Intern, World Movement for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the globe. With an annual appropriation from Congress, NED makes more than 2,000 grants to support the projects of nongovernmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 100 countries. Governed by an independent Board of Directors, NED holds a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center). We seek a motivated, energetic, organized, and resourceful Intern who is a mission-oriented team player, and who would be excited to join a growing and fast-paced World Movement for Democracy (WMD), team. This Internship is paid and is based in Washington, D.C.

The World Movement is currently seeking an Intern for Spring 2023. The position is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field. The team seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a strong interest in democracy and works internationally. Energetic, flexible team players who take initiative and who have knowledge of a foreign language (Arabic, French, Russian, or Spanish preferred) and overseas experience are encouraged to apply.

All internships are posted until filled. Anticipated Start Date: o/a Jan 19, 2023. Full details HERE.


Clements Center for National Security, 2023 Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Applications 

The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking applications from recent PhD recipients for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and from current PhD candidates for its Predoctoral Fellowship Program.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: The Clements Center offers post-doctoral fellowships to recent Ph.D. recipients to live and work in Austin, Texas. Fellows will spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available here at the University of Texas-Austin. The fellowship offers a competitive stipend, full use of UT-Austin facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. details.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: The Clements Center offers pre-doctoral fellowships to advanced PhD students to live and work in Austin, Texas. Fellows will spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available here at the University of Texas-Austin. The fellowship offers a competitive stipend, full use of UT-Austin facilities, and office space at the Clements Center.

Applications are due January 27, 2023. Full details HERE

Senior Research Specialist; Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Science & Global Security

Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security (SGS), based in the School of Public and International Affairs, is seeking applicants for two Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowships in Science & Global Security starting in the Fall of 2022 and no later than January 16, 2023. Fellows are hired as senior research specialists on a full-time, benefits-eligible basis for 12 months, with the possibility of extension for an additional year.

This new fellowship program provides an opportunity for recent graduates, class of 2020 or after, to gain research training, mentoring and career development opportunities in the study of nuclear arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament that will prepare them for applications to PhD study in the Sciences, Engineering, or Public Affairs with a focus on global peace and security-related issues. It is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Members of groups who contribute to Princeton University’s diversity—including members of groups that have been historically and are presently underrepresented in the United States (e.g., racial and ethnic minorities, individuals from first generation/low-income backgrounds, etc.) and those who have made active contributions to enhancing access, diversity, and inclusion in the sponsoring departments field—are especially encouraged to apply.

For full details click HERE

America in the World Consortium Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The America in the World Consortium (AWC) is a dynamic partnership of universities seeking to create a more vibrant debate among policy-interested scholars about America’s role in the world. We are committed to preparing the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and advance American national interests abroad. AWC prioritizes an intellectually diverse research community and supports fellows across a variety of disciplines. AWC seeks Postdoctoral Fellows for in-residence positions beginning in August 2023. Applicants will be considered for up to five (5) fellowship positions for up to two (2) years in residence at one of the three partner institutions:

• Duke University, American Grand Strategy (AGS) Program
• Johns Hopkins University, Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at SAIS
• University of Texas at Austin, Clements Center for National Security

Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend of $70,000, access to benefits and full use of campus facilities, in addition to other university-specific benefits. The fellowship position will provide funding for a minimum of 12 months and up to 24 months. Fellows will also be given a research fund of $7,500 to cover relocation expenses and legitimate research-related expenses, as needed.

Applicants are required to have received a Ph.D. by August 1, 2023 in a related field, such as political science, public policy, or history. Applications open on Monday, October 17, 2022 and are due no later than Tuesday, January 3, 2023 (11:59 p.m. EST). For full details click HERE.  

Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellowship Program

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is pleased to announce the opening of the application process for the Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellows Program in Foreign and Defense Policy studies. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2022. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Two Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Research Fellows will be selected for two-year terms in AEI’s Foreign and Defense Policy department. Guided by the belief that American liberties are best preserved by a robust national defense and US global leadership, these fellows will conduct in-depth research to produce policy recommendations intended to enhance American security and interests.

Fellows will have the opportunity to work alongside senior resident scholars in AEI’s Foreign and Defense Policy department. Additionally, AEI will assist fellows in developing and disseminating their research by providing the support and training needed to publish serious longer works, place their work in the nation’s most-read publications, brief policymakers, and host public and private events at the Institute.

The program is open to exceptional doctoral students who have finished their coursework and whose thesis work is in an area of interest and relevance to AEI’s Foreign and Defense Policy scholars, young scholars who have finished their PhD dissertation and are looking for an opportunity to deepen and expand on their work, and junior faculty who seek to apply their scholarly interests to the public policy realm.

Qualified applicants should apply at www.aei.org/jobs with a resume and 1,000-word statement addressing academic interests, how this fellowship will enhance their professional goals, and which scholars they would like to work with in AEI’s Foreign and Defense Policy department.

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

The Council on Foreign Relations is accepting applications for the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship. Nuclear security is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. The spread of nuclear weapons to unstable and hostile states, the risk of conflict between nuclear-armed nations, and the potential for terrorist groups to acquire nuclear arms all demand new thinking and creative policy solutions. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend twelve months at CFR’s offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. While in residence full time at CFR, selected fellows will be expected to lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy-relevant document. The fellows will also be mentored by the fellows of CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program.  Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens; Applicants must possess a strong record of professional achievement; Applicants must be postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty in a tenure-track position at a recognized university; Junior faculty at law schools or with a law degree as their terminal degree are also eligible. Deadline for applications is 15 December. Apply HERE

CEPA Internship

CEPA seeks qualified and motivated undergraduate students (in their junior or senior year), recent grads, and graduate students to participate in any of our six internship programs offered during the Spring, Summer, and Fall virtually or in-person in its Washington, DC office. Interns provide vital research and logistical support to their programs. Through CEPA internships, participants will gain valuable skills, knowledge, experience, and connections in the transatlantic community. CEPA offers internships in the following programming areas: Democratic Resilience, Digital Innovation Initiative, Transatlantic Defense and Security, Communications and Events, Business Development, and Executive Office. This is an unpaid position. For full details click HERE. Application deadlines:   Summer '23 Semester - April 1, Fall '23 Semester - July 15.

Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project Foundation

The JDCRP Foundation is seeking to fill three positions as of September 1, 2022, for the next phase of the Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project (JDCRP) Foundation’s development of a central digital platform: Academic Director, Research and Documentation Officer, and IT / Data Officer. The project is a continuation of the JDCRP’s initial pilot project, with co-funding by the European Union. The Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project Foundation, founded in 2019 by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and the Commission for Art Recovery (CAR), is based in Berlin, Germany. The JDCRP is the only Jewish-based foundation dedicated to building a comprehensive central open-source platform for archival source material, research, and education on the cultural plunder conducted during the National Socialist regime. Full details HERE.  

Internships with the Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) focuses on bringing foresight to the frontier, exploring emerging technologies through vital conversations that are not just for scientists. Internships with STIP are designed to provide the opportunity for practical experience in public policy, science and technology, and scholarship. STIP interns gain valuable experience in working directly on leading policy concerns. This can be through contributing to or conducting independent research, direct engagement with policy leaders, and collaboration with international governmental bodies. As part of the internship, we also have unique hands-on experiences for interns interested in applying science and technology practices to public policy, such as through our Serious Games Initiative and THING Tank. Application deadline for Summer: Extended to April 15, 2023. Full details HERE.

Student Opportunity: 

The Literacy Lab is hiring for the 2022-2023 program year beginning in August 2022. The Literacy Lab is a DC-based non-profit that places full-time tutors in historically underserved schools to provide individualized reading instruction to students in pre-k through 3rd grade. Our AmeriCorps tutors spend 10 months doing paid tutoring while receiving robust and ongoing professional development. Previous experience tutoring is not required because all tutors receive on-the-job training. You can watch this video for more information on how to get started on the application process. You can watch this video to hear more about the tutor experience from a former Literacy Lab tutor. Click HERE to apply.


CGS Fellowships: Albritton Center for Grand Strategy

The Albritton Center for Grand Strategy at the Bush School is inviting applications to its residential fellowship program for the 2022-2023 academic year. The program will support one post-doctoral fellow for the coming year. More information, including how to apply, can be found here. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

American University's Women in Cybersecurity Club

AU's School of International Service has opened a new student club, Women in Cybersecurity. This club is open to any and all graduate female cyber students and graduate student allies within cybersecurity. Click here for more info.

Call for Manuscripts - The Association of the United States Army (AUSA)

Submissions must be unpublished (in print or online) and will be reviewed by an editorial board and selected for publication based on overall quality, scholarship and significance of the subject matter. Membership in AUSA, while always encouraged, is not a requirement for participation. submitted via e-mail to Nzinga A. Curry, Director, Education & Programs, at ncurry@ausa.org.

Land Warfare Papers

This program is an outlet for research on defense and national security issues that will serve to inform and influence opinion on defense matters. Participation is not limited to AUSA members or servicemembers. Submissions should be in the range of 5,000 to 10,000 words and any accompanying graphics must be reproducible in black and white. A one-page synopsis of the paper and a brief biography of the author must accompany the manuscript.  Papers are reviewed by an editorial board for overall quality, scholarship and the significance of the subject matter.

Landpower Essays

This series is designed to provide an outlet for original, unpublished essays on topics that will stimulate professional discussion and further public understanding of the landpower aspects of national security. Essays should not exceed 5,000 words. Examples of these papers can be found HERE.

Atlantic Council, Internships:  

More details here.

Center for Democracy & Technology:  

More details here.