The INSS internship program provides students from across the United States the opportunity to work with leading voices in national security scholarship on a variety of research topics, both regional and thematic. These subject study areas include Future Strategic Concepts and Technologies, Eurasia, Western Hemisphere, East Asia, Middle East, National Security Reform, WMD, NATO-Europe, and Energy Security.
INSS interns have the opportunity to participate in real-time work for the Department of Defense, assist in research for publications, and work closely with a Senior Fellow who is a subject matter expert in his or her field. Interns may also have the opportunity to meet government and defense officials, attend congressional hearings, or participate in symposia hosted by the National Defense University or the Institute. See below for key dates and how to apply.
*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our in-person internship activity has been curtailed. We have temporarily moved to a virtual internship experience. Each semester program is subject to reevaluation as conditions change.