Monday, November 28, 2016

Spring Internship with CSIS Development Office

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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.


CSIS seeks an intern to support the Development Office. The Development Office Intern is part of the development team at CSIS that strategically develops and strengthens financial support from corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals to advance CSIS’s institutional goals and objectives. The development team seeks an energetic, detailed-oriented individual to assist with donor prospecting and retention, research, and to provide general administrative support. The internship would offer an opportunity to acquire experience and exposure to fundraising with corporate and foundation partners, while gaining a broader understanding of international affairs.


  • Must be at least a college junior, graduate student, or a recent graduate
  • 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
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Experience writing proposals and technical materials, such as briefs 
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to work well under deadlines and with competing tasks
  • Keen attention to detail and highly organized
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM applications
  • Knowledge of and interest in international relations, nonprofit management, fundraising and communications preferred, but not required
  • Must be willing to work for three consecutive months: January – April 2017

Read more and apply here.