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Experience Level: Internships & Fellowships

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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


23NOV - Internship, Foreign Policy - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

More than 40 years ago, against the backdrop of an America torn apart by Vietnam— Foreign Policy magazine was founded by Harvard professor Samuel Huntington, a one-time hawk, and his close friend, Warren Demian Manshel, a dove. The purpose and mission was to question commonplace views and groupthink and to give a voice to alternative views about American foreign policy. Huntington hoped it would be “serious but not scholarly, lively but not glib.”

In 2000, under the ownership of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, FP transitioned from a slim, quarterly journal to the glossy magazine it is today — while retaining its independent viewpoint and commitment to rigorous exploration of the world’s biggest issues.

As the world became more complex, its global audience rapidly grew. International editions were launched in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

The FP Group, publishers of Foreign Policy magazine, foreignpolicy.com, and FP Events, is seeking an energetic, creative, and organized individual to join our communications team on a full-time or part-time basis at our offices in Washington, D.C. You will have the unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced media environment while working with both the editorial and business teams to promote FP’s brand and content. We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic person who is interested in media, public relations, marketing, and digital communications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute fresh ideas for FP’s overall communications strategy.
  • Manage and maintain the FP Media and FP business social media accounts.
  • Support the communications team with writing and distributing press releases.
  • Update and maintain media contacts and pitch lists.
  • Assist with pitching FP’s content and staff to major news outlets.
  • Coordinate media hits with radio and news outlets for FP staff.
  • Manage and maintain listener feedback for all FP podcasts.
  • Assist with FP’s podcast production (recording, editing, posting).
  • Assist with press-related needs at FP’s events (sending out media advisories, press releases, day-of event help).

 

This is a paid internship. Interns will be compensated at a rate of $12/hour.

 

Job Requirements

  • Current undergraduate student in a related field or recent graduate.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong understanding of the digital communications market and social media.
  • Creative individual who isn’t afraid of thinking outside the box.
  • Passionate and interested in the news, media, communications, public relations, international relations, and journalism.
  • Approach projects with a positive and can-do attitude.
  • Works well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Podcast/audio/video editing a major plus.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Maria Ory: maria.ory@foreignpolicy.com. No phone calls please.

Deadline – N/A


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, Carnegie Council - Deadline: 02DEC

Organization Description

Ethics & International Affairs, the journal of the Carnegie Council, seeks a part-time intern for the spring. The goal of the journal is to bridge the gap between theory and practice by integrating rigorous thinking about principles of justice and morality into discussions of the practical policy dilemmas that frequently arise in global politics. The journal publishes articles in three broad theme areas: ethics, war, and peace; global social justice; and religion in politics.

Location - NYC

Job Description

This is an unpaid internship. School credit can be arranged and a transportation stipend of $25 a day will be provided. We require a minimum commitment of 15-20 hours a week during the semester. The intern is an integral part of the editorial team and receives a place on the journal’s masthead.

Job Responsibilities

  • Managing the peer-review process
  • Assisting with administrative duties (e.g., ordering and tracking books for review; corresponding with authors regarding biographical notes and abstracts; drafting and mailing postproduction correspondence with journal contributors, publishers of reviewed books, and advertisers; identifying and tracking potential peer reviewers)
  • Researching information on topics relevant to manuscripts for publication in the journal
  • Depending on skill level, suggesting revisions of manuscripts for publication
  • Proofreading revised manuscripts, journal articles, and website content
  • Providing staff support at Carnegie Council events

Job Requirements

Candidates MUST be graduate students (or possess a graduate degree) in International Affairs, Political Science, Philosophy, International Law or related areas; have a solid understanding of normative and empirical issues in international relations, global policy, and economics; excellent writing skills; attention to detail; strong Web and electronic database research skills; and excellent familiarity with Microsoft Word. Candidates are strongly encouraged to gain general familiarity with the substance of the journal.

How to Apply

Apply at www.ethicsandinternationalaffairs.org

Deadline  - December 2, 2016


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.

 

Deadline - N/A


19OCT - Fellowship, GFI - Deadline: 17NOV

Organization Description

The Global Fairness Initiative promotes a more equitable, sustainable approach to economic development for the world’s working poor by advancing fair wages, equal access to markets, and balanced public policy to generate opportunity and end the cycle of poverty. The GFI approach:

  • Engage multiple players – workers, employers, private enterprise and government – to find economic solutions and create economic opportunity.
  • Partner with locally established organizations to have the greatest impact and leave behind lasting results and institutions.
  • Leverage international networks of respected experts, political and social luminaries, trade and finance stakeholders, and business leaders to maximize the inputs and impacts of GFI initiatives.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Sapin Fellowship is a four-month program offered each semester to students pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution in the Washington, DC area.

The Sapin Fellowship creates an opportunity for engagement, networking, and training through direct and substantive work with GFI. Sapin Fellows spend an academic or summer semester working with GFI on issues and programs at the heart of economic access for the working poor. They participate on all levels with GFI staff and initiatives, and are exposed to the broader international development community in the Washington, DC area. Fellows will often complete a research study or project proposal to be developed with GFI staff.

Job Responsibilities

The Sapin Fellowship is a unique opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students to engage in the many different facets of work at a small international NGO. The Fellow’s responsibilities are divided into two main components: Program Administration, Support, and Development and Research and Deliverables. Typically, fellows’ time in the office will be divided equally between these two components.  The Sapin Fellowship includes, but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

Program Administration, Support, and Development
●       Assist in preparation of programmatic reports and updates
●       Assist with financial reporting for GFI programs
●       Track and analyze program specific monitoring and evaluation data
●       Assist with GFI website updates and maintenance
●       Assist in identification of new opportunities for funding, and preparation of necessary documents to pursue these opportunities
●       Assist in donor outreach and management
●       Draft communications materials for print and web
●       Support management of GFI mailing list
●       General administrative duties (less than 10% of time)

Research and Deliverables
●       Conduct research on topics relevant to GFI programs and initiatives
●       Produce a report or manage a project to address a need or gap identified by GFI staff.  This deliverable will be developed in conjunction with GFI staff and, in certain cases, may be determined prior to the start of the fellowship.  Applicants may inquire about projects that also satisfy capstone or thesis requirements for their degree program.

Job Requirements

Fellows must be attending an accredited secondary institution and work a minimum of 18 hours per week. Fellows should be able to demonstrate a range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences suited to work with GFI, our partners, and our beneficiaries.

●       Residence in the Washington, DC metro area for the duration of the internship
●       Have, or be working toward, a Bachelors or Master’s degree, preferably in a related field (international relations/development, communications, economics, political science, etc.)
●       Experience conducting research and writing in a professional setting
●       Working knowledge of international development issues and practices
●       Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
●       Knowledge of new media and online content management (preferred)
●       Available to work a minimum of 18 hours per week at GFI office in Dupont Circle Area

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please send a CV, cover letter, and statement of interest to sapinfellows@globalfairness.org to apply for a Sapin Fellowship. The statement of interest should be a short description of your interest in the Sapin Fellowship program and what you hope to get out of your time working with GFI. To speak to staff about openings and availabilities please call 202-898-9022 or email jemont@globalfairness.org.

Deadline

DEADLINE: Application for the Sapin Fellowship is on a rolling basis. The deadline for submitting an application is November 17, 2016. Expected start date is early January 2017.


04OCT - 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 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

  • 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

Apply at https://careers-womenforwomen.icims.com/jobs/1196/communications-intern/job?mobile=false&width=926&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Deadline – N/A


22SEP - Internship, Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) at Washington, D.C. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, independent, nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to innovative studies on national, regional, and international issues concerning Turkey and US-Turkey relations.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C. offers internships throughout the year to college juniors and seniors, MA and PhD Candidates in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Job Responsibilities

Interns will acquire research and practical experience in a think tank environment in the nation’s capital.

The internships can be full time or half time. Intern responsibilities include research and administrative assistance for current projects related to Turkish foreign policy and US-Turkey relations.

Specific duties include assistance with research, data gathering and analysis, conducting literature review, writing research papers, public event planning among others.

Job Requirements

Successful applicants are generally undergraduate and graduate students with a demonstrated interest in political science, international relations, public administration, sociology, anthropology, journalism or mass communications.

A strong academic background, writing and research skills, and proficiency in internet tools/social media are desirable.

How to Apply

All internships are unpaid and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and a list of references to internship@setadc.org

Deadline – N/A


21SEP - Fellowship, Middlebury Institute of International Studies - Deadline: 30SEP

Organization Description

Established in 2011, the Frontier Market Scouts program has trained over 300 professionals and students from 20 countries worldwide. FMS fellows have helped to scale over 100 social enterprises around the world during field assignments based in Amsterdam, Brazil, India, Ecuador, Vietnam, South Africa, and Lebanon. Training faculty come from renowned social enterprise organizations such as Village Capital, Shell Foundation, Invested Development and more. After having received a 2013 Cordes Innovation Award from AshokaU and the 2015 AshokaU Cordes Hall of Fame Award, FMS has now become the flagship program of the newly launched Center for Social Impact Learning at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. 

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

Location – Monterey, California

Job Description

Each course in the Frontier Market Scouts training curriculum is designed to provide participants with the practical skills and tools required to work effectively in the field of impact investment and social enterprise management. FMS instructors are active practitioners in the impact space and work with leading organizations including Omidyar Network, Accion Venture Lab, Village Capital, Pi Investments, and Colorado Capital. Through the combination of lectures and actionable co-creative projects, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the ecosystem and frame-work for market-based solutions. Training curriculum topics include:

  • Scaling High-Impact Social Enterprises
  • Designing Innovative Business Models
  • Diligence Process and Decision in Impact Investment
  • Social Impact Measurement 
  • Fund Management in Impact Investing

 

Job Requirements


FMS is building a community of pragmatic idealists with a diversity of backgrounds, professional experiences, skill-sets and perspectives – we have more than 300 amazing alums and counting! If you believe that enterprise and market development is key vehicle for driving large scale and sustainable improvement of living standards in capital-weak regions of the world, we would love to hear from you! The ideal Frontier Market Scout has a solid background in business and/or management, and a superb aptitude for immersive learning in dramatically different environments.  Applicants should have completed a Master’s degree or its equivalence, although highly qualified undergraduate applicants may also be considered. 

Meet FMS Fellow Alberto Rodriguez who is now working as a Portfolio Manager with African Entrepreneur Collective in Kigali, Rwanda: https://vimeo.com/168737382

*A limited number of merit and need-based training scholarships are available. 

*Fellows receive a minimum $250 USD monthly stipend during their field assignment. Additional funding to offset travel, training, and living costs may be available. Please note: stipends can vary depending on placement location.

Dates - January 9-20th, 2017

 

How to Apply

Candidates can apply online at http://go.miis.edu/fmsapp.

If you have additional questions, please email fms@miis.edu or call Erina McWilliam-Lopez at (831) 647-4645.

For more information, visit go.miis.edu/fms. Read our blog at blogs.miis.edu/frontier/. Follow us on Twitter @FMScouts and on Facebook at facebook.com/frontiermarketscouts.

 

Deadline

Candidates interested in winter 2017 training and fellowships should apply by September 30, 2016 (early admission review and priority tuition discount consideration).


19SEP - Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship - Deadline: 05OCT

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 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.

See our new video describing how the Scoville Fellowship helps launch careers in international peace and security at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CuQ08o-1po

Location Washington DC

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 – October 5, 2016


14SEP - Communications Intern, New America - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Based at New America in Washington DC, Opportunity@Work is a civic enterprise whose mission is to re-wire the U.S. labor market to enable more Americans to achieve upward mobility in the job market and workplace, to facilitate actions by U.S. employers to develop the talent they collectively need to succeed and grow, and to scale up innovations that unlock more fully all people's potential for higher-value, meaningful work - as a source of economic opportunity and national competitive advantage. 

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Opportunity@Work seeks applicants who have a strong interest in communications, social media and social justice. The successful candidate will report to the Chief of Staff of Opportunity@Work and support and work closely with the Communications Associate. The Communications Intern role is an excellent opportunity for individuals with strong attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple tasks and the desire to further professional skills in communications management and social media to assist in building a national network while working in a collaborative team setting.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in executing communications plans involving social media, graphic design, digital production, marketing, events, and branding.
  • Produce material for Opportunity@Work's Twitter and Facebook pages as well as the Opportunity@Work and TechHire website.
  • Edit, proofread and fact-check various submissions/documents
  • Design and produce Opportunity@Work and TechHire collateral, including, but not limited to social media graphics, infographics, brochures, and flyers.
  • Assist with the organization of local and national events
  • Administrative support where needed, including scheduling
  • Produce written copy for internal and external resources that communicate the story of TechHire, for the public-facing online presence and materials
  • Support ongoing channels of communication with related Opportunity@Work projects and initiatives
  • Other projects as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively, work independently, take initiative and problem solve
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Background in Adobe After Effects is a strong plus.
  • Experience using content management systems such as WordPress and SquareSpace is a plus. HTML/CSS proficiency is a plus.
  • Experience in working with social media and social media campaigns a strong plus.
  • Knowledge in the latest marketing and design trends
  • Meticulous attention to detail, organization skills, time management
  • Experience or coursework in graphic design, marketing, or communications
  • Ability to prioritize competing obligations and consistently meet multiple deadlines
  • Eager to learn and adopt communications best practices
  • Thrive in a fast paced, high volume, results -oriented environment
  • Intellectual curiosity, motivation and a desire to learn on the job
  • Interest in work force, social justice and inclusive training/hiring related issues
  • Familiarity with social media tools, digital engagement and online communications platforms
  • Background (or coursework) and portfolio in graphic design and/or video production.

How to Apply

Apply at http://newamerica.applytojob.com/apply/nMdnBF/Communications-Intern-OpportunityWork

Deadline – N/A


20AUG - Intern, IISS - Deadline: 26AUG

Organization Description

The IISS was founded in the UK in 1958 with a focus on nuclear deterrence and arms control. Today, it is also renowned for its annual Military Balance assessment of countries' armed forces and for its high-powered security summits, including the Shangri-La Dialogue.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is currently seeking a volunteer intern to support the Institute’s Russia and Eurasia Programme, which is based at the IISS–Americas in Washington, DC.

Job Responsibilities

The internship involves substantive research on the politics, foreign policies and political economy of Russia and the states of post-Soviet Eurasia, and US/EU policy toward them. Interns will be required to provide administrative and operational support, conduct research, and assist with event and media management for Russia and Eurasia Programme staff. Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading international think tank.

Job Requirements

  • Be a current graduate student with a major or significant coursework in Russia/Eurasia area studies;
  • Be proficient in Russian (particularly reading);
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or the equivalent from a non-US institution;
  • Be eligible to work in the US. IISS–Americas cannot assist in any way with procuring visas or entry permits

How to Apply

  • Résumé;
  • Cover letter (please specify dates available and preference for full- or part-time);
  • 3–5 page analytical writing sample demonstrating the applicant’s ability to conduct substantive, original research (may be a portion of a longer paper);
  • Two letters of reference from faculty members and/or current or former employers.
  • Applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received. 

Contact:

Managing Director, IISS–Americas
The International Institute for Strategic Studies
2121 K Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20037
Tel.: +1-202-659-1490
Fax: +1-202-659-1499
internships-washington@iiss.org

Deadline

To be considered for the Fall 2016 session, kindly submit a complete application no later than 26 August 2016.

 


18AUG - Fellowship, Alfa - Deadline: 01DEC

Organization Description

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development initiative placing up to 18 American, British, and German citizens per year in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, and related areas. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are expanding networks of American, British, and German professionals, developing greater intercultural understanding, and advancing knowledge of Russian affairs in the West.

Location – Moscow, Russia

Job Description

The Alfa Fellowship Program begins with language training in the Fellow’s geographic location followed by a language course in Moscow starting in mid-June. Throughout the summer, Alfa Fellows attend a seminar program with key public and private sector officials to discuss current issues facing Russia. Fellows then work at prominent organizations in Russia, including private companies, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations.

Job Requirements

Eligible candidates must have a graduate degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field. Russian language proficiency is not required, but is preferred. The Fellowship includes a generous monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

Eligibility Requirements:- U.S., U.K., or German citizen between the ages of 25 and 35- Graduate degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, government or public policy. Candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field.

Desired Qualifications:- Outstanding professional achievement and academic qualifications- Active involvement in community or public service- Evidence of leadership potential- Russian language experience is preferred, however not required, at the time of application. Applicants proficient in another second language may be considered.

How to Apply

For more information about the Alfa Fellowship Program or application process please contact:

 

Cultural Vistas

Alfa Fellowship Program

440 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10016

Tel. (212) 497-3510

Fax. (212) 497-3587

Email. alfa@culturalvistas.org

Web. www.alfafellowship.org

 

OJSC Alfa-Bank is incorporated, focused and based in Russia, and is not affiliated with U.S.-based Alfa Insurance.

Deadline

The application deadline is December 1, 2016.


15AUG - Fellowship, Robert Bosch Foundation - Deadline: 01NOV

Organization Description

The Robert Bosch Foundation and Cultural Vistas invite US professionals to apply for the 2017-2018 Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

-High-level professional experience in German institutions including the federal government, private corporations, print and broadcast media, law firms and NGOs.

-Travel, seminars and networking events throughout Europe -- fellows meet with key decision-makers in the public and private sectors, gaining an in-depth understanding of current issues facing the European Union and Germany.

-3,200 – 3,700 EUR monthly stipend and compensation package including health insurance and coverage of transatlantic and program-related travel costs; exact amount of stipend is dependent upon marital status.

-Intensive German language training provided as needed in the US and Germany. No German language skills required at time of application.

-Lifelong membership in the Robert Bosch Fellowship Alumni Association

Job Responsibilities

Bosch Fellows act as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany.  In addition, Bosch Fellows participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with key figures across Germany and Europe. Fellows are from the fields of public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, or cultural and arts management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra).

Job Requirements

-U.S. citizen

-40 years of age or younger at the application deadline

-Minimum 5 years of relevant, full-time work experience in target fellowship field (excluding internships)

-Graduate degree preferred

-Evidence of outstanding professional performance

-Sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship

How to Apply

Completed online application including:

-Short essay questions

-Resume

-Most recent university transcript

-2 letters of recommendation.  Recommenders should be recent supervisors or professional mentors who have worked closely with the applicant.

 

For more information about the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program or application process please contact:

 

Cultural Vistas

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

440 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10016

Tel. (212) 497-3527

Fax. (212) 497-3586

Email. bosch@culturalvistas.org

Web. www.culturalvistas.org/bosch

 

Deadline – November 1, 2016


10AUG - Internship, ABA ROLI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit program that implements legal reform programs in over 50 countries around the world.  ABA ROLI has an annual budget of over $40 million and 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 currently seeking undergraduate or graduate students for two full-time internship positions based in Washington, DC for Fall 2016. The intern will work with program and research staff across the organization and gain an understanding of the workings of an international non-governmental organization, as well as international development programs and international rule of law issues.

As part of the ABA ROLI team, this intern will support the substantive knowledge management efforts of ABA ROLI’s new internal Practice Groups, which include: Access to Justice; Anti-Corruption; Commercial Law Reform; Criminal Justice; Gender; Governance; Health and Environment; Human Rights; Judicial System Strengthening; Legal Education; Legal Practice; and Trafficking in Persons. Specifically, it is expected that the intern will work closely with and support the Washington, DC and field-based chairs of at least three of these Practice Groups, which function as an integral component of ROLI’s 2016 Strategic Plan.

Although this is an unpaid position, 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

Job Responsibilities

Exact responsibilities will vary based on each Practice Group’s needs. Typical responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and collecting internal and external substantive materials relevant to Practice Groups, and importing them to ABA ROLI’s internal Google Drive;
  • Assisting with the development of strategies to maximize the use of ABA ROLI’s internal Google Platform in Practice Groups’ communications;
  • Writing articles and other content for Practice Groups’ Google+ community pages;
  • Contributing to the development of outreach and communication products for Practice Groups (e.g., drafting Practice Group flyers, capacity statements, etc.);
  • Researching external events relevant to Practice Groups and compiling events calendars for distribution to Practice Groups’ members;
  • Conducting necessary research projects for chairs of Practice Groups as needed;
  • Assisting with development of new program ideas for Practice Groups.

Job Requirements

  • Current/recent graduate student or rising 2L student with background in international development, international relations, public policy, political science, or related discipline; in exceptional cases, upper-level undergraduate students with relevant skills may be considered;
  • Strong commitment to international development and/or public interest law, as evidenced by relevant coursework and experience;
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills;
  • Proficiency with MS Office;
  • Proficiency in Google for Work or Google for Education applications (drive, docs, sheets, sites, calendar, etc.);
  • International development experience highly desirable but not required;
  • Experience writing articles, web or social media content a plus;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines;
  • Knowledge of foreign languages a plus.

How to Apply

Please include a resume and cover letter in your application that explains why you are interested in the position, as well as your availability during the fall semester. 

 

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date. This is an unpaid internship position.

 

https://www.devex.com/jobs/aba-roli-knowledge-management-and-research-intern-internship-444317

Deadline - N/A


10AUG - Internship, ABA ROLI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit program that implements legal reform programs in over 50 countries around the world.  ABA ROLI has an annual budget of over $40 million and 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. 

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is currently seeking an undergraduate or graduate student for an internship position in the Outreach Division of their Washington, D.C. office for Fall 2016. Interns for ABA ROLI will work with program staff of their assigned division to gain an understanding of international development programs and international rule of law issues. As part of the ABA ROLI team, this intern will work with ROLI program staff and Outreach team to develop news stories and other outreach materials.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, creative, and detail oriented with an ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest and background in strategic communications or a related field, particularly in the context of international development.

Although this is an unpaid position, 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

Job Responsibilities

Exact responsibilities will vary based on each division’s needs. Typical responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and monitoring ongoing global trends to be integrated into appropriate ROLI outreach and communications channels;
  • Assist with development of materials for and monitoring of ROLI websites, newsletters, collateral, social media outlets, etc.
  • Assist with web updates;
  • Assist with writing, editing, and publication of ROLI outreach materials;
  • Other duties as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in PR/Communications/Marketing, or similar field;
  • Strong commitment to public interest law and/or international development, as evidenced by relevant experience and coursework;
  • Proficiency with MS Office;
    • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, CRM systems, and other relevant software systems;
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • Familiarity with web development a plus;
  • Demonstrated interest in strategic communications, publications, or a related field;
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

How to Apply

Please include a resume and cover letter stating why you believe that you are qualified for this position in your application with your estimated availability. 

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date.

 

https://www.devex.com/jobs/aba-roli-outreach-intern-internship-445307

Deadline - N/A


10AUG - Internship, ABA ROLI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit program that implements legal reform programs in over 50 countries around the world.  ABA ROLI has an annual budget of over $40 million and 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. 

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is currently seeking an undergraduate or graduate student for an internship position in the Washington, D.C. office for Fall 2016. Interns for ABA ROLI will work with program staff of their assigned division to gain an understanding of international development programs and international rule of law issues.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, creative, and detail oriented with an ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team. Candidates should be able to solve complex organizational knowledge management challenges to ensure that an organization's know-how, information, and collective experience are effectively shared across the organization.

As part of the ABA ROLI team, this intern will help design and integrate innovative, digital solutions to support knowledge management organizational design.  Specifically, this intern will help design, create, and maintain organizational know-how in online published formats including web pages, online help, user manuals, training materials, and process mapping.

Although this is an unpaid position, 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

Job Responsibilities

Exact responsibilities will vary based on each division’s needs. Typical responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Content management system administration and development
    • Importing/exporting data
    • Javascript programing
    • Web Programming
    • Conducting necessary research projects for program staff as needed

Job Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems/Information Technology, or similar field;
  • Strong commitment to public interest law and/or international development, as evidenced by relevant experience and coursework;
  • Proficiency with MS Office;
  • International development experience highly desirable but not required; knowledge of foreign languages is preferred
    • Proficiency in Google for Work or Google for Education applications (site, docs, sheets etc.), JavaScript/Google Apps Script
    • Familiarity with web application development and graphic software applications
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Visio
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • Interest in emerging digital technologies, media, and online industries
  • Strong work ethic; and
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

How to Apply

Please include a resume and cover letter in your application with your estimated availability for the fall term.  Please list any foreign language proficiencies in your resume and state in your cover letter why you believe that you are qualified for this position.  Finalists will be required to provide a writing sample.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date.

 

https://www.devex.com/jobs/aba-roli-knowledge-management-systems-intern-internship-444314

Deadline – N/A



08AUG - 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 its Fall Economic Policy Fellow. The Policy 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 develop the organization’s policy agenda. The Policy Fellow will provide research support and will execute an original research project. In addition, the Policy Fellow will be closely involved in advancing a core piece of legislation in Congress around distressed communities.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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, newsletters, 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 collateral materials to advance EIG’s legislative priorities;
  • Contribute to the substantive development of infographics, blogs, and reports as needed; and
  • Regularly attend and report back on relevant think tank events in DC.

 

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g. public policy, economics, sociology).
  • Demonstrated interest in EIG’s core issue areas (economic and community development, entrepreneurship, innovation, and access to capital) either through past work or volunteer experience or through 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 Fall Policy Fellow.”

Milica Cosic

Manager for Operations and Administration

Economic Innovation Group

Milica@eig.org

 

Deadline – N/A


03AUG - Fellowship, Friends of AVH - 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. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

In providing Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars, who do not currently work or reside in Germany and who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago, to spend extended periods of research (6–24 months) in Germany. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply.

Job Responsibilities

The research outline is carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host in Germany. Details of the research outline including information on the intended duration of the fellowship must be agreed with the intended host before applying. Short-term visits for study and training purposes or for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship.

The fellowship is worth 2,650 EUR per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance. Information about additional benefits can be found on the program website.

Job Requirements

Nominations can only be submitted by established researchers employed at a university or another research institution in Germany. Applications are then evaluated on a rolling basis. For further details about the program, please visit www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-postdoc.html.

How to Apply

Should you have any questions about the fellowship, please do not hesitate to contact the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at info@avh.de.  

Deadline - N/A


01AUG - Internship, Friends of AVH - Deadline: 10AUG

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. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

American Friends seeks two enthusiastic interns to assist the office staff in promotions, fundraising, and program development. The interns will closely support the American Friends staff in keeping the database up-to-date, developing the American Friends online presence (website, social media, and blog platform), and conducting background research to support the development and planning of programs and activities related to global science, science policy, and transatlantic relations. Duties will also include general administrative tasks and other ad hoc projects.

This is a paid, part-time internship, approximately 10-12 hours/week (flexible), at $11.50 per hour. The internship begins in August 2016 and ends December 2016, with a chance to extend the position. Work hours and start/end date are flexible. American Friends is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Responsibilities

 

Job Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with data entry and database management tools
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong writing skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work independently and function in a small team environment
  • Familiarity with social media and online research

 ·         Experience and interest in nonprofit organizations

  • Experience with the SalesForce database platform
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Interest in transatlantic relations and science policy
  • German language skills
  • Undergraduate and graduate students in German, communications, or international relations are encouraged to apply. Other majors will be considered based on experience.

 

How to Apply

To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and two references to jobs@americanfriends-of-avh.org by COB Wednesday, August 10th, 2016. No telephone calls please.

 

Deadline – August 10, 2016.


14JUL - Internship, Carnegie Council - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Ethics & International Affairs, the journal of the Carnegie Council, seeks an intern for Fall 2016. The goal of the journal is to bridge the gap between theory and practice by integrating rigorous thinking about principles of justice and morality into discussions of the practical policy dilemmas that frequently arise in global politics. The journal publishes articles in three broad theme areas: ethics, war, and peace, global social justice, and religion in politics.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

Come work with us this fall! We are currently accepting application for the Ethics & International Affairs fall editorial internship position. The internship is a chance to engage with scholarship on a wide variety of topics in international affairs as viewed through the lens of ethical and moral reasoning, while also learning hands on about the publication process of an academic journal. See below for the full job description and requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Managing the peer-review process
  • Assisting with administrative duties (e.g., ordering and tracking books for review; corresponding with authors regarding biographical notes and abstracts; drafting and mailing postproduction correspondence with journal contributors, publishers of reviewed books, and advertisers; identifying and tracking potential peer reviewers)
  • Researching information on topics relevant to manuscripts for publication in the journal
  • Depending on skill level, suggesting revisions of manuscripts for publication
  • Proofreading revised manuscripts (journal articles, website contents)

Job Requirements

  • Candidates MUST be graduate students (or possess a graduate degree) in International Affairs, Political Science, Philosophy, International Law or related areas; have a solid understanding of normative and empirical issues in international relations, global policy, and economics; excellent writing skills; attention to detail; strong Web and electronic database research skills; and excellent familiarity with Microsoft Word. Candidates are strongly encouraged to gain general familiarity with the substance of the journal.
  • The intern is an integral part of the editorial team and receives a place on the journal’s masthead.

How to Apply

Please use our online application system to upload your cover letter and resume.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. DUE TO THE EXPECTED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS, ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE INVITED TO AN INTERVIEW.

Terms and Conditions: This is an unpaid internship. School credit can be arranged and a transportation stipend of $25 a day will be provided. We require a minimum commitment of 15-20 hours a week.

Deadline – N/A


14JUL - Internship, TSI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

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

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

We are looking for qualified undergraduate- and graduate- level fall 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.

Job Responsibilities

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.

General responsibilities may include:

  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

Our internship positions are unpaid. Full-time is preferred, but we may consider part-time applicants on a case-by-case basis.

 

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: “Fall 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).

TSI is an equal-opportunity employer.

Deadline – N/A


07JUL - 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 its Fall Economic Policy Fellow.  The Policy 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 develop the organization’s policy agenda. The Policy Fellow will provide research support and will execute an original research project.  In addition, the Policy Fellow will be closely involved in advancing a core piece of legislation in Congress around distressed communities.

Job Responsibilities

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

 

  • 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, newsletters, 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 collateral materials to advance EIG’s legislative priorities;
  • Contribute to the substantive development of infographics, blogs, and reports as needed; and
  • Regularly attend and report back on relevant think tank events in DC.

 

The Policy Fellow will also be responsible for producing one capstone research project under the guidance of EIG managers and directors.  The project will likely take the form of a deep-dive analysis into a single policy that may become a core state or national advocacy priority for EIG.

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

Job Requirements

  •   Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g. public policy, economics, sociology).
  •   Demonstrated interest in EIG’s core issue areas (economic and community development, entrepreneurship, innovation, and access to capital) either through past work or volunteer experience or through 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 Fall Policy Fellow.”

 

Milica Cosic

Manager for Operations and Administration

Economic Innovation Group

Milica@eig.org

 

Deadline – N/A


07JUL - 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.

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 Fall Research and Policy Internship.”

 

Milica Cosic

Manager for Operations and Administration

Economic Innovation Group

Milica@eig.org

Deadline – N/A


27JUN - Intern, Economic Innovation Group - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is a leading policy and advocacy organization dedicated to forging a more dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative U.S. economy for the 21st century. Founded by Sean Parker and led by an experienced, bipartisan team in Washington, D.C., 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 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. 

Previous communications interns’ work has been featured in publications like the New York Times, the Washington Post, TIME, The Atlantic, Vox, and more.

Job Responsibilities

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

  • Crafting social media content;
  • Tracking website, social media, and communications analytics;
  • Graphic design;
  • Drafting 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 political communications and digital outreach. A background in economic policy is preferred. Excellent writing, digital design, and social media skills, as well the ability to handle multiple tasks under short deadlines, are essential qualities.

Education:

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 Fall Communications Internship.”

 

Milica Cosic

Manager for Operations and Administration

Economic Innovation Group

Milica@eig.org

 

Deadline – N/A


31MAY - Internship, NATO - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) is pleased to introduce its Internship Programme and provide current and recent students with the opportunity to intern with the SHAPE international community at Mons, Belgium. The SHAPE Internship Program (SIP) is part of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe's (SACEUR) larger campaign to elevate and improve SHAPE's and Allied Command Operations' (ACO) visibility.

Location – Brussels

Job Description

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) is pleased to introduce its Internship Programme and provide current and recent students with the opportunity to intern with the SHAPE international community at Mons, Belgium.

 

The internship programme has four main objectives:

 

  • To provide interns with an opportunity to learn from the SHAPE community and gain a thorough understanding of the organisation and NATO in general.
  • To contribute to creating a more diverse workforce through encouraging Divisions/Offices to take on interns of different nationalities, origins and backgrounds with a view, in the mid to long-term, to providing SHAPE with a younger and more diverse pool of potential future job applicants.
  • To provide SHAPE with access to the latest theoretical and technical knowledge that the interns can apply through practical work assignments, as well as with additional staff resources.
  • To expand understanding of NATO in Alliance countries.

Job Responsibilities

Tasks will depend on your background, the Division to which you are assigned, and the period during which you will do your internship. In the past, interns have been assigned the following duties:

 

  • Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents.
  • Attending and summarising council and committee meetings or conferences.
  • Research.
  • Supporting public relations.
  • Media analysis.
  • Supporting technical and administrative services.

Job Requirements

To qualify for an internship, the applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

  • All applicants for an internship must be a citizen of a NATO member nation. 
  • Applicants must be proficient in the use of the English language. 
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. 
  • Applicants must have at least two years of successful university study or equivalent. 
  • The program is open to current students or recent graduates (degree obtained within the last 18 months).  

Only applications fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be taken into consideration. The others will be rejected automatically.

How to Apply

Apply at http://www.shape.nato.int/page20512215

Deadline – N/A

 


MAY04 - NPEC Fellowship - Deadline: JUL1

Organization Description

The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) Public Policy Fellowship is designed to give congressional, executive, and diplomatic staff and journalists the scientific, technological, legal, and historical background needed to gain a deeper understanding of civil and military nuclear policy. The program aims to cultivate a bipartisan community of practical experts focused on nuclear policy issues.

 

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

NPEC will hold ten lunchtime and dinner seminars between September and December 2016.  Sessions are held on select Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons. Completion certification of the course requires attendance of six or more of the ten seminars. Three of these six must include specified required lectures. Individuals who complete the program will also have the opportunity to participate in an intensive day-long workshop in early 2017. All events will take place in Washington, DC.

 

The seminars are taught by Henry Sokolski, executive director of NPEC, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, former Deputy for Nonproliferation Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and military senate legislative assistant and special assistant for nuclear energy policy. 

Job Requirements

Applications will be taken from full-time legislative directors, legislative assistants, legislative correspondents, communication staffers, and professional committee staff members in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate; executive branch staffers in intelligence, defense, foreign affairs, and communications; military fellows, detailed to the Hill or the executive branch; diplomatic staff; and journalists.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a current resume and a cover letter (no longer than two pages) that explains his or her interest in the seminars, how the seminars would help them do their jobs, and contact details for a current or former employer or reference. Applications can be submitted here, or via email to leon@npolicy.org.

Deadline

Applications for the Fall 2016 session of the NPEC Public Policy Fellowship must be submitted by 5:00pm on July 1, 2016 for early notification and acceptance, and by 5:00pm on August 5, 2016 for final acceptance. Only complete applications will be considered. 


27APR - Internship, Foreign Policy Group - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

About Foreign Policy: Over the course of almost half a century of award-winning journalism, design, and the presentation of important new ideas for the world’s leading thinkers, Foreign Policy has established itself at the forefront of media organizations devoted to the coverage of global affairs. http://foreignpolicy.com/

 

The FP Group, the business arm of Foreign Policy, provides custom branding and marketing campaigns for our global network of sovereign and corporate clients, including print ads, digital and native advertising, event sponsorships, research polling, and expert advice on executing successful media campaigns. 

 

We are a growing team of marketers, consultants, researchers, designers, sales executives, and PR professionals that you’ll be joining.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Depending on your availability, interests, prior skills, and company need, a new member of our business development and marketing team can expect:

  • An 8-12 week paid internship in FP’s offices in Washington, DC with meaningful mentoring opportunities
  • Business development projects, such as research new prospects for the sales team and participating in client meetings
  • Marketing projects, such as helping create sales presentations and marketing collateral
  • Strategy and analytics projects, such as executing polling of FP readers and drawing insights from available audience data to guide company strategy

Job Requirements

  • Attending a university and, ideally, studying a relevant degree discipline either in marketing, advertising, PR, communications, or media
  • A demonstrable interest in global affairs and familiarity with foreign policy trends
  • A real desire to learn more about marketing, media sales, and new business development
  • Previous relevant internship or part-time work experience is a plus
  • A demonstrable ability to influence and build strong relationships
  • Proactive nature with a “can do” attitude and ability to adapt in a fast-changing media environment
  • Excellent communication, organizational and follow-up skills with a strong attention to detail

How to Apply

Please email Duc Luu at duc.luu@foreignpolicy.com with your resume and cover letter. 

Deadline – N/A


22APR - Internship, InterAction - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S. based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. Members operate in every developing country and advocate for global change to overcome poverty, exclusion, and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all. Located in Washington, DC, InterAction aims to give each of its members the collective power to speak and act on issues of common concern. InterAction’s Public Policy Team is seeking applications for two unpaid interns for the summer of 2016

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

InterAction’s Public Policy team offers internship opportunities to motivated individuals with a compassion for global change. Our team advocates for the public policy priorities of InterAction and its members, primarily with the U.S. Congress and executive branch. The team helps coordinate the policy positions of InterAction members through leadership in several working groups and initiatives. Specifically, the Public Policy Team leads the organization’s work on:

         ·  Budget and Appropriations: The Public Policy Committee is the central working group for InterAction’s coalition-wide public policy work. The PPC focuses a great deal on budget and appropriations work, and is a forum for information exchange on the full range of policy issues affecting our members.

         ·  Democracy, Rights, and Governance Initiative (DRG): The initiative brings together leaders of the DRG community to facilitate collective engagement in the promotion of democracy, human rights, and good governance as a necessary foundation for sustainable development. It seeks to elevate DRG as a key goal of foreign assistance; garner public and private financial support for DRG policy and initiatives; advocate for the use of assistance mechanisms as the primarily method for DRG programming; and engage policymakers on how DRG helps achieve a more peaceful and prosperous world.

         ·  Food Security and Agriculture: The working group supports and strengthens US NGOs that are active in advocacy for international agricultural development and global food security. It focuses on Congressional advocacy to ensure investments are sustained and ideally increased, and that US policy on these issues remains strong and inclusive of US NGO goals and expertise.

         ·  Global Health and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH): These working groups seek to strengthen the “how to” of health delivery and improve US government policies related to WASH. The Global Health working group looks for ways to integrate health across other development sectors, incorporate field perspectives and elevate the health agenda in crisis situations. The WASH group works hard to encourage partnership among private, public and non-profit donors in the water sector.

         ·  Humanitarian Policy and Practice Advocacy: The Public Policy Team’s hill-focused advocacy on humanitarian issues is coordinated with InterAction’s Humanitarian Policy and Practice Team. Together, efforts assure that life-saving assistance is delivered to vulnerable people facing protracted crises or natural disasters. The working groups coordinate multiple NGO’s work on multiple country- based crises, sector-wide focus areas, and develop advocacy strategies with the U.S. government, multilateral institutions, and foreign governments.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities will be specified to intern’s interests and are like to include:

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  • · Attend and summarize hearings and briefings as needed on the Hill;

            ·  Attend and summarize briefings and events hosted by InterAction members;

            ·  Research legislative action that affects the international humanitarian and development community;

            ·  Research and examine data regarding US foreign assistance abroad;

            ·  Provide support to for meetings and briefings at InterAction and on the Hill, including: scheduling, tracking RSVPs, developing and assembling materials, supporting staff in preparing coffee, ordering catering, and writing summaries of the proceedings;

            ·  Update the InterAction website and online profiles with legislative, member, and program updates as necessary. These and other assigned duties will be designed to support you in gaining the following knowledge, skills and abilities for obtaining future employment:

            ·  Familiarity with tools available for Congressional research;

            ·  An introduction to professionalism and DC office etiquette;

            ·  Familiarity with advocacy strategy implementation and experience using a variety of advocacy tactics;

            ·  Understanding of the pressing issues within the NGO space and a variety of areas of work for InterAction's members;

            ·  Increased network of contacts and an improved resume. An intern can expect to gain the following experiences beyond daily work duties:

            ·  Access to meetings of members and InterAction staff that focus on a variety of current issues;

            ·  Networking with the staff of member organizations;

            ·  Opportunities to learn about detailed and timely topics;

            ·  Feedback and critique of your resume;

            ·  Informational interviews with InterAction staff.

Job Requirements

                                            ·  Be sure to include sectors of interest and previous experience in application;

                                            ·  Strong verbal and written communication skills;

                                            ·  Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs;

                                            ·  Must be able to work with minimal supervision;

                                            ·  Commitment to being in the office at least 20 hours per week;

                                            ·  Demonstrated ability to manage tasks and meet deadlines;

                                            ·  Commitment to team work;

                                            ·  Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel);

                                            ·  Good interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

            To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Amit Smotrich (asmotrich@interaction.org) in PDF form.

 

Deadline – N/A


13APR - EIA Internship, Carnegie Council - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The aim of Ethics & International Affairs, the journal of the Carnegie Council, is to help close the gap between theory and practice (and between theorists and practitioners) by publishing original essays that integrate rigorous thinking about principles of justice and morality into discussions of practical dilemmas related to current policy developments, global institutional arrangements, and the conduct of important international actors. Theoretical discussions that originate in philosophy, religion, or the social sciences should connect with the interests of journalists, activists, policy-makers, and citizens who are primarily concerned with assessing and reforming specific policies, as well as existing rules and institutions such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund; arrangements governing trade, environmental protection, and the use of force; and the International Criminal Court and ad hoc tribunals that address genocide and past societal injustices.

Location – New York City

Job Description

Ethics & International Affairs, the journal of the Carnegie Council, seeks an intern for Summer 2016. The goal of the journal is to bridge the gap between theory and practice by integrating rigorous thinking about principles of justice and morality into discussions of the practical policy dilemmas that frequently arise in global politics. The journal publishes articles in three broad theme areas: ethics, war, and peace, global social justice, and religion in politics.

Job Responsibilities

  • Managing the peer-review process
  • Assisting with administrative duties (e.g., ordering and tracking books for review; corresponding with authors regarding biographical notes and abstracts; drafting and mailing postproduction correspondence with journal contributors, publishers of reviewed books, and advertisers; identifying and tracking potential peer reviewers)
  • Researching information on topics relevant to manuscripts for publication in the journal
  • Depending on skill level, suggesting revisions of manuscripts for publication
  • Proofreading revised manuscripts (journal articles, website contents)

Job Requirements

  • Candidates MUST be graduate students (or possess a graduate degree) in International Affairs, Political Science, Philosophy, International Law or related areas; have a solid understanding of normative and empirical issues in international relations, global policy, and economics; excellent writing skills; attention to detail; strong Web and electronic database research skills; and excellent familiarity with Microsoft Word. Candidates are strongly encouraged to gain general familiarity with the substance of the journal.
  • The intern is an integral part of the editorial team and receives a place on the journal’s masthead.

How to Apply

Please use our online application system to upload your cover letter and resume.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. DUE TO THE EXPECTED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS, ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE INVITED TO AN INTERVIEW.

Terms and Conditions: This is an unpaid internship. School credit can be arranged and a transportation stipend of $25 a day will be provided. We require a minimum commitment of 15-20 hours a week.

Apply at http://www.ethicsandinternationalaffairs.org/2016/eia-summer-2016-editorial-internship-2/

Deadline – N/A


31MAR - Fellowship (U.S. Student), Fulbright Program - 11OCT

Organization Description

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the United States.

Location: Global

Position Description

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Grant lengths and dates vary by country.

Eligibility & Qualifications

Recent graduates Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.

Master's and doctoral candidates Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

Young professionals, including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields Competitive candidates who have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered.

Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.

How to Apply

Complete online application.

Deadline: 5:00p ET, 11 October 2016


24MAR - Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Deadline 15SEP

Organization Description

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. Our research fellowships and research awards allow you to come to Germany to work on a research project you have chosen yourself together with a host and collaborative partner. As an intermediary organization for German foreign cultural and educational policy we promote international cultural dialogue and academic exchange. If you would like to become a member of the Humboldt Family, only one thing counts: your own excellent performance. There are no quotas, neither for individual countries, nor for particular academic disciplines. Our selection committees comprise academics from all fields of specialization and they make independent decisions based solely on the applicant’s academic record. We support people, not projects. After all, even in times of increasing teamwork, it is the individual’s ability and dedication that are decisive for academic success.

Location: Germany

Position Description

During their stay in Germany, the German Chancellor Fellows pursue research-based, self-developed projects at host institutions. They are supervised by hosts in Germany whom they select themselves and who have the necessary level of expertise to mentor the respective research topics. The projects should not only be of social significance, but should also have a long-term, publicly-visible impact. They should also be conducive to advancing fellows’ career development. While in Germany, fellows will be able to expand their specialist knowledge and gain new international experience whilst enhancing their intercultural skills and thus enabling them to develop into successful leaders. After the fellowship has ended, they act as intermediaries between their own countries and Germany. Alumni continue to be part of the worldwide Humboldt Network in which current and former German Chancellor Fellows have fostered a steadily growing network of international decision-makers, multipliers and thought leaders.

Position Roles & Responsibilities

The fellowship grant amounts to 2,150 EUR, 2,450 EUR or 2,750 EUR per month, depending on the applicant’s qualifications. The fellowship also includes a mobility allowance as well as a contribution to health and liability insurance.

The stay in Germany begins with a language scholarship for an obligatory two-month intensive German language course which takes place during August and September. Depending on the individual’s German language knowledge, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation may grant an additional language course in July or approve a reduction of the course. The German Chancellor Fellowship is granted for twelve months and starts in October with a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin. This provides varied insights into the social, political, economic and cultural life in Germany. It is followed by eleven months of individual project work starting in November.

During the spring, a two-week study tour of Germany takes place. Other events within the scope of the fellowship include the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s annual meeting with a reception held by the Federal President and a final meeting in Berlin which includes a reception at the Federal Chancellery. Fellowship extensions of up to three months are possible.

This fellowship program is under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and is financed by the Federal Foreign Office. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships every year – up to ten of which go to prospective leaders from each of the five eligible countries.

Eligibility & Qualifications

The applicant must be a national of the United States, the Russian Federation, The People’s Republic of China, Brazil or India.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree completed less than twelve years before the beginning of the fellowship (1 October of the year following application).

  • initial proven leadership experience; applicants with a preponderantly academic background should have acquired initial leadership experience in addition to their own research activity
  • German or English language skills
  • a letter of motivation (approx. 2 pages)
  • a project plan (approx. 3 pages); candidates must draw up their project plan independently and discuss it with their intended host prior to application
  • a detailed statement, including confirmation of supervision, by the host in Germany
  • two references by individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional, personal and/or academic background
  • Potential applicants who have been in Germany for more than six months immediately prior to the application deadline (15 September) may not apply.

Potential applicants who have already been sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation are not eligible to apply for one of the Foundation’s other fellowships but should seek support for a further stay in Germany from the Foundation’s Alumni Program.

Applicants are selected according to the following criteria:

  • previous career and leadership potential
  • significance of fellowship for further career development
  • potential to build bridges between home country and Germany
  • international outlook and future role as an international leader
  • existing knowledge to help complete the project successfully
  • relevance of the project for the dialogue of modern societies

How to Apply

Applications should be completed online.

The completed application form, including the necessary additional documents, should be submitted online by the application deadline. Visit the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s website (http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/buka) for further information on the online application process and all necessary documents as well as access to the online application system. A confirmation of receipt will be issued immediately after the application has been submitted. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their documents are complete. It may not be possible to include incomplete applications in the selection procedure. The host in Germany should send the confidential statement directly to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation by the application deadline at the latest.

The selection process consists of two steps: The most promising candidates are initially selected from all formally approved applications on the basis of the written documents, and invited to a selection meeting in Bonn. During an interview, the applicants present themselves and their projects to an independent selection committee which decides on how the fellowships should be allocated. A further selection tool involves a group discussion on an overarching topic of general interest.

Additional information on the selection process can be found in the FAQ section on the Humboldt Foundation’s website. The Humboldt Foundation will be pleased to answer any further questions about the German Chancellor Fellowship Program by email (info@avh.de).

Deadline: The application deadline is 15 September of every year.