Monday, October 12, 2015

Spring Foreign Policy Project Internships with the Bipartisan Policy Center

Position description

The Foreign Policy Project (FPP) is committed to developing realistic and robust bipartisan policy recommendations for the principal national security and foreign policy issues confronting the United States. With a number of ongoing projects, FPP works with ideologically diverse groups of distinguished experts to address today’s rapidly evolving international challenges, including BPC Senior Fellow General Jim Jones. Our projects range in focus from determining appropriate policy responses to very specific and timely international situations to considering more broadly the shape and direction of global politics in the 21st century.

The intern will work directly with the FPP team, as well as other members of BPC staff. Specific duties include (but are not limited to): in-depth research on a variety of national security issues; contributing to the drafting, proofreading, and editing of FPP reports; and providing administrative support for FPP events and outreach.


BPC seeks an intern to assist the national security team with both the day-to-day and larger-scope requirements of a demanding and rewarding work environment. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will have a strong research background in national security issues, excellent writing and editing skills, and strong organizational abilities. Applicants must also be able to work constructively as part of a team operating under deadlines.

Application instructions

Application Deadlines
  • Spring internships: January 4
  • Summer Internships: February 2
Required Materials
  1. Cover Letter – please indicate your top two areas of interest from BPC’s project and functional areas listed above.
  2. Resume
  3. Writing Sample of approximately 3 pages
  4. College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  5. Please provide phone and email contact information for 1-2 references, including a professor or other individual familiar with your work.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please submit all required materials via email. To apply please send an email to: Please do not send multiple submissions. Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to contact those who have not been selected for an internship. No phone calls please.