Careers & Internships
NCAFP Summer Internship*
June - August 2020
The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) was founded in 1974 by Professor Hans J. Morgenthau 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 June through August. Dates and schedule can be flexible depending on a student’s prior commitments and semester schedule. There will also be optional opportunities to attend events and conferences that may fall outside the intern's agreed schedule.
The Intern’s responsibilities may include: administrative duties, including drafting and updating meeting documents, maintaining lists and databases 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 including extensive note-taking. Editorial experience a plus.
Intern should have previous office experience, ability to multitask and attention to detail. Must have strong research, writing, communication, critical reasoning and essential computer skills. Must be a self-starter, reliable, flexible, good natured, and outgoing. Knowledge of foreign policy and national security issues desirable; focus related to one or more of NCAFP’s core project areas a plus (Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Cybersecurity, U.S.-Russia).
Interns are exposed to the day-to-day workings of a lean, fast-paced policy organization. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about all facets of their function, from development and fundraising to program planning and execution. Interns often have the opportunity to observe and participate in NCAFP public and closed-door meetings.
How To Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with NCAFP Intern in the subject line.
*As with our peer institutions, the National Committee is monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic closely, and may need to revise hiring needs and dates as matters develop over the coming weeks.