Stimson Center
  • 18-Jun-2018 to 18-Jul-2018 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Intern - Full Time

Summer 2018 Military Force and Diplomacy Research Internship

The Stimson Center seeks a highly motivated graduate student to assist with the research for a book project on uses of the armed forces in US foreign policy. The intern will contribute primarily to the collection and analysis of open-source data on the use or deployment of military force to achieve discrete political and strategic objectives.

The intern also will have the opportunity to pursue a research agenda, culminating in a presentation and, depending on the individual's analytic aptitude and motivation, the publication of an op-ed.



  • Conduct case research and data entry in support of project objectives;
  • Summarize findings from relevant literature;
  • Assist with media outreach, including mailings and information requests;
  • Assist project staff with proofreading, editing, research, and related tasks.
  • Provide administrative support, including setting up at events and taking good notes.



  • Strong interest in US foreign policy and strategic issues, particularly deterrence and coercive diplomacy.
  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative social science research methods.
  • Demonstrated analytical, research, and writing skills.
  • Familiarity with social-media platforms.
  • The ability to work efficiently and independently while showing initiative.
  • A record of academic excellence


Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (no more than 5 pages) as a single PDF by February 19, 2018.

Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Preference may be given to those available 30+ hours per week for a minimum of 15 weeks. This is an unpaid internship.


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