Gemunder Center Summer Internship

JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy seeks full-time, paid research interns to contribute to the work of its professional staff and policy projects at our Washington, DC office during the summer.

This year, we are looking for interns who can provide substantive research support primarily to the following three policy projects: U.S.-Israel Security; Iran; and Eastern Mediterranean.

  • The U.S.-Israel Security Policy Project examines the various ways to strengthen this important security relationship amid dramatic regional changes so that both nations can meet growing dangers and capitalize on new opportunities.
  • The Iran Policy Project 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 and its active attempts to destabilize the Middle East.
  • The Eastern Mediterranean Policy Project investigates evolving threats and opportunities within the region, such as: Turkey’s increasingly aggressive posture, the return of great power competition, and significant hydrocarbon energy discoveries.

Research interns will conduct open-source research on these issues as well as other foreign policy topics.


  • A minimum of one year of undergraduate education with a minimum 3.33 GPA.
  • Ability to analyze developments related to various international security issues using open-source materials.
  • 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 No phone calls, please.

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.