Research Intern

Position Details

Position ID: 24230213
Start Date: seasonal
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 - 12 months
Compensation: unpaid
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Company Description:

A nonpartisan policy institute dedicated exclusively to promoting pluralism, defending democratic values, and fighting the ideologies that threaten democracy.

Position Duties and Activities:

  • Work with staff to conduct research on a number of critical projects and gain valuable research skills, helpful for future academic and career endeavors.
  • Develop a better understanding of foreign policy issues pertaining, but not limited to, the Middle East and North African regions.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a twice-monthly speaker series, which brings high-level DC officials and senior staff members to engage with interns in an intimate setting.
  • Interns will be encouraged to build on their academic skills by working closely with senior staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Student in the field of: College Junior (3rd year of university) · Must have at least a 3.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Should have a relevant course of study and have completed coursework in any of the following fields: International Relations, Security Studies, History, Communications, Journalism, International Economics or Political Science.
  • Interns should have knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, as well as basic Excel skills.
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of 32 - 40 hours per week.
  • Foreign Languages required: Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew

To Apply For This Position:

Please fill out the form below and submit the following two documents:

  1. A cover letter explaining your interest in a professional training position in the USA, your relevant experience, and what you can add to the host company.
  2. Attach your detailed resume - dates of study should include month and year. Your employment history should include a brief description of the responsibilities and any major projects you worked on that would prepare you for this position.
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