Internship, Intelligence and National Security Alliance (Washington, DC)


INSA is often on the lookout for graduate students interested in broadening their knowledge of the intelligence and national security communities. Our interns work closely with our member-driven policy councils, gaining valuable exposure to both contemporary intelligence issues (at the unclassified level) and the key stakeholders pursuing them. With the networking and professional development opportunities afforded them, INSA interns are well positioned to pursue highly sought employment in the public and private sectors.

As a medium-sized nonprofit, INSA relies on teamwork, with staff and interns supporting each other to accomplish the best customer service we can provide for our members. Interns are tasked with a variety of responsibilities. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting staff with planning and execution of events, including registration support and serving as liaison to guest speakers and other key invitees
  • Coordination of policy council meetings and conference calls and recording notes of those discussions
  • Supporting development of white papers and other policy products, per guidance of the staff and policy council chairs
  • Reporting on relevant symposiums and panel discussions hosted by local organizations
  • Front desk responsibilities, including greeting guests and answering phones
  • Other general administrative tasks as assigned


  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s program concentrating on foreign policy, national security, public policy, homeland security or intelligence studies
  • Have a flexible schedule with occasional evening availability

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Ability to commit to at least two consecutive semesters*
  • Administrative experience and strong customer service skills
  • Demonstrable project management or event planning experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills and the ability to write for a variety of audiences
  • Strong sense of organization and close attention to detail


For more information and to apply, click here.

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