The Department of Defense (DoD) is currently seeking a full-time, volunteer summer intern for its African Affairs policy shop (OSDP-AFR).
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs (DASD-AFR) is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs on international security strategy and policy on issues of DoD interest that relate to the nations and international organizations in Africa, their governments and defense establishments; and for oversight of security cooperation programs and foreign military sales programs in this region. OSDP-AFR is the office that supports DASD-AFR.
About the position
Interns have a wide range of opportunities at OSDP-AFR, to include: writing policy, crafting strategy, engaging in the interagency process, conducting research using classified information, and managing external engagements for senior DoD officials (all within the context of Africa). If you are interested in African affairs or policymaking in the national security realm, then this internship will be of great value to you. However, the internship is unpaid. So, please check with your school if a stipend for unpaid summer work is available.
How to apply
If interested in OSDP-AFR, email a short bio and resume to email@example.com by the end of November. The bio should not be more than five sentences. Please entitle your email “OSDP-AFR Summer Internship Application”. Interviews will be granted on a rolling basis. If accepted for the position, please note that entrance on duty will be dependent on receiving an interim or full security clearance at the Secret level.