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Foreign Policy Research Internship

Title: Internship
Location: Remote (time zones EST +/- 3 hours preferred)
Stipend: $5,000 for full time or $3,000 for part time (or more based on need)
Duration: 10-12 weeks
Timing and Deadlines:
  • Spring: duration approx. January – April, deadline: Oct. 15
  • Summer: duration approx. May – August, deadline: March 15
  • Fall: duration from approx. September – December, deadline: June 15

The research intern will gain invaluable, hands-on experience in research design, methods, and
strategy. It is an ideal opportunity for those interested in studying best practices in data
collection, analytics, decision-making, monitoring and evaluation, and organizational design with
a focus on real-world impact. You will report to the Research Director. Your responsibilities will

  • Assisting in research, analysis, and writing of reports, articles, blog posts, and other such projects as determined by program needs
  • Supporting the day-to-day operations of the research director
  • Attending research team and other staff meetings
  • Opportunity to take the lead on a summer-long project

Qualified candidates will demonstrate:

  • Some university-level education (e.g. one or more years of undergraduate or graduate-level coursework)
  • Proven interest in foreign policy (e.g. coursework, extracurricular involvement, employment)
  • Enthusiasm for fp21’s mission
  • Attention to detail, a positive attitude, and an eagerness to learn
  • Familiarity with Notion, Slack, Google Suite a plus

TO APPLY: Please follow the instructions on our website: Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please indicate the internship track(s)
you are interested in applying for in your application.

The fp21 internship program is designed for students to glean insight and experience in the
activities of a foreign policy think tank. fp21’s mission is to improve the future of U.S. foreign
policy, and nowhere is this more relevant than supporting the next generation of leaders. Interns
will be placed with executive, research, communications, or development teams based on their
interests. We aim to provide young professionals with valuable skills to advance their careers.
The program is tailored to each intern’s interests with the intent of helping them achieve their

fp21 is deeply committed to maintaining a healthy work environment: we prize flexibility,
empowerment, and inclusivity in our work culture. We believe deeply that diverse teams are
effective teams. Applicants from non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

OUR MISSION: fp21 is a new independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) think tank
and policy accelerator dedicated to transforming the processes and institutions of U.S. foreign
policy. Unlike other think tanks that focus on current events, fp21 focuses its work upstream on
improving how policy is made. The cornerstone of fp21’s work is evidence-based foreign policy,
and the team is an exciting mix of current and former public servants, academics, and tech