It is crucial to ensure that women’s voices are heard and women leaders are fully engaged on key policy decisions. At WFPG, we advance women’s leadership and highlight their contributions through international issues and mentoring programs. A key player in broadening the constituency for international affairs, WFPG brings together participants from across disciplines and links women domestically and internationally. We believe that through 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.
GENERAL INTERN: WFPG is looking for responsible and motivated interns to focus on planning and outreach for programs featuring international affairs officials and experts. In addition to assisting with our Author and Embassy Series programs, interns also contribute to Celebrating Women Leaders Benefit Luncheons. Interns will also research foreign policy topics before events, assist in media outreach and the production of our newsletter, update the WFPG database and webpage, and complete other office tasks as assigned
INTERNSHIP BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION: At the WFPG, interns get exposure to mid and senior-level professionals from across the international affairs field. Interns have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of foreign policy and to learn how a small non-profit operates. Full-time interns who commit to 3 months during the summer or 3.5 months in the fall or spring are eligible for a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the internship.
QUALIFICATIONS: Competitive candidates should have a demonstrated interest in foreign affairs and excellent computer skills (MS Office Suite & Internet research). Interns must possess outstanding office and phone manners, and excellent writing skills, in addition to being well-organized, punctual, dependable, flexible, attentive to detail, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Applicants for the Communications Internship should have a demonstrated interest and some experience with layout, design and relevant computer programs (basic understanding of photo editing, html coding, and social media platforms). All summer applicants must be available to work full-time.
Please send a cover letter (including your availability), resume, two-page writing sample (short paper or excerpt), contact information for three references, and an unofficial copy of your transcript to Kimberly Freeman at
Applicants under consideration will be contacted for an interview.
About Women's Foreign Policy Group
Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit, educational membership organization that promotes global engagement and the leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs.Since its founding over 20 years ago, WFPG has been committed to promoting women’s leadership and voices in international affairs through our in-depth global issues programming and mentoring activities. A key player in broadening the constituency for international affairs, WFPG brings together participants from across disciplines and links women domestically and internationally. We believe that through 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. The organization’s frequent, in-depth global issues programming feature women officials, journalists, authors, academics and other news-makers and highlight their contributions to the field. Our seminars, special events, and conferences take members beyond the headlines and provide context for key global challenges. At our Conferences and Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheons, WFPG honors key leaders in international affairs. Speakers have included: Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and John Kerry; UN leaders like UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and Deputy Secretary General Asha-Rose Migiro; US officials including National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Treasury Under Secretary Lael Brainard.