Friday, December 1, 2017

Paid Research Internship, Southeast Asia Program Center For Strategic and International Studies

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions for decision-makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change. 

The Southeast Asia Program at CSIS provides substantive research and dialogue on Southeast Asia policy and regional issues. Since the program began in 2009, the need for a serious and sustained policy focus on Southeast Asia continues to grow. As strategic interest in Asia rises, CSIS remains committed to its position as a premier outlet for research, analysis, and dynamic policy dialogue with Southeast Asia. 

CSIS offers full-time internships for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. The position is paid. 

The Southeast Asia Program is recruiting interns who are highly motivated, professional, and have a strong foundation in Southeast Asia studies and international relations/political economy. We operate a fast-paced, dynamic program, and require interns who are detail-oriented and can work independently or as part of a team. Strong preference will be given to candidates who: 

Demonstrate excellent writing and research skills 

Possess a deep grasp of Southeast Asia’s current political climate and history 

Have a positive attitude and outstanding communication/interpersonal skills 

Interns will contribute to long-term research projects, assist with events hosted by the program, compile the “Southeast Asia from Scott Circle” newsletter, contribute to the program’s social media presence, and provide general support. 

Must be at least a college junior in good standing, an advanced 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. 

Must be able to work in the United States. 

Proficiency with Microsoft Office. 

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Please note that application instructions must be followed, otherwise your application may be rejected. Application materials must be submitted by COB on December 4, 2017 , via the online portal here: . 

Interested applicants please submit the following:
Please include your name on all application materials. 

A resume, preferably in lieu of or addition to the online application resume. 

A one page cover letter 

A short writing sample of 500-1,500 words. This may be taken from a larger work, but please do not include submissions above 1,500 words. Writing samples relating to Southeast Asia are strongly recommended. 

Unofficial Transcripts 

PDFs are preferred for all documents 

You can find out more about the Southeast Asia Program on our website , Facebook , Twitter , and blog . Videos of recent events and the latest publications are also available on the website. 

Questions about the internship can be directed to the Southeast Asia Program, at . Apply here.