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Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States Period: unknown Deadline: unknown, as soon as possible
Job Description 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.
Job summary CSIS seeks one full-time intern to support the International Security Program (ISP) on administrative issues and general research efforts for the Cooperative Defense Project (CDP), preferably with a background in Middle East or Africa regional analysis. CDP seeks to assess how changes in the security environment impact the United States’ ability to pursue principled and accountable defense policies and operations. The project examines how to innovate and strengthen the principled basis for defense policy and military operations, and to propose practical frameworks and recommendations for the U.S. Administration, Congress, and military. Because of the fast-paced work environment, interns should be motivated self-starters that enjoy a wide variety of research, analytic, and logistical task work.
Essential duties and responsibilities Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
Monitoring developments in and providing research and analysis support including, but not limited to, the following areas: security cooperation, security sector assistance, partnered operations, mitigating civilian harm, U.S. policy as it pertains to security cooperation, and Middle East and African security.
Event planning and staffing
Spot and background research
Assisting with ongoing projects examining functional security issues than span across regions
Researching and authoring short publications
Knowledge, experience and education
Applicants must at least be a Junior at an undergraduate institution. Preference for graduate students or recent graduates of a Bachelors or Masters program in international relations, security studies, or related field
Proficiency with Microsoft suite highly desirable
Must have at least a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Experience with foreign and security policy research; ability to distill and synthesize information
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: security sector assistance; partnered operations; defense and national security policy; Middle East security issues; simulations, war-gaming, and table-top exercises
Physical requirements and work conditions The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
CSIS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Interested applicants please submit your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample which should be no more than three pages and relevant to the position being applied for at https://csiscareers.silkroad.com/. For more information on ISP please visit: http://csis.org/program/international-security-program.