Current Opportunities

Research/Programmatic Internship

Developing Future Leaders

AFPC has great interest in preparing our interns for future success. Policymakers and statesmen, who have held senior positions in government, are brought in as part of a weekly lecture series to meet with interns and discuss the numerous career paths in foreign policy and the ways to best pursue them. Additionally, AFPC maintains good relations with all of its former interns and has established an extensive network of AFPC alumni. To provide networking opportunities, AFPC hosts annual reunions that allow former interns back into the office to share their experiences with the current interns, and provide them with insights and potential access to future positions in the government and graduate programs. As a result, the majority of former AFPC interns have obtained positions or pursued graduate degrees at leading public policy institutions and government agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Georgetown University, Harvard University, and U.S. Congressional staff offices.

Internship Responsibilites

AFPC internships are part-time with the opportunity for flexible hours. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week between 8:30 AM and 6 PM in the AFPC headquarters. Candidates should have a strong interest in foreign policy and national security. Knowledge of Russian, Mandarin, Arabic or Farsi is helpful.

We are actively seeking candidates with experience using Adobe InDesign

Responsibilities vary depending on program schedule, but may include:

  • foreign policy research and writing
  • logistical support for both domestic and foreign delegations
  • editorial assistance with publications
  • special events planning
  • general administrative support
  • designing high quality and professional brochures, newsletters, reports, and publications
  • creating informational graphics
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: 

How to Apply

Please follow the application guidelines and deadlines below. We do not accept LinkedIn applications and incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have not been contacted 45 days after the respective application deadline then you were not selected for an interview. Interested candidates are requested to submit the following by email to AFPC Internship Coordinator Amanda Azinheira at internships@afpc.org:

  • cover letter (please include hours and availability)
  • resume
  • foreign policy related writing sample (four pages or less)

Additionally, please specify your top three interests from the following choices in your cover letter:

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester (September - December)  --   July 1
Spring Semester (January - April)  --   November 15
Summer Semester (May - August)  --   March 15


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

 
AFPC Internship Program Staff

Program Director: Richard M. Harrison
Internship Coordinator: Amanda Azinheira