Truman Center for National Policy is looking for highly motivated students to serve as undergraduate and graduate fellows who will support our work in national security and foreign policy. Undergraduate and graduate fellows will get exposure to 2000+ leaders in national security from all walks of life (military, government leaders, etc.). This is a unique opportunity to support a dynamic organization, gain valuable experience on a range of issues and non-profit management, and learn from experts in the fields of national security and foreign policy. 

We are looking for dynamic individuals, with interest or background in international affairs and a willingness to learn and do substantive work. Experience with non-profits, policy, research, and event planning is helpful. Applicants should have strong writing skills and be well organized. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential and the ability to work independently is critical. 

Undergraduate and graduate fellows work between 25 and 40 hours per week and will receive a $2800 stipend over the course of their term at Truman HQ to defray living expenses during the term of their appointment. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all positions will be virtual. Flexibility will be key to making an internship successful.


  • Applicants may be undergraduates, recent graduates, or graduate students who share our community's common values.
  • Veterans, current ROTC participants, and members of military families are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.
  • Must be able to work their 25-40 hours each week during Truman work hours, in substantial blocks of time.


Truman offers placements during the spring, summer, and fall terms. In this application, you will be asked for: 

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter addressed to Kiara Earle
  • Writing sample (5 page maximum)
  • Basic Demographic Information (Optional)
  • Two essay questions (Each approximately 200-250 words)
  • Estimated availability (start and end dates, days of the week, hours available, and time zone)

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled for the term. Please understand that the high volume of applications may prevent us from responding individually to your application.

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