Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Americas Program Internship with CSIS

The CSIS Americas Program is seeking a highly motivated and independent research intern to provide research and logistical support for the program. The Americas Program, directed by Carl Meacham, produces independent, policy relevant analysis on a broad range of Western Hemisphere issues. Mr. Meacham is among the world’s leading authorities on countries and issues including Brazil, Cuba,  Venezuela, governance, democracy, and rule of law. 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 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
The research intern’s responsibilities will include: 

• Assisting with ongoing Americas Program research and short-term projects as specified by the Program  Director;
• Assisting in the preparation and execution of Americas Program events, ranging from small group
 meetings to multi-day conferences;
• Maintaining the Americas Program’s social media presence and disseminating news to our web
 following;  
• Some administrative tasks (as required).

Requirements:

Strong candidates will be able to commit to a full time internship (35 hours/week), 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;  
• 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 preferred; proficiency in Portuguese and/or French a plus.


Click here to apply. See other CSIS openings here.