Reestablishing the Bipartisan Center in American Foreign Policy

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is a nonprofit founded by former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton and U.S. Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship on today’s critical national security and foreign policy challenges.

We believe that the United States is being ill-served by the growing partisan divide surrounding its national security and foreign policy. Although partisan rancor has traditionally stopped “at the water’s edge,” this tradition of bipartisan cooperation has eroded significantly in recent years in negative and harmful ways.

Policy differences must always be debated, but growing partisan bitterness dangerously interferes with substantive discussion of our national security and foreign policy. The Partnership for a Secure America is a not-for-profit organization created to address this growing problem and help foster bipartisan, consensus driven, national solutions to the major national security and foreign policy challenges facing our country.

Partnership for a Secure America’s goals are:

  • To heighten public awareness of and support for a bipartisan national security and foreign policy;
  • To bring leading Democrats and Republicans together to seek common ground in national security and foreign policy; and
  • To develop and seek bipartisan consensus on a series of national security and foreign policy issues

To Achieve these ends, PSA:

  • Works to build coalitions to support recreating the bipartisan center in American national security and foreign policy;
  • Organizes national events including conferences, and speaker series, and policy salons to support the bipartisan center in American national security and foreign policy.





Partnership for a Secure America is an equal opportunity employer. PSA does not discriminate based 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.

National Security Internship at Partnership for a Secure America

*This job opening is for a semester-long unpaid internship *

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Research key foreign policy and national security challenges to inform future bipartisan policy statements and educational briefings on these issues;
  • Research legislation, Committee proceedings, and positions of key foreign policy/national security leaders in Congress;
  • Help identify and research other timely issues and policy figures for Capitol Hill educational briefings;
  • Prepare materials in preparation for PSA programs and events
  • Maintain, cultivate, and track PSA’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and Advisory Board activities
  • Assist PSA staff with events logistics for briefings and roundtables with high-level Congressional Staff
  • Attend and report on relevant events, hearings, and policy developments;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Event experience
  • Photography or video editing experience
  • IT, website content management, or Graphic Design experience
  • Experience crafting and implementing a communications strategy for policy work

Time Commitment:

  • Must be able to work at 3-4 days a week from early January – late April 2020
  • We prioritize candidates who can flexibly accommodate evening events

Knowledge, Education, and Experience:

  • Must be at least a college junior, graduate student, or a recent graduate
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited institution or equivalent
  • Interest in research, media communications, and congressional engagement
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently

Interested Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to vacancy@psaonline.org with the subject line “Last Name – Spring 2020 Internship

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