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Experience Level: Internships & Fellowships

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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


14FEB - Fellowship, US–China Economic and Security Review Commission - Deadline: 17MAR

Organization Description

Please note: The United States–China Economic and Security Review Commission is a Legislative Branch and only uses Pay Plan/Series/Grade information as a point of reference.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (the Commission) was created by the United States Congress in October 2000, as a nonpartisan, legislative branch commission. The Commission's mission is to monitor, investigate, and make recommendations to Congress about matters of concern in the relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China in the following areas: 1) weapons proliferation practices, 2) economics, 3) energy and natural resources, 4) investment and capital markets, 5) China's military, 6) China's cyber capabilities, 7) China's fiscal and monetary policy, 8) China’s foreign policy, 9) China's compliance with the World Trade Organization, 10) freedom of speech and information in China, and 11) food, drug, and other product safety in China.

Location – Washington DC

Job Responsibilities

The work requires the ability to:

  • Research, monitor, and conduct analysis on developments primarily in China, Taiwan, and the western Pacific Region.
  • Complete independent, original research projects.
  • Draft, fact check, and edit material for the Commission's Annual Report, and perform related duties as assigned.
  • Attend seminars, meetings, and events on behalf of the Commission, and write memorandum to Commissioners and staff members.

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • U.S. citizen, or have applied for U.S. citizenship and naturalization.
  • Graduate-level student or graduate of a Master's or J.D. program.
  • GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at the current or last institution attended.
  • Must have coursework in economics and trade (See "Other Information")
  • Chinese language skills (See "Other Information")

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team or independently, multi-task, and maintain awareness of and adherence to varying priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to present information clearly and concisely - verbally and in writing - to include preparing reports, briefings, and memoranda.

Must be a current graduate-level student, or a graduate of an accredited Master's or J.D. program.

Applicants must submit all required documents by the closing date of this announcement.

How to Apply

A complete application package containing ALL required documents, as described below, must be sent via email to Opportunities@uscc.gov. Please send all documents in PDF format. Incomplete packages will not be considered.

Your application package must include a:

1) COVER LETTER:
In the cover letter please list the following in bullet format:

  • Your basic contact information:
  • Email address
  • Most convenient phone number
  • Permanent address


Brief statement outlining your interest in the Commission and our Research Fellowship Program.

Brief statement addressing your research skills, knowledge, and effective utilization of electronic and print information, especially sources relating to China, Taiwan, and the Asia-Pacific region.

If you are interested in completing this internship for-credit with your academic institution, please answer the following:

  • Name of the program, or class, and the affiliated academic institution
  • Contact information for a program administrator
  • Start/End dates of registration
  • Any other applicable information


Provide concise, point-by-point responses to the following questions:

  • Are you a United States citizen, or have you applied for U.S. citizenship and naturalization? When applying, include: (a) date of citizenship if naturalized; and (b) if you have or have ever had a Federal security clearance identify the level and dates held.
  • Are you proficient with using Microsoft Office Suite software applications?
  • What is your level of experience conducting economic research and analysis?
  • Are you able to read and/or speak Mandarin Chinese? If yes, please indicate which and at what level: (a) beginner, (b) intermediate, (c) advanced, (d) native fluency.
  • Have you ever lived, traveled or worked in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong? If yes, please elaborate on where, when and the circumstances.
  • How did you hear about this position?

2) PROFESSIONAL RESUME:
Be sure to include all applicable work history, educational achievements, completed coursework, special honors/awards, and anything else that you feel will help in our evaluation.

3) WRITING PROMPT:
Discuss the five most important issues in the U.S.-China trade and economic relationship today that relate to the Commission's legislative mandate as outlined at: http://www.uscc.gov/about/uscc-charter.
Your submission must be your own work, not more than 5 pages, double spaced, and in 12-point font. Please include footnotes and sources for your work.

4) ACADEMIC WRITING SAMPLE / RESEARCH PAPER:
Preferred topics include: Chinese or broader Asian business, economics, international relations, and/or foreign affairs. Your submission must be your own work.

5) 2 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:
Please instruct your recommenders to email their letters directly to Opportunities@uscc.gov. Recommendations will be attached to their respective applications upon submission. Include in your application email the names of your recommenders.

6) COPY OF ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS:
Unofficial academic transcripts are acceptable. Please include the academic transcript from your current institution, or, for recent graduates, the transcript from the school last attended.

Deadline – March 17, 2017


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 - Fellowship, Philos Project - Deadline: 15FEB

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 the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute.

The Leadership Institute is a fully-funded 4-week summer program designed for Christian men and women between the ages of 18-35 who have a serious interest in working in a field that touches on the Middle East.

The Philos Project is looking for future policymakers, humanitarians, journalists, and advocates who seek a deeper understanding of religious and political dynamics in the Middle East region. We seek to educate and empower a new generation of leaders to facilitate long-term change in the Middle East.

 Participants spend two weeks in New York, and two weeks in the Middle East, making a brief stopover in Poland.

Job Responsibilities

During their time in New York, participants engage in long days of seminars with experts in Middle East history and politics, ethics, journalism, Judaism, Eastern Christianity, and foreign policy. Classes last between six and nine hours each day, with breaks for discussion. In the evenings, students often continue conversations while enjoying New York City or the grounds of the Tarrytown Estate. Once abroad, participants enjoy educational tours that enhance their understanding of the region. In the evenings, they collaborate on innovative advocacy

Once abroad, participants enjoy educational tours that enhance their understanding of the region. In the evenings, they collaborate on innovative advocacy projects, or write articles or op-eds for publication. Participants taste local cuisine, dip their toes in the Mediterranian and the Dead Sea, and meet with a diverse cross-section of people groups, including Jews, Muslims, Christians, Iraqi and Syrian refugees, Israelis, Palestinians, Bedouins, Druze.

How to Apply

Applications must be received by February 15 at midnight EST. Apply for the Leadership Institute today at philosproject.org/philos-leadership-institute


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.


10JAN - Fellowship, AFAvH - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AFAvH) is the professional partner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) in the United States, and is a U.S. 501(c)3 charitable organization. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent researchers and other professionals from abroad and from Germany.

American Friends Mission: To become a leading source in the United States for the promotion of national and international networking, exchange, and creative collaboration among scientists, scholars, artists and other professionals. Our goals include:

  • Expanding the pool of future Humboldtians from the United States;
  • Encouraging and supporting continued collaboration among US alumni;
  • With partners, raising Germany’s visibility as a center for research.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Brazil and the Republic of India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. 

 

The program is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental and non-profit sector, and the arts.

Job Responsibilities

The program provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious program builds on Germany's established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow's international leaders.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's or comparable academic degree, completed less than twelve years prior to the starting date of the fellowship (October 1 of the year following application)
  • Citizenship of the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Brazil, or the Republic of India 
  • Candidates from all professions and disciplines are eligible to apply
  • Demonstrated leadership potential; applicants whose background is largely academic should also have gained some leadership experience beyond their own research activities
  • Either English or German language skills

 

How to Apply

  • A project plan (approx. 3 pages)  
  • A detailed host's statement, including a confirmation of support
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment on the candidate's professional, personal, and/or academic background
  • Next application deadline: September 15 2017
  • Register for the next round of applications online, which will open on March 15 2017

Deadline – N/A

 


06JAN - Intern, Global Security & Innovative Strategies - Deadline: N/A

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

This is a full-time paid internship. Interns will be compensated at a rate of $13/hour. Interns should expect to work 40 hours per week.

Job Responsibilities

Resolve administrative problems, identify new and cost-effective solutions
Oversee client and visitor experience
Welcome visitors/clients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries
Ensure client comfort, set-up and organize client meetings
Complete operational requirements, scheduling meetings, travel arrangements, etc.
Assist with research, writing, editing and preparing reports/memos
Subject matter can range from federal market entry to international refugee crisis to security assessment to high-profile individuals.
Correspond with GSIS vendors (Website, Building Management, Printer, etc)
Ensure operation of necessary equipment: maintenance, repairs, etc. 
Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock; anticipate needed supplies, etc.
Offer technical support to staff and further facilitate office transition to Office365
Assist office accountant, collect and compile invoices, receipts, billing, etc.
Maintain safe and clean reception/kitchen area
Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to GSIS
Perform all other duties assigned by COO

Job Requirements

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

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Jeanne Lynch at jeanne@gsis.us

Deadline - N/A


23DEC - Internship, Israel Policy Forum - Deadline: 17MAR

Organization Description

The Israel Policy Forum (IPF) is a not-for-profit education and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting pragmatic policies to advance and ultimately achieve a lasting two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. IPF convenes and educates a broad array of Jewish leaders and US policymakers in order to strengthen advocacy in support of advancing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, consistent with Israel’s security and a strong US-Israel relationship.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

IPF’s internship program provides college students with a stimulating learning experience in an intimate office setting. Due to the small size of the office, the intern is given a substantial amount of responsibility and is exposed to most aspects of IPF. The intern is responsible for various projects involving development, administration, event planning, programming, policy, and outreach. The internship provides individuals with the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace, as well as to expand their knowledge about international affairs and the Middle East conflict. 

Job Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating and implementing events with prominent diplomats and scholars
  • Reading and circulating influential op-eds
  • Taking minutes & writing executive summaries of meetings and conference calls
  • Updating and maintaining fundraising and donor lists/records
  • Maintaining the IPF website and social media accounts
  • Assortment of clerical and administrative tasks
  • Attending and covering local events, occasionally outside of normal business hours

Job Requirements

Desired Skills

  • Pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree in International Relations, Political Science, Middle Eastern Studies, or a related major
  • Strong interpersonal, proof-reading, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to interact with individuals at various levels of the organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in fast paced environment
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite a plus

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two references by email to:

Adam Basciano, Internship Program Coordinator

apply@ipforum.org 
Israel Policy Forum

355 Lexington Ave

14th Floor

New York, NY 10017

 

Please include your availability, including start date, in your cover letter. Note that while IPF prefers applicants who can work full time, we occasionally hire part-time interns. Internships are unpaid.

 

Please note: The Israel Policy Forum is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. IPF complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for handicapped and disabled employees. Application materials will be carefully reviewed but due to the large volume of resumes, we are unable to personally acknowledge each applicant. Only those selected for an interview will be personally contacted. No phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest in the Israel Policy Forum.

Deadline

Winter/Spring Internship (January-May): December 2nd

Summer Internship (June-August): March 17th

Fall Internship (September-December): July 14th


19DEC - Fellowship, Humanity In Action - Deadline: 04JAN

Job Description

The Humanity in Action Fellowship is a 4-week program that takes place from May 26 - June 25, 2017 (European programs) and July 5 - July 30, 2017 (U.S. program). The 2017 program will take place in  Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. It is open to students and recent graduates from the U.S., as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine. Students and recent graduates of other nationalities may apply if they are enrolled in or have recently graduated from a university in one of the countries listed above.

 

The Fellowship brings together international groups of students to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. The programs, when appropriate to national histories, address the destructive common roots of prejudice, discrimination and dehumanization. These practices were directed towards Jews and other minorities in Europe during the Nazi era and Holocaust. Those under colonial rule in Africa, Asia, South, Central and North America and the Caribbean Islands were subject to racist policies and attitudes. Countries which experienced other totalitarian regimes after World War II also address the impact that socialism and its implosion had on their societies.

 

Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

 

The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today's most challenging issues can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.

 

How to Apply

For more information, about the program, please don't hesitate to visit our website.

Deadline

The deadline to apply is January 4, 2017 at 11:59 PST.


10DEC - Fellowship, William J. Clinton Fellowship - Deadline: 16JAN

Organization Description

The American India Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to catalyzing social and economic change in India and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India. Founded in 2001, it is one of the largest secular, non-partisan U.S. organizations supporting development work in India. AIF has partnered with 248 of India’s NGOs to build a trusted network for implementation, scale, and sustainability while raising over $109 million since its inception. We have offices in New York, California, and New Delhi.

Location - India

Job Description

The American India Foundation (AIF) is pleased to accept applications for the 2017-18 AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India through January 16, 2017.

During an immersive, 10-month volunteer program (Sept. 2017-July 2018), young professionals have the opportunity to serve at development organizations and social enterprises across India. AIF Clinton Fellows support our partner organizations at a crucial moment of scalability through collaboration, skills-sharing, training, and capacity-building. Applicants must be U.S. or Indian citizens, or U.S. permanent residents. They must be between 21 and 34 years of age and have obtained their undergraduate degree by the start of the program on September 1, 2017.

Job Responsibilities

Whether it’s developing an evaluation system to assess the social impact of skills-building programs, facilitating an entrepreneurship program for rural women, formulating a waste management strategy for endangered reptiles, or increasing public health partnerships to commercialize hypothermia monitoring devices for newborns – there are a multitude of ways that candidates can apply their skills for meaningful impact.

How to Apply

QUESTIONS?

Join us for a virtual info session to speak with staff and alumni.

-Register for December 14, 2016.

-Register for January 10, 2017.  

Get an exclusive view of our selection process, explore our FAQs and email us at fellowship@aif.org!

Deadline – January 16, 2017


30NOV - Research Intern, Syria Institute - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Syria Institute (TSI) is an independent non-profit and non-partisan research institution based in Washington, DC.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

We are looking for qualified undergraduate- and graduate- level winter and spring interns. This is an exciting opportunity not only to support our Syria-related research initiatives, but also to contribute to TSI’s growth and development. Interns will be a valuable part of our small team and will gain substantive experience. We are looking for people who are willing to dive in and enthusiastically support a variety of research, organizational development, and administrative efforts. Our interns will be encouraged to attend relevant events and take part in other activities that will help deepen their knowledge of the Syria conflict and U.S. policymaking. A successful candidate will be highly motivated to learn and contribute; demonstrate maturity, insight, and flexibility; and have a passion for our mission and vision.

Responsibilities will vary depending on the intern’s individual experience, skill set, and interests. If you have a special skill (graphic design, GIS, language, coding, etc.), let us know: we will put it to good use.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conducting open-source research to support various TSI publications and projects
  2. Tracking political, military, and humanitarian developments in Syria
  3. Managing and/or contributing to posts for our social media accounts
  4. Assisting with administrative tasks including research, grant proposal applications, updating calendar events, and daily news updates.
  5. Writing brief pieces for the TSI blog

Job Requirements

  • Fast learner who takes initiative and can function independently when needed
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a high-pressure environment
  • Detail-oriented • Basic understanding of the dynamics of the conflict in Syria
  • Prior research experience, work with social science datasets, and/or policy analysis skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Arabic language skills highly desirable, Russian, Kurdish, or Farsi a plus
  • Graphic design, coding, GIS/mapping skills a plus
  • Experience traveling, learning, working in the Middle East is a plus
  • Integrity, professionalism, and a desire to be part of the solution

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until candidates have been selected. To apply, please send an email to info@syriainstitute.org with the subject line: “Internship Application – [LAST NAME].” The email should include a resume, cover letter, and a brief recent writing sample. In the cover letter please be sure to indicate the dates that you would be available. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview and may be asked to provide additional information (references, unofficial transcript).

Deadline – N/A


30NOV - Communications Intern, Syria Institute - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Syria Institute (TSI) is an independent non-profit and non-partisan research institution based in Washington, DC.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

We are looking for qualified undergraduate- and graduate- level winter and spring interns. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic young team and contribute to the development of a growing organization. Interns are a valuable part of our team and will gain substantive experience during their time with TSI. We are looking for people who are willing to dive in and enthusiastically support TSI’s many communications-related efforts, as well as other organizational tasks when needed. All of our interns are encouraged to attend relevant DC events and take part in outside trainings and activities that will help deepen their knowledge and skillset. A successful candidate will be highly motivated to learn and contribute, demonstrate maturity, insight, flexibility, and have a passion for our mission and vision.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Managing and/or contributing to posts for social media accounts on Twitter/Facebook
  2. Optimize social media outreach through tracking and website analytics
  3. Create graphics as needed to support research and publications
  4. Assisting with editing and layout design for publications
  5. Sending out newsletters and developing marketing materials
  6. Drafting blog posts
  7. Updating website calendar and publishing daily news updates
  8. Tracking media hits and developing and maintaining a comprehensive media list

Job Requirements

  • Fast learner who takes initiative and can function independently when needed
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for online and offline audiences
  • Technical experience with design and editing (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop); mapping; data visualizations; Google apps
  • Detail-oriented
  • Creative
  • Integrity, professionalism, solution-oriented
  • Pursuing or earned a degree in communications, international relations or related course of study

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until candidates have been selected. To apply, please send an email to info@syriainstitute.org with the subject line: “Internship Application – [LAST NAME].” The email should include a resume, cover letter, and a brief recent writing sample and examples of any other previous work that may be relevant to the position (graphics design, visualizations, charts, social media strategies, etc.) In the cover letter, please be sure to indicate the dates that you would be available. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview and may be asked to provide additional information (references, unofficial transcript).

Deadline – N/A


28NOV - Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship - Deadline: 06JAN

Job Description

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC.

Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $36,000 ($3,000 per month), and receive health insurance, mentoring, a small stipend to attend conferences or courses, and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship.

Location – Washington DC

Job Responsibilities

Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, defense budget, and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media.

Job Requirements

Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences; those with a graduate degree are also eligible to apply. They must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.

How to Apply

See www.scoville.org for complete information and application requirements.


Contact Information and Social Media
(202) 446-1565
info@scoville.org
www.scoville.org
Twitter @ScovillePF
facebook.com/ScovilleFellowship

Deadline – January 6, 2017


18NOV - Internship, Department of Commerce - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

SelectUSA is a U.S. government-wide program housed in the International Trade Administration at the United States Department of Commerce. Since its inception, SelectUSA has facilitated more than US $23 billion in investment, creating and/or retaining thousands of U.S. jobs. Our mission is to facilitate job-creating business investment into the United States and raise awareness of the critical role that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in the U.S. economy.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

SelectUSA has vacancies for unpaid internships in Washington for the spring 2017 semester. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable experience and insight into business investment in the United States, international capital flows, and U.S. investment policy.

Job Responsibilities

Investment Promotion Internship

Duties will range across all aspects of the operation, including handling incoming investor inquiries; significant assignments in research, writing, and economic analysis; generation of reports, PowerPoint presentations, talking points, and briefing materials for U.S. government officials; and other related administrative and research activities. Strong candidates have academic or professional experience in international investment and trade, international relations, and/or economics.

Office of the Executive Director Internship

Duties will range across all aspects of front office operations from policy coordination, strategic planning, program execution, to drafting and administering correspondence, research, assisting with speech and presentation development, and other day-to-day front office administrative duties. Strong candidates have excellent organization and multi-tasking skills, attention to detail, as well as interest in U.S. foreign direct investment policy coordination, and strategic planning. 

Communications & Outreach Internship

Duties will range across all aspects of the operation, including handling incoming investor inquiries; significant assignments in research, writing, and economic analysis; generation of reports, PowerPoint presentations, talking points, and briefing materials for U.S. government officials; and other related administrative and research activities. Communications interns will also assist with Twitter tactics, write tweets, draft email marketing messages, research potential partner organizations, and other related duties. Strong candidates have academic or professional experience in public relations, marketing, and/or journalism.

Events Internship

Duties will be centered on event logistics, strategic planning, program execution, risk management, development of event content and providing administrative support to the events team in the production of large-scale events. The Events intern will gain valuable skills in a fast-paced environment, as an integral member of a hard-working team. Strong candidates have experience or interest in event management, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks.

Operations Management Internship

Duties will range across all aspects of business program operations from budget/finance/accounting, budget formulation and execution, contracts and procurement, strategic planning, program execution, risk management, and workforce planning/management, to measuring program efficiency and effectiveness through evaluation and analysis, performance measures and metrics, client satisfaction and business process improvements. Strong candidates have academic or professional experience in finance/financial management, human resources, and accounting.

Job Requirements

  • Academic and/or professional experience in international relations, international or general business, management, public policy, economics, international investment and/or trade issues 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • An ability to work independently, and are self-motivated
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Professional computer skills (including MS Office applications like Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

How to Apply

Apply at www.selectusa.gov

Deadline – N/A

 


14NOV - 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.

Job Responsibilities

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

  • · Crafting social media content;
  • · Tracking website, social media, and communications analytics;
  • · 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.

How to Apply

Milica Cosic

Manager for Operations and Administration

Economic Innovation Group

Milica@eig.org

 

Deadline  - N/A


11NOV - Graduate Internship, IISS-Americas - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict.  It is headquartered in London with offices in Bahrain, Singapore, and the United States.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas is seeking a volunteer graduate intern to work 20-30 hours a week to support the activities of its office in Washington, DC, for Spring 2017.

Job Responsibilities

Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading international think tank.

 

Duties will include:

  • Research support. This includes ad hoc projects to support the work of the Executive Director/Director of the Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme, as well as IISS researchers in London, Singapore, or Bahrain, as necessary.
  • Event, administrative, and operations support. You will be expected to assist with IISS-Americas events and daily administrative tasks. Those with previous office experience are preferred.

Job Requirements

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Be currently enrolled in a graduate program studying security studies, international relations, or a related field. Preference will be given to students focusing on nuclear non-proliferation and arms control.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent.
  • Be proactive and a self-starter able to work in a small team environment.
  • Be eligible to work in the US. IISS-Americas regrets that it cannot assist with procuring visas or entry permits. Please include your work eligibility in your application.

How to Apply

The resume and cover letter should be sent as two separate PDF files via email to internships-washington@iiss.org, with the subject line: “Your Name – Spring 2017 Graduate Internship Application.” Please include your full name in the title for each separate document.

 

Deadline - N/A


11NOV - Undergraduate Internship, IISS-Americas - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict. It is headquartered in London with offices in Bahrain, Singapore, and the United States.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas is seeking volunteer undergraduate interns to work on a part-time basis to support the activities of its office in Washington, DC, for Spring 2017.

Job Responsibilities

Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading international think tank.

 

Duties will include:

  • Assisting with Congressional and federal government outreach and external relations.
  • Event, administrative, and operations support. You will be expected to assist with IISS-Americas events and daily administrative tasks. Those with previous office experience are preferred.
  • Database management.

Job Requirements

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Be at least a college sophomore in good standing studying security studies, international relations, or a related field. Only currently enrolled students will be considered.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent.
  • Be proactive and a self-starter able to work in a small team environment.
  • Be eligible to work in the US. IISS-Americas regrets that it cannot assist with procuring visas or entry permits. Please include your work eligibility in your application.

How to Apply

The resume and cover letter should be sent as two separate PDF files via email to internships-washington@iiss.org, with the subject line: “Your Name – Spring 2017 External Relations Internship Application.” Please include your full name in the title for each separate document.

Deadline – N/A


02NOV - Internship, Economic Innovation Group - 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.

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.

 

How to Apply

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

Milica CosicManager for Operations and Administration Economic Innovation Group Milica@eig.org

 

Deadline – N/A


27OCT - Internship, WfWI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war.  Our twelve -month training program allows 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, women are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their families, and their communities.

 

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped nearly 447,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in 6 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

The Spring 2017 Program Intern will assist the Global Programs Unit in their day-to-day work administering Country Office programs, developing organizational partnerships, and conducting research for new initiatives. The intern will contribute to specific projects under the supervision of the Director of Program Design and 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

  • Background research for new areas of program development;
  • Compiling information about potential NGO and funding partners for Country offices;
  • Assist Director of Program Design and Development in administration of Country office programs;
  • Support input and analysis of data in our monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Liaise with other departments such as marketing, development and communications; and as needed;
  • Participate in business development related meetings, and conduct follow-up.

Job Requirements

  • Background research for new areas of program development;
  • Compiling information about potential NGO and funding partners for Country offices;
  • Assist Director of Program Design and Development in administration of Country office programs
  • Support input and analysis of data in our monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Liaise with other departments such as marketing, development and communications; and as needed;
  • Participate in business development related meetings, and conduct follow-up.

 

How to Apply

Apply at careers-womenforwomen.icims.com

Deadline – N/A


27OCT - Internship, WfWI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war.  Our twelve -month training program allows 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, women are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their families, and their communities.

 

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped nearly 447,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in 6 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

The Spring 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

  • 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.

Job Requirements

  • Student of/candidate for a master’s degree in international development or a related field;
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people;
  • Experience working in an office environment.

 

How to Apply

Apply at careers-womenforwomen.icims.com

Deadline – N/A


27OCT - Internship, WfWI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war.  Our twelve -month training program allows 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, women are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their families, and their communities.

 

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped nearly 447,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in 6 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Spring 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

  • 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

  • Student of/candidate for a master’s degree in international development, fundraising, or a related field;
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people;
  • Experience working in an office environment.

 

How to Apply

Apply at careers-womenforwomen.icims.com

Deadline – N/A


20OCT - Internship, Institute for the Study of War - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Institute for the Study of War advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. We are committed to improving the nation’s ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives. ISW is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization. http://www.understandingwar.org/

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

Applications for Spring 2017 internships at the Institute for the Study of War are now being accepted. You may submit your application immediately. We will consider applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. We will begin considering applications immediately.

For all positions, we greatly prefer full-time availability although part-time interns may also be accepted depending on qualifications.  

All internships are unpaid.

Research Internship – Iraq Project

ISW’s Iraq Project is its original, flagship program and has an outstanding history and reputation.  ISW publishes regular research reports on Iraq in order to inform policy makers and journalists in Washington, DC, as well as the general public.  The Iraq program examines the resurgence of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the spillover between Iraq and Syria, Iraq’s internal politics, Iraq's military and paramilitary organizations, and Iraq’s foreign relations. Interns will provide critical assistance to our researchers. Interns will be trained to use innovative technologies to assist their research. Interns are expected to conduct research under the guidance of Research Analysts and Assistants; work in conjunction with other members of the research staff to produce research briefs and analysis; assist with editing, documenting, and supporting materials for products of the Institute; assist with the planning, preparation, and execution of public events and private briefings of employees of the Institute; and conduct other activities in support of Institute projects.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or current undergraduate with coursework in a field of study related to ISW's core mission and research agenda. Graduate-level coursework in a related field is a plus. Interns with the ability to read and conduct research in Arabic are highly desired, as is knowledge of Iraq. Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to conduct research using social media and other open sources. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner.  The candidate must also possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission.

Iraq Interns report to the Iraq Research Analysts and Research Manager.

Research Internship – Afghanistan Project

ISW’s Afghanistan Project publishes regular research reports on Afghanistan’s security situation and political developments in order to inform policy makers and journalists in Washington, DC, as well as the general public. The Afghanistan program’s Threat Assessment Map examines the Taliban’s operations and campaigns as well as the growth of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Afghanistan. The program also studies the intricate dynamics of Afghan politics, warlords, and powerbrokers. Interns will provide critical assistance to our researchers. Interns are expected to conduct research under the guidance of the Research Analysts; work in conjunction with other members of the research staff to produce research briefs and analysis; assist with editing, documenting, and supporting materials for products of the Institute; assist with the planning, preparation, and execution of public events and private briefings of employees of the Institute; and conduct other activities in support of Institute projects.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or current undergraduate with coursework in a field of study related to the ISW's core mission and research agenda. Graduate-level coursework in a related field is a plus, as is familiarity with Afghanistan. Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to conduct research. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner.  The candidate must also possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission. Interns with the ability to read the Farsi, Dari, or Pashto language and to conduct research in one of those languages are highly desired.

Interns report to the Internship Coordinator and Research Manager.

Research Intern—Syria Project

ISW’s Syria project has become a leading source of innovative analysis and information about the Syrian Civil War. ISW publishes regular research reports and maps on the conflict in Syria in order to inform policy makers and journalists in Washington, DC, as well as the general public. The Syria program examines the dynamics among domestic actors in the Syrian Civil War, including the regime and the opposition; the role of foreign actors in the conflict, particularly Russia and Iran; the activities of ISIS and Al-Qaeda in Syria; and spillover into neighboring states, including Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan. Interns will provide critical assistance to our researchers. Interns will be trained to use innovative technologies to assist their research, as Syrian social media is a key source of information on this conflict. Interns are expected to conduct research under the guidance of Research Analysts; work in conjunction with other members of the research staff to produce research briefs and analysis; assist with editing, documenting, and supporting materials for products of the Institute; assist with the planning, preparation, and execution of public events and private briefings of employees of the Institute; and conduct other activities in support of Institute projects.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or current undergraduate with coursework in a field of study related to the ISW's core mission and research agenda. Graduate-level coursework in a related field is a plus, as is familiarity with Syria. Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to conduct research using social media and open sources. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner. The candidate must also possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission. Interns with the ability to read and conduct research in Arabic, Turkish, or Farsi are highly desired.

Syria Interns report to the Research Analysts and Research Manager.

Research Intern—Egypt Security Project

ISW is expanding its research into the conflict in Egypt in order to inform policy makers and journalists in Washington, DC, as well as the general public. The project examines the increasing footprint of ISIS in the Sinai as well as internal political dynamics under Sisi’s rule. Interns will provide critical assistance to our researchers. Interns are expected to conduct research under the guidance of the Research Analysts and Assistants; work in conjunction with other members of the research staff to produce research briefs and analysis; assist with editing, documenting, and supporting materials for products of the Institute; assist with the planning, preparation, and execution of public events and private briefings of employees of the Institute; and conduct other activities in support of Institute projects.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or current undergraduate with coursework in a field of study related to the ISW's core mission and research agenda. Work or academic experience in Egypt is also a plus. Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to conduct research independently. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner. The candidate must also possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission. Arabic language skills are mandatory.

 

Egypt interns report to the Internship Coordinator and Research Manager.

 

Research Internship – Counterterrorism Team

ISW publishes regular research reports on the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) as well as other terrorist networks in the Middle East in order to inform policy makers and journalists in Washington, DC, as well as the general public. This portfolio focuses upon ISIS’s network inside Iraq and Syria, in the immediate region, and globally, and the research team produces regular maps and reports tracking ISIS’s global campaign. Interns are expected to conduct research under the guidance of Research Analysts and Assistants; work in conjunction with other members of the research staff to produce research briefs and analysis; assist with editing, documenting, and supporting materials for products of the Institute; assist with the planning, preparation, and execution of public events and private briefings of employees of the Institute; and conduct other activities in support of Institute projects.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or current undergraduate with military or intelligence experience and coursework in a field of study related to the ISW's core mission and research agenda. Graduate-level coursework in a related field or demonstrated network analysis experience is a plus. Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, the ability to conduct research, and desire to use technology. Familiarity Palantir or other analytical visualization software platforms is preferred. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner.  The candidate must also possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission. Interns with the ability to read and conduct research in Arabic are highly desired.

 

The Counterterrorism Interns will report to the Research Analysts and Research Manager.

Research Internship –Russia and Ukraine Project

ISW’s Russia-Ukraine team focuses on innovative analysis and open-source research on current and potential zones of conflict in Eastern Europe and Eurasia developments in order to inform policy makers and journalists in Washington, DC, as well as the general public. This project utilizes unclassified information on military operations and political actors in order to provide expert, in-depth analysis about security issues affecting the region, including Russian intent and capabilities, the intent and capabilities of the Ukrainian government, the potential for political crisis in Kyiv, and Russia’s ongoing intervention in Syria. Interns will provide critical research and analytical assistance to our team. Interns will be trained to use innovative technologies to assist their research, and to gather information from social media as a key source of information on this conflict in order to assist in this research. ISW will be expanding a series of publications and graphical products to inform policy makers and journalists in Washington, DC, as well as the general public. Interns are expected to conduct research under the guidance of Research Analysts and Assistance; work in conjunction with other members of the research staff to produce research briefs and analysis; assist with editing, documenting, and supporting materials for products of the Institute; assist with the planning, preparation, and execution of public events and private briefings of employees of the Institute; and conduct other activities in support of Institute projects.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or current undergraduate with coursework in a field of study related to the ISW's core mission and research agenda. Graduate-level coursework in a related field is a plus, as is familiarity with Ukraine and/or Russia. Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to conduct research using social media and open sources. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner. The candidate must also possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission. Interns with the ability to read and conduct research in Russian or Ukrainian are highly desired.

Russia/Ukraine Interns report to the Ukraine Research Analyst and Research Manager.

Turkish Linguist Internship

The Institute for the Study of War is seeking motivated and experienced university students or recent graduates to fill the position of Turkish Linguist Intern. The linguist will be responsible for reviewing open source data in Turkish to support our various research teams, with a focus on the Syrian conflict and Russo-Turkish relations. The linguist will have the opportunity to collect and analyze data from traditional and social media sources and will be trained to use analytic software to better inform ISW’s already groundbreaking research. The linguist should be a self-starter able to identify critical inflections and trends, but (s)he will also have the opportunity to work under a research team.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or current undergraduate with coursework in a field of study related to ISW's core mission and research agenda. Graduate-level coursework in a related field is a plus. The ability to read and conduct research in Turkish is mandatory. Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to conduct research using social media and other open sources. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner.  The candidate must also possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission.

Press, Media, and Government Relations Internship

The Institute for the Study of War is seeking motivated and experienced university students or recent graduates to fill the position of Press, Media, and Government Relations Intern.

 

The Press, Media, and Government Relations Intern is responsible for assisting the External Relations Department with updating ISW’s press and media tracker (excel document), and helping to create material for a monthly newsletter. The Press, Media, and Government Relations Intern will help assist the External Relations Director with press inquiries including inquiries from major media news outlets including and not limited to CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and The New York Times. The Press, Media, and Government Relations intern will contribute heavily to ISW’s mission of providing timely and accurate information to policy-makers and war fighters. Among other duties, the Press, Media, and Government Relations intern will be actively involved with developing ISW’s outreach lists, coordinating events, and producing collateral outreach materials.

Qualifications: Candidates must be motivated, organized university students or recent graduates with coursework in a related field.  They should have experience with the MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.   Experience handling phone calls and responding to external inquiries is preferred though not required.  Familiarity with international and national security topics is a plus.  The applicant must possess excellent writing and editing capabilities. Exceptional candidates will have commitment and interest in ISW's core mission and values.

 The Press, Media, and Government Relations intern will report to the Director of External Relations.

Fundraising and Development Internship

The Institute for the Study of War is seeking a highly-motivated, organized, and creative university student or recent graduate to fill the position of fundraising and non-profit management intern during the spring semester. You will be responsible for assisting the Development Director and President in initiating, implementing, and monitoring ISW’s fundraising and development initiatives. The intern will play an important role in helping to plan and coordinate fundraising events and engagements.  The intern will also assist with researching new prospects; writing newsletter articles and grant proposals; drafting communications to prospective and current donors; developing marketing materials; and maintaining records and database information.

 

Qualifications: This position offers a unique opportunity for an individual with excellent communication skills and an interest in fundraising to enhance their credentials.  It is the perfect opportunity for individuals who want to learn more about working for a non-profit and are looking to make an over-size impact on a growing and dynamic organization!  

Qualifications: Current students or recent graduates with an interest in fundraising, non-profit management, event planning, and/or marketing are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have a strong academic record in non-profit management, business, public relations, communications and/or political science or international relations. Strong candidates will also have a commitment to and interest in ISW’s mission.

The Fundraising and Non-Profit Management Intern will report to the Development Director.

 

Presidential Internship

The Institute for the Study of War is seeking motivated, experienced, and creative university students or recent graduates to fill the position of Presidential Intern.The Presidential Intern is responsible for assisting the President of the Institute for the Study of War, Dr. Kimberly Kagan, with a range of responsibilities in non-profit management. Past interns to the president have conducted research projects, designed electronic material for publication, assisted with event coordination, and participated in development events. The Presidential Intern will have the ability to work across different teams as well as attend some briefings and meetings with Dr. Kagan. The Presidential Intern directly assists Dr. Kagan on a daily basis and must be able to juggle responsibilities as well as be very organized and task oriented.Candidates must be motivated and mature university students or recent graduates with coursework in a field related to national security, international relations, or history. Familiarity with international and national security topics is required.  They should have experience with the MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus as well. The successful applicant will possess excellent writing and editing capabilities and have commitment and interest in ISW's core mission and values.

How to Apply

To submit your application, please email your cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample (5 pages maximum, excerpts from longer pieces are acceptable), and unofficial transcript to internships@understandingwar.org.

Please format the subject line of your email: FIRST NAME LAST NAME

Please submit all documents in pdf form and submit your resume and cover letter as one document. Documents submitted in word format will NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

Please only submit one application – if you are interested in multiple positions, please list them in rank order at the top of your cover letter. Please also list these in rank order at the top of your email submission.

 

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