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About Business Executives for National Security

Business Executives for National Security (BENS) is a nationwide, nonpartisan group of senior business execs who work to improve U.S. national security.  BENS finds resources to reshape U.S. military forces for the 21st century, and partners businesses with government entities to strengthen homeland security.

Interns work on research and writing assignments in one or more of BENS’ major policy areas.  These include the “new threats” activities in homeland, cyber and port security, terrorist finance and ways of building the military.  The program also offers opportunities to meet with government figures.  Interns may also create and present an original proposal for a new BENS action.  Some interns may work with the BENS Business Force, which raises money and facilitates public-private homeland security collaboration.


Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as recent graduates and grad students.  BENS accepts interns from all backgrounds and degree programs.  Strong writing and research skills are a must, as is an interest in national security issues.  Applicants must be computer-literate in MS Office and internet-savvy.

Business Executives for National Security

Internship Coordinator
Business Executives for National Security
Business Executives for National Security
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20006-4603
Phone: (202) 296-2125


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


Washington, DC