Thursday, April 1, 2021

Summer Data Research Internship for May or Recent Grad with Center For Strategic And International Studies - iDeas Lab

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 over 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.


The iDeas Lab, the award-winning creative and digital production department at CSIS, seeks highly motivated and creative candidates for a full-time, six-month internship to join our dynamic and fast-paced team beginning in May/June. Responsibilities span a range of research tasks, including data analysis, data visualization, as well as policy-oriented research and writing. The position will be fully remote.

The iDeas Lab enhances CSIS's policy research and analysis with the latest in web products, design, video, and audio. You can see some of our work at or

The successful candidate will primarily support the Senior Fellow for Data Analysis on a range data-driven research projects related to international affairs and foreign policy.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, and two writing samples. Submitted materials should demonstrate an ability to communicate complex quantitative topics in a straightforward manner. Finalists will be asked for references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Essential duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Conduct data analysis and writing for digital publication
  • Assist the Senior Fellow with research for articles and presentations
  • Proofread and edit assorted content
  • Monitor, track, and report on events related to key research areas
  • Perform a variety of other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 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
  • An academic or professional background in data analysis or data science
  • Some existing knowledge of international affairs or political science
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • The ability to collect, curate, and analyze data with minimal oversight
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience managing competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Chinese language skills are a plus, but not required
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