Limited internship positions are available at SPC. These are programs that allow students to gain practical work experience as well as enhancing their understanding and knowledge about issues.

Interns will work with SPC staff members on substantive issues for one of the following programs: WMD, Terrorism Research Program; Iraqi situation with the focus on terrorism and violence, role of religion, foreign influence, civil society, building the infrastructure; Iran’s nuclear weapons program; and Iran’s internal situation including the internal power struggle, elections, the opposition groups operating inside Iran and abroad; U.S. policy regarding Iran.

In addition to assigned research work, interns develop their own research projects under the guidance of SPC staff. As part of the training aspect of the internship program, interns attend seminars and lectures held in Washington, DC.

Applicants for these internships should be students completing at an undergraduate institution and be eligible to work in the United States. Applicants should have a strong interest in issues related to nonproliferation, terrorism, and human rights, as well as knowledge of international security topics. Students interested in media work are also encouraged to apply.

Application packets should include:

  • Statement of purpose (please specify which project you are most interested in)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Official or unofficial transcript
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • An application form is not necessary, but be sure to clearly state that you are applying for the SPC internship. Please note that sending an application over email is NOT sufficient. You must send in hard copies in order to be considered.

Please send applications to:

Internship Program
Strategic Policy Consulting, Inc.
1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004