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Women’s Foreign Policy Group Operations Internship

Overview: WFPG is looking for specialized interns to focus on internal operations and organizational efficiency. The operation intern works closely with the Program Associate, Executive Director, and Board of Directors on WFPG’s brand expansion and improvement strategy, and collaborates with communication and program interns on programming, event research, and media outreach. While previous operations experience is helpful, we also welcome applicants with an interest in developing these skills through their internship.

  • Analyze and track analytics in order to optimize membership growth, engagement, and brand expansion
  • Aid with basic financial tracking and bookkeeping
  • Coordinate with Program Associate, Executive Director, and Board members to expand Corporate, Academic, and Leadership councils
  • Work closely with communication and program interns on event preparation and provide day-of support at events
  • Prepare internal documentation and briefs for board meetings
  • Support the WFPG team on with additional projects and initiatives as assigned, including our annual fundraiser and Celebration of Women Diplomats
  • Research foreign policy topics and prepare briefings for WFPG’s global issues programs
  • Write articles and event summaries for WFPG website
  • Attend and represent the WFPG at external events
All internships are fully in-person in Washington, DC.
It is crucial to ensure that women’s voices are heard and women leaders are fully engaged in key policy decisions. At WFPG, we advance women’s leadership and highlight their contributions through programs and mentoring. We believe that by highlighting women leaders in foreign policy, we provide important role models for the next generation and create a vital network of women from different sectors, generations, and backgrounds.

Interns work as part of the WFPG team and are given the opportunity to improve their knowledge of international issues, learn how a small non-profit organization operates, and connect with accomplished women working in international affairs. Part-time interns who commit to 3.5 months (15 weeks) during the school year or three months (13 weeks) during the summer are eligible for a $900 stipend. Full-time interns who commit to 3.5 months (15 weeks) during the school year or three months (13 weeks) during the summer are eligible for an $1800 stipend.

Part-time internships are 20 hours per week and full-time internships are 40 hours per week. Office hours are 9 am-5 pm, although some events are held in the evening hours.

Internship opportunities: WFPG offers three different internship opportunities each semester, one focused on program planning, one focused on communications, and one focused on operations. Applicants are welcome to apply for one or more internships.

  • Program Internship: Focuses on planning and outreach for programs with international affairs officials and experts.
  • Communication Internship: Focuses on raising WFPG visibility and growing its digital presence through our website, social media, quarterly digital newsletter, and print materials
  • Operation Internship: Focuses on aiding business operations and developing WFPG’s internal strategy for organization expansion and improvement.

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s program
  • Eligible to work in the United States. WFPG is unable to sponsor visas.
  • Available for a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Demonstrated knowledge of foreign affairs
  • Keen eye for design and detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; must be able to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse range of people
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • For those applying to the communications internship: previous experience with HTML coding, design programs like Canva, photo editing, or managing club or office social media accounts is helpful, but not required

Interns have the opportunity to:

  • Network with mid- and senior-level professionals from across the international affairs field
  • Develop and hone professional writing, communication, and design skills
  • Learn more about a wide range of international issues and the operations of a small non-profit
  • Participate in career development, Young Professional Network roundtables, and mentoring initiatives
  • Attend and cover external events at the State Department, think tanks, and embassies
Spring – November 29th
Summer – April 5th
Fall – July 19th
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The form will close once we have received 100 applications. Early applications are strongly encouraged!
Applications for our Fall 2024 cohort are now open. 

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Listing Expires: August 10, 2024