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About Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Center for Strategic and International Studies works to provide leaders of the world with an analytical look at existing and emerging global issues and possible strategic solutions for those issues. Founded over 40 years ago, the center is run by former Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre. CSIS has a staff of 190 researchers and assistants who work in three subject areas: addressing challenges to international and national security; maintaining resident experts on all of the world’s regions; and developing new methods of governance. CSIS is private and nonpartisan.

Interns gain practical experience in public policy, research, writing and product development. They also attend seminars and meetings with leaders in the public policy field. Interns work on a variety of programs depending on the organization’s needs. Programs include those focusing on technology and public policy, international trade and finance, and energy. Interns also participate in leadership development programs offered by the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy at CSIS.


Open to college juniors and seniors, graduate students and recent college graduates. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be eligible to work in the United States.

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Internship Coordinator
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Center for Strategic and International Studie
1800 K Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 887-0200


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Stipend, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Washington, DC