Do you have a strong interest in foreign policy and national security?

Internship Program Opportunity

The internship program at the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) provides aspiring young foreign policy leaders with the opportunity to thrive and begin contributing to national security in a meaningful way.

Their program is rigorous and research-based; as such, we award positions only to those who are capable of serious work. Almost all our interns delve into large research projects and assist with the publication of articles and/or the organizing and execution of events with foreign dignitaries. Interns are provided the opportunity to work closely with foreign policy professionals, thanks to the relatively small size of our organization and the selectivity of our intern program. Many of our interns have been published in prestigious media outlets, including, The Hill, Newsweek, The National Interest, the Washington Times, , and the Wall Street Journal
Europe, among others.


AFPC was formally awarded a grant from the Ascendium Education Group to underwrite qualifying interns’ housing expenses, meals, local transportation costs, and a flight to/from DC. The grant applies specifically to undergraduate students who require financial support (must prove federal U.S. Pell grant eligibility) to travel to and live in DC as well as earn college credit for their internships.


• Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

• China Program

• Countering Islamic Extremism Project

• Defense Technology Program

• Future of Public Diplomacy Project

• Indo-Pacific Security Program

• Middle East Program

• Russia and Ukraine Program

• Space Policy Initiative

• U.S. Foreign Policy and


Please follow the application guidelines and deadlines below. We do not accept LinkedIn applications and incomplete applications will not be considered. If you meet the eligibility requirements and are applying for a fully funded internship, please state that you are applying for a fully funded position in your cover letter. If you have not been contacted 60 days after the respective application deadline, you were unfortunately not selected for an interview. Interested candidates are requested to submit the following by email to the AFPC Internship Program Coordinator Sydney Duckor at

• cover letter (please include hours and availability)

• resume

• foreign policy related writing sample (four pages or less)

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester (September–December)—July 15 [extended until July 22]

Spring Semester (January–April)—November 5

Summer Semester (May–August)—March 15


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