USLD Media and Events Internship

CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.  The Center’s 220 full-time staff and large network of affiliated scholars conduct research and analysis and develop policy initiatives that look to the future and anticipate change.

The Project on U.S. Leadership in Development (USLD) is a 3-year-old initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). It focuses on leveraging all U.S. assets – the private sector in particular – to promote economic development, improve livelihoods, and reduce poverty worldwide.

The Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD), studies the central role of the private sector, private actors, and emerging actors in development with the U.S. Government. Trade and free enterprise are the engines of prosperity and development. Governments play an essential role in providing public good provisions that underpin freedom and prosperity. However, the majority of products and services will be and are delivered by an increasing number of non-state actors. The project engages U.S. civil and military officials, the private sector, civil society, philanthropic actors, academics, faith-based groups, diasporas, research institutions, multilateral organizations, and media. PPD provides recommendations to ensure that the United States possesses the tools necessary to remain the preeminent player in global development in the 21st century and, by extension, is better positioned to achieve its foreign policy and national security goals.

Position Description

Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing administrative and research support to the USLD team;
  • Generating content for the widely-followed USLD Twitter account;
  • Managing preparation and logistics for large public events. 

Interns work with the Program Coordinator to ensure that all events run smoothly and daily program operations.

Position Requirements

Preference will be given to candidates who possess:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;    
  • Experience in qualitative research;
  • Knowledge (coursework or work experience) of international development;
  • Must have at least a 3.4 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution;
  • Strong work ethic and a sense of humor.

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