Expand AU Menu

Internships | U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security

Internship Opportunities

Below are some examples of organizations offering internships of interest to USFP graduate students:

American Enterprise Institute – Foreign and Defense Policy Area http://www.aei.org/

See their internships page for more information or contact internships@aei.org. 

American Security Project http://americansecurityproject.org

See their employment page for internship postings and other information.

The Atlantic Council http://www.atlanticcouncil.org

See the employment and internships page for more information.

The Brookings Institute http://www.brookings.edu

See their Opportunities at Brookings page for more information or email HROffice@brookings.edu.

The Center for Global Development http://www.cgdev.org 

See their internships page for more information.

Council on Foreign Relations http://www.cfr.org

See the internships page for more information on NY and DC internship openings.

Defense Intelligence Agency http://www.dia.mil/

See their student programs page for more information.

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Washington Field Office http://washingtondc.fbi.gov/

Fund for Peace http://www.fundforpeace.org/

See their organization page on Idealist.org for individual internship postings.

The German Marshall Fund http://www.gmfus.org

See their career opportunities page for more information on available internships.

Institute for Policy Studies http://www.ips-dc.org/

See their Jobs and Internships page for more information on their internship application process.

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) http://www.start.umd.edu/start/

National Security Division of the Department of Justice http://www.justice.gov/nsd/ 

See their internships page for more information.

State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research http://www.state.gov/s/inr/

See their student programs page for more information on internships.

The Stimson Center http://www.stimson.org/

See the internships page for more information.

United States Agency for International Development

http://www.usaid.gov/

See the internships page for more information.

United States Institute of Peace http://www.usip.org/  

See the Research Assistant Program page for more details.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars http://www.wilsoncenter.org 

See their internships page or email internships@wilsoncenter.org for more information.

The World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/

See the bank internship page for more information.


SIS Abroad

Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan

Enrich your undergraduate or graduate experience by enrolling in our dual degree or study abroad programs.

Find out more


AU Career Center

The American University Career Center offers lifetime career counseling. Recent graduates are entitled to all the benefits of current students; alumni who graduated more than one year ago can also take advantage of many other resources the Center offers.

Find out more