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The Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS) is a global, next-generation, national security think tank pursuing a society of free, responsible, and vigilant individuals advancing peace and prosperity based on the shared values of limited government, free enterprise, and strong national security.

SFS is only accepting Spring 2024 internship applications!

SFS is accepting applications for Internship positions! As one of the premier national security think tanks focusing on Western Hemisphere issues, an internship at SFS provides an opportunity for students to gain firsthand experience working in the think tank industry, from research and publications to fundraising and programming operations.

Candidates should have demonstrated interest and/or prior work in national security and/or foreign policy, particularly in the following subject areas:

  • Iran and Hezbollah Threat Networks in Latin America
  • Russia, China, and Great Power Competition in the Western Hemisphere
  • Islamism in the Americas
  • North America and Western Hemisphere relations
  • Counterterrorism (CT) and Counter-Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC)
  • Economics/Security Nexus
  • Economic Freedom
  • Cybersecurity

Interns will work closely with the SFS Program Manager and Fellows on a variety of initiatives, including:

  • Research and reporting on SFS investigative projects
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading SFS publications
  • Event planning and promotion
  • Translation
  • Social media promotion and online marketing
  • Fundraising and development initiatives
  • General administration and programming


  • Demonstrated strong research, communication, and writing skills
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality are required
  • Strong work ethic and professionalism
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance or supervision as well as in a team environment
  • Time management and ability to balance multiple, ongoing projects
  • Flexibility and problem-solving skills are absolutely necessary
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, social media platforms, and/or WordPress is a plus
  • Expertise in graphic design and/or video and photo editing software is a plus
  • Fluency in a foreign language is a plus, especially in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, or Farsi

Additional Information

  • Preference is given to undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduate students
  • Hours are flexible with interns expected to work at least 25 hours per week.
  • Aside from day-to-day responsibilities, SFS interns may be offered opportunities to publish or co-publish in leading media outlets and/or travel domestically for SFS events/programs (depending on schedule and availability).
  • modest stipend of $500 for the semester is offered to help cover the costs of transportation and other expenses incurred during the internship.
  • International students who are authorized to be employed in the United States are eligible for SFS internships.


To apply for an SFS internship send a cover letter, resume, and foreign policy writing sample to