SFS Internships

SFS is accepting 2017 Internship Applications!

The Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS) is now accepting applications for its 2017 internship program.

Candidates should have an interest in national security and foreign policy, demonstrate solid research and writing skills, and have strong attention to detail. Fluency in Spanish is helpful, as is graphic design, video editing and/or social media. Preference is given to undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduate students.

If you are interested in gaining experience in the think tank industry, this is a great opportunity to learn about the operational side of think tanks, to include: fundraising, development, events, media/marketing and finance – as well as the research side.

Responsibilities vary depending on program schedule, but may include:

  • General administrative support
  • Social media promotion and analytics
  • Event planning
  • Editorial assistance and proofreading
  • Translation and transcription
  • Foreign policy and national security research and writing

modest stipend of $500 for the semester is offered to help cover the costs of transportation and other expenses incurred during the internship. Hours are flexible with interns expected to work at least 25 hours per week. Aside from day-to-day responsibilities, SFS offers interns potential opportunities to publish or co-publish in leading media outlets, as well as a potential all-expense, paid domestic trip in support of an SFS program (depending on schedule and availability).

How to Apply?

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following to rgecheto@securefreesociety.org:

  • cover letter (please include availability in terms of what days/hours during which semester)
  • resume (one page please)
  • foreign policy or national security related writing sample (five pages or less)

International students who are authorized to be employed in the United States are eligible for SFS internships.  

Interns are responsible for obtaining their own housing in the Washington D.C. metro area.

For more information please contact Rachel Echeto – rgecheto@securefreesociety.org