts in order to
gain a more substantive knowledge of the field.
>>Subject areas: Arms Control, WMD, Nonproliferation, National Security

Atlantic Council of the United States
Organization website: http://www.acus.org/
The Atlantic Council of the United States promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in
international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international
challenges of the 21st century.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.acus.org/about/employment-internships/internship-opportunities
Application: http://www.acus.org/atlantic-council-internship-online-application
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, 20-40 hours/week
Eligibility: At least a college junior, minimum 3.0 GPA, eligible to work in the U.S.
Description: Interns participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs and divisions of
the Atlantic Council, including research, writing, event management, and project development.
>>Subject areas: Energy, Climate, and Environment, Asia, South Asia, International Security, Global
Economy
Brookings Institution
Organization website: http://www.brookings.edu/
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization dedicated to conducting high-quality,
independent research and providing innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad
goals: to strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and
opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international
system.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/internships.aspx
Application: http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/internships.aspx
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Varies
Eligibility: Varies
Description: Internship opportunities are posted as they become available. Please review the website for
additional information.
>>Subject areas: Economic Policy, Foreign Policy, Public Policy

Business Executives for National Security
Organization website: http://www.bens.org/
Business Executives for National Security is a highly respected national, nonpartisan organization of
senior executives dedicated to enhancing the United States’ national security using the successful models
of the private sector. BENS is committed to expanding the business-government partnerships it has
fostered over the past two decades into all aspects of homeland security: helping to guard against cyber
attack, tracking terrorists’ financial assets, securing the nation’s ports, and preparing state and local
governments to deal with catastrophic events or terrorist attacks.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.bens.org/contact-us/employment-internships.html
Application: http://www.bens.org/contact-us/employment-internships.html
Compensation: Unspecified
Duration: Fall (September-December), Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August)
Eligibility: Strong writing and research skills, interest in national security issues, computer and internet
literacy
Description: Interns participate in substantive research and writing assignments in one or more of the
organization’s major policy areas, including homeland security, cyber security, port security, terrorist
finance, nonproliferation, and defense reform. In addition to tracking and analyzing policy, interns have
the opportunity to attend Congressional hearings, meet with key governmental figures, and interact with
senior business executives who are members of BENS.
>>Subject areas: Homeland Security, Cyber Security, Port Security, Counterterrorism, Economic Policy,
Nonproliferation, Defense Reform

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Organization website: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to
advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United
States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=employment
Application: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=employment
Compensation: Varies
Duration: Varies
Eligibility: Varies
Description: Internship opportunities are posted as they become available. Please review the website for
additional information.
>>Subject areas: China, Democracy and Human Rights, Energy, Climate, and the Environment, Global
Economy, Economic Policy, Nonproliferation, Russia and Eurasia, South Asia, Middle East, National
Security

Cato Institute
Organization website: http://www.cato.org/
The Cato Institute is a non-profit public policy research foundation named for Cato’s Letters, a series of
libertarian pamphlets that helped lay the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution. The
Institute is dedicated to increasing the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited
government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.cato.org/jobs/intern/about.html
Application: http://www.cato.org/jobs/intern/application.php
Compensation: $700/month
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, full-time preferred
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students
Description: Interns have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of departments within the Cato
Institute. Interns assist department directors and research assistants with research and data collection.
Interns are also responsible for clerical work, the delivery of studies to Capitol Hill, and setting up Cato
events. All interns also participate in weekly seminars and in research and writing workshops.
>>Subject areas: Public Policy, Democracy and Human Rights, Energy, Climate, and the Environment,
Foreign Policy, National Security
Center for American Progress
Organization website: http://www.americanprogress.org/
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.americanprogress.org/aboutus/intern
Application: http://www.americanprogress.org/aboutus/intern
Compensation: Stipend and transportation subsidy
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, full or part time
Eligibility: U.S. citizen, undergraduate or graduate student
Description: Interns are directly engaged with the Center’s policy experts and participate in a variety of
activities including research, writing, and web-based projects. They also assist staff with administrative
tasks and help organize the Center’s many conferences and events. Interns may apply for placement in a
number of departments. Please review the website for a complete list of departments.
>>Subject areas: Public Policy

Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation
Organization website: http://www.armscontrolcenter.org/
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a non-profit, non-partisan research organization
dedicated to enhancing international peace and security in the 21st century. The Center works to reduce
nuclear weapons, increase nonproliferation efforts, optimize national security spending, and halt the
spread of biological and chemical weapons.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.armscontrolcenter.org/about/internships/
Application: http://www.armscontrolcenter.org/about/internships/
Compensation: Monthly stipend of $500
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, 32 hours/week (full time) or part time
Eligibility: Undergraduate students in junior or senior year, or graduate students
Description: Interns have the opportunity to attend Congressional hearings and briefings on international
security, analyze pending legislation on international issues, conduct research and write analyses,
commentaries, and blog posts for the Center, and assist with administrative tasks.
>>Subject areas: WMD, Iran, Iraq, Missile Defense, Defense Reform, Nonproliferation, North Korea,
Counterterrorism, National Security

Center for International Policy
Organization website: http://ciponline.org/
The Center for International Policy is dedicated to promoting a U.S. foreign policy based on international
cooperation, demilitarization and respect for basic human rights. The Center has led or played a vital role
in an impressive number of citizens’ initiatives.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.ciponline.org/handbook.htm
Application: http://www.ciponline.org/handbook.htm
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, 32 hours/week (full time) or part time
Eligibility: Undergraduate students
Description: Interns work directly with staff members to assist with conference and delegation
preparation, web site updates, drafting publications, research support, and other sizeable projects. Interns
participate in substantive project-related work in addition to administrative duties.
>>Subject areas: Asia, Latin America, Global Economy, National Security

Center for National Policy
Organization website: http://www.cnponline.org/
The Center for National Policy directly engages Capitol Hill and the executive branch on the nation’s
most important national security issues. The Center is dedicated to fostering productive, insightful
dialogue and brings together experts and policy makers from both sides of the political aisle for study,
discussion, and action. The Center focuses on several areas of national, economic, and regional security.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.cnponline.org/ht/d/sp/i/6657/pid/6657
Application: http://www.cnponline.org/ht/d/sp/i/6657/pid/6657
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer, full or part time
Eligibility: Undergraduate students
Description: Interns work directly with the CNP staff on projects involving national, economic, and
regional security issues. General responsibilities include attending Hill briefings, attending speaking
events, giving weekly oral presentations on various research topics to interns and staff, and writing a 15-
20 page research paper.
>>Subject areas: Homeland Security, Global Economy, National Security, Regional Security

Center for Security Policy
Organization website: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/
The Center for Security Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan national security organization that specializes
in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures
that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized
policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/1241.xml
Application: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/1241.xml
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer, full or part time, flexible hours
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students
Description: Interns are primarily responsible for performing substantive research and analysis and for
writing reports geared towards the Center’s publications concerning national security affairs. Interns also
have the opportunity to assist and participate in Center symposia and other high-level meetings, and
attend, monitor and report on congressional hearings and actions.
>>Subject areas: Homeland Security, National Security, Global Economy, Democracy and Human
Rights

Council on Foreign Relations
Organization website: http://www.cfr.org/
The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank,
and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives,
journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to
help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other
countries. The CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal of international affairs and
U.S. foreign policy.
Location: Washington, DC and New York, NY
Website: http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/internships.html
Application: http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/apply.html
Compensation: Unpaid, small stipend to offset travel expenses
Duration: Fall or Spring (part time), Summer (full time)
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students
Description: Internships at the CFR are geared toward students studying international relations and who
are considering a career in foreign policy or a related field. The responsibilities of an intern generally
consist of administrative work, program coordination, research, editing, and writing. Specific work and
project areas vary based on availability.
>>Subject areas: Homeland Security, Democracy and Human Rights, National Security, Economics,
Energy, Climate, and the Environment, Nonproliferation, Counterterrorism, International Security

The Eisenhower Institute
Organization website: http://www.eisenhowerinstitute.org/
The Eisenhower Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit, presidential legacy organization, honoring the
legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower by preparing the successor generations to perfect the promise of the
nation through engagement in programs of leadership and public policy.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.eisenhowerinstitute.org/about/employment__internship/internships.dot
Application: http://www.eisenhowerinstitute.org/about/employment__internship/internships.dot
Compensation: Unpaid, small stipend to offset lunch and travel expenses
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students
Description: An internship at the Institute allows students to work on substantive issues in a public
policy think tank, to interact with influential leaders and scholars on these issues, and to gain practical
work experience in a presidential legacy organization. Duties may vary according to the particular
program area, but generally involve research, event organization, and administrative support.
>>Subject areas: Public Policy, National Security, Foreign Policy

The Fund for American Studies Capital Semester
Organization website: https://www.dcinternships.org/
The Fund for American Studies was founded in 1967 to help instill in young people an appreciation for
the American form of government and the free enterprise system. TFAS sponsors Institutes that teach
college students about the principles and values upon which the United States was founded.
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Website: http://www.dcinternships.org/cs/about/
Application: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=tfas
Compensation: Unpaid, program cost is approximately $12,500-$13,500
Duration: Fall or Spring, full time internship, 12 credit hours
Eligibility: Undergraduate student, minimum 3.0 GPA
Description: Participants in the Capital Semester program live and study at Georgetown University in
Washington, DC. Students take 12 credit hours in constitutionalism, economics, and public affairs while
working 30 hours per week at an internship in Washington. Possible internship areas include work in
nonprofits, international organizations, government, lobbying, journalism, think tanks, and public policy.
Students also have the opportunity to attend exclusive site briefings at Washington’s places of power such
as the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and the State Department. Students are able to meet leaders and
government officials, hear from policymakers at regular guest lectures, and interact with Washington
professionals through networking activities.
>>Subject areas: U.S. Politics, Public Policy, Economics, International Relations

The Fund for American Studies Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic
Systems Summer Program
Organization website: https://www.dcinternships.org/
The Fund for American Studies was founded in 1967 to help instill in young people an appreciation for
the American form of government and the free enterprise system. TFAS sponsors Institutes that teach
college students about the principles and values upon which the United States was founded.
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Website: https://www.dcinternships.org/icpes/about/index.asp
Application: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=tfas
Compensation: Unpaid, program cost is approximately $6,000-$8,000
Duration: Summer, full time
Eligibility: Undergraduate student, minimum 3.0 GPA
Description: The Engalitcheff Institute combines academic study in current public policy and economic
issues with real-world internship experience in various governmental agencies, think tanks, political
groups, and international affairs organizations. Interns take two to three courses throughout the summer,
work approximately 30 hours per week in an internship in Washington, and attend various speakers,
cultural and social activities.
>>Subject areas: Public Policy, Foreign Policy, National Security, Economics

Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program
Organization website: http://www.globalgreen.org/
Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which was created by President
Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting
humanity with the environment. Global Green is working to address some of the greatest challenges
facing humanity. Internationally, Global Green and its affiliates are working toward eliminating weapons
of mass destruction that threaten lives and the environment, and providing clean, safe drinking water for
the 2.4 billion people who lack access to clean water.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.globalgreen.org/jobs/29
Application: http://www.globalgreen.org/jobs/29
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Minimum of 2 months, part time (15-20 hours/week) or full time (35 hours/week)
Eligibility: Must be at least a college junior, minimum 3.0 GPA, proven interest in international security
policy, arms control, nonproliferation, and/or environmental issues
Description: Interns will gain practical experience in international security, arms control, environmental
research, public policy, and the legislative process. Duties may include: developing, researching, writing,
and publishing a project on a topic, assisting with media analyses and regular updates of the
organization’s website, attending legislative strategy meetings, attending events in Washington DC, and
assisting with foundation research and grant writing.
>>Subject areas: National Security, Global Health, Energy, Climate, and the Environment,
Nonproliferation, Arms Control

Global Security Institute
Organization website: http://www.gsinstitute.org/
The Global Security Institute is dedicated to strengthening international cooperation and security based on
the rule of law, with a particular focus on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. GSI
has developed an exceptional team that includes former heads of state and government, distinguished
diplomats, effective politicians, committed celebrities, religious leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates,
disarmament and legal experts, and concerned citizens.
Location: Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, or New York, NY
Website: http://www.gsinstitute.org/gsi/employment.html
Application: http://www.gsinstitute.org/gsi/employment.html
Compensation: Unspecified
Duration: 3-4 months in Fall, Spring, or Summer
Eligibility: Unspecified
Description: The Global Security Institute continually seeks motivated and talented interns to assist in a
variety of areas, including programs, research, communications, and administration.
>>Subject areas: National Security, Nonproliferation, Arms Control, International Security

GlobalSecurity.org
Organization website: http://www.globalsecurity.org/
GlobalSecurity.org is the leading source of background information and developing news stories in the
fields of defense, space, intelligence, WMD, and homeland security. GlobalSecurity.org is the most
comprehensive and authoritative online destination for those in need of both reliable background
information and breaking news.
Location: Alexandria, VA
Website: http://www.globalsecurity.org/org/interns.htm
Application: http://www.globalsecurity.org/org/interns.htm
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Flexible
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students, must be eligible to work in the U.S., computer and
internet proficiency
Description: GlobalSecurity.org is a research organization that focuses on defense, space and intelligence
issues. The organization provides research, analysis, and commentary to the news media, military, and
public at large. Interns are responsible for website development, research, and analysis. Familiarity with
computers and the internet is a necessity.
>>Subject areas: National Security, Space Security, Intelligence, WMD, Nonproliferation, Homeland
Security

The Henry L. Stimson Center
Organization website: http://www.stimson.org/
The Henry L. Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international
peace and security through a unique combination of rigorous analysis and outreach. The Stimson Center’s
work is focused on three priorities that are essential to global security: strengthening institutions for
international peace and security; building regional security; and reducing weapons of mass destruction
and transnational threats.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.stimson.org/pub.cfm?ID=574
Application: http://www.stimson.org/pub.cfm?ID=574
Compensation: Stipend offered based on individual circumstances
Duration: June-September (Summer), September-December (Fall), or January-May (Spring), full or part
time, interns are expected to work regular hours
Eligibility: Unspecified
Description: Internships focus on research, professional development, and project administration. Interns
will work within a specific project area based on research interest. A professional development series for
interns is also offered.
>>Subject areas: Nonproliferation, Global Health, Global Economy, Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Space
Security, Homeland Security, International Security

Institute for Policy Studies
Organization website: http://www.ips-dc.org/
As Washington’s first progressive multi-issue “think tank,” IPS has served as a policy and research
resource for visionary social justice movements for four decades: from the anti-war and civil rights
movements in the 1960’s to the peace and global justice movements of the last decade.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.ips-dc.org/about/joinus
Application: http://www.ips-dc.org/resources/ips-intern-application.pdf
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Eligibility: Unspecified
Description: Interns undertake challenging research, writing, and advocacy projects in a wide range of
foreign and domestic policy issues. Please review the website for specific project areas.
>>Subject areas: Drug Policy, Foreign Policy, Global Economy, Democracy and Human Rights, Energy,
Climate, and the Environment

Institute for Science and International Security
Organization website: http://isis-online.org/
ISIS is a non-profit, non-partisan institution dedicated to informing the public about science and policy
issues affecting international security. Its efforts focus on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons,
bringing about greater transparency of nuclear activities worldwide, and achieving deep reductions in
nuclear arsenals. ISIS’s projects integrate technical, scientific, and policy research in order to build a
sound foundation for a wide variety of efforts to reduce the threat posed by nuclear weapons to U.S. and
international security.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.isis-online.org/about/intern.html
Application: http://www.isis-online.org/about/intern.html
Compensation: Monthly stipend
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, full time
Eligibility: Background in international relations and/or national security, working knowledge of
Windows-based software
Description: Interns will attend and report on Congressional meetings, hearings and similar events, draft
research memos and fact sheets, help set up ISIS workshops and conferences, compile press clips, update
the ISIS mailing list, assist in the management of ISIS’s web site, and help to distribute ISIS publications.
>>Subject areas: International Security, National Security, Nonproliferation, Arms Control

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Program for Undergraduate Students
Organization website: http://www.isi.org/
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization whose
purpose is to further in successive generations of college youth a better understanding of the values and
institutions that sustain a free and humane society. ISI works to identify the best and the brightest college
students and to nurture in these future leaders the American ideal of ordered liberty. To accomplish this
goal, ISI seeks to enhance the rising generation's knowledge of our nation's founding principles.
Location: Varies each year
Website: http://www.isi.org/programs/honors/honors_program.html
Application: http://www.isi.org/about/misc_forms/honorsapp.pdf
Compensation: Unpaid, expenses for summer conference are covered
Duration: Year-long mentoring fellowship, week-long summer conference
Eligibility: Undergraduate student, U.S. citizen, applicants must be members of the ISI, membership is
complimentary for current students (http://www.isi.org/memupdate.aspx?option=1)
Description: This highly selective, year-long mentoring fellowship is awarded to 50 students at U.S.
undergraduate universities. Fellows attend a week-long, all-expense paid summer conference, and
weekend colloquia throughout the year.
>>Subject areas: Democracy and Human Rights, U.S. Politics

International Institute for Strategic Studies
Organization website: http://www.iiss.org/
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), based in London, is the world’s leading authority
on political-military conflict. The IISS is the primary source of accurate, objective information on
international strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, international business,
economists, the military, defense commentators, journalists, academics and the informed public. The
Institute is independent, owing no allegiance to any governments or any political or other organizations.
The IISS stresses rigorous research with a forward-looking policy orientation and places particular
emphasis on bringing new perspectives to strategic discussions.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.iiss.org/about-us/offices/washington/about-the-iiss-us/internemployment-
opportunities/
Application: http://www.iiss.org/about-us/offices/washington/about-the-iiss-us/internemployment-
opportunities/
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, full or part time
Eligibility: At least a college sophomore, minimum 3.0 GPA
Description: Interns will gain direct exposure to the work and management of the IISS, a leading think-
tank with a multinational presence. Interns will be required to perform administrative duties, research, and
assist with event and media management.
>>Subject areas: International Security, Intelligence, Nonproliferation, Counterterrorism, Energy,
Climate, and the Environment

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies: Monterey, CA Internship
Organization website: http://cns.miis.edu/
The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) strives to combat the spread of weapons of
mass destruction by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely
information and analysis. CNS at the Monterey Institute of International Studies is the largest
nongovernmental organization in the United States devoted exclusively to research and training on
nonproliferation issues.
Location: Monterey, CA
Website: http://cns.miis.edu/edu/internship_summer.htm
Application: http://miis.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=12434
Compensation: Paid internship ($9.00/hour)
Duration: 2 to 4 months between early June and early September
Eligibility: Undergraduate students who have at least completed sophomore year. Applicants must
display a strong interest in nonproliferation issues, and knowledge of international security topics and
proficiency in a foreign language are highly desirable.
Description: Interns will work with CNS staff members to conduct research on substantive issues for one
of several nonproliferation programs. In addition to assigned research work, students may pursue their
own research projects under the guidance of the CNS staff.
>>Subject areas: Russia and Eurasia, East Asia, WMD, International Security, Nonproliferation, Arms
Control
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies: Washington, DC Internship
Organization website: http://cns.miis.edu/
The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) strives to combat the spread of weapons of
mass destruction by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely
information and analysis. CNS at the Monterey Institute of International Studies is the largest
nongovernmental organization in the United States devoted exclusively to research and training on
nonproliferation issues.
Location: Washington, DC Office of Monterey Institute’s Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Website: http://cns.miis.edu/edu/internship_dc.htm
Application: http://cns.miis.edu/edu/internship_dc.htm
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: up to 5 months, coinciding with the academic calendar, Fall, Spring, or Summer, full-time
students attending classes will work up to 20 hours/week, students available to work full-time will work
up to 37.5 hours/week
Eligibility: Students must be at least in their final year of undergraduate study. Knowledge of
nonproliferation, international security, and/or WMD terrorism is highly desirable. Proficiency in Russian
or Arabic and basic HTML skills are a plus.
Description: Interns have the opportunity to work closely with experts on nonproliferation, increasing
both their substantive knowledge of the field as well as their research and writing skills. Interns will
conduct research and draft articles on nonproliferation issues, monitor and report on current events in the
Executive Branch, Congress, and the media, and assist with administrative activities of the CNS.
>>Subject areas: Russia and Eurasia, East Asia, WMD, International Security, Nonproliferation, Arms
Control

National Defense Council Foundation
Organization website: http://ndcf.dyndns.org/ndcf/home.htm
The National Defense Council Foundation studies low-intensity conflict, the drug war, and energy
security. NDCF is a non-profit think tank that briefs Congress, the media, and members on salient matters
that affect the socioeconomic, political, and military aspects of the nation.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://ndcf.dyndns.org/ndcf/Interns/Intern.html
Application: http://ndcf.dyndns.org/ndcf/Interns/Intern.html
Compensation: Unpaid, small daily stipend for travel expenses
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, part time (15-20 hours/week)
Eligibility: Undergraduate junior or senior
Description: Interns have the opportunity to contribute to Foundation efforts at the highest levels, meet
with key policy-makers and media figures, and develop professional-level research and writing skills.
About 90% of intern’s time is spent on substantive work, including completing a reading list composed of
key works in strategic thinking, composing a letter to the editor based on an article in a major national
newspaper, and researching and writing a commentary article analyzing a significant threat to American
security or the effects of American defense policy. Dozens of interns have published the results of their
research in commentary pieces in major newspapers.
>>Subject areas: National Security, Drug Policy, Energy, Climate, and the Environment

National Security Archive
Organization website: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/index.html
The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located
at The George Washington University. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents
obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government
records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic
policies of the United States.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/archive/intern.html
Application: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/archive/intern.html
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, part time (12-15 hours/week)
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students at any level
Description: Each intern is assigned to work with a staff analyst on a specific research project.
Assignments generally include building chronologies of events, helping obtain, order and catalog
government documents, assisting with data entry, and performing library and archival research. Interns
have the opportunity to gain a solid body of knowledge in their project area, as well as a familiarity with
the resources available for foreign policy research in Washington and how to obtain documents through
the Freedom of Information Act.
>>Subject areas: National Security, Foreign Policy, Economic Policy, Public Policy, Intelligence

Nixon Center
Organization website: http://www.nixoncenter.org/
Established by President Richard Nixon in 1994, the Nixon Center aims to explore ways of enhancing
American security and prosperity while taking into account the legitimate perspectives of other nations.
The Center’s objective is to develop guiding principles for the United States’ global engagement in a
dramatically new international environment.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.nixoncenter.org/index.cfm?action=showpage&page=Internships
Application: http://www.nixoncenter.org/index.cfm?action=showpage&page=Internships
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, 3-4 months, full or part time
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students at any level
Description: Interns have the opportunity to learn about international affairs and meet influential people
in government, think tank, academic, and media circles.
>>Subject areas: National Security, Middle East, Russia and Eurasia, Energy, Climate, and the
Environment, China, Foreign Policy

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program
Organization website: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/
The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national program that prepares young
adults for an advanced degree and ultimately for careers in public service. PPIA has an outreach focus on
students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits,
international organizations and other institutional settings.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/programs/
Application: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/app/
Compensation: Full tuition to attend a summer institute plus a minimum stipend of $1000, minimum of
$5000 towards graduate tuition, eligibility for paid internships and other professional development
opportunities
Duration: Junior year of an undergraduate program through the completion of a Master’s degree in
public policy or international affairs
Eligibility: Undergraduate junior or rising senior, U.S. citizen, commitment to completing a Master’s
degree in public policy or international affairs at a PPIA consortium school, interest in pursuing a career
in public service
Description: The PPIA Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors for
graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and for professional roles in public service. Fellows
have a variety of opportunities which span from the junior year of college to beyond the completion of a
graduate degree. PPIA fellows attend a seven-week summer institute, and are encouraged to pursue
internships and other activities to prepare them for graduate studies.
>>Subject areas: Public Policy, International Relations, Foreign Policy

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
Organization website: http://www.twc.edu/
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization
serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing
selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.twc.edu/students/dc_programs.shtml
Application: http://www.twc.edu/students/application_procedures.shtml
Compensation: Full program costs range from $8,000-$9,000 for tuition and housing for a semester
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, full time
Eligibility: Undergraduate sophomore and above or graduate student, must receive endorsement by home
institution and receive academic credit for the program
Description: The Washington Center combines practical internships with academic coursework and a
speaker series of distinguished leaders from a variety of fields. Students live and work in Washington, DC
for a semester. Program areas are designed to cater to a wide variety of interests and fields of study,
including public service, U.S. politics, business and management, economics, national security, and
international affairs.
>>Subject areas: Public Policy, Economics, Foreign Policy, National Security, International Relations,
U.S. Politics

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Organization website: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy was established to advance a balanced and realistic
understanding of American interests in the Middle East. The Institute seeks to bring scholarship to bear
on the making of U.S. policy in this vital region of the world. Drawing on the research of its scholars and
the experience of policy practitioners, the Institute promotes an American engagement in the Middle East
committed to strengthening alliances, nurturing friendships, and promoting security, peace, prosperity,
and democracy for the people of the region.
Location: Washington, DC
Website:
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC11.php?CID=70&newActiveSubNav=Fellowships%20%26
%20Internships&activeSubNavLink=templateC11.php%3FCID%3D70&newActiveNav=aboutUs
Application:
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC11.php?CID=73&newActiveSubNav=Fellowships &
Internships&activeSubNavLink=templateC11.php?CID=70&newActiveNav=aboutUs
Compensation: Unspecified
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, 3 months, full or part time
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students at any level
Description: Interns provide research and administrative support to Institute staff. Please see the
Institute’s website for additional information and other internship opportunities.
>>Subject areas: International Security, Foreign Policy, Middle East

Washington Internship Institute Capital Experience Program
Organization website: http://www.wiidc.org/
The Washington Internship Institute is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing
college students and recent graduates for their future through substantive internships in Washington, D.C.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.wiidc.org/
Application: http://www.wiidc.org/apply-now.php
Compensation: Full program costs range from $6,000-$9,000 for tuition and housing for a semester
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, full time
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student
Description: Students who participate in the WII Capital Experience Program live and work in
Washington, DC for a semester. Students have the opportunity to choose their own internship and
participate in an internship seminar and class on public policy. Students live together in Arlington, VA
and participate in a variety of activities in and around the nation’s capital.
>>Subject areas: U.S. Politics, Public Policy

Washington Internship Institute Embassy Scholars Program
Organization website: http://www.wiidc.org/
The Washington Internship Institute is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing
college students and recent graduates for their future through substantive internships in Washington, D.C.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.wiidc.org/
Application: http://www.wiidc.org/apply-now.php
Compensation: Full program costs range from $6,000-$9,000 for tuition and housing for a semester
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, full time
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student
Description: Students who participate in the WII Embassy Scholars Program live and work in
Washington, DC for a semester. Students have the opportunity to choose their own internship and
participate in an internship seminar and class on international relations. Students live together in
Arlington, VA and participate in a variety of activities in and around the nation’s capital.
>>Subject areas: Public Policy, International Relations, Foreign Policy

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control Research Internship
Organization website: http://www.wisconsinproject.org/
The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts
research and advocacy to stem the spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. The
organization’s work is guided by the idea that the best way to stop the proliferation of weapons of mass
destruction is to cut off the supply of material, equipment and technology needed to make these weapons.
To that end, the Project uncovers and publicizes dangerous export transactions and works directly with
countries to improve their export control systems.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.wisconsinproject.org/aboutus/employmentandinternship.htm
Application: http://www.wisconsinproject.org/aboutus/employmentandinternship.htm
Compensation: Paid
Duration: Unspecified
Eligibility: Candidates should be adept in working with Windows, MS Office and Word Perfect, and in
doing research on the Internet, using databases like Lexis-Nexis. Those with basic knowledge of HTML
are preferred. Proficiency in Farsi, Korean or Arabic is a plus.
Description: Interns have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in gathering information and
conducting research for the Wisconsin Project’s Risk Report database and for the IranWatch.org web site.
In addition to research, Interns will help carry out a project to convert the organization’s extensive
collection of proliferation-related materials into a searchable electronic archive.
>>Subject areas: Nonproliferation, Arms Control, National Security

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Research Assistant Internship
Organization website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/
The Woodrow Wilson Center is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged
in the study of national and world affairs. The Center is the living, national memorial to President Wilson
that establishes and maintains a lively, neutral forum for free and informed dialogue. The Center aims to
commemorate the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson by providing a link between the world of
ideas and the world of policy; and fostering research, study, discussion, and collaboration among a full
spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=internships.welcome#research
Application: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/internships/internappform.doc
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer, part time
Eligibility: Undergraduate students of any level, minimum 3.0 GPA
Description: Research Assistant interns work directly with scholars at the Center by conducting research,
proofreading, critiquing, checking references, summarizing, and helping with software and presentational
tasks. While at the Center, interns are also encouraged to attend the Center’s panel discussions,
conferences, and other meetings.
>>Subject areas: Public Policy, National Security, Foreign Policy, International Security, Energy,
Climate, and the Environment, Global Health, North Korea, Russia, Global Economy, China, Asia,
Middle East, Latin America, Foreign Policy

World Policy Institute
Organization website: http://www.worldpolicy.org/
The World Policy Institute is a non-partisan source of informed policy leadership that develops and
champions policies based on a progressive and global point of view. WPI focuses on complex challenges
that demand cooperative policy solutions to achieve, including an inclusive and sustainable global market
economy; engaged global civic participation and effective governance; and collaborative approaches to
national and global security.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.worldpolicy.org/wpi/internship.html
Application: http://www.worldpolicy.org/wpi/internship.html
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Eligibility: Undergraduate students of any level
Description: Interns have the opportunity to gain practical experience in policy research and advocacy on
international issues by assisting with the production of the World Policy Journal, conducting research for
the Institute’s senior fellows, and assisting with a variety of tasks involved in the operations of a respected
center for innovative policy analysis and thought leadership.
>>Subject areas: Democracy and Human Rights, National Security, Counterterrorism, Latin America,
Global Economy, Russia, Foreign Policy

World Security Institute
Organization website: http://www.worldsecurityinstitute.org/
The World Security Institute is a non-profit organization committed to independent research and
journalism on global affairs. WSI provides an innovative approach to communication, education, and
cooperation on the social, economic, environmental, political and military components of international
security. Through a variety of publications and services, WSI provides news and research-based analysis
to policy-makers around the globe, serving as an authoritative and impartial monitor of security issues,
while continuing to meet the increasing worldwide demand for information and independent ideas.
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.worldsecurityinstitute.org/jobs.cfm
Application: http://www.worldsecurityinstitute.org/jobs.cfm
Compensation: Paid
Duration: Varies
Eligibility: Varies
Description: WSI offers internships in areas such as research, television, computer/web editing, and
communications. Internships are open to qualified students with a strong interest in military policy,
national security, foreign affairs, or related public policy issues. Please check the website for current
available internship opportunities.
>>Subject areas: National Security, International Security, Foreign Policy, Economic Policy
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