Monday, August 10, 2015

Fall Internship with the Hudson Institute

Research and Operations Support Interns will work closely with Senior and Distinguished Fellows and members of Hudson’s staff on a variety of projects. Examples of past projects include briefing Senior Fellows on the contents of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Nuclear Agreement), producing an analysis of global power dynamics for a government agency, and researching differences in government housing policies around the world. This internship is a unique opportunity to gain experience in multiple fields of policy research while building lasting relationships with Hudson’s Fellows and staff.  Responsibilities include:
  • Providing research and analysis support for Hudson Fellows;
  • Completing shorter projects for Hudson Fellows and Staff, including the Director of Government Relations and the Press Secretary;
  • Working with the Intern Coordinator to meet operational needs;
  • Attending and writing summaries of public events at other think tanks;
  • Assisting with administrative tasks and event planning.


Research and Operations Support Interns are not expected to be experts in every field they will work on. However, a background in history, international affairs, government, and/or national security and knowledge of a second language (particularly Arabic, Farsi, French, Japanese or Spanish) are desirable. Enthusiasm and an eagerness to master new topics are critical.

More important than any particular background is that the applicant be a diligent researcher, thoughtful analyst, avid follower of the news, and precise writer. Qualified applicants must be adaptable, detail-oriented, and dependable multitaskers. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal abilities.

Applications for the fall semester internship (starting on September 8th) will be reviewed on a rolling basis until August 24th.  Read instruction and apply here.