Policy Intern

Job description

Foreign Policy Analytics, the research and advisory division of  Foreign Policy, is seeking a remote Policy Intern to join our team to participate in the cutting-edge research that we provide to clients around the world. The Policy Intern will assist in conducting the research and preparing reports. We are seeking a motivated and collaborative student who is committed to the organization’s mission and will bring professionalism, urgency, and dedication to the work.

We are working remotely until September 2021 and we will consider candidates outside of the Washington D.C. area. 

In this role, you will:

  • Conduct desktop and primary research and analysis on various geographies as needed across a range of policy issues and sectors
  • Collect data from international and government sources and conduct economic trend analyses
  • Assist with the production of rapid response briefs on breaking policy issues
  • Prepare materials, policy briefs, and reports
  • Provide support to the Analytics team


  • Legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Graduate student in international relations, economics, or public policy 
  • Proven track record or high-quality qualitative and quantitative research
  • Excellent English Language written abilities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Experience with data visualization desired
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team to deliver projects on time and on budget

Foreign Policy is a magazine of global news and ideas. We explain Washington to the world and the world to Americans—and we do that by covering big trends in not only security and defense but also issues surrounding climate change, immigration, politics, culture, and more. FP is more than just a magazine: We have a research division that has been at the forefront of research on gender parity, 5G, security, and more. Our podcast division is flourishing and includes successful shows I Spy, And Now the Hard Part, and Don’t Touch Your Face. FP Events convenes top leaders in government, business, and civil society for critical and timely conversations on a wide range of topics.

Foreign Policy is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.