National Committee on American Foreign Policy
Fall 2015 Internship
Dates: September – December, 2015 (dates flexible)
About the National Committee on American Foreign Policy:
The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) was founded in 1974 by Professor Hans J. Morgenthau, Dr. George D. Schwab and others to serve as a nonprofit, independent foreign policy think tank to help shape U.S. foreign policy within the framework of political realism. It seeks to identify and to allay the gravest challenges to U.S. and global security.
The NCAFP organizes educational and informational programs and conferences on foreign policy. Its Forum on Asia-Pacific Security (FAPS) hosts off-the-record Track 1 ½ and II conferences between Asian and American diplomats, former diplomats, and scholars.
Internship Description and Responsibilities:
Intern must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Students studying at local universities or those pursuing internship opportunities in New York will be considered. Intern must be able to work an average of 8-10 hours per week from September through December. Dates are flexible for student’s class schedule.
The Intern’s responsibilities will include: managing marketing and communications with current and potential members, including drafting and design of communications materials; administrative duties, including updating office documents, maintaining an accurate master list of contacts for the office, researching local events for staff members to attend, and preparing for office meetings; and providing day-of assistance for public events, salons, and conferences. Intern will be expected to complete one practical writing project. Previous projects have included: published book reviews, blog posts, etc.
Intern will also assist the NCAFP staff in the editorial work associated with the publication of American Foreign Policy Interests and FAPS materials. Intern should expect to take part in copyediting, submission tracking, and correspondence with contributors.
Intern must have previous office experience, ability to multitask and attention to detail. Editorial and/or graphic design experience a plus. Strong research, writing, communication, critical reasoning and computer skills. Must be reliable, flexible, good natured, and outgoing. Knowledge of foreign policy and national security issues desirable.
Please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com with NCAFP Intern in the subject line.