Internship Program

Truman Center for National Policy is looking for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to serve as undergraduate and graduate fellows who will support our work in national security and foreign policy. This is a unique opportunity to support a dynamic organization, gain valuable experience on a range of issues and non-profit management, and learn from experts in the fields of national security and foreign policy. 

Junior fellows will work on pressing matters including climate security, nuclear non-proliferation, and a host of other issues. The fellow may also have the opportunity to support our development team as well as our membership team which works with our 1900+ member strong network of dedicated national security and foreign policy professionals.

We are looking for dynamic individuals, with interest or background in international affairs, and a willingness to learn and do substantive work. Experience with non-profits, policy, research, and event planning is helpful. Applicants should have strong writing skills and be well organized. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential and the ability to work independently is critical. 

During this unpredictable time, flexibility will be key to making an internship successful. 


  • Applicants may be undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students who share our community's common values.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic, all positions will be virtual.
  • Veterans, current ROTC participants, and members of military families are encouraged to apply.


Please send your materials to

 Be sure to include:

  • Subject line: Fellow Application, Last name, first initial, desired term & year (Ex: "Hurley, R., fall 2020")
  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressed to Julia Burnell
  • Estimated availability (start and end dates and days of the week)
  • Writing sample (6 page max).

Please understand that the high volume of applications may prevent us from responding individually to your application.