American Security Project (ASP) Internship Opportunity

The American Security Project (ASP) is looking for current or recently graduated students interested in hands-on public policy experience for full- and part-time internships.

Interns will support ASP researchers and staff in multiple areas including communications, development, programming and research and will be responsible writing blog posts, event reviews, and contributing to reports when appropriate.

ASP’s internship program offers interns the opportunity to work with senior leaders across sectors and encourages participants to attend events in and around Washington, D.C that relate to their field of study. or interest. At the conclusion of the internship, outstanding interns may be eligible to remain connected to the organization as Adjunct Junior Fellows, when appropriate.

Our current needs are in the following areas:

  1. Climate Security
  2. Energy Security
  3. American Competitiveness & Economic Diplomacy
  4. Asymmetric Operations
  5. Public Diplomacy
  6. Nuclear Security
  7. External Relations
  8. Multimedia



Internships are unpaid, though a transportation stipend is provided. Current students may arrange to obtain course credit for their work.

Applicants must be at least a junior in college, though preference will be given to recent graduates. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. Strong writing skills are required, as is the ability to work independently. The ideal candidate should have an interest in our research agenda, national security and foreign policy issues, and be authorized to work in the United States. Experience in research, campaign organization and/or new media is highly desired.


Applicants for the 2016 Fall semester (Late August-December) should send a cover letter, resume, references and a short writing sample (2 pg. max) to Matthew Wallin Fall applications are due no later than August 5.

Please clearly indicate the research field you are interested in working in.”

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