Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University


What is the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins University?

The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) of The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was established in 1980 to unite the worlds of scholarship and policy in the search for realistic answers to international issues facing the United States and the world.

FPI seeks to advance practically oriented research and discussion about foreign policy. To this end, it organizes research initiatives and study groups, and hosts leaders from around the world as resident or non-resident fellows in fields including international policy, business, journalism, and academia.


What are your tasks as an intern and what kind of experiences will you gain?

The intern works on the Institute's projects and participates in the daily activities, such as organising events, conducting research, participating at meetings and following other events organised by other think-tanks. The internship is similar to the position at CSIS. Both of them are located around the think-tank strip on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington.


The intern will work on projects where a background in economics, law, environment, political science or other relevant social sciences is useful. The internship will be a great opportunity to focus on global politics and participate at events in Washington organised by organisations or embassies. The internship is a valuable merit for a career within diplomacy or international relations. The intern is expected to have sufficient knowledge of American politics and security policy, and is expected to be proactive, flexible and independent.


For more information about the internships and the stipend, please contact Jaan Siitonen