National Security Network

Summer 2015 Internship Opportunities

We are currently accepting internship applications for the summer 2015 internship period. Candidates will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions (4 positions) are filled. Monday, April 20, 2015 is the suggested deadline.   

The National Security Network (NSN) is an organization dedicated to developing and advancing innovative national security solutions that are both pragmatic and principled.  NSN works with a broad network of foreign policy and national security experts to 1) identify, develop, and synthesize the best policy ideas and solutions; 2) translate those ideas into effective factual and thematic messages that will resonate with a broad audience; and 3) distribute its message to elected officials, progressive political candidates, the media, national security experts, community leaders, and non-governmental organizations.

Current internship openings include (see further details below):

  • Communications Internship
  • Development & Fundraising Internship
  • General Internship
  • Research Internship

NSN offers internships during three periods:

  • Fall: September – December
  • Winter/Spring: January – May
  • Summer: June – August

The following are the suggested deadlines:

  • Summer 2015: April 20, 2015
  • Fall 2015: Mid-July to early-August
  • Winter/Spring 2016: Early-December

To apply for a winter/spring 2015 internship with the National Security Network, please submit the following materials to Katie McBee at by Monday, April, 2015. The subject line should include your name, the internship and internship period for which you are applying.

  • Cover letter, including your availability (hours per week and approximate start and end dates)
  • Resume
  • Short writing sample (2-3 pages)

Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and that we encourage candidates to submit their applications before the suggested deadline. Only those candidates selected for a phone interview will be contacted. Please note that all while all internship positions are unpaid, there is a unique opportunity to attend high-powered national security and networking events on the Hill and throughout Washington.


Communications Internship

The internship provides a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in the fields of communication, journalism, and the media. You will work closely with the Director of Communications.

Development & Fundraising Internship

We are seeking a Development & Fundraising Intern to work closely with the Director of Development and Outreach. This intern will get hands on experience with marketing and outreach in the nonprofit world.

General Internship

The internship provides the unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the operation of a non-profit foreign policy organization at all levels: policy/research, communications, outreach, coalition building, and administration.

Research Internship

The internship provides the unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the research and policy development processes of a non-profit foreign policy organization. This intern will work closely with the policy team.


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Through our partners NSI, we are happy to host Scoville Fellows. The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a salary for college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including the National Security Initiative, on international peace and security issues for six to nine months. For further information, please visit


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