National Security Fellows Program

National Security Fellows Program

National Security Fellows Program

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies sponsors a competitive National Security Fellows Program (NSFP) for the next generation of U.S. national security professionals. Fellows demonstrate immense career promise, excellent analytical skills, and are keenly concerned with securing the interests of the United States. The program provides a safe and smart environment for thought-provoking national security discussions as well as opportunities for mentorship, networking, and skill-building.

The 12-month fellowship hosts sessions in the evenings on a monthly basis in Washington D.C. These sessions provide Fellows with access to high-level government officials, ambassadors, and select others in the policy community. The discussions take place in an off-the-record roundtable setting and focus on a wide range of U.S. national security issues, including homegrown terrorism, the implications of a nuclear-armed Iran, cyber warfare, illicit finance, and radical anti-American global terrorist networks. 

We are currently receiving applications for the 2016 National Security Fellows Program. To apply for the program, please submit a) a one page cover letter outlining your interest in the program; b) a resume including your work history and educational background, and c) a letter of nomination and support from an industry professional. Please consolidate all application materials into one pdf document. Submissions should be sent to bari@defenddemocracy.org

FDD Announces New Class of Policy Professionals for National Security Fellows Program

12th January 2015 – FDD Press Release

FDD Announces New Class of Policy Professionals for National Security Fellows Program

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