At CSIS, interns participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs/departments, including research, writing and project development. In addition, interns will participate in programs offered by the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA), the in-house leadership development program at CSIS.

AILA’s programming supplements the substantive work of CSIS interns with practical discussions on current global affairs and training in key policy skills. Unique among Washington think tanks, AILA helps CSIS to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders.

CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates.