Gemunder Center Summer Internship

JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy seeks a full-time, paid research intern to contribute to the work of its professional staff and task forces at our Washington, DC office during the upcoming summer months.

The research intern will collaborate with policy staff on rigorous, in-depth research for the Center’s various task forces.

One of these is the Iran Task Force, which brings together former high-ranking government and military officials, energy experts, and business leaders to address the challenges to U.S. national security stemming from Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons capability.

Another is the Hybrid Warfare Task Force, which focuses on the conduct of “hybrid adversaries” such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic State, which often intentionally exploit the law of armed conflict to stymie U.S., Israeli, and allied forces in battle and to discredit the latter’s self-defense operations in the forum of public opinion.

Research interns will conduct open-source research on these issues as well as other foreign policy topics that help advance JINSA’s mission, which calls for a robust U.S. national security policy that supports Israel and other like-minded allies.


  • At least one year of undergraduate education with a minimum 3.2 GPA.
  • Ability to analyze developments related to Middle East security issues using open-source
  • Strong research, writing and editing skills are critical.
  • Language skills – especially Arabic, Farsi or Hebrew – are a plus, but not required.

To apply for this internship, please submit a resume, cover letter, academic transcript, and a 3-page writing sample to Harry Hoshovsky at

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.