Intelligence and National Security Internship (Summer 2018)

Academic Credits





1025 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1200
District of Columbia
United States


The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist George Beebe, Director of the Center’s Intelligence and National Security Program, on a series of projects, including at least one book, related to Russia.

Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, excellent writing skills, and a sharp analytical mind. A demonstrated interest in international affairs and foreign policy is required. Research proficiency in Russian language is required. In addition to supporting the Program Director, Research Interns will have access to most Center meetings, seminars, and other events. Research Interns will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research and writing in the Center’s award winning foreign affairs publication: The National Interest.


• Conduct research to support the activities of the Intelligence and National Security program, including books, op-eds, reports, and briefings

• Aid in the organization of program meetings, events, and seminars

• Author summaries of program activities for internal and external audiences

• General office assistance as needed


• Enrolled or completed a BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Russian/Eurasian Studies, or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite

• Russian language proficiency

How To Apply

To apply, candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and a five (5) page writing sample to

The Center will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview. Please note that this internship is unpaid.