Women’s Foreign Policy Group Fall Internships – Washington, DC

It is crucial to ensure that women’s voices are heard and women leaders are fully engaged on policy decisions. At WFPG, we advance women’s leadership and highlight their contributions through international issues and mentoring programs. WFPG convenes professionals from across disciplines and broadens the constituency for international affairs. Substantive internships are available year-round and early applications are encouraged. Meet our interns!

General Internship:
WFPG is looking for three responsible and motivated interns to focus on planning and outreach for programs featuring international affairs officials and experts. In addition to assisting with our Author and Embassy Series programs, interns also contribute to Celebrating Women Leaders Benefit Luncheons. Interns will also research foreign policy topics before events, assist in media outreach and the production of our newsletter, update the WFPG database and webpage, and complete other office tasks as assigned. Applicants must be available to work a minimum of two full days per week.

Communications and Website Internship:
WFPG is also looking for a specialized intern to focus on the production of WFPG newsletter and communication materials, media outreach, and webpage design/updates in addition to research and other general office duties. Communications interns also assist in production of materials for major fundraisers and update the WFPG brochure. Applicants must be available to work a minimum of two full days per week.

Special Benefits of Interning at WFPG:
Exposure to mid and senior-level professionals from across the international affairs field. Opportunities to learn more about international issues, leadership development and the operations of a small nonprofit. WFPG events and co-sponsored events are a great opportunity to get a feel for the way international issues are discussed, and to mingle with past and current women leaders. WFPG interns also have the privilege to attend other events in DC at the State Department, think tanks, and embassies.


Competitive candidates for both positions should have a demonstrated interest in foreign affairs and excellent writing and computer skills. Interns should be well-organized, punctual, dependable, flexible, attentive to detail, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Applicants for the Communications and Web Internship should have a demonstrated interest in and some experience with layout, design, and relevant computer programs (a basic understanding of photo editing, HTML, and social media platforms). Applicants must be available to work a minimum of two full days a week.

Part-time internships are unpaid or for college credit. Full-time interns who commit to 3.5 months (15 weeks) during the school year or 3 months (13 weeks) during the summer are eligible for a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the internship. Our internship program is only open to US citizens and permanent residents or students who are eligible to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor visas.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter (including your availability), resume, two-page writing sample (short paper or excerpt), contact information for three references, and an unofficial copy of your transcript to:

Women’s Foreign Policy Group
Attn: Kimberly Kahnhauser Freeman
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Email: employment@wfpg.org

***Early applications are strongly encouraged***

Applicants under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

Spring – November 25th
Summer – March 25th
Fall – August 15th

More info: https://www.wfpg.org/internships

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