FPRI Interns gain valuable first-hand experience working at a non-profit think tank alongside a supervisor in their chosen field. Interns function as team members in our office and have the opportunity to attend all FPRI events and briefings throughout the duration of their internship.
Special Call for Interns
In addition to our regular internships below, FPRI is seeking additional interns to work in support of a range of FPRI projects and initiatives.
Location: Remote Work
Analyze open source news reporting and social media content
Develop databases for organizing diverse data sets
Author short analytical pieces for publication
Create graphics, reports, audio and visual content for dissemination of research insights
Employ technology tools to analyze and triage information, machine learning skills, database management, computer visualization, website design highly sought after
Pursuing a college degree, holding a B.A. or B.S. degree, M.A. or M.S. preferred
Specialization in Computer Science, International Relations, Journalism, Political Science, International Business, Communications, Digital Broadcast and Production a plus, but not a requirement
Foreign language skills strongly preferred. Reading level fluency in French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Ukrainian, Chinese, Arabic, Persian Farsi and Afrikaans
Experience outside the U.S. a plus
Strong writing, editing skills needed
Knowledge of artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital currencies, cybersecurity is sought after
Ability to work remotely with little oversight
Must be willing to submit to a background screening
If you are interested in the above opportunity, please contact Eli Gilman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your resume, cover letter, and availability. For all other inquiries regarding our regular seasonal internships, see below.
Duration: September – December
Deadline: August 15
Decision: August 31
Spring Duration: February – May
Deadline: January 7
Decision: January 25
Summer Duration: June – August
Deadline: May 1
Decision: May 20
Please submit the following to Jess Taylor at email@example.com in one PDF file, including the type of
internship you are applying for in the subject line:
• Cover letter stating which internship you are applying
for – and research interest if applicable
• Availability – including both start and end dates and days
of the week (minimum of 10-20 hours required per week)
• A short writing sample – about 3-5 pages of work that you
find most relevant to the internship you are applying for (Research and editorial applicants only)
All internships are unpaid, however many students have been successful in securing work-study grants through their university’s financial aid office.
Due to the number of applications we receive, you will only be contacted if you have been selected.
Types of Internships at FPRI
Please apply to the position below that best describes the experience you would like to gain at FPRI. Applicants who apply to only one position have the best chance of being selected.
Research Internswork under the direct supervision of the Institute’s scholars in one of four main research areas: National Security, the Middle East, Eurasia, or Asia. Duties and availability vary between programs, so applicants should specify which research program they are interested in and will be matched with a scholar in that program upon acceptance. This position allows for remote interns who can communicate with their supervisor via skype and/or phone.
Editorial Internswork with the Assistant Editor throughout the entire publication process on all FPRI publications. Operations Interns will assist the administrative staff on a variety of projects related to development, public relations, events, and other related tasks.