Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Paid Full-Time Spring Internship for Recent Graduates with the Aspen Institute

The Aspen Strategy Group (ASG), a policy program of the Aspen Institute, is a resolutely nonpartisan forum in which preeminent experts and policymakers explore the most pressing foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. Typically, the Strategy Group convenes annually in Aspen, Colorado in public and private settings, as well as various international locations, to hold strategic discussions on issues that affect American interests at home and abroad. Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategy Group has been convening virtually in 2020.

The ASG launched the Brent Scowcroft Award Fellowship (BSAF), a paid, temporary, and full-time internship program, in recognition of ASG Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus General Brent Scowcroft’s long-time dedication to the group, as well as his legacy of distinguished public service. Now in its 18th year, the six-month fellowship is designed to provide the first steppingstone for recent graduates with a keen interest in foreign policy by way of direct exposure to the types of critical, thoughtful, and bipartisan discussions that characterize the ASG’s dialogues.

This fellowship is set in a collaborative, small-team, and fast-paced environment. As the ASG Policy Initiatives team prepares for each meeting and program, we entrust our BSAF fellows with a high level of responsibility. Therefore, we seek candidates with the ability to work both efficiently as part of a team and independently to ensure the success of the ASG’s various activities.

Please note that while the fellowship is temporary in nature, fellows are required to work full time for the duration of the fellowship.  

Fellowship Start Date in February 2021 

(Exact Dates TBD – Approx. 6 months with possibility of up to 12 months)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the management and supervision of the Associate Director for Policy Initiatives, provide a wide range of administrative and logistical support in preparation for various meetings, namely the ASG Summer Workshop; the Aspen Ministers Forum; and the ASG’s track II dialogues with Europe, China, India, and Brazil
  • Attend meeting sessions and take thoughtful substantive notes on the discussions
  • Generate conference materials and manage information vital to conference planning
  • Draft correspondence for communication with meeting participants and outside vendors (e.g. invitations, memos, thank you notes, summary documents etc.)
For best consideration, apply by January 4 on the Aspen Institute website.