About Foreign Policy Research Institute

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is a nonprofit organization that performs research and runs educational programs on international issues. American foreign policy, China's role in Asia, terrorism and the Israel-Palestine conflict are focal points of FPRI's recent work. The institute also publishes the foreign policy journal Orbis and runs the Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education.

Internships are available in three different roles. Research assistants maintain databases, search for literature and create indices. Editorial assistants work mainly on Orbis, proofreading, fact-checking, corresponding with authors, copy editing and performing other administrative duties. Administrative assistants are involved with public relations, event planning and development.


Open to all current college students and graduate students. Knowledge of a foreign language (particularly Russian, Arabic, French, Chinese, German or Spanish) is helpful. Interns must be able to commit at least 10 hours per week.

Foreign Policy Research Institute

  • Internship Coordinator
  • Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
  • Philadelphia, PA 19102-3684
  • Phone: (215) 732-3774intern@fpri.org


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


  • Philadelphia, PA