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. 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.
As part of the internship program, Institute staff will mentor interns and introduce them to international policymakers in Washington, DC. Additionally, interns will take part in weekly activities in the DC area, including foreign policy debates, Congressional hearings, and the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art Decision Theater for simulations, modeling, war games and independent projects.