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Internship Programs

JINSA Outreach Internships

JINSA offers both full and part time internship opportunities throughout the year to work on programs and development. Prospective interns should be hard working, enthusiastic and flexible individuals who possess or seek a working knowledge of program development, while obtaining practical skills and experiencing firsthand the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization.

Duties primarily include providing programmatic and administrative support and conducting donor and outreach based research. Writing opportunities may be available for selected interns with demonstrable writing capabilities.

There are no deadlines for application. If you are interested in joining a positive environment dedicated to American security, please send cover letter and resume to Leo Nayfeld at and include "Internship" in the subject. No phone calls, please.

Gemunder Center Policy Internships

The Gemunder Center seeks research interns to contribute to the work of its professional staff and task forces. The position will consist primarily in collaborating with senior policy staff and JINSA’s executive director on rigorous, in-depth research for JINSA’s Iran Strategy Council and the Iran Task Force.

The Iran Strategy Council is an organization of former top senior military officials and defense analysts with the mission of educating audiences on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and how it will make the United States and its allies less safe and war with Iran and its proxies more likely. JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force brings together former high-ranking government and military officials, energy experts and business leaders to address the challenges to U.S. national security of Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons capability. The task force will examine the strategic, economic, and military options available to the United States and develop a robust U.S. strategy to prevent a nuclear Iran.

Research interns are also likely to research other national security related issues that advance JINSA’s mission of advocating for a robust U.S. national security and supporting Israel and other like-minded allies.


  • A minimum of one year of undergraduate education.
  • Ability to analyze developments related to Middle East security issues using open-source materials.
  • Strong research, writing and editing skills are a must.
  • Language skills—especially Arabic, Farsi or Hebrew—are preferred.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter to Blake Fleisher at and include “Internship” in the subject. No phone calls, please.

About the Gemunder Center

JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy was created in 2013 to perform intensive, serious and innovative research and advocacy on vital U.S. defense, strategic and general national security issues related to Israel and the Middle East. In this capacity, it furthers JINSA’s larger mission to provide leadership on critical national security issues, promote U.S. security cooperation with like-minded democracies, engage the U.S. defense community on Israel’s role in regional security and improve awareness of the importance of a strong U.S. defense capability. The Center’s research and outreach are directed through interdisciplinary task forces of former senior government officials, retired senior military officers, industry experts, business leaders and others.

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