Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Fall Internships with the German Marshall Fund of the United States; German Required for Some Positions

The German Marshall Fund of the United States is accepting applications for the following fall internships:

Asia Program

The Asia Program addresses the implications of Asia’s rise for the West—in particular, how Asia’s resurgence will impact the foreign policy, economic, and domestic challenges and choices facing the transatlantic allies—through a combination of convening, writing, strategic grants, study tours, fellowships, partnerships with other GMF programs, and partnerships with other institutions. The intern will benefit from exposure to GMF’s network, its high level events and interactions with various policy actors. Since the internship takes place in Washington, interns are often able to attend various related events on behalf of GMF staff.

The Asia Program fall 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.

Understanding America

  •  Work with the Communications team on website maintenance including posting GMF experts’ blog entries, commentary, and publications.
  •  Assist in editing content for the website;
  •  Assist in posting to GMF’s social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook;
  •  Assist in development of GMF multimedia products, including podcasts and videos;
  •  Research media and stakeholders for various GMF products and programs and assist with tracking GMF experts in external media;
  •  Support GMF events, including set up and staffing;
  •  Assist in conference preparation including editing bios, posting content to conference websites, and identifying social media influencers.
  •  Support in the development of collateral materials for internal and external audiences;
  •  Other tasks as needed.
Congressional Affairs (Preferred starting date August 7, others are August 31 or September)
  • Producing a weekly newsletter on the events occurring in the House and Senate;
  • Attending Congressional hearings;
  • Assisting with scheduling;
  • Writing summaries of the program’s events to post on the GMF website;
  • Providing logistical support for various Congress-related events;
  • Drafting correspondence;
  • Maintaining databases;
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of our signature event, the Congress-Bundestag Forum; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
Executive Office (German required)

Security and Defense Policy

Brussels Forum - Strategic Convening

Strategic Convening

Strategic Partnerships

Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives

Urban and Regional Policy
  • Independently researching best practices in urban and regional policy in communities on both sides of the Atlantic;
  • Keeping abreast of news items and developments in core programming areas and cities, and updating the URP website and blog with summaries of best practices, case studies, and relevant news items
  • Writing and editing materials for the URP team in support of our ongoing programs.
  • Tracking and monitoring project status and tasks to be completed;
  • Updating the database of URP contacts;
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of small- and large-scale events and meetings; and
  • Supporting program staff in the implementation of ongoing programming.

Click here for details and to apply.