Internship Opportunities

Internships are an excellent way for AGS students to gain knowledge and experience within their prospective fields. Our strong network of alumni and employers recognize the benefits of working with high caliber AGS students. Employers trust the quality of Duke students' contributions and actively encourage their applications. Check back regularly for new additions!

Clicking on the links below will direct you to the organization's website.
Asterisks indicate that an AGS student or alum has commented on their internship experience - see the table below.

Alexander Hamilton Society
American Enterprise Institute
The American Interest*

Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy*
Center for New American Security
Center for Strategic and International Studies*
Central Intelligence Agency
Clarkston Consulting
College of International Security Affairs
Council on Foreign Relations*

DCInternships.org
EastWest Institute
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate

Global Risk Advisors*
Goldman Sachs
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Hertog Foundation
The Hudson Institute*
The Institute of World Politics
Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago
McChrystal Group
Montreal Institute for Genocide & Human Rights Studies*

National Endowment for Democracy*
National Security Agency
RAND Corporation

RTI
Stanford University's Hoover Institute
The Tobin Project
US Department of Defense*
US Department of State*
US Senate Foreign Relations Committee*

Valens Global

Organization Internship Location Recommender Comments
Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy Young Ambassador and Government Relations Intern Beijing, China William Tong My primary role was to assist the Government Relations and Partnership Coordinator in her daily work.
Center for Strategic and International Studies Energy and National Security Program Intern Washington, DC Aateeb Khan I was able to engage in a variety of impactful and personally enriching projects. I was also able to vastly expand my professional network in this unique space through exposure to figures in both the energy industry and the national security apparatus.
Council on Foreign Relations International Economics Intern; Franklin Williams Fellow New York, NY Sabriyya Pate Most incredible opportunity to attend Council events and learn from the fellows and research assistant whose work I was supporting; furthermore, I developed a strong network within the organization's community and learned so much from their diverse experiences.
Global Risk Advisors  Intern Washington, DC Roma Sonik Conducted analysis on a variety of global issues as they affected the economy
Hudson Institute Research Assitant Washington, DC Matthew King Worked as a research assistant to Walter Russell Mead.
Hudson Institute Non-resident Intern Worked remotely Unamed alumni Good way to get research experience while living at home over summer.
Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies Intern Montreal, Quebec Savannah Wooten Worked directly under Dr. Frank Chalk, the Director of the Institute and a well-known academic in the field of genocide and atrocity prevention
National Endowment for Democracy Research Assitant Washington, DC Matthew King Worked as a research assistant to NED Senior Fellow and Duke Professor Emeritus Donald L. Horowitz
Office of the Secretary of Defense - Policy Volunteer Student Intern Washington, DC Unamed alumni Apply through Washington Headquarters Services
The American Interest Intern New York, NY Matthew King I worked for Walter Russell Mead of The American Interest. Through the internship, I contributed daily to Mead’s Via Meadia blog, writing analytical blog posts about current events around the world. Over the course of the summer, I grew more confident in pitching my own stories and I was able to focus more on my foreign policy regional specialization: sub-Saharan Africa.
US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Intern to the Ranking Member Washington, DC Max Labaton I worked for the committee’s Ranking Member, Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland. The Committee is the Senate’s chief voice for influencing the nation’s foreign policy. Each intern was assigned to two portfolios within the minority office, and I worked on the human rights and Africa portfolios.
US Department of Defense Intern Bethesda, MD Jenson Blue Great leadership, good mentors.
US Department of State Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Intern Washington, DC Dejana Saric Assisted the Montenegro desk officer to coordinate the ceremony for Montenegro’s NATO accession, analyzed quantitative and qualitative data from 14 embassy posts to evaluate effective policy options for promoting anti-corruption efforts, etc.