Internship Opportunities

FPRI takes the health of our staff, speakers, and guests seriously. We have been closely monitoring information from local, state, and federal officials regarding the CoronaVirus (COVID-19). We anticipate that our 2022 Spring Internships will all be held remotely. 

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.

Intern schedule:

Fall 
Duration: September – December 
Deadline: August 1
Decision: August 31 

Spring 
Duration: February – May 
Deadline: January 1
Decision: January 15

Summer 
Duration: June – August  
Deadline: May 1
Decision: May 30

                                                            To apply:

             Please submit the following to 
              intern@fpri.org in one PDF file, including the name of the
              program you are applying for and the season in the subject line:

          • Resume

          • 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. Special Events Interns are paid $15/hour per event they work.
  • Due to the number of applications we receive, you will only be contacted if you have been selected for an interview.
  • Please read all directions carefully before submitting an application. We will not review your application if you do not have all the materials required in one single PDF document.
  • Internships can be in-office or remote. *Operations & Special Events Internships must be in-office*
  • If you have a question about the internship program, please email Tara Spencer directly at tspencer@fpri.org.
  • Applications are not reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • There are no restrictions on nationality, and one need not be a U.S. citizen to apply.

Types of Internships at FPRI

Please apply to the position below that best describes the experience you would like to gain at FPRI. 

Research Interns work under the direct supervision of the Institute’s scholars in one of four main research areas: National Security, Eurasia, Africa, 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 currently allows for remote interns who can communicate with their supervisor via Zoom, email, and/or phone.

Special Events Interns work with the Event Planner on all event-related tasks. The Special Events Intern is required to work the majority of events that FPRI hosts or co-hosts. This person must have a flexible work schedule and may be asked occasionally to work nights. The Special Events Intern is paid $15/hour for each night event they work. 

Operations Interns will assist FPRI’s administrative staff on a variety of projects related to membership, development, public relations, events, and other related tasks.