Foreign Policy Program Summer Internship

Job Description

A senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Program seeks one part-time or full-time summer research intern. The Foreign Policy Program works to influence policies and institutions in the United States and abroad that promote sustainable peace, security, and prosperity around the world.

Qualified applicants will have a demonstrated interest in a combination of the following areas: foreign policy, comparative politics, human rights, democracy, and multilateral affairs. Well-qualified applicants will have extensive experience with quantitative and qualitative research. Preference given to applicants with expertise in one of the following regions or countries: South Asia, Southeast Asia, South Africa, Turkey, Latin America. English fluency required; proficiency in additional relevant language(s) a plus.

Graduate students, recent graduates, or upper division undergraduate students working towards a degree in a relevant field (e.g., international affairs, foreign policy, political science, international law, human rights, international political economy), are encouraged to apply.

Job Posting Date:  April 4, 2013

Job Closing Date:  April 14, 2013

Job Duties

  • Research issues pertaining to human rights and democracy for specific projects and activities;
  • Maintain database and conduct quantitative and qualitative data evaluation;
  • Monitor pertinent current events and brief senior fellow and support staff;
  • Attend events in the Washington, DC area and brief senior fellow and support staff;
  • Additional event planning and administrative support tasks as needed.

Please note that all internships are unpaid and will last at least 8 weeks, between mid-May and August. Part-time is a minimum of 20 hours per week.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter including weekday availability, resume, and a brief writing sample (no more than three pages) in PDF format to Ms. Ashley Miller with the subject line “Foreign Policy Program Internship – [Last Name], [First Name].” Please discuss your qualifications and why you are interested in interning with the Foreign Policy Program. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please apply via email at:

Attn: Ashley Miller

Foreign Policy Program

Subject: Foreign Policy Program Internship – [Last Name], [First Name]

Email: foreignpolicy@brookings.edu

Applications must be received by April 14, 2012.

Applications sent in after this time will not be considered.