The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences


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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Think Tank: Defense, International Relations, Economics, Health Care, Technology, Culture, and Law

Start Date: Summer 2019

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Rolling basis until May 1, 2019

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Brief Description of the organization:

Founded in 1961 by strategist Herman Kahn, Hudson Institute challenges conventional thinking and helps manage strategic transitions to the future through interdisciplinary studies in defense, international relations, economics, health care, technology, culture, and law. Hudson seeks to guide public policy makers and global leaders in government and business through a vigorous program of publications, conferences, policy briefings, and recommendations.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Hudson Institute seeks interns to support our scholars’ work on national security and international affairs issues. If selected, you will work with a specific scholar one-on-one during the Summer 2019 Semester. In addition to being exposed to critical issues in these fields, interns will spend significant time discussing these issues with their scholar. Onsite interns also attend weekly educational events featuring experts from Hudson Institute and across Washington, DC.

Note in the message box on the application page if you have particular interest or a background in any or all of the following areas.

  • China & East Asia
  • South China Sea
  • Middle East
  • US-Israeli relations
  • General International Affairs

In addition to having a strong interest in this subject area, applicants should be rigorous researchers, creative analysts, and clear and concise communicators. More important than a comprehensive knowledge of any particular topic is an enthusiasm to learn and a willingness to work hard. Dependability and attention to detail are essential. Interns may work both independently and as members of a team.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit a one-page résumé, a one-page cover letter, and a brief writing sample. Please submit these items as a single attachment.

Use the message box on the application page to note your areas of interest, your foreign language abilities, and your weekly availability.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until May 1, 2019. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we can only contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview.

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This is an unpaid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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