Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
  • Location
    Washington, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 08

Position description

The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft is hiring an intern to cover foreign policy, national security & politics for it's online magzine, Responsible Statecraft.

We're looking for someone who likes to scoop, go beyond headlines, cover events and hearings, engage in analysis and work collaboratively with a dynamic editorial team. RS is part of a broader transpartisan organization of committed scholars, advocates, and communications experts making waves in the Washington foreign policy/national security establishment and beyond. We have a growing presence online, across social media, and in traditional media. 

This is a paid part-time position (15-19 hours/week). 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and non-academic writing sample.



    • The candidate will closely follow the daily and weekly news cycle, tracking issues relevant to the ongoing foreign policy landscape and pitching ideas for original reporting.
    • The candidate will assist in helping with the editorial work of Responsible Statecraft and will be required to produce original content for RS, primarily  in a reporting capacity. 
    • The candidate will also assist with managing and driving engagements on RS’s social media platforms.
    • The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a keen interest and some expertise in the foreign policy work of the Quincy Institute and their interest in working in a dynamic and ambitious environment.
    • All interns will assist with general administrative work for the Quincy Institute.


  • The candidate should be an aspiring reporter/journalist with a solid background knowledge and interest in key issues related to U.S. foreign policy and ongoing debates surrounding it.
  • Familiarity with restraint and restrainer literature is a plus.
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in political science, international relations, journalism, or a related field, or be a recent graduate in these fields.
  • Have strong writing, reporting, and research skills, including basic familiarity with different writing guidelines (i.e. AP style).
  • Superior writing skills are essential, particularly experience in a journalistic setting, such as writing for a publishing platform or working on a school newspaper/magazine.
  • Experience with editing work.
  • Fluency in driving engagement with social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and/or LinkedIn
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite Applications. Basic understanding of data analysis and presentation.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines with great attention to detail.

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