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About Hudson Institute

The Hudson Institute is a nonpartisan policy think tank founded in 1961 by Herman Kahn. The institute conducts applied research on major issues in domestic and international affairs. One of the oldest think tanks, the Hudson Institute distinguishes itself from other public policy research organizations in its focus on hands-on research and the practical implementation of its ideas. In recent years, the institute has been active in recommending a course of economic reform for the former Soviet states, proposing ideas for resolving ethnic conflict in the Balkans and conducting a U.N.-sponsored study of Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region.

Interns work with Hudson research fellows on projects at the institute’s various policy centers. They analyze policy issues, edit and write papers, and conduct research in areas such as campaign reform, economic and employment policy, Middle Eastern studies, philanthropy and civic renewal, national and international security studies, and science in public policy. Administrative interns assist with communications, marketing and other management tasks. All interns participate in monthly staff luncheons, speed-debating and movie nights.


Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, college graduates and grad students.

Hudson Institute

Internship Coordinator
Hudson Institute
Hudson Institute
1015 15th Street NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 974-2400


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Washington, DC