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2017 Spring Internship Program


The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) Spring Internship Program seeks rising seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students of the highest caliber with an interest in the fields of—but not limited to— political science, security studies, democracy and human rights, and public policy. FPI interns focus on policy-oriented research and have few administrative responsibilities. Many interns have the opportunity to author FPI publications. All interns attend policy discussions at leading think tanks in the D.C. area and interact closely with FPI's in-house experts. Though the FPI internship program is unpaid, it seeks to impart practical skills and provide networking opportunities for students determined to pursue a career in public policy.

The Spring Internship Program is highly competitive, and recent interns have included students from Georgetown University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins/SAIS, Seoul National University, the University of Arkansas, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, Yale University, and other top schools.

The 2017 Spring Internship Program is accepting applications between now and Friday, October 28, 2016.   The program runs from early January through May, though specific start and end dates are flexible.  Apply at www.foreignpolicyi.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


  • Rising college senior or graduate student
  • Understanding of FPI's mission  
  • Strong interest in foreign affairs and national security
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Excellent academic and current events research skills
  • Proven work ethic and willingness to take initiative
  • Professional demeanor and positive attitude
  • Ability to take instructions and work with minimal supervision
  • Reliable and able to commit 20 to 40 hours a week
  • International experience is a plus

To apply:

  • Submit your resume with GPA
  • Submit a one-page cover letter explaining your passion for foreign policy and how you meet our requirements

For further questions, please e-mail Danielle Barrow at dbarrow@foreignpolicyi.org

N.B. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



Mission Statement

The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
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