About the Internship Program:

Each semester and during the summer, The McCain Institute for International Leadership gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain work experience, research global issues, and explore ideas and policy surrounding national security, human freedom, and democracy. Through our unpaid internship program, we actively promote leadership and decisionmaking amongst our interns and encourage young leaders to be inquisitive, open to spirited discussion with staff and faculty, and actively involved in the daily operations of a dynamic policy institute.

The contributions of our interns are substantive, and will play an integral role in shaping the work of The McCain Institute. This experience will be a launching point for careers in public and foreign policy, international relations, humanitarian work, development, decision science, and communications, media, and event planning.

Intern applications being accepted in our Washington, DC office in the following areas:

Communications & Events Intern

Decision Science Intern

Development & Next Generation Leaders Program Intern

Humanitarian Action Intern

National Security Intern

Human Rights and Democracy Intern

Email a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (two pages max), and two references in a single PDF to:

In the email subject line please indicate which position you are applying for.


SPRING 2016:

Application Deadline: November 6

Internship Start Date: January 11

Internship End Date: April 15

SUMMER 2016:

Application Deadline: March 4

Internship Start Date: May 23

Internship End Date: August 5

As part of the internship program, Institute staff will mentor and introduce you to international policymakers in Washington, DC. Additionally, you will take part in weekly activities in the DC area, including foreign policy debates, and the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art Decision Theater for simulations, modeling, war games, and independent projects.