Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Summer Generalist Internship with the Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute seeks a generalist intern to assist the think tank’s scholars and staff. Rather than being assigned to a specific scholar, this intern will work with the Internship Program Manager to meet the constantly-changing research and support needs of Hudson Institute’s senior leadership, scholars, and staff.
No two days or assignments will be the same in this role. Past generalist interns have helped Hudson’s President prepare his speech introducing Hudson Institute’s 2015 Global Leadership Award recipient, attended meetings with foreign officials, and prepared briefings on critical national security issues. Duties may also include compiling notes on a research topic, proofreading a scholar’s manuscript, and supporting other interns’ work.
This internship is an opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of how a think tank operates and to build relationships with Hudson’s senior leadership and scholars. All onsite interns also attend weekly educational events featuring experts from Hudson Institute and across Washington, DC.


Due to the unpredictable and demanding nature of this internship, applicants must possess excellent interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines. Reliability and trustworthiness are crucial. Applicants should be rigorous researchers, thoughtful analysts, and clear and concise communicators. More important than expertise in any one topic is an enthusiasm to learn about any topic related to Hudson Institute’s research.
Foreign language fluency is not required, but working proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Persian or Russian is particularly desirable.

Application instructions

Applicants should submit a one-page résumé or CV, a one-page cover letter, and a two- to five-page writing sample. Please submit these items as a single .doc attachment. No PDFs, please.
Use the message box on the application page to note your areas of interest, your foreign language abilities, and your weekly availability. In addition, please include contact information for two professional or academic references in the message box.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through Monday, April 18. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we can only contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview.

Read more and see a video here.