Foundation for Defense of Democracies

About Foundation for Defense of Democracies

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a nonpartisan policy institute dedicated exclusively to promoting pluralism, defending democratic values, and fighting the ideologies that threaten democracy. The organization was founded shortly after 9/11 by a group of visionary philanthropists and policymakers to engage in the worldwide war of ideas and to support the defense of democratic societies under assault by terrorism and militant Islamism. FDD combines policy research, investigative journalism, strategic communications, and democracy and counterterrorism education.


Research Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 Washington, DC
“I liked that I was given meaningful work and trusted with the task of managing my own workload. I also appreciated that the organization put in the time and effort to help its interns with their professional development through seminars with high-ranking analysts and other networking opportunities.”

Research Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Washington, DC
“Friendly staff, knowledgeable co-interns and I got to learn a lot of new things”
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