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National Committee on American Foreign Policy
Program Assistant
Applications Close: January 17, 2020

The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), a nonprofit membership organization, is seeking a full-time Program Assistant for an immediate start.  The Program Assistant will be responsible for assisting with a broad spectrum of administrative tasks, supporting events and conferences, and contributing to the wide-ranging scope of activities undertaken by the NCAFP and its flagship program, the Forum on Asia-Pacific Security (FAPS).  The Program Assistant will report directly to the NCAFP President.  More information on the NCAFP is available at


  • Wide-ranging administrative support to ensure the efficient and effective operations of the organization;
  • Work with NCAFP staff to maintain comprehensive records in a web-based CRM;
  • Coordinate venue details, travel, reimbursements and other details for varied institutional events; including evening lectures, daytime roundtables and periodic conferences;
  • Contribute to maintaining the NCAFP website and social media accounts;
  • Work closely with staff in support of overall institutional priorities and provide assistance across project lines as needed.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Exceptional organizational, great attention to detail, and well-honed time-management skills;
  • Technology savvy: proficient with MS Office Suite, website and database management;
  • Can-do attitude and entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Self-motivated, adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing work;
  • A significant level of tact, diplomacy, and maturity in dealing with internal and external contacts is essential.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, international relations or related field required;
  • 1-3 years of experience in nonprofits, government, or other related internationally-focused space;
  • Working knowledge of U.S. foreign policy and/or international affairs; candidates with experience or academic background in Asia-Pacific security issues are encouraged to apply;
  • Applicants for this position must be available for immediate employment and possess current US work authorization valid for a minimum of two years from start date.

 The position begins in early 2020.  No relocation benefits are available.  Salary is commensurate with background and experience.  The NCAFP offers a comprehensive benefits package including employer-paid health/dental/vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer-matched contributions, and a generous personal leave policy.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three references in one document to with “NCAFP Program Assistant” in the subject line.  No phone calls please.  Due to the volume 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.

National Committee on American Foreign Policy
Spring 2020 Internship
Dates: January – May 2020

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 and others to serve as a nonprofit, independent foreign policy institute 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.  Furthermore, its projects and initiatives host off-the-record Track 1 ½ and II conferences between both former and current officials, subject matter experts, and scholars in order to enable candid conversations on the most pressing security challenges facing the United States.

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 8-15 hours per week from January through May.

The Intern’s responsibilities may include: drafting and proofreading communications materials and some web content; administrative duties, including updating office documents, maintaining an accurate master list of contacts for the office, researching subject matter experts relevant to the work of the organization, preparing for office meetings; and providing preparation and day-of assistance for public events, briefings, and conferences.


Intern should have previous office experience, ability to multitask and attention to detail. Must have strong writing, communication, critical reasoning, research and essential computer skills. Editorial experience a plus. Must be a self-starter, reliable, flexible, good natured, and outgoing. Knowledge of foreign policy and national security issues desirable.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to with NCAFP Intern in the subject line.


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