Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Spring Internship with the Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute seeks a Generalist Intern to work with the Internship Program Manager on both research projects and program management. No two days will be the same in this role, which is as much a leadership role as a research internship. Past Generalist Interns have prepared the CEO for a meeting with a world leader, organized intern outings, and worked with multiple Senior Fellows simultaneously. While many of our interns are assigned to a single researcher, the Generalist Intern will fill in wherever is needed. As a Generalist Intern, you can expect to gain substantial professional experience in research and operations while building close relationships with Hudson’s scholars and staff. This position is unpaid.

Responsibilities (actual responsibilities may vary based on qualifications and needs):
  • Assist the Internship Program Manager with day-to-day operations
  • Complete research projects and tasks for Hudson Institute’s researchers and staff
  • Brief leadership and researchers ahead of key meetings, often on short notice
  • Help strengthen Hudson’s internship program and prepare for the next semester
  • Work with Internship Program Manager on process design and automation (optional)
  • Assist with administrative tasks, event planning, and execution for the internship program and in the development office

Qualifications Generalist Interns must be completely reliable, trustworthy, and professional. The successful applicant will be a diligent researcher, a careful proofreader, and a clear and concise communicator. More important than in-depth knowledge of a particular issue is an eagerness to quickly master any new subject and the general knowledge that comes from reading a newspaper daily. Leadership skills, a willingness to work on unglamorous tasks, and an interest in how think tanks operate are also desirable. Applicants must be available at least 20 hours a week.

While not essential, be sure to note any foreign language abilities or familiarity with computer programming languages, such as JavaScript or SQL. Hudson may take multiple generalist interns this spring, so potential applicants should not be dissuaded by a lack of foreign language or programming knowledge; research, leadership, and management abilities are also needed.

Applications for a spring semester internship (which runs from January 17 to May 12) will be reviewed on a rolling basis through December 20th. 
Apply here.