Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Research Intern - International Security Program (Europe Focus) CSIS

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.


CSIS seeks one full-time intern to support the International Security Program (ISP) on Russia and European-related security issues. Key research areas include defense relations between the United States and other countries, emerging threats and challenges to U.S. national security, United States force posture and global force management, and overall national security policies. 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 functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Assisting with ongoing projects examining U.S. strategy and security policy towards Russia, and European and transatlantic security issues
• Assisting with monitoring developments in the national security arena: U.S. defense and security policy, emerging threats, U.S. response options, and foreign policy positions of U.S. allies and partners
• Researching and authoring short publications
• Spot and background research
• Assisting in event planning and staffing
Required Experience

• Must have Junior standing or above in a 4-year college or university or be a graduate student or a recent graduate.
• Proficiency with Microsoft suite highly desirable
• Must have at least a 3.0 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 work independently
• Interest in defense and national security issues


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 See more here.