Careers & Internships

National Committee on American Foreign Policy Project Associate

The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), a nonprofit organization founded in 1974, is seeking a full-time Project Associate for an immediate start.  The Project Associate will assist in grant writing, research and event planning/coordination, and will report directly to the President of the NCAFP.  For more information on the NCAFP is available at


  • Assist in preparing proposals to grant-making organizations; outreach to the business community and other philanthropic entities in support of NCAFP programs.
  • Assist in the organization of programs, conferences and Track II meetings hosted by the NCAFP, including all aspects of event planning: identifying participants, preparing agendas and other documents, note-taking, travel/accommodation arrangement, and day-of-event logistics.
  • Assist in all aspects of the planning and execution of periodic evening public events.
  • Flexibility to engage in other ad-hoc tasks associated with a dynamic office environment.


  • Strong writing, communications, research, organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the NCAFP team.
  • Energetic outgoing personality and entrepreneurial spirit highly desirable.
  • Self-motivated, adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing work.
  • Significant level of tact, diplomacy, and maturity in dealing with internal and external contacts.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in International Relations or a related field; advanced degree desirable.
  • 1-2 years of experience in development and/or events planning in the nonprofit sector.
    • Strong preference given to candidates with grant and proposal-writing experience.
  • Working knowledge of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; knowledge of U.S.-Russian relations and/or the Middle East helpful.
  • Applicants for this position must be immediately available for employment and possess current US work authorization valid for a minimum of two years from start date.

 The position begins in June 2016.  No relocation benefits are available.  The NCAFP offers a comprehensive benefits package, including employer-paid medical, vision and dental insurance, in addition to three weeks of annual leave.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three references in one document to with “NCAFP Project Associate” in the subject line.  No phone calls please.   Regrettably, because of the large number of applications expected, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The NCAFP is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

The NCAFP offers part-­time internships in the fall, spring and summer semesters for undergraduates and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public and international policy. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support our programs, on-going research, event management and program development.

National Committee on American Foreign Policy Summer 2016 Internship

Dates: May – August, 2016 (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 May through August (flexible).

The Intern’s responsibilities will include: managing marketing and communications with current and potential members, including drafting and design of communications materials and some web content; 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 must have previous office experience, ability to multitask and attention to detail. Editorial, WordPress 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 with NCAFP Intern in the subject line.


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