Leadership gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain work
experience, research global issues, and explore ideas and policy surrounding
national security, human freedom and democracy. We actively promote
leadership and decision-making amongst our interns and encourage young
leaders to be inquisitive, open to spirited discussion with staff and
faculty, and actively involved in the daily operations of a dynamic policy
The contributions of our interns are substantive, and will play an integral
role in shaping the work of the McCain Institute. This experience will be a
launching point for careers in public and foreign policy, international
relations, humanitarian work, development, decision science, and
communications, media, and events planning.
As part of the internship program, Institute staff will mentor interns and
introduce them to international policymakers in Washington, DC. Additionally, interns will take part in weekly activities in the DC area, including foreign policy debates, Congressional hearings, and the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art Decision Theater for simulations, modeling, war games and independent projects.
This summer the McCain Institute will be hosting seven interns in our
Washington, DC offices. They include:
• Communications and Events Intern (2 positions)
• Decision Science Intern
• Development Intern
• Humanitarian Action Intern
• National Security Intern
• Next Generation Leaders Program Intern
For more information on the internship program and for specific job
descriptions for each position please go to:
If you would like to apply for a McCain Institute summer internship, please
email in a single PDF document a cover letter, a resume, short writing sample (two pages max), and two references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email please indicate which internship position you are
applying for specifically. Applications for Summer 2014 are being accepted on a rolling basis until . Please check back in June for
information on fall internships.
Interns may earn academic credit and are responsible for working out this
arrangement with their academic institution and the Institute's internship
All positions are unpaid.