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14APR - Climate and Security Intern, Center for the National Interest - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Former President Richard Nixon established The Center for the National Interest in 1994 to serve as a voice for strategic realism in U.S. foreign policy.  As he said at the time, “the United States has won the Cold War, but it has not yet won the peace.”  Today, the Center seeks to stimulate debate, promote public understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, and define principled yet pragmatic policies to advance America’s national interest in the complex world of the twenty-first century.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist Climate and Security Program Director Geoffrey Kemp with research on geopolitical and geoeconomic developments in the Greater Middle East. Interns will make important editorial and research contributions to a major project examining the national security implications of climate change.

Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, excellent writing skills, and a sharp analytical mind. A demonstrated interest in international affairs and foreign policy is required. Research experience with issues related to environmental policy and climate security is highly desired. In addition to supporting the Program Director, Research Interns will have access to most Center meetings, seminars, and other events. Research Interns will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research and writing in the Center’s award winning foreign affairs publication: The National Interest.

Job Responsibilities

• Conduct research to support the activities of the Climate and Security program, including op-eds, reports, and briefings
• Aid in the organization of program meetings, events, and seminars
• Author summaries of program activities for internal and external audiences.
• General office assistance as needed.

Job Requirements

• Enrolled or completed a BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite
• Research experience in the areas of environmental policy and climate security highly desired
• Arabic language proficiency desirable

How to Apply

To apply, candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and five (5) page writing sample to info@cftni.org. Please have “Research Intern: Climate, Security, Middle East” in subject line of the email.

Deadline – N/A


11APR - US-Russia Relations Intern, Center for the National Interest - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Former President Richard Nixon established The Center for the National Interest in 1994 to serve as a voice for strategic realism in U.S. foreign policy.  As he said at the time, “the United States has won the Cold War, but it has not yet won the peace.”  Today, the Center seeks to stimulate debate, promote public understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, and define principled yet pragmatic policies to advance America’s national interest in the complex world of the twenty-first century.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist U.S.-Russia Relations Program Director and Center Executive Director Paul Saunders on a series of projects related to American policy toward Moscow and the U.S.-Russian dialogue. The program is built around a regular series of seminars on key issues in the bilateral relationship, including non-proliferation, the war on terror, energy, and Russia’s domestic evolution as it relates to democracy, the media, and corruption. It has recently focused on U.S. and Russian interests and interaction in the former Soviet territory.

Job Responsibilities

• Conduct research to support the activities of the U.S.-Russia Relations program, including op-eds, reports, and briefings
• Aid in the organization of program meetings, events, and seminars
• Author summaries of program activities for internal and external audiences
• General office assistance as needed

Job Requirements

Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, excellent writing skills, and a sharp analytical mind. A demonstrated interest in international affairs and foreign policy is required. Research proficiency in Russian language, while not required, is strongly desirable. In addition to supporting the Program Director, Research Interns will have access to most Center meetings, seminars, and other events. Research Interns will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research and writing in the Center’s award winning foreign affairs publication: The National Interest.

• Enrolled or completed a BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Russian/Eurasian Studies, or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite
• Russian language proficiency preferred

How to Apply

To apply, candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and five (5) page writing sample to info@cftni.org.

The Center will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview. Please note that this internship is unpaid.

Deadline – N/A


07APR - Fellowship, The New School - Deadline: 28APR

Organization Description

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility provides a space for research and scholarship, policy debate, and discussion with activists and artists around issues of global migration and mobility, their economic impact, political consequences and their meaning for issues of citizenship and identity.

Location - New York City

Job Description

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, as part of The New School, is pleased to announce a post-doctoral fellowship for the 2017- 2018 academic year.

The Fellow will receive a competitive salary for one year, and opportunities to work with leading migration experts and scholars as part of the Zolberg Institute’s intellectual community.

Job Responsibilities

The Fellow will be expected to assist in the development of the Zolberg Institute’s core curriculum on migration and will teach two courses during the 2017-2018 academic year. The Fellow will also participate in a faculty seminar on the theme of mobility, and contribute to the Institute’s facilitation of public engagement with academics, policy makers, activists and artists as related to migration and mobility.

Job Requirements

This is an ideal opportunity for recent Ph.D. graduates to join a leading teaching, research and policy institute on migration and mobility studies in New York City.

The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, applicants use the on-line application on The New School human resources website http://careers.newschool.edu. Using our on-line application system, candidates should submit:
1. An academic CV
2. A two-page statement of interest that covers previous and ongoing research initiatives, your fit and commitment to the Zolberg Institute mission, goals and academic & intellectual life.
3. Example of written work
4. Names and email addresses of two referees that can speak to your work upon request.

Deadline - N/A


07APR - Intern, Global Security and Innovative Strategies - Deadline: 18APR

Organization Description

Global Security & Innovative Strategies (GSIS) is a Washington, DC-based security consulting, government relations and business advisory firm. We provide innovative thinking and quality results for our clients.

Our leadership team is comprised of well-known Chief Executives, former Federal government agency heads, senior advisors to Presidents, cabinet secretaries and Governors. We have run complex private sector organizations and have served on the front lines securing the nation’s borders, protecting global supply chains, ensuring the safety of dignitaries and major events, developing leading security policies and supervising high-impact investigations.

Because our services are threefold (security consulting, government relations and business advisory), our target clientele is diverse. Our target markets include: commercial and private industry organizations needing to design, develop, enhance, or evaluate their organizational security operations, companies seeking Federal sector consulting or due diligence assistance, and local, state, domestic and international governments.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Global Security and Innovative Strategies (GSIS) is seeking a part-time Research Intern.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on behalf of GSIS clients, particularly focused on Federal agency procurement and contracting
  • Assist with research, writing, editing and preparing reports/memos
  • Complete operational requirements, scheduling meetings, travel arrangements, etc. on an as-needed basis
  • Perform all other duties assigned by Director of Business Operations

Job Requirements

Required Skill Sets:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office
  • Critical thinker/problem solver
  • Positive attitude

Qualified candidates should have a solid foundation in database-based research and excellent writing abilities. This position will be paid, part-time, approximately 20 hours/week and last three to four months. Candidates with interest in government relations, Federal-private contracting, and homeland security will excel in this position.

How to Apply

Those interested in this position should send a resume and cover letter to Ms. Nicole Porter at Nicole@gsis.us.

Deadline – April 18, 2017


31MAR - Fellowship, Schwarzman Scholars - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of young leaders in business, political and civil society who can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world.  We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders from around the world, people who have the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society or business (2) educate them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua and (3) link them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders.  It is an unparalleled introduction to China and its role in the world. 

Location – Beijing

Job Requirements

A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential, the ability to anticipate paradigm changes, strong intellectual capacity and exemplary character. 

  • Leadership: the ability to conceptualize, articulate and implement new approaches to existing conditions, with determination, energy and adaptability to drive change despite obstacles. A leader must have the ability to inspire others to help make change happen. Leadership can be demonstrated through many contexts and fields, political, social, business, the arts, and beyond.
  • Intellect: achievements demonstrated through outstanding performance in academic endeavours. 
  • Character: personal values and integrity that inspire trust among others

Schwarzman Scholars aims to build a professionally diverse cohort each year, and welcomes undergraduates/graduates and young professionals from any field who can articulate how the experience in China will help develop their skills as leaders. We expect the largest number of applications from fields and professions that are heavily influenced by trends in China, including but certainly not limited to economics, political science, sociology, history, business, public policy, international studies, environmental studies, energy, health, climate, urban studies, trade and others.

How to Apply

Applications for 2018/2019 will open April 17, 2017. For more information on the program, please feel free to access the following resources:


26MAR - Research and Policy Internship, EIG - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is an ideas laboratory and advocacy organization dedicated to forging a more dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative U.S. economy for the 21st century. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and led by an experienced, bipartisan team, EIG convenes leading experts from the public and private sectors, develops original policy research, and works to advance creative legislative proposals that will bring new jobs, investment, and economic growth to communities across the nation.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

EIG’s Research and Policy intern will contribute to EIG’s policy, research, communications, events and administrative activities. Interns will engage in all areas of EIG’s operations and work directly with EIG’s Executive Team and staff on a wide variety of projects and topics. Interns will have a unique opportunity to contribute to policy and advocacy efforts impacting U.S. economic growth and new business and job creation.

The internship will start in June and run through August. You will be expected to work 40 hours a week, and will be paid $600 per week.

Job Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited, to the following:

  • Policy research and congressional bill tracking;
  • Researching and writing in-depth reports and briefing memos;
  • Assisting with events and outreach efforts;
  • Monitoring online conversation in EIG issue areas; and
  • Supporting administrative and operations activities.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate must be a self-starter with a background in congressional relations, economic policy, and/or political communications. Excellent research and writing skills, as well the ability to handle multiple tasks under short deadlines, are essential qualities.

Current undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduates.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Milica Cosic with the subject line “EIG Summer Research and Policy Internship.”

Milica@eig.org

Deadline – N/A


26MAR - Communications Internship, EIG - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is an ideas laboratory and advocacy organization dedicated to forging a more dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative U.S. economy for the 21st century. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and led by an experienced, bipartisan team, EIG convenes leading experts from the public and private sectors, develops original policy research, and works to advance creative legislative proposals that will bring new jobs, investment, and economic growth to communities across the nation.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

EIG’s Communications Intern will contribute to growing and executing EIG’s communications and outreach strategy. Interns will have a unique opportunity to contribute to policy and advocacy efforts impacting U.S. economic growth and new business and job creation.

The internship will start in May and run through August. You will be expected to work 40 hours a week, and will be paid $600 per week.

Job Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited, to the following:

  • Crafting social media content;
  • Tracking website, social media, and communications analytics;
  • Editing website front-end through WordPress;
  • Designing newsletters and collateral in Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Identifying key influencers and media targets;
  • Conducting research to support internal and external communications;
  • Monitoring online conversation in EIG issue areas; and
  • Supporting administrative and operations activities.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate should be a self-starter with a background in communications or journalism. A background in economic policy is preferred. Excellent writing, research, and social media skills, as well a keen attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks under short deadlines, are essential qualities.

Current undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduates.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Milica Cosic with the subject line “EIG Summer Communications Internship.”

Milica@eig.org

Deadline – N/A


14MAR - Business Development Intern, WfWI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.

Since 1993, Women for Women International has served more than 447,000 women in 8 conflict- affected countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Summer 2017 Business Development Intern will assist the Global Programs Unit in business development by researching USG funding agencies and other donors, assist in proposal development tasks and conduct research for new business opportunities. The intern will contribute to specific projects under the supervision of the Business Development Director. The internship will require 15-20 hours per week; a $10 daily stipend will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students looking to obtain additional experience in the not-for-profit space, and the inner workings on an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization.

Job Responsibilities

The list below indicates the types of Business Development projects on which the intern might work -

 Background research for business development;

 Compiling information about potential NGO and funding partners for Country offices;

 Assist the Global Programs Unit in business development;

 Support input and analysis of data in our monitoring and evaluation system as well as

program log frames;

 Liaise with other departments such as marketing, development and communications;

and as needed;

 Participate in business development related meetings, and conduct follow-up.

 Undergraduate or Graduate student in international development or a related field (Master’s preferred);

  Strong research and critical thinking skills.

  Experience working with data. Experience using STATA a strong plus.

  Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people.

  Experience working in an office environment.

Job Requirements

              Undergraduate or Graduate student in international development or a related field (Master’s preferred);

              Strong research and critical thinking skills;

              Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people;

              Experience working in an office environment.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying should submit their cover letter and resume to https://careers- womenforwomen.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1. Applicants will be shortlisted on a regular basis so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

Deadline – N/A


14MAR - MRE Intern, WfWI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.

Since 1993, Women for Women International has served more than 447,000 women in 8 conflict- affected countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The 2017 Summer Program Intern for Monitoring, Research and Evaluation (MRE) will assist the Global Programs Unit in their day-to-day work in collecting, analyzing and using data related to the program and its participants. The intern will contribute to specific projects under the supervision of the Director of Monitoring, Research and Evaluation. The internship will require 15- 20 hours per week, a daily stipend will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students looking to obtain additional experience in the not-for-profit space, and the inner workings of an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization.

Job Responsibilities

The list below indicates the types of MRE projects on which the intern might work -

           Conducting a review of survey questions in key outcome areas and updating the reference question bank to feed survey instrument revision;

           Helping with the selection of target indicators for complementary programs;

           Consolidating existing datasets and performing additional analyses on specific questions;

           Consolidating and updating guides and resources on existing data, variables and processes;

           Providing support on the design and planning of an online software tool to view and use the database;

           Conducting evidence reviews on key topics such as business skills training programs, cash transfers, health education, etc.;

           Supporting on a few internal field studies.

Job Requirements

 Undergraduate or Graduate student in international development or a related field (Master’s preferred);

  Strong research and critical thinking skills.

  Experience working with data. Experience using STATA a strong plus.

  Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people.

  Experience working in an office environment.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying should submit their cover letter and resume to https://careers- womenforwomen.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1. Applicants will be shortlisted on a regular basis so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

Deadline – N/A


10MAR - Internship, WfWI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.

Since 1993, Women for Women International has served more than 447,000 women in 8 conflict- affected countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Summer 2017 Development Intern will assist the Marketing, Development, & Communications team with fundraising by researching prospect leads, implementing grassroots initiatives, managing data, and conducting a research project that addresses a key issue challenging the team. The intern will contribute to specific projects under the supervision of the Director of Development. The internship will require 15-20 hours per week; a $10 daily stipend will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students looking to obtain additional experience in the not-for-profit space, and the inner workings on an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization.

Job Responsibilities

The list below indicates the types of Marketing, Development, and Communications projects on which the intern might work -

 Background research on funding prospects;

 Drafting briefs about funding prospects;

 Support input and analysis of data;

 Assist in the implementation of grass roots initiatives;

 Design and complete a research project that tackles a key issue facing the department,

and report back on the findings;

 Liaise with other departments such as marketing, communications, and the global

programs unit; and as needed;

 Participate in development meetings, and conduct follow-up.

Job Requirements

 Undergraduate or Graduate student in international development or a related field (Master’s preferred);

 Strong research and critical thinking skills;

 Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people;

 Experience working in an office environment.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying should submit their cover letter and resume to https://careers- womenforwomen.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1. Applicants will be shortlisted on a regular basis so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

Deadline – N/A


08MAR - Communications Intern, WfWI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.

Since 1993, Women for Women International has served more than 447,000 women in 8 conflict- affected countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of

Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Summer 2017 Communications Intern will assist the Communications Department by researching supporting essential functions of the team. The intern will contribute to specific projects under the supervision of Communications Director. The internship will require 15-20 hours per week; a $10 daily stipend will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students looking to obtain additional experience in the not-for-profit space, and the inner workings on an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization.

Job Responsibilities

The list below indicates the types of Communications projects on which the intern might work-

 Contribute ideas and content to telling the important story of our organization (ie: writing blogs and helping to develop other communications materials);

 In coordination and supervision of Communications Director, suggest content for social media accounts;

 Support logistical details of event planning and day-of coordination;

 Conduct background research for current and future Communications Projects;

 Identify upcoming editorial and speaking opportunities;

 Flag, research and report current Communications industry trends and tools;

 Represent WfWI externally at events around DC area;

 Liaise with other departments such as marketing, development and communications;

and as needed;

 Participate in Communications team meetings, and conduct follow-up.

Job Requirements

 Undergraduate or Graduate student in Communications, Journalism, international development or a related field (Master’s preferred);

 Strong research and critical thinking skills;

 Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people;

 Experience working in an office environment.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying should submit their cover letter and resume to: https://careers-womenforwomen.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1. Applicants will be shortlisted on a regular basis so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

Deadline – N/A


22FEB - Intern, US-Libya Business Association - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The US-Libya Business Association (USLBA) is the only bilateral U.S. trade association focusing on the United States and Libya. Founded in 2005 to promote the U.S.-Libya commercial and diplomatic relationship, the USLBA is a non-profit, member-based organization that analyzes and reports developments in the Libyan economy and in the bilateral U.S.-Libya relationship and organizes member-only and public events with U.S. and Libyan officials. The USLBA is a separate entity managed by and co-located with the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC). Advancing global commerce for over a hundred years, the NFTC is a leading business organization advocating an open, rules-based global trading system.

Location – Washington DC

Job Responsibilities

  • In depth research into aspects of the modern Libyan economy and Libyan politics
  • Monitoring and summarizing Libyan print and broadcast media as well as social media, focusing on political dialogue efforts and business issues
  • Attending conferences related to Libya and producing written summaries
  • Administrative support, maintaining databases of companies interested in Libya
  • Maintaining USLBA Website and conducting social media outreach
  • Interfacing with USG and GoL officials

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge and Passion for Libya
  • Proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (preferred but not necessary)
  • Strong commercial and policy research skills with the ability to synthesize information
  • Strong writing skills, native English fluency is a requirement
  • Self-motivated professional able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent internet, computer, and organizational skills

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING IN OR STUDYING LIBYA

DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE NEVER RESEARCHED OR WORKED IN THE LIBYA FIELD

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a preference for those who apply promptly and are able to start immediately. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample showcasing applicant’s ability to write in a professional/public facing, non-academic context to jpack@us-lba.org. Start and end date negotiable.

Deadline – N/A


17FEB - Fellowship, ABA ROLI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is pleased to consider applications for its Summer 2017 Internship/Fellowship Program. ABA ROLI serves as the international development wing of the American Bar Association and seeks to promote justice, economic opportunity, and human dignity through the rule of law. ABA ROLI seeks interns and fellows to assist headquarters staff with a wide variety of the day-to-day support functions that are pertinent to the operations of an international NGO. Legal internships and fellowships are available to graduate students, law students, and recent graduates of post-grad degree programs depending on current staffing needs. Dates and daily schedules may be flexible in response to departmental needs, and correspond roughly to academic terms for spring, summer, and fall semesters. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Responsibilities

Interns and fellows for ABA ROLI will work with staff of their assigned division to gain an understanding of international development programs and international rule of law issues. In general, ABA ROLI offers International Development and Legal internships/fellowships, which differ somewhat in their expected responsibilities and desired applicant profiles. International Development openings will support various aspects of program implementation for DC-based regional and support teams, while Legal openings will be more heavily research-based and tailored toward graduate and law students. For more information on the ABA ROLI International Development Internship Program, please visit: https://www.devex.com/en/jobs/472235

Please indicate your internship/fellowship preference in your cover letter. ABA ROLI welcomes “Generalist” internship applications.

  • Anti-Trafficking in Persons Legal Intern/Fellow(grad or law students only)
    • Conduct legal and contextual research on topics of mutual interest identified through discussion with ROLI regional divisions and the Research, Evaluation, and Learning office; analyze de jure information to examine the legal and policy frameworks related to trafficking in persons in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Gender Equality Legal Intern/Fellow (grad or law students only)
    • Conduct in-depth legal research on the status of women and LGBT people; write assigned sections of assessment reports, manuals, and technical guides; assist in developing training modules and presentations; organize panel discussions, brownbag lunches, and other events; respond to research requests from DC and field-based staff; provide technical support to the Gender Practice Group

Job Requirements

While the hiring needs of each individual opening may differ, ABA ROLI generally requires the following qualifications for all legal internships/fellowships:

  • JD/LL.M students or recent graduates or internationals with a LL.B or foreign equivalent seeking relevant postgraduate international affairs degree;
  • Strong commitment to public interest law and/or international development, as evidenced by relevant experience and coursework;
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency with MS Office;
  • International development experience highly desirable but not required; knowledge of foreign languages is a plus;

How to Apply

If you are interested in an ABA ROLI internship/fellowship, please submit a resume and cover letter indicating your preference from the list of positions below, as well as your availability for the summer semester. If you are interested in being considered for all openings, please indicate that you are interested as a “Generalist.” ABA ROLI will try to match candidates to their top choice whenever possible, but highly value candidate flexibility throughout the selection process.

Deadline – N/A


17FEB - Internship, ABA ROLI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is pleased to consider applications for its Summer 2017 International Development Internship Program. ABA ROLI serves as the international development wing of the American Bar Association, and seeks to promote justice, economic opportunity, and human dignity through the rule of law. ABA ROLI seeks interns and fellows to assist headquarters staff with a wide variety of the day-to-day support functions that are pertinent to the operations of an international NGO. International Development internships are available to undergraduate, graduate, and law students, as well as recent graduates, depending on current staffing needs. Dates and daily schedules may be flexible in response to departmental needs, and correspond roughly to academic terms for spring, summer, and fall semesters. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Responsibilities

Interns and fellows for ABA ROLI will work with staff of their assigned division to gain an understanding of international development programs and international rule of law issues. In general, ABA ROLI offers International Development and Legal internships/fellowships, which differ somewhat in their expected responsibilities and desired applicant profiles. International Development openings will support various aspects of program implementation for DC-based regional and support teams, while Legal openings will be more heavily research-based and tailored toward graduate and law students. If you are interested in applying for an ABA ROLI Legal internship/fellowship, please visit: https://www.devex.com/en/jobs/472234

Although these are unpaid positions, interns at ABA ROLI are eligible for a wide variety of perks and learning opportunities including:

  • Transportation reimbursement up to $15.00/day
  • Field trips to D.C. legal destinations such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Supreme Court and Library of Congress
  • Brown-bag lunches with ABA ROLI staff and guest speakers
  • Asia Program Intern
    • Conduct necessary research projects for program staff on rule of law issues in Asia and in support of Division-wide business development efforts; Monitor political, economic, and security developments in the region and produce regular status briefs; Assist with proposal research and writing efforts; Support management of current programs in ABA ROLI’s priority issue areas; Develop outreach and communication materials.
  • Outreach and Communications Intern
    • Research and monitor ongoing global trends to be integrated into appropriate ABA ROLI outreach and communications channels; Contribute to development of materials for and monitoring of ROLI websites, newsletters, collateral, social media outlets, etc.; Update ABA ROLI websites as needed; Support writing, editing, and publication of outreach materials.
  • Latin America and the Caribbean Intern
    • Assist the LAC Division with management of current programs and development of new programs in judicial reform, legal education reform, LGBT rights, among other things; assist with monitoring the political and economic developments in the region, producing outreach materials, researching areas of interest and working with program and in-country staff with day-to-day support tasks
  • Operations and Development Intern
    • Design and integrate innovative solutions to support knowledge management and organizational design, ensuring that ABA ROLI’s know-how, information, and collective experience are effectively shared across the organization; Help design, maintain, and share organizational know-how in online published formats including Google Drive, Google Docs, and process mapping; Collaborate with the ABA Development Director to help with donor mapping and research of US and non-US foundations as needed; Strategize creative outreach mechanisms for increasing awareness of ABA ROLI’s work.
  • Europe and Eurasia Monitoring and Evaluation Intern
    • Support program management and operations of ABA ROLI’s E&E Division, with particular focus on monitoring and evaluation systems; Contribute to ongoing efforts to establish, institutionalize and expand ABA ROLI M&E practices; Produce outreach materials to ensure reporting compliance with increased USAID requirements for outreach and promotion of programs; Provide support to report and proposal writing as needed, with potential for sustained research projects related to new business development.
  • Health, Environment, and Anti-Corruption Intern
    • Review ABA ROLI programming in these areas to date in order to identify institutional strengths; conduct research on key and emerging issues in these fields; and identify strategies to increase and showcase ABA ROLI’s capacity in these fields.

Job Requirements

While the hiring needs of each individual opening may differ, ABA ROLI generally requires the following qualifications for all International Development Internships:

  • Undergraduate, MA/JD students, or recent graduates seeking relevant degrees in international affairs, international development, or related subject areas;
  • Strong commitment to public interest law and/or international development, as evidenced by relevant experience and coursework;
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency with MS Office;
  • International development experience highly desirable but not required;
  • Knowledge of foreign languages is a plus.

How to Apply

If you are interested in an ABA ROLI International Development internship, please submit a resume and cover letter indicating your preference from the list of positions below, as well as your availability for the summer semester. If you are interested in being considered for all openings, please indicate that you are interested as a “Generalist.” ABA ROLI will try to match candidates to their top choice whenever possible, but highly value candidate flexibility throughout the selection process. Interested parties may email their resumes/cover letters to jobs@americanbar.org.

Deadline – N/A


26JAN - Fellowship, EIG - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is an ideas laboratory and advocacy organization dedicated to forging a more dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative U.S. economy for the 21st century. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and led by an experienced, bipartisan team, EIG convenes leading experts from the public and private sectors, develops original policy research, and works to advance creative legislative proposals that will bring new jobs, investment, and economic growth to communities across the nation.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

EIG is looking for a dynamic and motivated emerging leader in economic policy to serve as a Research and Policy Fellow.  The Fellow will work with EIG’s Policy Team, consisting of the Senior Director for Policy and Strategy, the Manager for Research and Policy Development, and the Manager for Government Affairs to conceptualize and execute research projects and further develop the organization’s policy agenda. The Fellow will become deeply involved in all active research projects, have the opportunity to design and execute an independent research project for publication, and be closely involved in advancing a core piece of legislation in Congress around distressed communities.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

Specific responsibilities may include, but not be limited, to the following:

Research:

  • Process and analyze a wide variety of economic data related to EIG issue areas;
  • Track the latest indicator releases from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and elsewhere;
  • Review the latest scholarly articles related to EIG issue areas;
  • Devise innovative data visualizations and other methods of presenting EIG content 
  • Draft blogs, op-eds, and report content.

Policy:

  • Assist in conducting spot research and drafting briefers for members of EIG’s Executive Team on key policy areas of focus, including economic and community development, entrepreneurship, innovation, and access to capital;
  • Research and evaluate innovative and effective state-level policies in EIG’s core issue areas to highlight in blogs, op-eds, briefers, and reports;
  • Serve as an internal resource for up-to-date information on relevant national and state-level policy developments;
  • Work with Policy Team Managers to build a repository of relevant best practices from all layers of government as well as abroad;
  • Work with Policy Team Managers to produce informational materials to advance EIG’s legislative priorities;
  • Regularly attend and report back on relevant think tank events in DC.

Elements of the fellowship may be tailored to suit a particular candidate’s strengths, background, and interests.

 

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g. public policy, economics, development).
  • Demonstrated interest in EIG’s core issue areas (economic and community development, entrepreneurship, innovation, and access to capital) either through past work, volunteer experience, or independent research projects.
  • Demonstrated fluency in methods of qualitative analysis.
  • Familiarity with basic quantitative methods of analysis, demonstrated by proficiency in higher-level Excel functions and at least one statistical analysis software program.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the policymaking process gained through, for example, prior work or internship experience on the Hill or in state or local government preferred but not required.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and desire to work in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Self-motivated, creative, organized, and deeply committed to personal and organizational excellence.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Milica Cosic with the subject line “EIG Research and Policy Fellow.”

Milica Cosic

Manager for Operations and Administration

Economic Innovation Group

Milica@eig.org

 

Deadline – N/A


25JAN - Internship, Aviation Week - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Aviation, defense and space news, jobs, and conferences.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Aviation Week, the world’s top aerospace reporting and analysis firm, has several internships available within its Intelligence and Data Services (IDS) Division. The positions, duties, and relevant skill sets include:

Job Responsibilities

         · Researching military aircraft datasets including fleets, maintenance costs and providers, aircraft specifications and aircraft component suppliers – Knowledge /interest in military aircraft or international defense issues is desirable. Relevant languages include: Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean and others.

         · Researching information regarding military and civil aviation companies – Knowledge/interest in the aviation market, military or civil, is desirable.

         · Supporting the civil aircraft datasets and database teams – Knowledge/ interest in civil aviation or database skills – Microsoft Access, SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle, etc. – is desirable.

         · Writing summaries of events occurring in the defense aerospace market - Knowledge/interest in military aircraft or journalism is desirable.

         · Supporting the sales and business development team – a student focused on sales, marketing or business, or with an interest in these topics, would be ideal.

 

How to Apply

         · Resume (1-2 pg.)

         · Writing sample of 1-5 pages on a topic, preferably one related to the skills or knowledge sets mentioned above.

         · Academic transcript from current institution. Please send applications to: michael.tint@aviationweek.com

 

Deadline – N/A


12JAN - Intern, Philos Project - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Philos Project is the network hub for leaders and future leaders who are committed to promoting positive Christian engagement in the Middle East. Its mission includes:

  • Proclaiming friendship with those in the region who support liberty and justice for all peoples;
  • Reviving an intellectually rigorous Christian approach to foreign policy, especially as it relates to the Middle East;
  • Educating Christians on the theological, historical, and political issues surrounding Israel and the Jewish people; and
  • Empowering the church to advocate for real peace in tangible ways.

Location – New York City

Job Description

Applications are now open for a summer 2017 internship at The Philos Project headquarters in New York City.

Compensation of $1500 per month and commuter stipends are included. 

Job Responsibilities

Interns will assist with:

  • Research and operations at The Philos Project
  • Copy editing the blog, "The Region"
  • Social media

How to Apply

Interested undergraduates and recent graduates should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@philosproject.org.