The purpose of this internship program is to encourage and promote interest in government service and international relations by providing learning opportunities and practical experience. Ideal candidates will have an interest in any combination of the following disciplines: African Affairs, International Relations, Rule of Law, Policy, Government, Administration, Counter Terrorism, National Security, Statistics, or related disciplines. The ideal candidate has strong written and oral communications, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Familiarity with the U.S. government, Department of Defense, Armed Forces, State Department, or security-focused think-tanks is a plus+. Fluency in French and/or Portuguese is highly desirable, but not required. All of our internships are unpaid and require a minimum commitment of 20 hours per a week for a minimum of 6 weeks. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and are not limited to academic semesters.
In addition to daily tasks, interns will be invited to participate in a variety of off-site visits to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Office of the Under-Secretary for Defense Policy, the Hill, and area think-tanks in order to become familiar with whole of government approaches to foreign policy and national security. Interns are given the opportunity to observe and support programs taking place in Washington D.C. As an intern on the National Defense University campus, interns will have the opportunity to participate in the Young Professional Community and Distinguished Lecture Program. These programs provide excellent networking opportunities to connect young professionals with field experts.
If interested, please email your resume/CV, writing sample, and statement of interest to ACSS-Internship@ndu.edu. Thanks and best of luck!