Deadline: February 

Type: Internship and/or Research Support 

Description: The Foundation for Defense of Democracies sponsors a competitive National Security Fellows Program (NSFP) for the next generation of U.S. national security leaders. Fellows demonstrate immense career promise and are keenly concerned with securing the interests of the United States. The program includes thought-provoking national security discussions as well as opportunities for professional development, networking, and mentorship. The 12-month fellowship is not a full-time commitment but a series of evening events that take place on a monthly basis in Washington D.C. These meetings provide Fellows with access to high-level government officials, ambassadors, and select others in the policy community. The discussions take place in an off-the-record roundtable setting and focus on a wide range of U.S. national security issues, including global terrorist networks, the implications of a nuclear Iran, cyber warfare, and other topics based on the interests and expertise of Fellows. In addition to these policy-focused roundtables, sessions will include leadership development workshops and networking receptions. Fellows are also eligible to apply for FDD’s annual NSFP Trip to Israel. Upon completion of the fellowship program, participants will become members of FDD’s National Security Network, comprised of over 200 alumni from FDD’s mid-career national security programs.