Friday, April 10, 2020

Summer 2020 Internship - Stephenson Ocean Security Project, CSIS

Position description

The CSIS Stephenson Ocean Security Project (SOS) seeks highly motivated candidates for an unpaid ten week summer internship beginning in June 2020. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in International Relations, Political Science, Marine Policy, Marine Science, or a related field. We operate a fast-paced, dynamic program and require interns who are detail-oriented and can work independently and as part of a team.
The Stephenson Ocean Security Project’s analysis focuses on the links between ocean health and global security. The project highlights how marine resource disputes drive instability in key regions of the globe and proposes solutions that support sustainable development. It is currently undertaking work on the impact of growing distant water fishing fleets on food and economic security, on securing human rights in the global seafood supply chain, and on the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss on regional stability among other topics.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Working directly with the Stephenson Ocean Security Team on ad hoc and long-term research projects, potentially including work on the impact of growing distant water fishing fleets on food and economic security, on securing human rights in the global seafood supply chain, and on the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss on regional stability;
  • Briefing the program director on ocean security issues;
  • Providing support coordinating major public events, workshops and meetings, and assisting with other administrative tasks;
  • Contributing to the program’s presence online and on social media;
  • Having a positive attitude, outstanding communication/interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with a team under tight deadlines.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least a college junior pursuing a B.A./B.S. in International Relations, Political Science, Marine Policy, Marine Science, or related field, and further education welcomed;
  • Must have at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution;
  • Must possess strong interest in marine science, policy, and stewardship;
  • Must demonstrate strong writing, research, organizational, communication, time management skills, and attention to detail; editing experience preferred;
  • Must possess excellent record in an academic and research environment;
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Must be able to work in the United States
Apply on the CSIS page in Silk Road.

For best consideration, apply by April 30.