INTERN POSITION OPEN at the Center for International Policy

Center for International Policy has an open intern position!

National Security/Fundraising & Development Intern
The NS/FD intern gains an understanding of national security issues, intelligence reform issues, as well as first-hand experience in fundraising. This intern will maintain and coordinate postings on the Rethinking National Security blog, assist with fundraising initiatives, maintain donor databases, research grants and funding opportunities and monitor relevant national security news and policy developments.


  • Maintaining the Rethinking National Security blog
  • Overseeing outreach for the blog to increase readership
  • Monitoring relevant news in the region
  • Updating the program webpage and social media platforms
  • Assisting senior fellows with general administrative tasks as needed
  • Assisting fundraising director with mailings and donation follow up
  • Maintaining and updating databases
  • Researching grants and funding opportunities


  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Basic knowledge and interest in security issues
  • Working knowledge of legislation and the debate on the intelligence community and reform
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies/programs
  • Interest in nonprofit fundraising/management

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit the following by the deadline for the term for which you are applying:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Short writing sample (3-5 pages – an excerpt from a longer paper is fine, relevant topic if possible)
  3. Resume with references
  4. Transcripts (can be unofficial)


  1. Recommendation letter(s)

Applications can be emailed to Jacob LaViolet at In your subject please put your name as well as the position for which you are applying.

Each term CIP receives 150+ applications. As such, we do not respond to every applicant. Interns are selected based on language and computer skills, work experience, knowledge of CIP’s project areas, academic performance and enthusiasm for promoting CIP’s mission. Preference is given to candidates who can work at least 4 days a week, with some positions requiring 5 days a week. CIP will complete any evaluations or paperwork necessary for interns to receive academic credit for their work. Please do not call – we will contact applicants to schedule interviews within two weeks of the application deadline.

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