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), and in an abundance of caution, our 2021 Summer 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.
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 15
Please submit the following to email@example.com in one PDF file, including the type of
internship you are applying for and the season 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. 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, please email Tara Spencer directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are not looked at 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 Internswork 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 allows for remote interns (if preferred) who can communicate with their supervisor via skype and/or phone.
Special Events Internswork with the Event Planner on all event-related tasks. The Special Events Intern is required to work majority of events that FPRI hosts or co-hosts. This person must have a flexible work schedule and can occasionally work nights. The Special Events Intern gets paid $15/hour for each night event they work.
Operations Interns will assist the administrative staff on a variety of projects related to development, public relations, events, and other related tasks.