Advocacy Director

The Advocacy Director will lead Foreign Policy for America’s efforts to engage and motivate supporters and to amplify their voices with members of Congress and through media campaigns. The Advocacy Director will lead the development of our policy agenda and congressional scorecard, design and implement advocacy and media campaigns that amplify our community’s voice, and coordinate with advocacy partners to jointly address our shared priorities. The Advocacy Director will report to the Executive Director.


  • Policy Agenda:

    • Coordinate the development of Foreign Policy for America’s biennial policy agenda and congressional scorecard in collaboration with external stakeholders

    • Engage legislative staff on Capitol Hill to communicate policy priorities and build partnerships

  • Advocacy and Media Campaigns

    • Develop products that communicate detailed information about policy priorities, including fact sheets, op-eds, talking points and briefing materials

    • Work closely with leading voices in our community, including members of our Advisory Board, to elevate their voices in media and Capitol Hill

    • Develop digital communications, including e-mails and social media content, that engage and motivate supporters to take action around key policy goals

  • Coordination:

    • Participate in coalition meetings

    • Coordinate with partner organizations to jointly implement impactful, multi-pronged advocacy campaigns

  • Other:

    • Contribute to organization-wide fundraising initiatives

    • Support and manage Policy Associate and 1-2 interns

    • Perform other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience researching, analyzing, and/or advocating for foreign-policy related legislation in congressional offices, non-profit advocacy organizations, or related organizations

  • Experience working with coalitions to pursue legislative goals

  • Desire to work in a dynamic start-up environment where entrepreneurship, flexibility, and teamwork is required

  • Passionate about community building

  • Detail-oriented with an ability to juggle multiple projects effectively while maintaining high quality standards

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills

  • Experience with digital, event-based, and/or major donor fundraising preferred

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a 1-2 page writing sample to Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Spring Policy Fellows

Foreign Policy for America’s Spring Policy Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to participate in the Washington conversation surrounding global events, U.S. foreign policy, and domestic politics.

As a Policy Fellow you will play a central role in supporting our work, including monitoring the news and debates around U.S. foreign policy, researching legislation and statements by elected officials, and compiling and editing daily and weekly publications. Fellows will also have the opportunity to contribute to other aspects of FPA’s work, including drafting action alerts, supporting events, and communicating with our members.

This is an unpaid position, 40 hours/week. Policy Fellows will report to the Advocacy Director and Outreach Director.


  • Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals with strong academic backgrounds and an interest in U.S. foreign policy and politics.

  • While not required, previous experience with political campaigns is a plus.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a 1-2 page writing sample to Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled.