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Opportunities at AFPC

Opportunities at AFPC

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. Listed below are examples of AFPC intern's publications:


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: 

We do not accept LinkedIn applications and incomplete applications will not be considered.

We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2018 internship program. The deadline for the Fall 2018 internship program is July 1.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester   --   July 1
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