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2017 - International Security Program (ISP) Intern - (Paid)

Location: Washington, DC

Department: International Security Program

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)

New America’s International Security Program seeks applicants who have a strong interest in international security policy for our internship openings. The interns will primarily assist the program’s full-time staff members with research, data collection, and policy analysis for internal projects and policy reports. Interns must be self-starters who are excited to work both independently and as part of a team on a variety of international security-related research projects.  

In addition to conducting research and analysis in these areas, interns will have the opportunity to attend events on behalf of New America, and gain exposure to some of the brightest and most ambitious thinkers in the field. They will also have the opportunity to attend in-house events, professional development seminars, and lunches with fellows and staff from other New America Programs.

New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.

New America’s International Security Program is a think-tank industry leader in providing evidence-based analysis of some of the thorniest questions facing American policymakers and the public. The program is largely focused on South Asia and the Middle East, al-Qaeda and allied groups, the rise of political Islam, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), homeland security, and the activities of U.S. Special Forces and the CIA. The program is also examining how warfare is changing because of emerging technologies, such as drones, cyber threats, and space-based weaponry, and asking how the nature and global spread of these technologies is likely to change the very definition of what war is.

Responsibilities:

  • Work approx. 35-40 hours a week in our downtown D.C. office
  • Conduct research and analysis on international security policy issues
  • Assist with planning and staffing New America International Security Program events
  • Attend events and Congressional hearings on behalf of the International Security Program
  • Minimal administrative work

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of international security policy. Because of the content knowledge necessary for this position, a graduate student or experienced undergraduate student is preferred
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Passion for international security issues issues
  • Intellectual curiosity, motivation, and a desire to learn on-the-job
  • Applicants may have the opportunity to remain in the position for the full academic year

Application Process:

Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and short writing sample - no more than 3 pages.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, as the program has interns year round.  We will reach out directly to applicants we are interested in pursuing.  

NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS WILL BE ANSWERED.  

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