Friday, December 1, 2017

Full-Time International Security Program – Smart Women, Smart Power Internship

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 Smart Women, Smart Power (SWSP) initiative in the International Security Program. ISP focuses on global security challenges, and the management of the United States Department of Defense. The Smart Women, Smart Power (SWSP) initiative works to amplify the voices of women leaders in national security, foreign policy, international business, and development. It includes a live event series and biweekly podcast series.  The SWSP intern is a self-motivated, independent, creative thinker who can juggle multiple responsibilities while working as part of the overall International Security Program (ISP) team. The SWSP intern spends as much as 50 percent of her/his time working on ISP tasks, so an understanding of and interest in national security and defense policy is also required for the position.


Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Operate and keep updated the International Security Program (ISP) and Smart Women, Smart Power (SWSP) social media accounts (including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn).
  • Live tweet ISP and SWSP events.
  • Assist in preparing background briefers for podcast interviews and live series interviews.
  • Assist with scheduling of podcasts.
  • Assist with webpage updates; HTML and WordPress knowledge a plus
  • Assist with the organization and management of live events, to include creating and sending invitations, helping update mailing lists, and running the registration desk during events.
  • Assist with production of ISP monthly newsletter ISP Brief.
  • Track and log media (print, broadcast, and web) appearances by ISP scholars.

Required Experience


  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, an advanced student or 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
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must be able to work full time (9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily)
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Social media proficiency
  • Interest in defense and security issues, international relations, and foreign policy
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently but also collaboratively with a team


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 more information on ISP please visit: