Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs, including research, writing, and project development.
International students can apply but must be eligible to work in the United States. CSIS does have internships for non-US citizens, but it does not sponsor visas for these interns.
Is this paid program? Each intern is paid a monthly stipend.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.
In addition, interns will participate in programs offered by the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA), the in-house leadership development program at CSIS. The Academy’s programming supplements the substantive work of CSIS interns with practical discussions on leadership in international affairs and training in key policy skills. Unique among Washington think tanks, AILA helps CSIS to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders.
To be eligible, applicants must meet all the following criteria:
Must be at least a college junior in good standing, an advanced student or a recent graduate.
Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
Must be eligible to work in the United States.
CSIS only accepts applications sent electronically through the online system. To apply for an internship, go to the Employment Listings page.
Application Deadline: Ongoing. CSIS accepts applications on a rolling basis for every position