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ISOA Internship Program Summer 2020

Internships within our member companies in the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) provide unique opportunities for motivated students to learn from our work with stabilization in fragile working environments overseas, policies on the Hill, security, training, expeditionary medicine, and international development expertise. We routinely host interns with diverse backgrounds who are passionate about stabilization development, international politics, human rights, peacebuilding, and governance. 

By applying through our ISOA Internship website, this is an opportunity for you and your resume to be reviewed by our distinguished ISOA member companies (to include over 100+ companies around the world) in order to recruit talent with areas of expertise and interest in policy, statecraft, security, medical, and international business for the summer. Once the application is submitted, your information will be accessible to all our member companies. Member companies will then have the ability to directly reach out to you to inquire about any potential internship programs that they are offering. ISOA will serve as the referral service for the applicant to the ISOA organization. 

Please review the online application example linked below. Once you are ready to apply, please create an account on, then fill out the online application, upload your resume and cover letter to being the application process. Once that is complete, one of the ISOA Internship Program leads will upload your credentials to our portal for our member companies to review and engage with you directly.  


The intern will provide programmatic and administrative support by performing the following duties:

  • Researching about politics, governance and elections in foreign countries;
  • Report writing and editing;
  • Preparing proposals and budgets;
  • Reconciling expenses;
  • Assisting with office administration;
  • Managing logistics for foreign travel;
  • Communicating with overseas consultants and staff members; and
  • Attending lectures and other events. 


  • Strong organizational and writing skills;
  • Efficiency and attention to detail;
  • Coursework/demonstrated interest in international affairs, area studies, comparative
  • politics or international development;
  • Commitment to democracy and human rights;
  • Ability to work in small office with other staff members on multiple, simultaneous projects;
  • Computer skills, including Word and Excel;
  • Coursework in Statistics and/or Accounting desirable; and
  • Foreign language skills and international experience a plus.


All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at time of application. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume.


If you are interested in applying for the 2020 Internship Program, please first create a Guest user account to access the application submission page on the ISOA website.

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