Multiple National Security and International Affairs Internship Opportunities

Job Description:

The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at National Defense University (NDU) is seeking U.S. citizen interns to work within its 5 Centers -- Center for Strategic Research (CSR), Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs (CSCMA), Center for Complex Operations (CCO), Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP), and Conflict Records Research Center (CRRC).  

INSS is a collection of Department of Defense research centers established in 1984.  The mission of INSS is to support the Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) programs of NDU, conduct strategic studies for the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Unified Combatant Commands, and to provide outreach to other U.S. governmental agencies and to the broader national security community.  To learn more about the work of the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University, please visit our website:

We offer unpaid internships to U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students (as well as recent graduates) in a variety of areas pertaining to national security and international affairs.  All INSS interns provide substantive research assistance to our Senior Fellows and Staff, as well as have the opportunity to participate in Defense Department and Interagency meetings and events. 

Our areas of subject matter expertise include: Western Hemisphere/Latin America, Africa, Europe, Russia, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, China and East Asia regional concentrations, in addition to functional topics such as military force structure and readiness, intelligence, cybersecurity, counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, nuclear deterrence and non-proliferation, missile defense, science and technology policy, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, energy and environmental security, international law, international economics, national security reform, contingency and complex operations, post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction.

Job Closing Date:

Application Deadline: March 31, 2013 (applications reviewed on a rolling basis).

Approximate Start Date: May/June 2013 (flexible)

Approximate End Date: August 2013 (flexible)

How To Apply:

To apply to the INSS Internship Program, please send a cover letter identifying your specific subject matter areas (or INSS Center/Experts) of interest and related experience, resume, and short writing sample (2-3 pages), addressed to the INSS Internship Program Coordinator, Ms. Eva Baker, at  General questions may also be directed to Ms. Baker at 202-685-2229.