Internship Opportunity

Development Internship

The Center for Security Policy seeks an intern who is interested in gaining experience in nonprofit research and development. Two of the most popular jobs for new graduates are in sales and research, and this position offers experience in both.  At the same time, you have the opportunity to work for an established nonprofit organization that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.  Preferred candidates will have a commitment to the “peace through strength” philosophy advocated by the Center since it was founded in 1988.

The intern will provide research, analytical, and writing support to the development team. Specific duties will involve:

  • researching prospect giving opportunities – individuals and corporate;
  • researching donor information for accurate record keeping;
  • assisting with data entry;
  • drafting donor communication;
  • assisting with donor events, including our annual Keeper of the Flame and Freedom Flame Award dinners.

The intern should be willing to perform organizational and operational tasks, such as database management and filing.


In addition to having a strong interest in policy-making and think tanks, applicants should have excellent analytical, writing, verbal and research skills. Applicants should also be highly organized, especially at follow-up and prioritization.

Application instructions

Applicants should submit a one-page résumé, a one-page cover letter, and a 2- to 4- page writing sample as a single PDF. Please submit these items as a single attachment.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we can only contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.


Washington, DC


Summer or Fall 2019




Contact Us

Email the development office to apply for this position

Please attach a one-page cover letter, résumé and 2- to 4- page writing sample in the form of a single PDF document.