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Internships in IPCR

Global Knowledge Initiative, Spring 2015

GKI is a non-profit organization committed to solving challenges facing the world's poorest and most vulnerable populations. We build problem-solving networks that leverage best-in-class research, scientific expertise, and technologies to address these challenges. 

GKI seeks a passionate and enthusiastic person keen to support international development through the application of science, technology, and innovation. The intern will support GKI through research, writing, and performance of communication and outreach tasks germane to collaborative innovation in GKI's target geographies, likely East and Southern Africa or Southeast Asia. The intern will undertake primary and secondary research on the economic, scientific, technological, and institutional contexts of target geographies. The intern will gain experience in international development project management and support, while being exposed to an extensive network of international experts in foreign policy, development, and a wide array of issue areas. 

Please click here and visit www.globalknowledgeinitiative.org for more information.

Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), Spring 2015

AfP is now seeking interns for Spring 2015 and beyond in the following program areas:

  • Building Peace

  • Communications

  • Development

  • Membership Engagement

  • Policy Engagement

  • Complexity

Interns work at the intersection of the international peacebuilding field in our nation's capital. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the peacebuilding field from the inside, with broad exposure to a wide variety of civil society organizations, government, and military partner, and representatives from the fields closely related to peacebuilding. Interns engage with AfP's network of partners both overseas and in Washington, learn about all of the latest news, events, jobs and research going on in the peacebuilding field, and represent AfP at important events in Washington, DC. The application deadline for Spring Internships is December 5th, but applications are reviewed on a rolling basis!

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Inter-American Dialogue, Spring 2015

The Inter-American Dialogue is committed to the professional development of the young leaders from around the world. Its internship program has provided students and recent graduates with the training and experience they need to kick-start their careers in the public and private sectors. Past interns have gone on to pursue jobs with a wide variety of international organizations, government bodies, think tanks, consulting firms, and private corporations. Interns have expansive duties and play a vital role in the organization's daily function. In turn, they receive unique exposure to the Washington policy community and unprecedented access to influential leaders from across the Americas. Interested individuals should submit an application by December 10, 2014. The following positions are currently available:

  • Education
  • Migration, Remittances, and Development
  • Conferences and Special Projects
  • Democratic Governance
  • Development Office

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Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG)

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group believes that it is crucial to ensure that women’s voices are heard and that women leaders are fully engaged in finding new approaches and solutions. WFPG is committed to global engagement and the promotion of the leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs. The organization advances women’s leadership and highlights their contributions through international issues programs and mentoring.Interns work as part of the WFPG team and are given the opportunity to improve their knowledge of international issues, as well as to learn how a small nonprofit organization operates.  At our programs, interns meet with accomplished international affairs professionals and learn from their career paths. Part-time internships are unpaid or for college credit. Full-time interns who commit to 3.5 months during the school year or 3 months during the summer are eligible for a $1,000 stipend.

General internship:

WFPG is looking for responsible and motivated interns to focus on planning and outreach for programs featuring international affairs officials and experts. In addition to assisting with our Author and Embassy Series programs, interns contribute to benefit luncheons and mentoring fairs. Interns will also research foreign policy topics before events, update the WFPG database, and complete other office tasks as assigned.

Communications internship:

WFPG is also looking for a specialized intern to focus on our website and communications materials, including our invitations and newsletters.  The communications intern will also assist at events, conduct foreign policy research, and complete other office duties as assigned. A demonstrated interest in and knowledge of basic HTML and photo editing/layout software is helpful, but not required.


Competitive candidates for both positions should have a demonstrated interest in foreign affairs and excellent computer skills. Interns must possess outstanding office and phone manners, and excellent writing skills, in addition to being well-organized, punctual, dependable, flexible, attentive to detail, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Applicants must be able to work a minimum of two full days per week. 

To apply please send cover letter (including your availability), resume, two page writing sample (short-paper or excerpt), contact information for three references, and an unofficial copy of your transcript to: employment@wfpg.org. Applications can also be mailed to: 

Women's Foreign Policy Group

Attn: Ms. Kimberly Kahnhauser
      1615 M St. NW, Suite 210
      Washington, DC, 20036

IPCR Student Internship Experience

Kafia Ahmed, a second year graduate student in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, interned in Kenya this past summer.

IPCR Student Internship Experience