Summer Foreign Affairs Interns

PSA is now accepting applications for unpaid interns to assist PSA staff for Summer 2014.

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is currently seeking interns starting June through August 2014. PSA is a nonprofit founded by former US Representative Lee Hamilton and former US Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship on today’s national security and foreign policy challenges. Leveraging the leadership of its distinguished Advisory Board, PSA has unique credibility and access to forge common ground and fashion thoughtful, fact-based policy that promotes America’s national interests. PSA works on a broad range of key policy issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, conflict resolution and prevention, climate security, energy and geopolitics, bilateral relationships, international organizations and more.

Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a close team environment and gain first-hand exposure to and knowledge of the DC political and policy establishments. In addition, interns will leave PSA with practical experience in the day-to-day running of a nonprofit organization.

Intern Responsibilities:

· Research future bipartisan policy statements on key foreign policy and national security challenges;

· Help draft organizational newsletters, press releases, event invitations, talking points and other materials supporting PSA initiatives;

· Work with the media to promote coverage of PSA’s activities; track media references and coverage;

· Help plan, organize and run events promoting PSA statements and other projects;

· Assist with the PSA Congressional staff program;

· Attend and report on other relevant events in the DC area;

· Help manage the organization’s online presence and advocacy tools; including PSA's website, blog, Facebook and Twitter;

· Contribute to PSA’s blog on national security and foreign policy issues, “Across the Aisle.”


The ideal candidate will be a bright, highly-motivated individual with a strong academic background, a demonstrated passion for U.S. foreign policy and national security issues, and a keen interest in Capitol Hill. In addition, candidates should have the following background and qualities:

· Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a close-knit team;

· Ability to take on several diverse tasks at once;

· Superior organizational skills;

· Experience with social media, marketing, and web design;

· Demonstrated written and oral communications skills;

· Strong familiarity with current foreign policy and national security issues;

· Interest in learning the Washington policy-making community;

· Strong commitment to PSA’s bipartisan principles;

· A sense of humor

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please email a resume, cover letter, 1 page writing sample and list of 3 references, to

Opening for Scoville Fellow (Ongoing)

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with the Partnership for a Secure America on peace and security issues for six to nine months.  Details on eligibility and procedures for applying for the Fellowship are available at

PSA is an equal opportunity employer.