National Security Network

Fall 2014 Internship Opportunities

We are only accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Communications Internship at this point. Thank you for your interest in the National Security Network and please check back for updated information on the Winter/Spring 2015 internships. 

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.

NSN internships include (see further details below):

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

Further details on the specific internships are listed below.

NSN offers internships during three periods:

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

The following are the suggested deadlines:

  • Winter/Spring 2015: December 2014
  • Summer 2015: April 2015

To apply for the fall 2014 internship with the National Security Network, please submit the following materials to Katie McBee at by Friday, August 15, 2014. The subject line should include your name and the 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)

The suggested deadline for the fall 2014 internship class is Friday, August 15, 2014. 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

Communications Internship

The internship provides a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in the fields of communication, journalism, and the media.

Development & Fundraising Internship

We are seeking a Development/Fundraising Intern to work closely with the Director of Development and Outreach of a progressive national security and foreign policy think tank.

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.


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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