Career & Internship Resources


New York & Global
Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs
Center for Constitutional Rights
Center for Migration Studies
Charney Research
Clinton Foundation
Doctors Without Borders
East-West Institute
Eurasia Group
International Action Network on Small Arms
Japan Society
National Committee on US-China Relations
North American Congress on Latin America
New York City Mayor's Office for International Affairs
Open Society Foundations
Outward Bound Peacebuilding
Oxford Analytica
US Fund for UNICEF
World Federalist Movement- Institute for Global Policy

Washington, D.C. & Global

Arab American Institute
Arms Control Association
BAE Systems
Department of Defense
Department of State
House of Representatives
New America Foundation
Search for Common Ground
United States Intelligence Community

Exxon Mobil
Fulbright Turkey
Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship Program

Arab American Institute

AAI represents the policy and community interests of Arab Americans throughout the United States and strives to promote Arab American participation in the U.S. electoral system. The Institute focuses on two areas: campaigns and elections and policy formation and research. AAI strives to serve as a central resource to government officials, the media, political leaders and community groups on a variety of public policy issues that concern Arab Americans and U.S.–Arab relations.

As the only national organization that promotes Arab American participation in the U.S. electoral system, AAI has developed a host of services, from voter education to liaison with the national parties, to support the community’s activities. We are also the leading policy and research organization on domestic and policy concerns of Arab Americans. Through ongoing meetings with members of the Administration and Congress, a variety of publications and issue briefs, media and direct member mobilization, AAI maintains a strong presence among policy makers who impact our issues.

Please visit AAI's internshipcareer, and internship pages for more information.

Asia Society

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution with headquarters in New York, centers in Hong Kong and Houston, and offices in Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, and Washington, DC.

Please visit Asia Society's internship and career pages for more information.

The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. It mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:

  • Strengthen American democracy
  • Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans
  • Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

Brookings is proud to be consistently ranked as the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tank.

Please visit the Brookings Institution website for career and internship opportunities.

The Carnegie Council

The Carnegie Council for Ethics International Affairs is a nonpartisan charity based in New York City which helps international professionals, teachers, and students in three major areas: Ethics, War and Peace; Global Social Justice; and Religion in Politics. The Carnegie Council was founded in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie as Church Peace Union in order to unite both religious and secular leaders in an effort to promote moral leadership and prevent armed conflict. The Council's mission is to "enlarge the audience for the simple but powerful message that ethics matter, regardless of place, origin, or belief." To find out more about the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, please click here.

Please visit Carnegie Council's jobs and internships page for more information.

The Center for Constitutional Rights

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

CCR employs litigation, education, and advocacy to advance the law in a positive direction, to empower poor communities and communities of color, to guarantee the rights of those with the fewest protections and least access to legal resources, to train the next generation of constitutional and human rights attorneys, and to strengthen the broader movement for social justice.

Please visit the Center for Constitutional Rights' jobs and internships page for more information.

Center for European Policy Analysis

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy research institute headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to the study of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Founded in 2005, CEPA is the only U.S.think-tank that works exclusively on the countries and societies of this dynamic global region. The Center’s mission is to promote an economically vibrant, strategically secure and politically free Central and Eastern Europe with close and enduring ties to the United States.

Through published research, public events, fellowships and consultation, CEPA helps U.S. and CEE leaders shape their strategic priorities; helps U.S. and regional businesses navigate transatlantic policy environments; and helps future leaders, students and scholars develop more effective professional networks. The Center’s main issue areas include political economy, security and defense, and energy security.

Please visit the CEPA website for career and internship opportunities.

The Center for Migration Studies

The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) is a New York-based educational institute devoted to the study of migration, to the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants and newcomers. CMS produces several publications, offers educational events and seminars, and maintains an extensive archive of migration-related documents and photographs. CMS’s signature publication, the International Migration Review (IMR), is the leading social science journal in the immigration field. Please click here for current opportunities.


Center for New American Security

The Center for New American Security (CNAS) is a think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was established in February 2007 by co-founders Dr. Kurt M.Campbell and Michèle A. Flournoy. The mission of CNAS is to develop strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. Building on the expertise and experience of its staff and advisors, CNAS engages policy makers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research,ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow. CNAS focuses on terrorism and irregular warfare, the future of the U.S. military, the emergence of Asia as a global power center, and the national security implications of natural resource consumption.

Please visit the CNAS internship website and career opportunity website for more information.

Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center’s 220 full-time staff and large network of affiliated scholars conduct research and analysis and develop policy initiatives that look to the future and anticipate change. After 50 years of existence, CSIS has become one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security; regional stability; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration. In the University of Pennsylvania's 2013 Global Go To Think Tanks Report, CSIS is ranked the number one think tank in the world for security and international affairs and was also ranked as the 4th best overall think tank in the world.

Please visit the CSIS internship website and career opportunity website for more information.

Charney Research

Charney Research, a New York based polling research and political consulting firm periodically offers part-time and unpaid research internships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in areas of international development, international security, and market intelligence in developing countries. Research interns will report directly to the Project Managers and assist them in various research and administrative functions. Duties and responsibilities include conducting background research fro proposals and memos; helping draft, proofread and edit proposals, memos, and reports; data entry, report layout and chart-making, and contributing towards web-development projects. Both US citizens and non-citizens are welcome, but authorization to work legally in the US is required. For more information and to apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and a 3-5 page writing sample to In cover letter, please indicate why you want the internship, relevant work experience and computer skills, language knowledge, and availability to work. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please.


Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation is a nonprofit foundation headquartered in New York and Little Rock, Arkansas established by former US President Bill Clinton with a mission to "strengthen the capacity of people throughout the world to meet the challenges of global independence." The Foundation focuses on a wide array of projects concentrated in five major issue areas: climate change, economic development, global health, health and wellness, and women and girls. As of 2015, the Foundation operates nine initiatives in regions of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States:

  • Clinton Climate Initiative
  • Clinton Development Initiative
  • Clinton Foundation in Haiti
  • Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership
  • Clinton Health Matters Initiative
  • Clinton Presidential Center
  • No Ceilings: the Full Participation Project
  • Too Small to Fail

Please visit the Clinton Foundation's career page for more information.

Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher founded in 1921. CFR specializes in foreign policy and international affairs and its 4900 members are spread between two main locations: New York City and Washington, DC.

The David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's think tank—is composed of more than seventy full-time and adjunct fellows who cover the major regions and significant issues shaping today's international agenda. The program also includes recipients of several one-year fellowships. The Studies Program is organized into more than a dozen program areas and centers that focus on major geographical areas of the world or significant foreign policy issues, including the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, the Center for Preventive Action, the International Institutions and Global Governance program, the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy initiative, and the Renewing America initiative.

Please visit CFR's career and internships page for more information.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been providing emergency medical aid since 1968. They help people worldwide where the need is greatest, providing aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. Since 1980, MSF has opened offices in 28 countries and employs more than 30,000 people across the world. MSF is always in need of a strong and reliable team of staff, interns, and volunteers to help with the general running of the office. Office volunteer positions often involve clerical tasks. They also offer paid internships that are usually associated with a specific educational program.

Please visit MSF's career, volunteer, andinternship page for more information.

The East and West Institute

The East and West Institute is and international nonprofit, nonpartisan "think and do" tank focusing on international conflict resolution through a variety of means including track 2 diplomacy, hosting international conferences, and authoring publications on international security issues.

EWI strives to navigate the ever-changing landscape of global risks and threats by convening unofficial Track 2 and semi-official Track 1.5 meetings, which take place around the world and help build the trust necessary to find common ground between countries with different interests and agendas. The institute also provides a platform for public discourse, emphasizing the need for international cooperation even in—and especially in—periods dominated by intense friction.

Please visit the East West Institute's career page for more information.

Eurasia Group

Eurasia Group is the world’s largest global political risk research and consulting firm founded in 1998. In 2001, Eurasia Group developed the financial community’s first global political risk index to measure the comparative stability of emerging markets. The index employs both quantitative and qualitative assessments to provide timely information on key political drivers around the world and to highlight global trends. Through this approach Eurasia Group is generally recognized to be the first to systematically bring political science as a discipline to Wall Street. The Group is headquartered in New York City with offices both in London and Washington, DC.

Please visit Eurasia Group's career page for more information.

The Heritage Foundation

Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. The Heritage Foundation’s research staff is organized under three Institutes, each devoted to developing policies grounded in conservative principles that will strengthen our economy, our society, and America.

  • The Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity seeks to promote a stronger economy and consists of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, the Chief Economist's Office, the Center for Trade and Economics, and the Center for Data Analysis.
  • The Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity promotes a stronger society and consists of the De Vos Center for Religion and Civil Society, the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, the Center for Health Policy Studies, and the Domestic Policy Studies staff.
  • The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy promotes a stronger America and consists of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, and the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, the Asian Studies Center, and the International Studies staff.

Please visit The Heritage Foundation's career opportunity website for more information.

The House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service ("HVAPS") publishes the weekly House Employment Bulletin as a resource for House offices and committees wishing to advertise staff vacancies. To sign up for the bulletin, click here.

Human Rights First

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization based in New York and Washington, DC that challenges America to live up to its ideals. It believes American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so it presses the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, Human Rights First steps in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, HRF works where it can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.

Please visit Human Rights First's career page for more information.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage this brings, Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world.

Please visit Human Rights Watch's career page for more information.

The International Action Network on Small Arms

The International Action Network on Small Arms is the global movement against gun violence, linking civil society organisations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. IANSA supports efforts to make people safer by reducing demand for such weapons, improving firearm regulation and strengthening controls on arms transfers. Through research, advocacy and campaigning, IANSA members are promoting local, national, regional and global measures to strengthen human security.

IANSA aims to reduce small arms violence by:

  • raising awareness among policymakers, the public and the media about the global threat to human rights and human security caused by small arms
  • promoting civil society efforts to prevent arms proliferation and armed violence through policy development, public education and research - fostering collaborative advocacy efforts, and providing a forum for NGOs to share experiences and build skills
  • facilitating civil society participation in global and regional processes - promoting the voices of survivors, in solidarity with them and their families

Please visit IANSA's job board for more information.

Institute for Defense Analyses

The Institute for Defense Analyses is a non-profit organization that provides government agencies with high-quality, objective analyses of issues of national security. We provide a work environment that encourages rigorous, independent research on challenging and complex issues.
The IDA Summer Associates Programprovides students with a unique opportunity to use their quantitative and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. Each year, IDA hires and pays students at its Virginia and Washington, DC, facilities to work for approximately 10-12 weeks during the summer months.
We seek both undergraduate (rising seniors) and graduate students with strong GPAs (3.3 or above) in a variety of disciplines including computer science, information technology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, operations research, aero/astronautical engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering, as well as materials science, international relations, policy studies, social and behavioral sciences, statistics, finance, and economics. These internships are for continuing students, so applicants must have plans to return to school in the fall.
Applicants who are selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. citizenship is required.

Please visit IDA's carreer and internship page for more information.

Japan Society

Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education.

Japan Society is an American nonprofit organization supported by individuals, foundations and corporations that brings the people of Japan and the United States closer together through mutual understanding, appreciation and cooperation. More than a hundred years after the Society's founding, its goal remains the same—the cultivation of a constructive, resonant and dynamic relationship between the people of the U.S. and Japan.

Please visit Japan Society's career opportunities page for more information.

The National Committe on United States-China Relations

The National Committee on United States-China Relations promotes understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations serve vital American and world interests.

The National Committee on United States-China Relations is a nonprofit educational organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States between citizens of both countries. The Committee's continuity of experience and depth of associations with senior officials and distinguished citizens of China and the United States make it a unique national resource. Established in 1966 by a broad coalition of scholars and civic, religious, and business leaders, the Committee was founded in the belief that vigorous debate of China policy among Americans was essential and that balanced public education could clarify U.S. interests and strengthen our foreign policy. Similarly, the founders believed that over time dialogue with Chinese citizens would enhance mutual understanding, a basic requirement for stable and productive relations.

Please visit NCUSCR's employment opportunities page for more information.

North American Congress on Latin America

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1966 that works toward a world in which the nations and peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean are free from oppression and injustice, and enjoy a relationship with the United States based on mutual respect, free from economic and political subordination. To that end, our mission is to provide information and analysis on the region, and on its complex and changing relationship with the United States, as tools for education and advocacy - to foster knowledge beyond borders.

As NACLA enters its fifth decade, it aims to accomplish its mission through the following activities:

  • publishing our award-winning quarterly magazine, NACLA Report on the Americas
  • hosting an Internet resource center with news and information from Latin America;
  • publishing books and anthologies for classroom and activist use;
  • administrating the Media Accuracy on Latin America initiative;
  • overseeing a grant program for young investigative journalists;
  • regularly producing radio content on Latin American affairs and U.S. policy;
  • and actively participating in the Latin America solidarity and media justice movements.

Please visit NACLA's employment/internship page for more information.

New York City Mayor's Office Internship

The mission of the program is to build a diverse pipeline of public service leaders. The Mayor’s Office Internship Program offers interns opportunities for professional development through workshops, government engagement and real world experience.

The NYC Mayor’s Office has a centralized internship application process. To apply and for more information, please visit the Internship Program website. The application deadline is November 13, 2016.

Also visit their Opportunities page to see other job openings.

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. The Open Society Foundations fund a range of programs around the world, from public health to education to business development. The Society is funded mainly by the progressive-liberal business magnate George Soros.

In the worldwide struggle for open society, OSF are in the forefront of many significant global campaigns, including the following:

  • Development of international tribunals holding accountable government officials and leaders of antigovernment forces responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. In 2002, the establishment of the International Criminal Court, long supported by the Open Society Foundations, became a reality. The Foundations assisted and promoted efforts to try leaders for war crimes in tribunals for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia as well as at the ICC.
  • Transparency and accountability for the revenues that governments derive from the exploitation of natural resources. In 2001, to curb corruption and ensure that citizens benefit from their nation’s natural wealth, we began promoting a campaign for revenue and budget transparency in resource-rich countries. We funded pioneering organizations in this field and established the Revenue Watch Institute in 2006.
  • Implementation of national freedom of information laws. At the end of the 1980s, only some 13 countries worldwide had freedom of information laws. By 2010, there were more than 80 countries with such laws and regulations. The Open Society Foundations has been instrumental in the passage and implementation of freedom of information laws.

Please visit OSF's jobs and opportunities page for more information.

Outward Bound Peacebuilding

The largest and most successful experience-based outdoor leadership organization in the world, Outward Bound was founded over 60 years ago by celebrated educator Kurt Hahn to provide active learning expeditions that inspire character development and leadership. The Outward Bound community now consists of more than 40 centers operating in over 35 counties and works with an estimated 200,000 students annually.

For information on internships, please visit Outward Bound Peacebuilding's internship page.

Oxford Analytica

Oxford Analytica is a global analysis and advisory firm which draws on a macro expert network to advise its clients on strategy and performance in complex markets. It was founded in 1975 by David Young, an American employee of the National Security Council during the Nixon administration.

A new age of macro risk and opportunity is dawning where success or failure for investors, businesses and governments will be determined at the intersection of politics and economics by factors which are beyond their control. With so many points of reference in global politics and the global economy in disarray as it absorbs so many shocks, the need to carry out research into the risks and opportunities presented by a complicated macro environment is paramount. Oxford Analytica calls it Global Macro Diligence - the necessary amount of due diligence required to assess the impact of macro forces on your strategy or operations. OA offers uniquely powerful support to help clients master the macro environment.

Please visit Oxford Analytica's employment page for more information.

The United Nations Association of the United States of America

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For 70 years UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign represent the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world. Its education, policy and advocacy programs emphasize the importance of cooperation among nations and the need for American leadership at the UN. UNA-USA is affiliated with the World Federation of United Nations Associations, which began in 1946 as a public movement for the UN. It has 135 community based chapters across the United States, and programs on 5 continents.

Please visit the UNA-USA employment page for more information.

US Fund for UNICEF

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work, and other efforts in support of the world's children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. The US fund works with governments, civic leaders, celebrities, corporations, campus groups, churches, and teachers; anyone willing to help us advocate for the survival and well-being of every child.Founded in 1947 by Helenka Pantaleoni, UNICEF USA is the oldest of the 36 UNICEF National Committees that support UNICEF worldwide through fundraising, advocacy and education. Since its inception, the U.S. Fund has provided UNICEF and various NGOs with $5.5 billion in cash and gifts-in-kind.

Please visit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's jobs and careers page for more information.

The History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program (HAPP) hosts interns and research assistants during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Interns work on-site at the Wilson Center and will support HAPP programs such as the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP), Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP), and the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy (HMKFCKHPP). Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or masters degree program, have graduated within the past year, or have been accepted to an advanced degree program in history, political science, library science, or related field within the next year.

Internships are unpaid, though we do offer interns the opportunity to earn academic credit in accordance with their programs' requirements. International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa at the time of application and appropriate work authorization. For more information, visit the Wilson Center's internhsip page.

World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy

Founded in 1947, the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to the realization of global peace and justice through the development of democratic institutions and the application of international law.

WFM-IGP includes a comprehensive set of programs that work to protect civilians from the threat of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity; facilitate transparency in governance; increase access to justice; and promote the application of the rule of law. We work in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and other international and regional institutions around the globe—as well as with thousands of committed individuals and world leaders—to advance a mission of peace, prosperity, and security for all.

Please visit WFM-IGP's employment and internships page for more information.

The World Policy Institute

The World Policy Institute, a non-partisan source of informed policy leadership for more than four decades, develops and champions innovative policies that require a progressive and global point of view. In an increasingly interdependent world, WPI focuses on complex challenges that demand cooperative policy solutions to achieve: an inclusive and sustainable global market economy, engaged global civic participation and effective governance, and collaborative approaches to national and global security.

WPI’s Fellows program, regular public and private events, collaborative policy development, media activities, and flagship World Policy Journal provide a forum for solution-focused policy analysis and public debate. Its programs seek to introduce fresh ideas and new voices from around the world on critical shared global issues including migration, climate change, technology, economic development, human rights, and counter-terrorism.

More than 30 senior fellows and program staff—a group of accomplished policy analysts, journalists and writers—give the institute a distinctive voice in national and international affairs.

Please visit WPI's employment opportunities page for more information.


AEI is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics and social welfare. AEI’s purpose is to serve leaders and the public through research and education on the most important issues of the day. AEI research is conducted through seven primary research divisions: Economics, Foreign and Defense Policy, Politics and Public Opinion, Education, Health, Energy and the Environment and Society and Culture.

More than 200 people work at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition, adjunct scholars and fellows, mainly at research universities around the United States, conduct research for AEI and participate in its conferences. In all endeavors, AEI trustees, scholars and fellows, and officers and staff are responsible for maintaining the highest standards of integrity, intellectual rigor and excellence—and for sustaining AEI’s founding commitment to open inquiry, lucid exposition, vigorous debate and continuous improvement in the institutions of American liberty.

Please visit AEI's job opportunities page for more information.

The Arms Control Association

The Arms Control Association (ACA), founded in 1971, is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies. Through its public education and media programs and its magazine, Arms Control Today (ACT), ACA provides policy-makers, the press and the interested public with authoritative information, analysis and commentary on arms control proposals, negotiations and agreements, and related national security issues. In addition to the regular press briefings ACA holds on major arms control developments, the Association's staff provides commentary and analysis on a broad spectrum of issues for journalists and scholars both in the United States and abroad. The group publishes the monthly magazine Arms Control Today. It contains topical news updates as well as extended, footnoted articles.

Please visit ACA's jobs and educational opportunities page for more information.


BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, a global defense, security and aerospace company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, BAE Systems, Inc. employs more than 35,000 in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and South Africa, and generated 2013 sales of $11.8 billion. BAE Systems, Inc. provides support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems; designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications; produces specialized security and protection products for law enforcement and first responders; and designs, develops, produces, and provides service support of armored combat vehicles, artillery systems, and munitions.

Please visit BAE's careers page for more information.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Its mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decisionmakers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, Carnegie's centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.

In 2006, Carnegie launched a revolutionary plan to build the first global think tank. Since then it has transformed a hundred-year-old American institution into one well-equipped for the challenges of a globalized world. Today, Carnegie has research centers in Beijing, Beirut, Brussels, Moscow, and Washington. The network is supervised by an international board of trustees, and its research activities are overseen by a global management group.

The scholars of each center are drawn from the region and write in the local languages, while collaborating closely with colleagues across the world. The result provides capitals and global institutions with a deeper understanding of the circumstances shaping policy choices worldwide as well as a flow of new approaches to policy problems.

Please visit Carnegie Endowment's employment opportunities page for more information.

The Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization. According to CAP, the center is "dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action." The Center presents a liberal viewpoint on economic issues. It has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

CAP develops new policy ideas, challenges the media to cover the issues that truly matter, and shapes the national debate. With policy teams in major issue areas, CAP can think creatively at the cross-section of traditional boundaries to develop ideas for policymakers that lead to real change. By employing an extensive communications and outreach effort that it adapt to a rapidly changing media landscape, CAP moves its ideas aggressively in the national policy debate.

Please visit CAP's job listings page for more information.

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces. The Department is also the largest employer in the world, with more than 2.13 million active duty servicemen and women as well as their support staff of civilian workers. Adding to the total is over 1.1 million National Guardsmen and Reservists from the four services, bringing the total to just over 3.2 million employees.

Please visit DoD's employment page for more information.

Department of State

The United States Department of State (DoS), often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

Please visit DoS's career page or internship page for more information.

New America

New America is an American non-profit, nonpartisan public policy institute and think tank focusing on a wide range of issues, including national security studies, technology, asset building, health, gender, energy, education, and the economy. The organization is based in Washington, D.C., in addition to having a significant presence in New York City.

As a civic enterprise, New America committed to the solution of public problems. Solutions at scale are likely to require the combined efforts of the public, private, and civic sectors as well as a blend of technology, policy, and politics. New America provides a platform that enables individuals and groups working on these solutions to drive different stages of change, from inspiration to implementation. The Foundation's work concentrates in the following categories:

  • Identifying and nurturing new and diverse thinkers, researchers and writers and helping them join the public conversation.
  • Developing and implementing ideas and policies to address public problems at the local, state, federal, and international level.
  • Bridging the worlds of technology, policy, politics, and academia, both by creating, testing, and piloting new technologies and integrating existing technologies into policy solutions.
  • Using media and live events to share ideas and engage audiences in the nation’s capital and across the country around shared challenges.

Please visit New America Foundation's jobs page for more information.

National Security Archive

The National Security Archive, an independent, non-profit research institute and library, is offering internships to students who are interested in international relations and how the U.S. foreign policy bureaucracy functions.

Each intern is assigned to work with a staff analyst on a specific research project. Assignments generally include building chronologies of events; helping obtain, order and catalog government documents; assisting with data entry; and performing library and archival research. While at the Archive, an intern can expect to gain a solid body of knowledge in their project area, as well as a familiarity with the resources available for foreign policy research in Washington and how to obtain documents through the Freedom of Information Act.

Current priority projects include U.S. policy on the following: Chile; Colombia; Cuba; End of the Cold War; India-Pakistan; Iran; Mexico; Nuclear History; Openness in Russia and Eastern Europe; Peru and other areas.

Please visit the National Security Archive's internship page for more information.

Search for Common Ground

Search for Common Ground (or SFCG) is an international non-profit organization operating in 30 countries whose mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches toward cooperative solutions. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with the majority of its 450 employees based in field offices around the world. To date, SFCG has created independent radio programming, begun a newsletter which features articles on relations between the West and the Muslim world, and brought together numerous conflicting groups to find ways to peacefully resolve issues.

SFCG was founded in 1982 by John Marks, a former State Department diplomat. When SFCG was founded, it focused on facilitating cooperation between the United States and the Soviet Union. The first project SFCG worked on was facilitating a U.S.‑Soviet task force on Lebanon. This task force developed a concept of a multilateral, regional approach to peace in the Middle East. Their idea was to bring together different ethnicities to create peace. This plan was later adopted, through Search's help with negotiations, to end the Israeli-Jordanian war. Since its founding, the organization has expanded its work to 30 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe. It employs 450 staff who represent 41 nationalities.

Please visit SFCG's employment and internship page for more information.

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a nonprofit science advocacy organization based in the United States. The UCS membership includes many private citizens in addition to professional scientists. James J. McCarthy, Professor of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University and past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, currently chairs the UCS Board of Directors.

UCS was founded in 1969 by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That year, the Vietnam War was at its height and Cleveland’s heavily polluted Cuyahoga River had caught fire. Appalled at how the U.S. government was misusing science, the UCS founders drafted a statement calling for scientific research to be directed away from military technologies and toward solving pressing environmental and social problems.

Please visit UCS's employment and internships page for more information.

United States Intelligence Community

The United States Intelligence Community (I.C.) is a federation of 17 separate United States government agencies that work separately and together to conduct intelligence activities considered necessary for the conduct of foreign relations and national security of the United States. Member organizations of the I.C. include intelligence agencies, military intelligence, and civilian intelligence and analysis offices within federal executive departments. The I.C. is headed by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), who reports to the President of the United States.

Please visit the U.S. Intelligence Communitiy's employment page for more information.


Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Boeing is organized into five primary divisions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA); Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS); Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group.

Please visit Boeing's career page for more information.


ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. We hold an industry-leading inventory of resources and are one of the world’s largest integrated refiners, marketers of petroleum products and chemical manufacturers.

Please visit Exxon's career opportunity page for more information.

Fulbright US Student Study/Research Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Program offers recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, developing professionals, and artists an opportunity to conduct career-launching studies and research within Turkey. The U.S. Student Program offers one academic year of study, research, or professional training.

In 2016-2017 academic year, ten U.S. Student Study/Research Program Grantees will be awarded Fulbright Grants to Turkey to conduct their research. Among these grantees, the Commission also welcomes its first recepient of the Fulbright Greece-Turkey Joint Research Award.

Grantees have started their studies and research at universities and research centers in Ankara, Bursa and İstanbul.

Please visit the program's information page for more information.

Shell Oil Company

Shell Oil Company is the United States-based subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, a multinational "oil major" of Anglo-Dutch origins, which is amongst the largest oil companies in the world. Approximately 22,000 Shell employees are based in the U.S. The U.S. head office is in Houston, Texas. Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America's largest oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.

Please visit Shell's jobs and careers page for more information.


VSFS is a way for the American public and government employees to collaborate on projects of global importance. Selected applicants will volunteer up to 10 hours per week contributing to projects for an office or section from September through May. As eInterns, they will play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, space, journalism, trade, environment, health, agriculture, technology, and housing initiatives. Together, we can create a more effective, efficient, and smarter government that takes advantage of an engaged and participatory citizenry. An applicant must be A U.S. citizen. U.S. students can apply to their top three VSFS projects from July 2-26 on To apply or to read more click here.

NYU Job Boards

Prospective Employers in National Security and Foreign Policy (Mainly U.S.)

Private Sector National Security Contractors
Booz Allen Hamilton
Centra Technology
General Dynamics
L3 Communications
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman

Federally Funded Research & Development Centers
Aerospace Corporation (VA)
Brookhaven National Laboratory (NY)
Center for Naval Analyses (VA)
Homeland Security Institute (VA)
Institute for Defense Analyses (VA)
Los Alamos and Sandia National Labs (Albuquerque, NM)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MA)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)

Think Tanks: Global Issues
Aspen Institute (NY, DC, CO)
Atlantic Council (DC)
The Brookings Institution (DC)
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (DC)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (DC)
Council on Foreign Relations (NY & DC)
International Institute for Strategic Studies (London & DC)
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CA)
U.S. Institute of Peace (DC)
Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars (DC)

Think Tanks: Policy Research & Advocacy
American Enterprise Institute (DC)
Cato Institute (DC)
Center for American Progress (DC)
Center for New American Security
Heritage Foundation (DC)
Hoover Institution (CA & DC)
Hudson Institute (DC)
Lexington Institute (DC)
Nixon Center (DC)
Center for New American Security (DC)

Regional Think Tanks & Policy Advocacy
Americas Society (NY, Miami)
Asia Foundation (SF, DC, others)
Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (Hawaii)
Asia Society (NY, DC, LA, SF)
Center for European Policy Analysis (DC)
Eurasia Foundation (DC)
European Institute (DC)
Middle East Institute (DC)
Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC)
World Policy Institute (NY)

Advisory & Risk Management
Albright Stonebridge Group (NY & DC)
Chertoff group (NY & DC)
Deloitte (various US)
Kissinger Associates (NY)
Kroll & Associates (various US)
Scowcroft Group (DC)

Other NGOs
Amnesty International
Carter Center (Atlanta)
Foreign Policy Association
Human Rights First
Human Rights Watch
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Crisis Group (Brussels, DC)
International Rescue Committee (NY)
National Security Archive (DC -- GWU)