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.

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

Development Internship
The two-person development team at the Pacific Forum CSIS is accepting internship applications for a highly motivated self-starter to participate in a three- to six-month internship. The selected intern will gain practical, industry-relevant experience in:

  • Non-profit fundraising
  • Event planning and execution
  • Social media strategy and management
  • Email marketing

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an excellent writer
  • Have strong analytical and critical thinking ability
  • Demonstrate a sense of professionalism

An interest or background in international affairs is helpful, but not essential. For questions about this internship, please email

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.