Internship Opportunities

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.

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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

Duties:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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 egilman@fpri.org. Please be sure to include your resume, cover letter, and availability. For all other inquiries regarding our regular seasonal internships, see below.

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Intern schedule:

Fall 
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

                                                            To apply:

                  Please submit the following to Jess Taylor at
                  intern@fpri.org in one PDF file, including the type of
                  internship you are applying for 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.
  • 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 Interns work 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.

Digital Communications Interns assist the Communications Coordinator with formatting and promoting FPRI’s scholarly publications and multimedia.

Editorial Interns work 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.