Women for Women

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 478,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict.  Women for Women has several internships available. Please check them out here.

Amnesty International - Foundation Research Internship

AIUSA seeks a Foundation Research Intern interested in gaining hands on experience with prospect research while contributing to the human rights movement. This intern will work closely with the Foundations Specialist, and will:

  • Learn to use AIUSA’s database, ROI
  • Assist in researching past donors and prospects
  • Help assess prospective funders
  • Assist in organizing and interpreting funder data
  • Help develop an engagement plan for prospective and lapsed institutional donors

For additional information, go here.

Brookings Institution - Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will provide support and coordination, writing and research support, and event coordination to the Global Economy and Development program (Global) development team. The Development Coordinator will also assist with the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of supporters, in addition to assisting with all aspects of administration and communication between Global and the central development office (DEV). For more information, go here.

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Please check the CSIS website for several job positions that might be of interest to you. Please go here for more information.

Center for American Progress, Managing Director, National Security and International Policy

The National Security and International Policy (NSIP) program at American Progress is devoted to generating pragmatic and progressive policy ideas to advance U.S. national security. Our work focuses on several priority research areas, including the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Latin America; defense, liberty, and security; and sustainable security strategy and development. The Managing Director for National Security and International Policy will assist the Vice President in leading a dynamic team to develop an affirmative national security and international policy agenda. For more information, to here

Arms Control Association Research Assistant

The non-partisan, nonprofit Arms Control Association is seeking a full-time research assistant on nuclear policy and arms control issues.. She/he will be responsible for assisting senior policy staff with research and analysis, researching and updating the Arms Control Association’s online information and public education resources, reporting for the organization’s monthly journal Arms Control Today, and planning workshops and meetings on priority issues, including nuclear weapons policy and disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation. For more information, go here

Center for strategic & international studies (csis) Global Food Security Project Fellow

The Global Food Security Project aims to enrich the level of dialogue surrounding challenges to global food security and help develop both the policy solutions and political will to address them. CSIS seeks a highly motivated Fellow to join our small team in mid-July or later. Responsibilities include drafting and finalizing short, medium, and full-length pieces of policy analysis, qualitative data analysis, and international travel to conduct field research. The Fellow is expected to help shape a broad research agenda in accord with the overall approach of the project, and to maintain a high level of scholarship in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Work includes synthesizing large amounts of information and tailoring messages to different audiences, including policy makers, international donors, and the advocacy community. The Fellow will work on several projects simultaneously, in addition to responding to daily demands. For more information, go here


This is the firm’s entry-level position for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) practice. The Associate will support practice leads and other senior staff with scheduling, team operations, editing and archiving client deliverables, and other duties that support the team’s client service and internal functioning.  This job exposes the Associate to the details of ASG business and client work, allowing them to begin/continue to develop geopolitical, regional, and sector/industry expertise.  For more information, go here

Robert Frederick Smith Internship and Fellowship Program

The Robert Frederick Smith Internship seeks to build a professional pipeline for historically underrepresented individuals to grow successful careers in the cultural sector. Applications for fall internships are due by July 15, 2018. You can get more information here.

Center for Reproductive Rights

For 25 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill. The Center has several employment opportunities. For more information, go here

National Resources Defense Council Nuclear Fellowship

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of more than 3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 600 lawyers, scientists and other professionals to fight for the planet and its people in the halls of Congress, communities across the country, and nations around the globe.  NRDC is seeking a two-year research fellow to work with the Nuclear team within the Climate and Clean Energy Program in our Washington, DC office. The NRDC Nuclear team focuses on environmental and public health impacts of nuclear energy, which includes nuclear reactor safety, spent nuclear fuel, radiation in the environment, nuclear security and the proliferation of nuclear weapons.  For more information, go here.

Stanley Foundation, Policy Program Associate, Nuclear Policy

The Stanley Foundation seeks a program associate to join its Policy Programming Department to contribute energy, creativity, and analytical skill to the design and implementation of innovative programming on technology and nuclear policy. The Stanley Foundation’s nuclear policy programming currently focuses on the disruptive effects of emerging technologies on nuclear deterrence, disarmament, and nonproliferation. For more information, please go here.

The Stimson Center is looking for a Director of the South Asia program

The ideal candidate will have substantive expertise on regional security, including nuclear issues.  Simson seeks someone with outstanding analytical and writing skills, strong communication and public affairs skills, a publication record of note, and experience with programmatic, staff management, and budgeting. The individual we seek must have visited the region frequently and have the ability to work well with key programming audiences in the United States, India and Pakistan. For more information, go here


n International Cooperation field, constant training is a MUST. To Improve continuously your knowledge, your methodology and approach to the new issues of contemporary era you dispose of different FREE and really professional platform. One of that is the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). For more information on these courses offered, please go here.

Foreign Policy 4 America is hiring!


The Political Director will lead Foreign Policy for America’s efforts to engage and communicate with candidates for federal office and will administer the organization’s political action committee. The Political Director will liaise with political campaigns, coordinate closely with allied organizations, manage our PAC budget, and mobilize and grow our base of members who contribute financially to endorsed candidates. The Political Director will report to the Executive Director.  For more information go here.


The Advocacy Director will lead Foreign Policy for America’s efforts to engage and motivate grassroots supporters and amplify their voices with members of Congress. The Advocacy Director will grow our national network of supporters through digital campaigns and other initiatives, coordinate closely with advocacy partners to develop and jointly address our agenda, and design and implement grassroots campaigns that highlight our community’s voice in Washington. The Advocacy Director will report to the Executive Director. For more information, go here.

Foreign Policy for America is a nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. We are building a diverse and active network of Americans who are committed to defending diplomacy and standing up for principled American engagement in the world. Our connected political action committee, the Foreign Policy for America Action Network, works to elect members of Congress who champion strong, principled American foreign policy.

National Security Action Communications Associate

National Security Action is seeking a communications associate. Responsibilities include the following: 

• Work with National Security Action leadership to identify and execute against dynamic communications needs, including day-to-day media issues as well as longer-term messaging priorities. • Executing communications and messaging tasks to amplify the work of the organization, key policy messages, opposition purposes, or in response to breaking news. • Design communications strategies around upcoming events and/or thematic foreign policy issues. • Engage with reporters and producers on both policy and organizational issues. • Work with members of the organization’s Advisory Council and Network on initiatives in regional media markets, including op-eds and local interviews. • Assist team in a start-up environment, including with media monitoring and administrative tasks.  • Assist the organization’s political and legislative teams on an as-needed basis.

Application instructions: Please send a resume and cover letter to resumes.natsecaction@gmail.com. Please include “Communications Associate” in the subjectline. National Security Action is committed to economic and social justice and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on National Security Action, please go here.


Barbaricum Program Analyst Position (Clearance required)

Barbaricum supports government clients with Integrated Communications, Mission Support, Research and Analysis, Cyber Security/Intelligence, and Technology-Enabled services. Barbaricum seeks a cleared Program Analyst to provide support to an active contract providing services to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Threat Reduction and Arms Control (DASD TRAC). This individual will be responsible for program analysis and documentation, project planning and scheduling, finance and accounting, risk analysis, technology planning, process improvement, and/or cost estimation. For more information, go here.

Temporary position at the The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS)

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) needs support during the search and hiring phase of a new Program Associate. It could potentially turn into a permanent position for the right person. Please go here for more information. 

UNA-USA Leadership Summit and Day on the Hill

The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) is hosting its 2018 Leadership Summit on June 10-12, in Washington, DC. UNA-USA is the largest network of advocates and supporters of the UN and hosts the Leadership Summit for its members on an annual basis. You’ll receive intensive advocacy training, meet high level officials from the U.S. government and the United Nations, and lobby on Capitol Hill to encourage Congressional members to fully fund the vital work of the UN. You can register for the event here

Fellowship ProgramME for People of African Descent

The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries. For more information, please go here.

Policy Advisor at Third Way

"Third Way is a national think tank that champions modern center-left ideas. Our agenda is built on the bedrock belief that for political movements to succeed in our political system, they must relentlessly reimagine their policies, strategies, and coalitions. We are fighting for opportunity, so everyone has the chance to earn a good life; progress on social issues, so all have the freedom to live the lives they choose; and security, so we are protected from the global threats of the 21st century." For information on the position of policy advisor and other positions, please go here

Opportunities at The Federation of American Scientists

FAS is seeking a research assistant for the Nuclear Information Project to help us continue to create the best non-classified estimates of the nuclear arsenals of the world’s nine nuclear-armed states. For more information, go here

Open positions at the Congressional Research Service (CRS)

There are new research analyst opportunities with the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) of the  Congressional Research Service (CRS). CRS Works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate.  FDT positions to be filled include: Analyst in Foreign Affairs (GR); Analyst in African Affairs (GR); Analyst in  International Trade (GR); Analyst in U.S Strategy and International Security (will be posted in the coming weeks); and Analyst in Defense Resources (will be posted in the coming weeks). (GR) -  positions open only to students currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from (between May 2017 and August 2018) an advanced degree program. 

For more information about CRS and the positions posted thus far or to subscribe to e-mail alerts for future opening, please go to www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School

The Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) in the School of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer / Lecturer as the Defense Governance and Management Team (DGMT) Asia Pacific Regional Program Lead. It is seeking candidates with expertise in defense institution building, security cooperation, the political-military dynamics of the Asia Pacific region, and experience working with country teams and partner-nations in a consultative type environment. For more information, go here

Octant Associates Position

Senior Subject Matter Expert. Full time position supporting the Cooperative Threat Reduction program. Position located in Lorton, VA with weekly/daily travel to Fort Belvoir. Candidate must have own transportation.

Requirements: SECRET clearance eligibility; Law Degree or Masters in related a related discipline, eg. International Regulatory discipline, science, other; More than 10 years’ experience in a professional capacity, preferably supporting government or international clients; Excellent writer, researcher;  Able to present to senior level officials, problem solve, provide solidly written and researched projects. If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to Tami Stukey at Octant Associates.  TStukey@octantassociates.com

Smoot Tewes Group Openings

STG brings together a unique team of seasoned political and public affairs professionals who have operated at the top levels of politics and government. It builds campaigns for its clients and puts together complete programs designed to do one thing: win.  Please go here to see current openings for internships and other positions.

Spotify Sound Up Bootcamp

Spotify is launching the Sound Up Bootcamp, a weeklong intensive program for aspiring female podcasters of color. Over the course of five days in New York City, ten hand-selected attendees will learn about the art of podcast creation, from initial ideation to editing, producing, and marketing from experts in the field. On the final day, attendees will have the chance to pitch their podcast ideas to a panel of experts and professionals -- and the top three pitches will have the pilot process funded, up to $10,000. All expenses for the week will be paid by Spotify. For more information, go here.


The Perry House at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a Program Manager who will utilize her/his expertise and networks related to refugees, urbanization, migration, and demography to identify prospective Visiting Fellows and Scholars and will manage the related outreach, visit planning, and output. The Program Manager will also produce presentation and development materials and participate in the grant writing process for thematic area, as needed. For more information, please go here.

The Stanley Foundation Program Associate Position

The Stanley Foundation is looking for early career candidates with a background in journalism or media for a new program associate position. The chosen candidate will work as part of a team focused on the foundation’s media programming. Our media programming includes workshops, story labs, trainings, briefings, forums, reporting projects, and fellowships for journalists and other media practitioners, as well as engaging members of the media at policy-oriented events. It is designed to promote quality, in-depth, and timely reporting related to the foundation’s defined policy and strategic goals. For more information, to here.

Bringing the World to Penn: The International Visitors Grant Program

Perry World House (PWH) expands and deepens Penn’s connections with international policy and thought leaders around the world by providing a platform, audience, and academic environment for them to share their expertise, generate new ideas, and broaden their work. To that end, Perry World House welcomes the Penn community — faculty, research centers, institutes, programs, students, and student groups —to apply for funding of up to $2,500 to bring an international policy visitor to Penn from abroad. With this grant program, PWH hopes to foster greater exposure of Penn students and faculty to interdisciplinary international research and policy engagement, as well as to identify speakers who embody the PWH mission of bridging research and policy. For more information, go here

Lia Miller, State Department Foreign Service Officer, explains 6 Ways to Sharpen Your Professional Skills

We are all professionals and we all have jobs to do, but do you ever feel like you are getting stale or that your skills “ain’t what they used to be”?  Do you find yourself in a professional rut or do you feel like you don’t have the requisite skill set to change positions or move up in your job should you want to? If you feel this way or even if you don’t and just want a change of pace, here are six ways to sharpen your professional skills.

African American Women's Resource Center's Septima Clark Oratory Contest

The Mercedes Parra Foundation is pleased to sponsor the upcoming African American Women's Resource Center’s Septima Clark Oratory Contest. The purpose of this program is to promote and encourage teenage girls to empower themselves through effective and convincing speeches on issues that affect them and their communities.  For more information, go here.

Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Fellow

Position: Inclusion and Diversity Fellow
Due: April 13

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) seeks a Diversity and Inclusion Fellow for May - August 2018. The position may be extended into Fall 2018 if mutually agreeable. Working with APSIA staff, fellows will assist in APSIA’s outreach to communities traditionally underrepresented in the field of international affairs. In 2018, APSIA will particularly focus on multicultural communities within a US context. To learn more and apply, go here.

Internships at the OPCW

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) internship program is aimed at motivated applicants with an interest in gaining experience in international organisations. The programme provides work placements at the OPCW for a period of normally between three and six months. Working within the OPCW as an intern provides valuable experience of a multi-cultural working environment and enables familiarisation with the operational procedures of decision-making at an international level. Internship applications will be accepted in September and March (normally as of the 1st). For more information, go here.

Internships at the Center for International Policy

Applicants for internships should submit application materials for any of the internships listed below at any time. We begin reviewing applications in November for the spring semester (January-May), in March for the summer semester (May-August), and in June for the fall semester (August-December) and continue on a rolling basis. Start dates, end dates, and weekly schedules are flexible. For more information, go here.

International Law Seminar in Geneva, Switzerland

UNOG organized the very first International Law Seminar (ILS) in 1965, in connection with the annual session of the International Law Commission (ILC), for a duration of three weeks.

The Seminar takes place on an annual basis and is designed for postgraduate students in international law, young scholars, government officials as well as young lawyers in the field of international law, to widen their knowledge of both the work of the International Law Commission and of the codification and progressive development of international law. It also provides an opportunity for lawyers coming from different legal systems and cultures to exchange views regarding items on the agenda of the Commission. More information can be found here.

Research Fellow Kings College

The Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) in the Department of War Studies has a strong national and international track record for research. CSSS engages in debates about current issues and the challenges that arise through a team of leading researchers in the field of Science and Security. Within the Centre, staff have diverse interests including, non-proliferation, nuclear security, disarmament, and nuclear & cyber terrorism. More information can be found here.

B.A. Rudolph Foundation Scholarship for Women Taking Unpaid Internships

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation champions the educational and professional development of women for whom a small amount of support could make a significant difference. The B.A. Rudolph Foundation offers scholarships for women seeking unpaid internships in public service and the sciences, as well as a mentorship program and networking opportunities. The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is committed to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly dedicated to reaching and supporting a broad spectrum of qualified women who have diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives.

The Graduate Public Service Scholarship supports female graduate students who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Internships in Maryland and Virginia qualify, as long as they are near Washington, D.C. Applicants must be current graduate students (Masters, PhD, Juris Doctorate, etc.) or have recently completed their degree (graduated no more than 10 months from the application deadline). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met. We anticipate accepting four applicants each year as scholarship recipients, or “scholars.” This number may be adjusted according to the volume of applications received. 

Scholarship applications are due by:  March 28 for graduate public service applicants; April 4 for STEM applicants;  April 11 for undergraduate public service applicants.

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is committed to the principles of diversity and equity. In that spirit, they are particularly dedicated to reaching applicants from a broad spectrum of qualified people. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

For more information, see here.

Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) seeks an intern to work in our Washington, DC office. If you or someone you know is interested in the position, please submit applications by April 1, 2018.

About the Organization:

Through grassroots organizing and political advocacy, WAND works to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in national security, pushes for women’s engagement in domestic and international politics, and advocates for reduced military spending and increased diplomatic resolutions to conflict–so we currently have a lot on our plate! The organization works to ensure that women are at the tables of power where decisions are made about peace and security. We recognize the unique role that women play in ending conflict, and WAND is active in providing the skills, education, and opportunities that empower women to take action for global change. WAND has offices in Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA.

Intern's Duties and Responsibilities:

The intern will be supporting Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL) and Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) programmatic work on nuclear weapons policy, defense legislation, as well as other administrative tasks. Internship experiences are designed to meet the organization's needs at the time while lifting up the strengths of each individual. This organization is made up of quick-thinking and outgoing women who are dedicated to raising awareness and advocating for change in the nuclear and defense spending domains.

Tasks may include any of the following:

  • Writing blog posts and crafting social media content
  • Conducting research on issues relevant to WiLL and WAND
  • Managing databases and administrative accounts
  • Attending webinars hosted by WAND and other partner organizations
  • Assisting staff members with individual project management tasks

Desired qualifications are outlined below, but most important are a collaborative attitude, creativity, and the ability to work well without much supervision. 

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Strong research, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative
  • Interest in women’s political leadership, security and defense issues, peace advocacy, politics, and the legislative process
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Video editing and other media skills a plus
  • Experience on the Hill a plus

This internship is paid an hourly rate, start and end dates are flexible. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Sara Boutrs at sboutrs@wand.org by April 1, 2018

CSIS Internship Opportunities

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is hiring interns to start ASAP for the following two programs:

Smart Women Smart Power

  • Director: Beverly Kirk
  • Primary Duties: Event management, social media outreach, administrative assistance
  • Application: Resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to bkirk@csis.org

Missile Defense Project

Research Associate at National Security Action

A new organization focused on coordinating national security messaging across Democratic and progressive communities is seeking a Research Associate (RA).  The RA will be counted on to provide timely and comprehensive research and analysis on an array of foreign policy, national security, and related political issues. The ability to write clearly and concisely is also a must for this position. 

The duties and role of the RA will be: 

• Work with leadership  to identify and execute against medium- and long-term research needs • Be responsible for proposing, coordinating, and executing research tasks to amplify the work of the organization, key policy messages, opposition purposes, or in response to breaking news • Distill research into short memos for leadership and/or messaging vehicles appropriate for public distribution • Assist team in a start-up environment, including with media monitoring and administrative tasks. 


• At least two years of experience, preferably with responsibility for research and writing • Experience writing internal memos as well as messaging content for different platform • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail • Well honed communication skills • Proven analytic skills and capabilities • Ability to work under deadline pressure • Ability to manage multiple projects • Passionate about foreign policy and national security • Passionate about advocating for a progressive national security agenda • Ability and desire to be a team-player within a lean and fast-paced environment.

The RA will be expected to be a self-starting team player who helps execute and also has the confidence to bring new ideas to the table. The organization is prioritizing passion, drive, and intellect over on-paper experience for this position and will review candidates accordingly. 

Interested candidates should contact National Security Action a info@nationalsecurityaction.org, with the subject line: Research Associate Candidate.  

YPFP is proud to announce the recruitment process to select the team that will represent the United States at this year’s Y7 Summit in Ottawa, Canada.

The Y7 is a leadership summit that convenes young professionals from G7 countries for one week each year to develop policy solutions to current global challenges. For more information, go here

Albright Stonebridge Group

The Albright Stonebridge Group has positions open including: Director of their Africa program, an internship and a summer associate position. Please go here for more information. 

Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization Recruitment

If you’re a senior professional female interested in exploring a career with CTBTO, join their event and speak 1-2-1 with their recruiters online on Tuesday 1 March 2018 - register here

U.S. Department of State Consular Fellows Program

The Consular Fellows Program offers candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, utilize their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills and experience that will serve them well in follow-on professions. For more information, go here. 

Intern at the Urban League

The National Urban League is taking applications for its summer internship. Please go here for additional information. 

Peace and Security Funders Group Summer Fellowship 2018

The PSFG has a fellowship opening for the Summer 2018. It is a ten-week part-time paid position. To apply, please go here.

Apply to the 2018 New Leadership New York Summer Institute

New Leaders will take part in training sessions, experiential workshops and fieldtrips to help them explore and develop their own leadership capacity. Students will receive an introduction to the women's rights movement, politics and policymaking. For more information, please go here.

Deputy Director, Policy Planning

The UN Foundation is hiring a Director of Policy Planning. For more information please go here.

Deputy Director, Institute for Policy Studies

The Institute for Policy Studies is seeking a Deputy Director. For more information, please go here

World Nuclear Association

The most prestigious career development program for future nuclear leaders - the WNU Summer Institute 2018, taking place from 26 June to 3 August, in Busan and Gyeongju, South Korea. Go here for more information.

4th African Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity

The 4th African Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity will take place at Freetown, Sierra Leone on September 26 - 28, 2018. There is now an open call for abstracts. You can get more information here.