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About Ashburn Institute

The Ashburn Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting democratic governments.  In particular, the institute promotes Euro-Atlantic cooperation and the enlargement of the Euro-Atlantic community where newly democratic nations can find support.  Through conferences and video conferences, publications and distant learning programs, Ashburn focuses on educational and cultural exchange among representatives of the global community.

The internship program is designed to teach students the inner workings of a nonprofit in an international environment, and about the Ashburn Institute’s specific mission of promoting democracy and freedom.  Duties include program development, event planning, fundraising; researching grants opportunities and writing grant proposals, writing and editing the newsletter, researching international issues; maintaining the website and database, and administrative tasks.  Interns are encouraged to work independently and provide feedback on the program.


Open to college juniors and seniors, and grad students.  Interest in international relations or a closely related field is strongly preferred.  Must be in excellent academic standing, have good command of English and computer skills.  Foreign language skills are a plus.

Ashburn Institute

Internship Coordinator, The Ashburn Institute
Ashburn Institute
Hall of States, Suite 524
444 North Capitol Street NW, P.O. Box 77164
Washington, DC 20013-7164
Phone: (202) 220-1389


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


Washington, DC