29NOV - Intern, Executive Office, East West Institute - Deadline: N/A


Organization Description

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

Job Description

The Internship Program at the EastWest Institute provides talented students and recent 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.

Job Responsibilities

The Executive Office intern position is for those with a strong interest in (1) international relations and (2) experiencing firsthand the busy work life of the executive team within a nonprofit organization. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting concise research for the CEO on leaders and organizations within the field;
  • Collaborating with other departments within the Institute to produce joint research and background reports on directed topics;
  • Assisting in drafting and researching speeches and presentations for the CEO;
  • Supporting the COO in directed tasks regarding operational structures of the Institute;
  • Utilizing the database and Raiser’s Edge to manage organizational database and contacts;
  • Supporting outgoing executive correspondence;
  • Preparing meeting materials;
  • Other tasks as assigned. 

Job Requirements

  • 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;
  • Excellent writing ability;
  • Fluency in English a must.  Proficiency in other languages is an advantage, especially Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish.
  • The ability and drive to perform in a fast-paced international environment;
  • PC literate (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs); Internet-research savvy;
  • Team player, highly motivated, flexible, and able to efficiently handle multiple tasks.

How to Apply

Apply through EWI's website here.

Deadline: N/A

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.