Opportunities: Internships, Scholarships, Jobs

Fall 2021

Positions with CRDF Global

Alumna Shirley Hargis has a position open at CRDF Global:

“Here is a list of open positions, including the “Project Lead, Countering People’s Republic of China (PRC) Acquisition and Misuse of Weaponizable Technologies and Talent.”
If you have any questions about this role, please reach out to me, and I am happy to share insight and ensure that your app gets in front of the right folks.” Click here to explore the listings. Click here to reach out to alumna Shirley.

IACP Entry Level Project Coordinator

Alumna Britnae Purdy has a position open at the IACP:

The IACP Global Unit is hiring two project managers to support a Bloomberg grant to reduce traffic fatalities. It’s not listed yet, but we will be hiring for a project coordinator soon as well, which is roughly the same job but more entry level – so if you don’t reach all the qualifications posted here I still encourage you to apply. Experience working and traveling overseas is a huge bonus, as is foreign language ability, particularly Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, or other dialects common to Maharashtra or Delhi. Click here to learn more and apply!

Fredericksburg Internship Opportunity

Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) is looking for a Transportation Planning Intern. Alumna Stacey Feindt (PS) works for the FAMPO as well, so feel free to reach out to her via our Facebook page! Click the link below to learn more and apply!

Grassroots Advocacy Internship Opportunity 

National Council for Mental Well-Being is looking for a Grassroots Advocacy Intern who is interested in Policy. Alumna Natalie Weiner (PS) works for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, so feel free to reach out to her via our Facebook page! Click the link below for more details and to apply.

Click here to learn more information!

Spring 2021

Virginia Conservation Fellowship

“More than an internship…”

Land conservation is an environmental justice issue that affects climate change, safeguards cultural heritage, improves communities’ access to clean air, water, and recreation, and much more. Despite our region’s striking diversity, few people of color work with, serve, or lead local conservation and environmental groups. Important land use decisions therefore seldom reflect Virginia’s human diversity. Click here to learn more!

Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship

The National Bureau of Asian Research is Extending educational, professional, and mentorship opportunities to students of color who are interested in pursuing a career in international affairs and Asia policy. Click here to apply! Read below to learn more!
The NBR Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship program encourages the applications of students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in the think tank and policymaking communities and are interested in a career in international affairs.

  • Be a freshman or sophomore in college with a legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Be interested in Asia and U.S. foreign policy with demonstrated academic achievement and leadership potential.


    • May–August 2021 fellowship is entirely virtual.
    • Orientation (part-time, stipend provided) Prepare for the summer fellowship under mentorship of a supervisor in May.
    • Summer Immersion (full-time, stipend provided) Develop skills for future careers and network in the policy community.
    • Professional Development – Learn how to write memos, manage projects, support senior staff, and more.
    • Lunchtime Series Engage informally with policy professionals and hear about their career experiences.

To be considered for a fellowship, an applicant must submit the following materials through NBR’s application website:

  • A short resume that includes academic and leadership achievements.
  • A two-page statement of interest that addresses your interest in Asia and U.S. foreign policy and how this fellowship program will contribute to your studies and future career plans.
  • An unofficial university transcript.
  • Contact information for three professional or academic references.

Virginia Management Fellows Program

The Virginia Management Fellows program is a innovative and prestigious fellowship that features educational and hands-on learning seminars, a leadership certificate program, 8-month rotations in three state agencies, and a manager-level agency mentor for each of the rotations. Fellows also lead and direct service-learning initiatives. Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows are invited to apply to state positions. To learn more and apply, click the flyer below! Applications are due Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:59pm.

VMF Getting into State Government Fellowship Opportunities Flyer

DC Networking Opportunity

Networking and policy opportunity with Local University Conservatives (LUC) Network!! Check out the flyer below to learn more!

Spring 2021 Heritage LUC Network Flyer

State Delegate Campaign Internship

Remote internship opportunity! For more information, check out the attached flyer. In addition to what is mentioned on the flyer, they are happy to sign off on community service logs, and to provide course credit where possible.

Internship Opportunity Flyer

Fall 2020

1st China-America Student Conference (ChASC)

The ChASC is currently recruiting Chinese and American Student Leaders to present at their first annual conference! No Chinese language proficiency is required as the official language of the Conference is English. The conference dates are: December 27 – 30, 2020 and January 3 – 7, 2021. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until December 6, 2020. If you are interested click on one of the links below!

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

Summer 2021 Student Opportunity in Japan: The 73rd Japan-America Student Conference

The 73rd Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) will bring together American and Japanese university students from a variety of academic disciplines to live, travel, and conduct original peer-reviewed research together. Over the course of this academically intensive and culturally immersive conference, delegates will build lifelong friendships, develop cross-cultural communication skills, and connect with leading professionals in the field of US-Japan relations, all while gaining a firsthand understanding of this ever-evolving and multifaceted relationship.

The 73rd JASC will travel to Kyoto; Aomori; Fukushima; and Tokyo, Japan from

August 2 to August 20, 2021

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until

December 11, 2020

Click here to learn more!

Click here to access the application! 

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center: Now Accepting Applications!

At the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, students get to study, discuss, and debate some of the most important issues faced by the world today, all while advancing their Chinese language skills in the city of Nanjing. If you are interested in Chinese language and improving your research skills and understanding Sino-global relations, highly consider this opportunity! To learn more and apply, click here!

Companies | Voters First Talent NetworkVoters First Talent Network

Voters First is a political science job search site. They can direct you to internships and careers across the country that best suit your resume, and show you different organizations that you may not know about. To learn more, click here.

Virtual Young Professionals Program 2020-21

Jamestown’s Young Professionals Program is a seasonal lecture series that provides individuals beginning a career in international security with the opportunity to engage current and former top U.S. policymakers, diplomats and Jamestown analysts. Click here to learn more.