The McCain Institute provides current and recent college students the opportunity to serve as interns in our Washington office. The internship program is an extension of the Institute’s mission to advance character-driven leadership. Interns are given real-world assignments and are actively involved in the daily operations of the McCain Institute.

In addition to valuable professional experience, interns have the opportunity to interact with policymakers and leaders in a variety of fields including foreign affairs, national security, public policy and media. Interns are encouraged to take part in weekly activities and events in Washington including panel discussions, conferences, lectures and hearings, in addition to McCain Institute sponsored events and programs. The skill set and network of contacts interns develop during their time at the McCain Institute help prepare them for the future, whether in seeking professional positions, returning to higher education or engaging in community service.

Internships are offered in the fall (September- December), spring (January- April) and summer (May-August). At present, internships are offered in the following areas:

Humanitarian Action Intern (Phoenix)

Communications & Events Intern (Washington)

Decision Science Intern (Washington)

Development & Next Generation Leaders Program Intern (Washington)

Humanitarian Action Intern (Washington)

Human Rights and Democracy Intern (Washington)

Rule of Law & Governance Intern (Washington)

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

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


SPRING 2017:

Application Deadline: November 4
Internship Start Date: January 11
Internship End Date: April 19

SUMMER 2017:

Application Deadline: March 4
Internship Start Date: May 23
Internship End Date: August 11