Internship Program

About the 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 decision-making 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 events 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

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

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

Dates:

FALL 2014:

Application Deadline: CLOSED

Internship Start Date: September 2nd

Internship End Date: December 12th

SPRING 2015:

Application Deadline: November 7th

Internship Start Date: January 5th

Internship End Date: April 17th

SUMMER 2015:

Application Deadline: March 6th

Internship Start Date: May 27th

Internship End Date: August 7th


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.

Current Interns