Internship: Researcher, Alliance for Securing Democracy (German Marshall Fund)

GMF is seeking a summer intern to assist with research on Russia’s attempts to undermine democracies. The intern will be responsible for tracking and compiling research and developments in this area, including tracking real-time developments in Europe and the United States, and researching partner organization’s work.

The intern will benefit from exposure to GMF’s network, its high level events and interactions with various policy actors. Since the internship takes place in Washington, interns are often able to attend various related events on behalf of the initiative’s staff.

The internship is unpaid, but offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy or international affairs.


  • Graduate student pursuing a degree in International Relations, Regional Studies, Security Studies, or a related field– or a recent graduate of such a program.
  • Familiarity with and interest in Russia’s anti-democratic activities, democratic institutions, and European politics.
  • Russian fluency is ideal; additional European language(s) a plus.
  • Previous experience in a think tank, foundation, NGO, government body, media outlet, or similar organization preferred.
  • Strong interest in Russia, Europe, democracy, and national security.

For full requirements, responsibilities, and to apply, click here.