Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Summer Internships with the Center for the National Interest

Events and Media Internship
The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be an Events and Media Intern. The intern will assist the Assistant Director, Office Manager, and Program Assistant with the Center’s event series, media outreach, and other organizational matters.
Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail, and be a creative problem solver. A demonstrated interest in international affairs and foreign policy is required. Proficiency in social media tools, such as Buffer and Hootsuite, are desired but not required. The Events and Media Intern will have access to most Center meetings, seminars, and other events. All Center interns will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research and writing in the Center’s award winning foreign affairs publication: The National Interest.
Responsibilities:
• Draft social media postings, create calendars of international events for use in media outreach, and conduct media research
• Aid in the organization of program meetings, events, and seminars
• Utilizing A/V technology – cameras, microphones, sound systems, etc.
• Assist in database management
• General office assistance as needed

Qualifications

Requirements:
• Enrolled or completed a BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, Communication, Marketing, or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite
• Proficiency in social media tools preferred

Application instructions

 To apply, candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and a five (5) page writing sample to info@cftni.org.

Intelligence and National Security Research Internship


The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist George Beebe, Director of the Center’s Intelligence and National Security Program, on a series of projects, including at least one book, related to Russia.
Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, excellent writing skills, and a sharp analytical mind. A demonstrated interest in international affairs and foreign policy is required. Research proficiency in Russian language is required. In addition to supporting the Program Director, Research Interns will have access to most Center meetings, seminars, and other events. Research Interns will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research and writing in the Center’s award winning foreign affairs publication: The National Interest.
Responsibilities:
• Conduct research to support the activities of the Intelligence and National Security program, including books, op-eds, reports, and briefings
• Aid in the organization of program meetings, events, and seminars
• Author summaries of program activities for internal and external audiences
• General office assistance as needed

Qualifications

Requirements:
• Enrolled or completed a BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Russian/Eurasian Studies, or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite
• Russian language proficiency

Application instructions

 To apply, candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and a five (5) page writing sample to info@cftni.org.

U.S.-Russia Relations Research Internship 

The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist U.S.-Russia Relations Program Director and Center Executive Director Paul Saunders on a series of projects related to U.S. policy toward Russia.
Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, excellent writing skills, and a sharp analytical mind. A demonstrated interest in international affairs and foreign policy is required. Research proficiency in Russian language, while not required, is strongly desirable. In addition to supporting the Program Director, Research Interns will have access to most Center meetings, seminars, and other events. Research Interns will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research and writing in the Center’s award winning foreign affairs publication: The National Interest.
Responsibilities:
• Conduct research to support the activities of the U.S.-Russia Relations program, including op-eds, reports, and briefings
• Aid in the organization of program meetings, events, and seminars
• Author summaries of program activities for internal and external audiences
• General office assistance as needed

Qualifications

Requirements:
• Enrolled or completed a BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Russian/Eurasian Studies, or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite
• Russian language proficiency preferred

Application instructions

To apply, candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and a five (5) page writing sample to info@cftni.org.
These internships are unpaid