Thursday, July 27, 2017

Know Russian, Mandarin, Arabic or Farsi? Apply by July 31 for Fall Internships with American Foreign Policy Council

Research/Programmatic Intern

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***

Opportunities for Publication:
In addition to providing interns with a substantive research experience, AFPC encourages and provides opportunities for interns to author or co-author opinion editorials.


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: 
  • China/East Asia
  • Defense Technology
  • Middle East 
  • Radical Islam/Terrorism
  • Russia and Europe
  • South Asia
  • Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The deadline for the Fall 2017 internship program is July 31.

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester   --   July 31
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. 

AFPC Internship Program Director: Rich Harrison
AFPC Internship Coordinator: Amanda Azinheira

Please address all questions and applications to:
Amanda Azinheira
Research Fellow and Program Officer
American Foreign Policy Council
509 C Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Fax: 202-543-1007
Email: internships@afpc.org