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Internship Opportunity: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Americas Program

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - paid

Location: Washington D.C.

Sector: Non-profit

Start Date: Spring 2020

Wage or benefits: Paid

Time Commitment: 35 hours/week for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months.

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Demonstrated interest in Western Hemisphere affairs. Competitive applicants will have or be completing a B.A. in international relations, economics, political science, history, or Latin American studies.

Application Deadline: November 29, 2019

Organization website: https://www.csis.org/

Brief Description of the organization:

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

The CSIS Americas Program seeks highly motivated candidates for a full-time, paid, internship in a dynamic and fast-paced environment for Spring 2020.

The Americas Program, directed by Michael Matera, produces independent, policy relevant analysis on a broad range of Western Hemisphere issues including governance, rule of law, and trade in the region with a special focus on Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, and the Caribbean. In crafting policy recommendations, the program uses working groups and roundtable discussions to integrate perspectives from a range of stakeholders—the human rights community, the corporate sector, implementing organizations and agencies, congressional staff, administration officials, academics, activists, and Latin American opinion leaders. The results are recommendations that are centrist, forward-looking, and pragmatic.

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting with ongoing Americas Program research and short-term projects as specified by the staff and the Program Director
  • Assisting in the preparation and execution of Americas Program events, ranging from small group meetings to multi-day conferences
  • Disseminating news to our web following
  • Attending topical events in D.C.
  • Other administrative tasks as needed.

Strong candidates will be able to commit to a full-time internship (35 hours/week) for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months, and possess the following attributes:

  • Strong academic record with a demonstrated interest in Western Hemisphere affairs. Competitive applicants will have or be completing a B.A. in international relations, economics, political science, history, or Latin American studies
  • Must have at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Latin America
  • Excellent analytical and writing abilities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Fluency in Spanish required; proficiency in Portuguese is a plus

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, a writing sample of up to five double-spaced pages, and college transcript by November 29, 2019 at https://csiscareers.silkroad.com. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

See https://jobs.silkroad.com/CSIS/Careers/jobs/670?source=linkedin.com&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 for more details.

This is a paid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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