Pacific Forum CSIS offers full and part-time non-paid internships in the fall, spring, and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience at an international think tank. Internships are offered in a variety of fields.

Applicants are encouraged to apply between one and three months in advance of their desired start date and must be eligible to work in the United States. Non-US citizens or permanent residents must already be in possession of a valid F1 or J1 visa at the time of their application. For more information, visit our FAQ page.

Summer internships will be advertised in early-April. Please check back with us then.

Research Inter
n (Japanese Foreign Policy)
Currently accepting applicants for an immediate start date

The research intern will assist the executive director with research on Japanese foreign policy. The ideal candidate will have:

Japanese proficiency;
High-level research skills;
An interest and background in Asia-Pacific foreign policy;
Outstanding oral communication skills;
Outstanding writing skills with an eye for detail and accuracy.


To apply for an internship, please complete the following and email your application package to Jesslyn Cheong:

Please note that all internships are based in Honolulu. Email Jesslyn Cheong ( or refer to our Internship FAQ Page with any questions regarding the internship program.