Executive Office Internship

AFSA is pleased to offer an executive office internship to college students interested in the U.S. Foreign Service, international affairs, executive operations, and non-profit boards.


The minimum-age requirement for the position is 18, but most interns are college juniors or seniors. Current graduate students and applicants who have graduated from college within the past year are also eligible to apply.

Interns need to be hard-working, dependable and detail-oriented, and must have good editing and writing skills. Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office are a must. Applicants should ideally have an interest in the U.S. Foreign Service. Strong research skills are preferable for this internship.

Functional Areas

Administration, Operations, Research, Clerical

Position Description

The executive office intern reports to the AFSA governance specialist, but will work directly at times with the AFSA President, executive director and executive assistant to the President. The intern will assist the executive office staff in support projects and research projects for the AFSA Governing Board. A wide variety of projects should be expected, including long-term projects, and projects on short notice.

This person will have projects including but not limited to:

  • Document Control and Electronic File Management
  • Board and Staff Support
  • Special Projects
  • Research, Analysis, and Historical Research
  • Perform other administrative and clerical tasks

AFSA offers this internship in the spring (January-May), summer (June-August), and fall (September-December). Interns are expected to work at least three days per week. We are happy to coordinate with the appropriate college office for the conferral of academic credit for the internship. Please note that all interns are responsible for arranging their own housing and covering their own expenses. All interns will receive a one-time stipend commensurate with the hours worked per week: Those working 19 hours or fewer will receive $300; those who work 20-29 hours receive $500; and those who commit to 30-40 hours will receive $700. Please include your hours of availability to the best of your knowledge in your application including start and end dates.

How To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Patrick Bradley at bradley@afsa.org.

Mr. Patrick Bradley
Governance Specialist
2101 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20037