Research & Communications Internship for the Independent America Project

Nov 7, 2023

IGA seeks highly motivated part-time Research and Communications Interns who can be available for 10 – 20 hours per week for either the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Research and Communications Interns will work on the Independent America project, a research initiative that explores the advantages and implications of a less militarized, more restrained US foreign policy. 

The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate or graduate student with an educational and/or professional background in International relations, political science, communications, or a related focus. Candidates should be mission-driven and self-directed. They should also be strong writers and strategic thinkers with the ability to distill complex policy documents and research reports into clearly structured summaries. An aptitude for qualitative methods and quantitative methods is desirable. Experience with infographic design, social media or strategy, and journalistic/narrative writing is strongly preferred.

This individual will report to IGA’s Senior Research Associate and Digital Media Manager.


  • Conduct data analysis for annual public opinion surveys
  • Conduct research for opinion pieces related to restraint and realism in US foreign policy
  • Track foreign policy trends and major news headlines
  • Support development and execution of social media strategy (i.e., draft daily social media content)
  • Manage bi-weekly podcast calendar, ensuring episodes are in alignment with the news cycle, key dates, and major events
  • Identify emerging and established voices in international relations and foreign policy for the bimonthly podcast None Of The Above and other external-facing projects


Spring Semester/Quarter 2024

Start date: January 2024
Duration: 4 months
Application deadline: December 1, 2023
Summer Semester/Quarter 2024
Start date: June 2024 
Duration: 4 months
Application deadline:  April 15, 2024
Fall Semester/Quarter 2024
Start date: September 2022
Duration 4 months
Application deadline: July 15, 2024
Submit a cover letter, resume, 2 writing samples, and 2-3 references. In your cover letter, please indicate why you are interested in the mission of IGA and the Independent America project. 
Please note: We are able to either offer $15/hour or work with your academic or professional institution for you to receive school credit.
Research and Communications Internship applicants can submit their materials here.
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