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International Security Intern (Part-time)

New America’s International Security Program seeks applicants who have a strong interest in international security policy for our internship opening. The intern will primarily assist the program’s full-time staff members with research, data collection, and policy analysis for internal projects and policy reports as well as with producing the Coronavirus Daily Brief. Interns must be self-starters who are excited to work both independently and as part of a team on a variety of international security-related research projects.  

This internship will be part-time and remote.

New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.

New America’s International Security Program is a think-tank industry leader in providing evidence-based analysis of some of the thorniest questions facing American policymakers and the public. The program is largely focused on South Asia and the Middle East, al-Qaeda and allied groups, the rise of political Islam, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), homeland security, and the activities of U.S. Special Forces and the CIA. The program is also examining how warfare is changing because of emerging technologies, such as drones, cyber threats, and space-based weaponry, and asking how the nature and global spread of these technologies is likely to change the very definition of what war is.


  • Work approx. 25-30 hours a week remotely
  • Conduct research and analysis on international security policy issues
  • Assist with production of the Coronavirus Daily Brief
  • Assist with planning and staffing New America International Security Program events
  • Attend events and Congressional hearings on behalf of the International Security Program
  • Help with administrative work


  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of international security policy. Because of the content knowledge necessary for this position, a graduate student or experienced undergraduate student is preferred
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Passion for international security issues
  • Interest or experience in science writing is a plus.
  • Intellectual curiosity, motivation, and a desire to learn on-the-job
  • Applicants may have the opportunity to remain in the position for the full academic year

Application Process:

Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and short writing sample - no more than 3 pages.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, as the program has interns year round.  We will reach out directly to applicants we are interested in pursuing.  


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment

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