Internship Program - 2018

The Embassy of Pakistan, Washington, D.C. offers internship positions for undergraduate and graduate students in the United States colleges and universities. Students chosen for the program are required to participate as an intern for 10 weeks on a full time basis. The positions within the program are voluntary without salaries or benefits. The internship program gives students valuable work experience in a challenging foreign affairs arena.

The interns work within the following areas of expertise

Economic and political affairs: The work is multifaceted and focuses on monitoring economic and political development in the United States and Pakistan with special focus on Pak-US relations. The interns participate in a number of different tasks which span from research and preparation of reports to participation in meetings and attending various events including Think Tanks and the Hill.

Communication, cultural and press affairs

The interns participate in the daily work within the areas of communication, press and cultural affairs. As a part of the Embassy's public diplomacy activities, the interns assist in organizing the Embassy's outreach activities and participate in implementing the overall communication strategy. In addition, they organize and coordinate Pakistani cultural events in the U.S.

Community outreach : The interns also participate in community outreach efforts of the Embassy.


The program is open to motivated and dynamic undergraduate and graduate students at the U.S. colleges and universities. Please note that we do not accept applications from outside the United States.

The internship typically seeks candidates with the following qualification

  • Good communication skills.
  • Leadership ability.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Serious interest in pursuing a career in US Government and politics or other related fields.

Internship positions are best suited for applicants with interest in the following fields

  • Pak-US relations.
  • Political history of Pakistan.
  • South Asian politics.
  • Journalism.
  • International affairs.
  • Economics.
  • International economic and trade law.
  • Human rights.

Application requirements

  • Application Form (download) duly filled in.
  • A write-up on current international affairs issue (up to 500 words).
  • Resume.
  • Latest academic record.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A current Photograph.

Internship program will commence from June 15, 2018 and will end on August 14, 2018

Note: Last date for the submission of application is June 10, 2018

Application may forward to:

Form for Procedure for issuance of the Letter of Need/Letter of Exceptional Need

Procedure for issuance of the Letter of Need/Letter of Exceptional Need

All applications for issuance of the Letter of Need/Letter of Exceptional Need will be processed by the Ministry of National Regulations and Services, Islamabad. All applicants are required to fill in the Prescribed Application Form and submit application with all the supporting documents along with the prescribed affidavit.

Supporting Documents for Letter of Need for Doctors

  • Application form
  • Letter of contract
  • MBBS Degree duly verified by issuing institute/Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  • Valid PMDC registration duly verified by PMDC
  • Valid copy of CNIC
  • Valid Copy of Passport
  • Fresh Affidavit of Rs.20/- (Specimen given below)

(If documents are submitted by any other person, authority letter from the concerned person to receive the same must be provided).

Forms/ Affidavit for J1 Waiver & No Objection Certificate (NOC)