International Policy Analysts

SAICArlington, VA

3 months ago


Job Title

Jr. International Policy Analyst

Job Location

Arlington, VA 22201

Job Overview

SAIC is seeking a junior international policy analyst intern with a focus on international relations, defense, or political science. The internship will provide analytical support to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)).


Not specified.


  • Plan and execute meetings and events between senior U.S. officials and their international counterparts.
  • Coordinate logistics, such as requesting access to military installations, coordinating clearances and foreign visit requests, and managing foreign visitor access to the Pentagon.
  • Write and maintain comprehensive country papers and one-pagers focused on OUSD(R&E).
  • Provide support in liaising with counterparts in the OSD Components and Services.
  • Coordinate with country-specific action officers to ensure completion of actions between major engagement meetings.
  • Coordinate with technical personnel within OUSD(R&E), including OUSD(R&E) Field Activities, to complete outstanding actions between major engagement meetings.
  • Stay updated on S&T cooperative activities in assigned geographical areas of responsibility and liaise with technical subject matter experts within OUSD(R&E) and OUSD(R&E) Field Activities, as well as counterparts in the Services and OSD Components.
  • Collaborate with the OUSD(A&S) International Cooperation Office to develop or staff Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs), Project Arrangements/Agreements, Equipment and Material Transfer Arrangements (E&MTAs), Working Group Terms of Reference (TOR), and OUSD(R&E) assessments of proposed international armaments cooperative agreements.
  • Conduct data extraction and analysis from the International Agreements Data Base in response to inquiries regarding specific country activities or technical topics.
  • Work with OUSD(R&E) travel planners to set up international travel and coordinate appropriate country/security clearances for major OUSD(R&E) international engagements, as needed.


  • Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in international relations, communications, or political science.
  • Six months of experience (as a working professional or as an intern) is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft (MS) Office, including PowerPoint, Word, Access, and Excel.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Political Science And Government18%

  • Economics8%

  • Public Policy Analysis6%

  • International Relations And National Security Studies5%

  • Law4%

  • 272 other majors57%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • US Congress
  • United States Senate
  • US Department Of State
  • Deloitte
  • US Department Of Justice
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Arlington, VA | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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