Careers & Internships



Thank you for your interest in careers, internships, and fellowship opportunities at Hudson Institute.

Hudson Institute seeks serious, ambitious individuals of all career levels who support the Institute's mission to promote American leadership for a secure, free, and prosperous future. Please browse open positions below and contact with any questions.

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Director of Donor Relations

Hudson Institute seeks a seeks a director of donor relations to support Hudson Institute’s development activities, including donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. 

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Donor Relations Associate and Database Manager

Hudson Institute seeks a donor relations associate and database manager to ensure the full and effective use of Salesforce to support development operations and to assist in the maintenance of donor stewardship at Hudson Institute. 

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Project Associate

Hudson Institute seeks a project associate to support Hudson's expanding research agenda and growth by assisting with proposals, programmatic and financial management, and institutional fundraising efforts. 

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Public Affairs

Director of Media Relations

Hudson Institute seeks a director of media relations to help develop and operationalize Hudson’s communications strategy, promote Hudson’s research and analysis, interface with press, and support public affairs team management. 

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Research Associate and Program Manager, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

Hudson Institute seeks a research associate and program manager to work with its Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, assisting with the Center's research, writing, editing, and program activities.

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For Students

Internship Program

Hudson welcomes undergraduates and post-graduate students in the spring, summer, and fall semesters to support the policy work of the Institute. Interns have a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with Hudson experts and staff on a variety of policy topics, such as national security and defense, cybersecurity and technology, grand strategy and history, and international relations and trade.

Hudson offers both in-person internship opportunities at our Washington, DC headquarters and remote internship opportunities.

Now accepting applications for summer 2023.

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Hudson Institute Political Studies

Hudson Institute Political Studies offers top undergraduates a summer fellowship in political theory and practice that broadens and deepens understanding of public policy and American political principles. The fellowship combines the rigorous study of political thought and action through week-long seminars led by master teachers, policy workshops directed by experts in the field and experienced government officials, and a distinguished speaker series of exemplary figures from public life.

Now accepting applications for summer 2023.

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