Friday, July 1, 2016

Fall 2016 Intern, Security and Defense Policy, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Reports To: Program Assistant

Job Summary:
GMF’s Washington, DC office seeks an intern to join the Security and Defense Policy (SDP) team. The SDP team focuses on a broad spectrum of key foreign policy and security issues impacting the transatlantic relationship. The SDP program also encompasses the Washington, DC programming portfolio, directing local convening and activities.

The job of the SDP intern is to work closely with GMF program and senior staff, providing event assistance, research, and daily logistical and administrative support. The SDP intern will also be working with a database system and will therefore be provided with database training. This internship is a unique opportunity to be in direct contact with the senior international policy community. The SDP intern can also benefit from the Washington foreign policy environment and attend various foreign policy-related events.
This SDP internship is unpaid, but offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy or international affairs.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Assist with program’s convening schedule, act as internal point of contact for GMF staff, and coordinate external      communication with meeting participants 
  • Provide research and office support to SDP’s staff and fellows
  • Administrative and logistical duties as assigned 
  • Maintain contact information in a CRM database, maintaining database integrity (duplicate checking, style guide consistency, etc.) 
 Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Strong interest in transatlantic policy issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention-to-detail and multi-tasking skills, and must be organized, committed, and responsible
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Ability to function well in a team setting
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Experience in event management a plus
  • Experience in database systems preferred
  • Fluency in English required
  • Second language skills are desirable, but not necessary
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Full time availability preferred
 Start and Length of Internship:
  • Preferred start date: August 31, 2016
  • Preferred length of internship: 3-6 months, with an extension possible.
Apply here.