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

Internship Opportunity: Institute for the Study of War (ISW)

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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: Defense (Military)

Start Date: Spring 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

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization. ISW advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. We are committed to improving the nation’s ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives.

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

Current students or recent graduates with an interest in national security are encouraged to apply. Strong candidates will also have a commitment to and interest in ISW’s mission. Specific qualifications vary depending on desired internship.

How to apply:

Go to to find current internship openings

Required documents: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample (no longer than 5 pages; can be an excerpt from a longer paper). Please include your writing sample in the SAME DOCUMENT as your cover letter.

Please only submit one application – if you are interested in multiple positions, please list them in rank order at the top of your cover letter.

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