The EastWest Institute (EWI) is a leading international policy organization founded in 1980 to focus on global, regional and bilateral conflict prevention. EWI acts on collaborative and practical responses to the most critical threats to global peace and stability. EWI is known for its action bias and results-driven mandate, its fierce independence and recognized track record of building trust and fostering collaborative teams which generate practical solutions.
Location: New York, NY
The Internship Program at the EastWest Institute provides talented students and recent graduates with a three- month (or longer) unpaid training opportunity designed to encourage professional and personal development. We encourage out-of-the-box thinking and value fresh perspectives.
As part of the on the job training process interns will work closely with their supervisor on research projects, administrative and logistical support, and other necessary tasks specific to their respective department. Additionally, interns will add to their skill sets by attending informal and formal learning sessions and an optional research project.
This position is best suited for those looking to gain experience in business and nonprofit administration. Development interns will gain firsthand knowledge in how an effective nonprofit organization functions and the nonprofit administrative processes related to fundraising. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Preparation of materials for the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Management Committee, and Program Committee meetings, including agendas, reports, and charts and graphs;
- Coordination of the EWI reporting process to donors;
- Drafting acknowledgement letters;
- Proofing, editing and formatting grant proposals and program reports;
- Assist with the monitoring and tracking of new concept papers, project proposals and extensions;
- Researching current and potential donor prospects;
- Entering data into The Raiser’s Edge fundraising database software;
- Other tasks as assigned.
- Student enrolled in a relevant graduate or undergraduate degree program or a recent graduate (if you are planning to continue your education within the next six months);
- Background and interest in international relations or security studies desirable;
- Good writing ability;
- Development experience desirable;
- Fluency in English a must. Proficiency in other languages is an advantage, especially Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Farsi.
- The ability and drive to perform in a fast-paced international environment;
- PC literate (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Internet-research savvy;
- Team player, highly motivated, flexible, and able to efficiently handle multiple tasks.
How to Apply
Apply through EWI's website here.
The EastWest Institute reserves the right to change this description at any time. EastWest hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.