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Internship Opportunity at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS): $18.00/hour

Internship Opportunity at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)


The hired candidate will be paid hourly, commensurate with experience ($17.00/hour for current undergraduate hires, $18.00/hour for hires with a Bachelor’s degree, and $19.00/hour for hires with a Master’s degree).


Internship Opportunity at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

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

CSIS seeks an intern to support the new Renewing American Innovation project. Renewing American Innovation (RAI) explores the policies and partnerships that will secure the United States’ role as a leading innovator while ensuring that all Americans have a shared stake in the innovation economy.

Producing insightful analysis and convening stakeholders from across the innovation ecosystem, RAI seeks to foster a public appreciation for the networks and institutions to which we owe much of our prosperity today.

The program is looking to hire someone available to start in January 2023. The intern is expected to work five days a week, Monday through Friday, for a total of 35 hours. The position will be predominantly in-person with some flexibility for remote working. The hired candidate will be paid hourly, commensurate with experience ($17.00/hour for current undergraduate hires, $18.00/hour for hires with a Bachelor’s degree, and $19.00/hour for hires with a Master’s degree).

Essential duties and responsibilities

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following

  • Support the RAI project staff and non-resident senior advisers in copyediting and drafting reports and commentaries and developing agendas for upcoming public/private events and meetings.
  • Write and publish pieces on innovation and technology policy or other related areas for the Perspectives on Innovation blog.
  • Assist the Deputy Director, Program Coordinator, and Research Associate in compiling data for visualization by the CSIS ideasLab. This may include writing or editing video scripts or brainstorming visual designs with the Deputy Director and ideasLab designers.
  • Manage and maintain RAI’s social media pages. Help develop new outreach and social media strategies as required.
  • Assist in public and private event planning. Provide support during events, which will include liaising with the CSIS Conferencing and A/V teams.
  • Attend internal and external meetings as requested by the Director and take extensive notes that will be shared among the Director, Deputy Director, Program Manager, and senior advisers.
  • Assist as needed on ad hoc projects or requests, as directed by Director, Deputy Director, Program Manager, or Research Associate.

Knowledge, education, and experience

  • Must be a college senior, recent graduate (within past year), or current graduate student.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Must have 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.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Pursuing a BA or MA (or recent grad within last year) in political science, public policy, international affairs, a STEM field, and/or comparable experience.
  • Familiarity with U.S. foreign policy and Washington D.C. foreign policy establishment, with additional interest in science and technology policy preferred.
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience in use of social media for outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and plan.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and to manage in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

DEADLINE: Not Specified


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