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March 15th, 2022 INIA Newsletter

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NEW THIS MONTH

  • INIA 2-Night Event: Discussion of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (see link and events below)
    • Panel #1 – March 23rd | 4 – 5:30 PM (in-person) | “The Role of History, Politics, and Identity in Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine”
    • Panel #2 – March 24th | 4 – 5:30 PM (in-person) | “International Politics and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine”
  • INIA Event: International Affairs Alumni Panel – April 7th, 2022 | 2 PM – 3:15 PM (virtual event; will be recorded for students with a schedule conflict).
  • The new International Affairs website will be going live this week!
  • Application deadlines occurring between March 14th-March 18th are highlighted in yellow.
  • International students: interested in working in the US after graduation? See “2022 Update on Immigration Changes Affecting International Students…” event.
  • Graduating seniors and grad students:
    • Dr. Brigden and alumni regularly posts job announcements on the FB International Affairs Alumni Page.
    • A similar page on LinkedIn is coming soon.
    • Note the “Life After Marquette” workshop discussing personal finances, etc.
    • Grad students, see “Wisconsin Policy Forum” for two fellowship opportunities.
  • Noteworthy internships
    • Interested in national security or counter-terrorism? See the two internships w/ the “National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).”
    • 6 paid internships with Save the Children
    • 3 paid internships with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    • Interested in Cuba-U.S. relations? See “Center for Democracy in America” internship.
    • Too many internships encompassing research to list. See “research.”
    • Applications now accepted for “414 Fellowships.”
  • Note the new opportunities and online articles listed under the “BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: Transferable Skills” header.
  • My unsolicited observations and advice regarding current internship and job opportunities listed over the last year:
    • I have never seen this many paid internships.
    • I have never seen so many remote internships offered before.
    • I have never seen so many prominent DC institutions offer these remote internships. Prior to the pandemic, DC internships were never made accessible to those who could not afford to live there.
    • Sophomores and juniors, this newsletter is where we begin to see MANY summer internship opportunities. Stay tuned into your Handshake account.
    • Graduating seniors, if you are debating between pursuing a job and starting grad school right now, get your professional work experience in now while the job market is this good. When the market slumps, that’s the time to go back to grad school.
  • If you wish to know more about Zack’s fundraising effort and the medical supplies being requested, you can visit this Ukraine Hospital FB page he created to lend transparency.

EVENTS

WHAT:  Two-Night Panel Event RE Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (see attached flyer)

HOSTED BY:  The Klinger College of Arts & Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Major in International Affairs (INIA)

WHEN:   March 23rd and March 24th, 2022   |   4 – 5:30 PM (CST)

WHERE:  Emory Clark Hall, Room 111

CO-SPONSORS:  Dept of History; Dept of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Dept of Philosophy; Dept of Political Science; and Pi Sigma Alpha and Sigma Iota Rho Honor Societies

 

 

WHAT:  Life After Marquette

HOSTED BY:  Career Services Center

WHEN:  Thursday, March 31st, 2022  |  5 – 6 PM

WHERE:  AMU 163

ABOUT:  Calling all soon-to-be-graduates!  Have questions about life after Marquette?  Hear from experts on personal finance and benefits, nutrition, and emotional wellness who will share their knowledge to help you transition.  You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions as well.  Graduates are highly encouraged to attend, but all are welcome!

 

 

WHAT:  2022 Update on Immigration Changes Affecting International Students and Faculty

HOSTED BY:  Career Services Center  |  Featured Speaker:  Immigration Attorney Bob White, J.D.

WHEN:  Monday, April 4th, 2022  |  12 – 1 PM (CST)

WHERE:  Virtual  |  Pre-registration required.

ABOUT:  Are you interested in working in the United States after graduation?  Do you have questions about employment law or eligibility?  Join the Career Services Center, the Business Career Center and the Office of International Education for this informative VIRTUAL seminar delivered by immigration law expert Bob White, J.D. who will discuss visas and employment eligibility for international students.  Mr. White is a frequent lecturer, moderator and panel participant on immigration issues affecting the business and academic communities.  He serves as immigration counsel for numerous colleges and universities and is a member of the member of the leadership team of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region V. Mr. White was previously Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), member of the AILA Board of Governors and a member of the Chapter's Department of Labor Liaison Committee.

 

 

WHAT:  Virtual Graduate School Fair

HOSTED BY:  Foreign Affairs

WHEN:  April 6th, 2022  |  11 AM – 2 PM (EST)

WHERE:  Virtual

ABOUT:  Foreign Affairs is pleased to invite you to the spring 2022 edition of the Foreign Affairs Open House: Virtual Graduate School Fair.   Join us and representatives from top programs in public policy, diplomacy, and international studies (some of the best in the world) on April 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST—from the comfort and convenience of your home or personal device.  Click here for a list of participating graduate schools and more information on how it works.  Explore school program information and opportunities, share your experience, and connect directly with actual admissions officials through live one-on-one chats. Attendance is FREE, and engaging with schools in the virtual event space is easy. FREE REGISTRATION

 

 

WHAT:  Annual INIA Alumni Panel

HOSTED BY:  INIA – The International Affairs Program

WHEN:  April 7th, 2022  |  2 – 3:15 PM (CST)

WHERE:  Via Zoom; register on Eventbrite

ABOUT:  Connect with MU alumni who studies Int’l Affairs and are now applying their degrees in a myriad of ways around the world.  Ask questions.  Network.  Get to know those currently working in the field.
PANELISTS:   Four panelists from around the world working in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.  Profiles of the participating panelists are forthcoming.

 

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: DEVELOPING TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

  • PODCAST / TRANSCRIPT:  Get Hired podcast w/ Andrew Seaman (transcript) “Thriving in Remote Work,” an interview with Harvard Business School Professor Tsedal Neeley, PhD

 

 

 


 

WHAT:   414 Fellows

HOSTED BY:  A partnership of AmeriCorps, NextDoor, and Marquette University

DEADLINE:  ASAP

ABOUT:  Applications for 414 Fellows are live for the 2022-2023 cohort. 414 Fellows is an Americorps program in which fellows serve at Next Door in Early Childhood classrooms. Next Door is a local nonprofit that supports the intellectual, physical, and emotional development of children, by partnering with their families for success in school and the community.  Fellows serve 300 hours of service over the academic year; averaging 10 hours per week, working specifically with children ages 0-3 years. As part of the program, Fellows are required to attend mandatory reflections and trainings throughout the year. Fellows are paid $10 an hour and upon completion of service they receive $1250 as an educational award.  You can review the full position description here.

APPLY: APPLY NOW to be a part of our 2022-2023 cohort of 414 Fellows. 

Spots are filling fast. Apply today!


 

WHAT: SEA Literacy

WHO: Tutoring Refugee Children and Youth, Age 6 – 23 (Virtual and In-Person Options)

ABOUT: SEA Literacy uplifts the lives of refugee students in greater Milwaukee by empowering them to become engaged members of this diverse, dynamic community.

VOLUNTEERING: Whether you know what you'd like to do, or you're looking for ways to volunteer but haven't found an opportunity that matches your interest, thank you for checking us out! This is an organization that helps refugee students in Milwaukee to be more fluent in English and provide resources to succeed. We focus on assisting students with homework, ESL(English as a second language) activities, and developing social skills. Our students range from age 6 to 23, so there is opportunity to work with students of all ages. Please complete our online application form if you would like to join us. We also provide resources for families from (specifically but not limited to) Southeast Asia. This includes material assistance like clothing for families that are in poverty or new arrivals, and other diverse areas of assistance wherever opportunities are identified. We would love to see the Milwaukee community volunteer their special skills to help brighten the future of refugees in the area. This is an open invitation to you as an interested volunteer to reach out to us and let us know how you would like to help!

 


 

WHAT: MU Chapter – Engineers Without Borders

WHO: Engineer or not, first year or last year, if you have an interest or passion of working with an organization and team that values hard work, friendship, and learning we hope you give this organization a chance.

CONTACT: Current Chapter Officers and Members or Niko Dimitriou, current Secretary of EWB - nikolas.dimitriou@marquette.edu

ABOUT: Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a national and international, non-profit organization that works alongside communities to design and apply engineering solutions to sustainable infrastructure. Do not be misled by the engineering title! EWB is a worldwide team of engineers, volunteers, and students of all educational backgrounds. At Marquette University, EWB-MU works alongside communities in Guatemala. Together students, mentors, and communities have worked together to design and build pedestrian bridges, water tanks, a school, and an electric alternative system for a community orphanage. As an EWB team, we work with communities to design, partially fund, and implement the infrastructure that the community requests. Throughout the academic year our student leads hold fundraising meetings, domestic coordination meetings, design meetings, silent auction meetings, executive board meetings, and general body chapter meetings. If you are not an engineering major, no worries, there is more to this organization than just engineering skills!

Throughout the year we do community, fundraising, and service events. On campus, you will see EWB-MU members selling succulents, bracelets, donuts & coffee, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Our largest fundraising event is our Annual Silent Auction. This is an event where friends, family, and coworkers come together to learn about EWB and help fund the Guatemala community projects. Over the past two years, we have raised over $10k at our Silent Auction events and we hope to do so again this year! This is an extremely fun event to put together and we need all the help we can get! EWB-MU also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes around MKE. When the weather permits, we do camping trips, Taco Nights, and game nights. These will continue this year!!.....Online!

After all this work and fun happens throughout the academic year, student members have the opportunity of traveling over the summer with Student Project Leads and professional mentors to Guatemala to implement the infrastructure with the Guatemala communities. These students are chosen from a point base system the EWB-MU team created. This point system tracks activity throughout the chapter and events to ensure that students who travel are passionate and informed of the team and community’s work.


WHO: **Conference/Workshop Registration Support

SPONSORED BY: The MU Center for Transnational Justice

DEADLINE: Open (See details)

ABOUT: Conference/Workshop registration support: The Center for Transnational Justice (CTJ) will cover the registration fees for graduate and undergraduate student participation in conferences and workshops (in-person or virtual) addressing issues of justice that are locally and nationally salient and where understanding can be informed by the experiences of other countries. Proposals consist of an application email describing the conference/workshop, the applicant’s role (e.g., attendee, presenter), and a conference/workshop website link. Conferences/workshops must take place before June 15, 2022. There is no submission deadline and registration fee support will be on a first-come first-served basis as long as budget conditions allow. Send proposal emails to Jobey Clarke at CTJ (jobey.clarke@marquette.edu). If you have a question about whether a conference, workshop, or other program you’re interested in attending or participating in would be eligible for registration support, please contact Jobey.


WHAT: Undergraduate Student Opportunity to be Published (undergraduates only)

JOURNAL: International Relations Review

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Click here for submission guidelines

ABOUT: The International Relations Review (IRR) is a preeminent journal of international affairs written, edited, and published by undergraduate students at Boston University. Founded in 2009 and indexed in the Library of Congress, the International Relations Review publishes a bi-annual print issue covering original research, policy recommendations, book reviews, and opinion pieces.

Each issue is read by a global network of scholars, practitioners, leaders, and students committed to advancing human progress and approaching tomorrow’s challenges with thoughtful, interdisciplinary lenses. As we continue to publish future editions of the IRR, we are eager to expand our community. We are looking to accept submissions from students in other International Relations and Global Affairs programs at various universities. You can pass along this link to interested students!

IRR JOURNAL FOR PURCHASE: As a special offer for notable academic programs across the U.S., we are making our Fall 2021 edition available at a discounted cost of $15.00, including shipping. We accept check and PayPal! By purchasing a copy of the IRR for your institution, you are contributing to the growing network of undergraduate scholars and future leaders in public service. Thank you, and we hope to share our work with you in the future!


 

WHAT: Call for Papers

JOURNAL: Journal of International Relations

SPONSORED BY: Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Studies

ABOUT: The Journal has a circulation of 3,000 copies, which are distributed to over 190 undergraduate international relations programs and APSIA graduate international relations schools. Each edition includes a featured article by a leading voice in international relations; previous headliners include: 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama; former Vice President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden; 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush; former Secretary of State of the United States of America, Dr. Henry A. Kissinger; former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright & former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley; former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy; former Director-General of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan; President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass; and former President of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick.

 


WHAT: Matteo Ricci Minor in Global Studies

Integrated study abroad and academic program available through Marquette University
REQUIREMENTS: Overview of requirements

ABOUT: Marquette University offers students pursuing courses in international affairs and a study abroad program the opportunity to graduate with an additional minor. If you are looking to integrate study abroad into your academic studies at Marquette, consider pursuing the Matteo Ricci Minor in Global Studies. This minor encourages Marquette students to gain academic and experiential knowledge of countries and cultures beyond the United States. Inspired by Matteo Ricci, a Jesuit priest who lived from 1552 to 1610, who was one of the first Europeans to travel to China and learn Chinese and who succeeded in providing a bridge between European and Chinese cultures. The minor is for students who want to join in this Jesuit tradition of travel and learning. The minor is for students who want to join in this authentic enculturation journey by demonstrating to future employers the range of intercultural competence skills to succeed in today’s world.

CONTACT: If you have questions, students may e-mail the Office of International Education or Professor Jessica Rich, the Director of the INIA major, at Jessica.rich@marquette.edu

 

LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS (INCLUDES REMOTE OR PAID WORK)

WHO:   Center for Democracy in the Americas

WHAT:   CDA Intern ($15.20 / hour)

DEADLINE:  March 15th, 2022 at 10:55 PM

WHEN:  5/23/22 – 8/15/22

WHERE:  Washington, DC (Remote Workers Allowed)

ABOUT:  The Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) institution dedicated to promoting a U.S. policy toward Cuba based on engagement and recognition of Cuba’s sovereignty. Since our founding in 2006, CDA has stood for the proposition that normalizing relations with Cuba is in the U.S. national interest and offers the best opportunity for Cubans to write the next chapter in their own country’s future. We work to push U.S. policy forward through strategic advocacy, organizing travel to Cuba, and publishing policy research. Since our founding, CDA has led over 70 research and fact-finding missions to Cuba for over 600 travelers, including prominent leaders in public policy, business, and civil society, along with bipartisan congressional delegations that have included over 50 members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Other notable delegations include the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the National Association of Manufacturers. CDA supports policies that help foster dialogue and exchange between the U.S. and Cuba and increase the contacts between our societies. Cuba is at the center of our work because forging constructive U.S.-Cuba relations will have a beneficial and lasting impact on both U.S. and Cuban societies, and it sends an important signal to Latin America that the United States is ready to engage positively with the region, its problems, and its people.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: CDA interns work with staff members to monitor and analyze current events, work with partners in Congress to change policy, and amplify our message in communications to policymakers and the public. In addition to substantive work, interns are also assigned essential administrative tasks that build the nuts-and-bolts skills necessary to run a nonprofit organization. Interns work in three key areas: Policy and Advocacy; Communications and Social Media; and Nonprofit Development.

Specific duties include:

  • Help CDA draft and edit the U.S.- Cuba News Brief and other communications materials
  • Monitor and report on developments in legislation pertaining to our program areas
  • Attend and report on events and talks held virtually, as well as congressional hearings, pertaining to our program areas.
  • Update and maintain CDA website, social media sites, and databases
  • Help prepare direct mail and email campaigns
  • Other duties as needed

Interns are selected based on demonstrated interest in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly Cuba, Mexico, Central America, and Venezuela; attention to detail; strong organizational and communication skills; initiative, flexibility, and a positive attitude; working proficiency in Spanish and in G Suite programs; and the commitment to work 20 hours a week.  Interns work 20 hours per week and are paid $15.20 per hour. The Summer internship takes place from late-May through August. Internships will be completed virtually. At the end of the internship, CDA will complete any evaluations or paperwork necessary for interns to receive academic credit for their work.  The Center for Democracy in the Americas is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

 

 

  

WHO:   Wisconsin Policy Forum

WHAT:   2 Fellowships for Current Graduate Students ($7500 stipend)

DEADLINE:  March 15th, 2022

WHEN:  9-month period during the 2022-2023 academic year

WHERE:  Milwaukee or Madison

ABOUT:  The Wisconsin Policy Forum is seeking applications for the Norman N. Gill and Todd A. Berry fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year. Our fellows engage in research on key policy issues confronting state and local governments in Wisconsin. The positions are named in honor of Norman Gill and Todd Berry for their long-term commitment to improving government decision making and quality of life in our state. Norman Gill was executive director of the Milwaukee-based Citizens Government Research Bureau (later the Public Policy Forum) for over 40 years, while Todd Berry headed the Madison-based Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance for more than 20 years. Those two organizations merged as the Wisconsin Policy Forum in 2018.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: We are looking to support two students enrolled in graduate degree programs at any Wisconsin public or private institution. Past fellows have pursued degrees in public policy, public administration, urban planning, law, economics, political science, education, and urban studies, though we also encourage students in additional fields of study who have an interest in public policy to apply. The Gill fellow will engage in a research project on a timely and topical policy or governance issue impacting Milwaukee and/or southeastern Wisconsin. The Berry fellow will engage in a research project on a timely and topical policy or governance issue impacting the state of Wisconsin or local governments or school districts throughout the state. The results of both projects will be disseminated broadly to the public, the media, and policymakers, including at least one presentation.  The fellows will be supervised and guided by senior staff and are invited to be members of the Forum team, with opportunities to attend staff meetings and Forum events and draw upon the organization’s network of expertise. The fellows are expected to work approximately 10 hours per week on their projects, including in-office hours in Milwaukee (Gill fellowship) or Madison (Berry fellowship) as class schedules and COVID safety protocols permit. (We are currently working remotely but likely will be operating on a hybrid office/remote model during the fellowship period.) The fellowships pay a stipend of $7,500 for the nine-month period, which corresponds with the 2022-2023 academic year.  The Forum values candidates with diverse backgrounds and encourages all to apply.  NOTE THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

 

 

 

WHO:  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

WHAT:   Middle East Program Summer Staff Assistant Intern ($15.51 per hour)

DEADLINE:  March 16th, 2022 AT 4 PM

WHEN:  5/9/22 – 8/26/22

WHERE:  Washington, DC (Remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community. Research: Who We Are The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the official memorial to our nation’s 28th president. More than just a collection of marble pillars and famous quotes, the Center is “a living memorial,” a gathering place for some of the best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world. Their work is the centerpiece of our activity and informs the nation’s public policy debates with nonpartisan and relevant research and information. Reason: What We Do At the Wilson Center, preeminent scholars and experts research topics of national and international relevance. In the spirit of President Wilson, we build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges. Democracy is built on the notion of an informed and active citizenry. The Wilson Center provides the fuel that makes this possible…knowledge in the public interest. Relevance: How we Do It Through public meetings and events, broadcast media and social media, publications in print and online, and a wide range of outreach activities, the Wilson Center is engaged in the global dialogue of ideas. More importantly, the Center provides you with the tools and opportunities to join the national conversation.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:  Interns will be assigned to work directly with the Middle East Program Staff in support of project activities for 20 hours per week.  Selected candidates to the Middle East Program paid internship will gain hands-on experience at one of the world’s most premier think tanks, as well as exposure to leading international public policy experts and practitioners. Interns will also gain insight into the dynamics and operations of policymaking, the private sector, activism, and academic, as the Middle East Program strives to elevate the voices and experiences of diverse communities in the region. The selection committee prioritizes candidates who have a demonstrated interest or experience in Middle East-related issues and policy, and seek to refine their professional capabilities.

Administrative and Logistical (40% of workload):

  • Proofread and publish articles, event announcements, and updates on the Middle East Program website
  • Help Program Staff manage and update contact list database;
  • Maintain Middle East Program website;
  • Assist Program staff in preparing public events, including managing mailing lists, RSVPs, and messaging.

Research and Written (40% of workload):

  • Produce an independent research project based on an approved topic of the intern’s choice to be published as an op-ed on the Middle East Program’s Viewpoints series
  • Execute short- and long-term projects for Program staff, including data collection and analysis
  • Analyze, summarize and file research materials;
  • Proofread, edit written, and publish written work on the website;

Social Media and Communications (20% of workload):

  • Draft emails to the Program’s distribution list with event announcements and published material.
  • Prepare visual content in the form of audiograms, promotional videos, and infographics
  • Post publication, event, and Program updates to Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

 

WHO:   Save the Children

WHAT:   Summer 2022 Intern – Knowledge Management & Communications – International Programs ($16/HR)

DEADLINE:  March 18th, 2022 at 5PM

WHEN:  6/6/22 – 8/12/22

WHERE:  Washington, DC (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  Save the Children is the world's first, and largest global organization for children. From the minute you walk through our doors, you can sense that there’s something special going on at Save the Children. The passion. The focus. The smiles. The buzz. The inspiration. No matter the role, every single person at Save the Children has a critical role in keeping our promises to children – both here in the US, and abroad. The work is ambitious and challenging, delivering real results for children and their families.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: The Knowledge Management & Communications intern will assist in managing and strengthening key knowledge management, learning and business processes and business development for the Education and Child Protection department of International Programs. The Knowledge Management & Communications Intern will work closely with the Knowledge Management & Information Specialist to implement processes for the department.  

Administrative duties may include supporting senior management of the department as needed. 

 

 

 

WHO:   Save the Children

WHAT:   Summer 2022 Intern – Child Health ($16/HR)

DEADLINE:  March 18th, 2022 at 5PM

WHEN:  6/6/22 – 8/12/22

WHERE:  Washington, DC (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  Save the Children is the world's first, and largest global organization for children. From the minute you walk through our doors, you can sense that there’s something special going on at Save the Children. The passion. The focus. The smiles. The buzz. The inspiration. No matter the role, every single person at Save the Children has a critical role in keeping our promises to children – both here in the US, and abroad. The work is ambitious and challenging, delivering real results for children and their families.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: Come join our global child health team! Save the Children is a consortium member of the USAID-funded MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) project. MCGL engages in global initiatives and provides technical and capacity development assistance (TCDA) to country partners to apply evidence and best practices to accelerate progress toward sustainable improvements in the health of women, children, and families. The project supports country governments to expand and enable partnerships with a wide range of health and non-health actors, including public, private, faith-based, civil society, and youth-led entities. The MCGL Child Health team is looking for someone with a passion for child health and an interest in collaborating with various Save the Children offices and other consortium colleagues from across the world.

 

 

 

 

WHO:   Save the Children

WHAT:   Summer 2022 Intern – Government Relations ($16/HR)

DEADLINE:  March 18th, 2022 at 5 PM

WHEN:  6/6/22 – 8/12/22

WHERE:  Washington, DC (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  Save the Children is the world's first, and largest global organization for children. From the minute you walk through our doors, you can sense that there’s something special going on at Save the Children. The passion. The focus. The smiles. The buzz. The inspiration. No matter the role, every single person at Save the Children has a critical role in keeping our promises to children – both here in the US, and abroad. The work is ambitious and challenging, delivering real results for children and their families.  Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: 

Save the Children’s Government Relations department in the Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns team is responsible for shaping U.S. foreign and domestic policies on key issues impacting children from addressing child nutrition in the U.S. and globally to improving the lives of women and children around the world to responding to humanitarian crises to ensuring all children have access to early childhood education. We also work to ensure U.S. policies are protecting children at the border and are empowering girls around the world.  Our work involves engaging Congress, administration, multilateral agencies, and participating in external coalitions on various issues. We also track and monitor key legislative developments on U.S. and global issues and conduct policy research and follow the budget and appropriations process.

We closely coordinate with our communications and campaigns team across our work.

 

 

 

 

WHO:   Save the Children

WHAT:   Summer 2022 Intern – Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Accountability (MERLA) ($16/HR)

DEADLINE:  March 18th, 2022 at 5 PM

WHEN:  6/6/22 – 8/12/22

WHERE:  Washington, DC (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  Save the Children is the world's first, and largest global organization for children. From the minute you walk through our doors, you can sense that there’s something special going on at Save the Children. The passion. The focus. The smiles. The buzz. The inspiration. No matter the role, every single person at Save the Children has a critical role in keeping our promises to children – both here in the US, and abroad. The work is ambitious and challenging, delivering real results for children and their families.  Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:  The Humanitarian monitoring, evaluation, research, learning, and accountability (MERLA) team provides support for multi-sectoral awards within the Department of Humanitarian Response (DHR). The MERLA team provides support to programs on data analysis, indicator development and tracking, target setting, accountability systems, MERLA-related donor deliverables, research, and evaluations, and works with program teams to ensure that the data collected is appropriately used for program improvements and learning.  The MERLA Intern is a critical technical role in our evolving work on data and evidence generation for multi-sectoral programs in humanitarian contexts. The MERLA Intern will analyze data from various sources and programs, summarize findings, and provide recommendations to the MERLA team related to quality of data and effectiveness of program implementation. S/he will contribute to the development of data collection templates for specific donor indicators as well as update internal reporting templates upon completion of a systematic review of program evaluations.

 

 

 

 

WHO:   Save the Children

WHAT:   Summer 2022 Intern – Collective Impact (U.S. Programs) ($16/HR)

DEADLINE:  March 18th, 2022 at 5 PM

WHEN:  6/6/22 – 8/12/22

WHERE:  Washington, DC (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  Save the Children is the world's first, and largest global organization for children. From the minute you walk through our doors, you can sense that there’s something special going on at Save the Children. The passion. The focus. The smiles. The buzz. The inspiration. No matter the role, every single person at Save the Children has a critical role in keeping our promises to children – both here in the US, and abroad. The work is ambitious and challenging, delivering real results for children and their families.  Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:  Save the Children’s U.S. Programs (USP) division is committed to ensuring that all children in rural America have a healthy, strong foundation to thrive as learners and in life. Our contribution to a full cradle-to-career continuum is focused on the early years, birth through elementary school; and our goals are to increase kindergarten readiness and grade-level literacy and math proficiency for children in under-resourced rural communities. Save the Children does whatever it takes to be there for children. Always at the ready, we are among the first to respond and the last to leave, staying as long as it takes to help children and families recover from their losses, restore their lives and build resilience for years to come.  Save the Children is seeking a summer intern with experience conducting literature reviews and synthesizing research findings. In this role, you will be responsible for contributing to an organized compilation of research related to important issues affecting early education in rural America. You will also identify, compile and synthesize research on strategies or interventions designed to address the issues identified. You will report directly to the Lead Advisor of Collective Impact and will work collaboratively with Collective Impact and other programmatic colleagues across the country.

 

 

 

WHO:   Save the Children

WHAT:   Sumer 2022 Intern – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) ($16/HR)

DEADLINE:  March 18th, 2022 at 5 PM

WHEN:  6/6/22 – 8/12/22

WHERE:  Washington, DC (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  Save the Children is the world's first, and largest global organization for children. From the minute you walk through our doors, you can sense that there’s something special going on at Save the Children. The passion. The focus. The smiles. The buzz. The inspiration. No matter the role, every single person at Save the Children has a critical role in keeping our promises to children – both here in the US, and abroad. The work is ambitious and challenging, delivering real results for children and their families.  Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:  Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) was created in 2014 as the political advocacy arm of Save the Children. SCAN is part of Save the Children’s Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns team and works to build bipartisan support to make sure every child has a strong start in life. We’re doing this through public education and advocating for high-quality early learning and ending child hunger in the U.S., the safety of children arriving at the southern U.S. border and educating and protecting kids around the world.  The SCAN Summer Intern will support Save the Children Action Network’s (SCAN’S) efforts to influence federal and state legislation that impacts children. You will help develop research for our campaigns including, updating factsheets and campaign resources related to our core issue areas of expanding early childhood education in the U.S., preventing child hunger in the U.S., treating children seeking safety in the U.S. with compassion and educating and protecting kids around the world.

 

 

 

WHO:  The Organization for World Peace

WHATSpring Correspondent Intern

DEADLINE:  March 20th, 2022

WHEN:  Spring 2022

WHERE:  Remote Work Allowed
ABOUT:  The News and Reporting Branch of the Organization for World Peace (OWP) produces and publishes articles and reports on various contemporary issues that threaten international peace and security, while arguing for peaceful, non-combative solutions to such issues. In this regard, the OWP seeks to reroute the general thinking that humanitarian crises require armed military interventions and move this way of thinking towards strategic problem-solving. The primary goal of our research is to spread awareness of the negative impact of war and violence as well as the ineffectiveness of combative strategies in dealing with these complex issues.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Correspondent Internship:

The News and Reporting Branch is seeking writers to track and report international news related to peace, conflict, and security. The position requires a candidate with strong research and writing skills. It also requires a good understanding of effective reporting techniques and how to identify and gather evidence pertaining to current events around the world.  Interns will work in the U.S. Division under Executive Director Hayden Carlson. This internship is fully remote. Interns will contact their Executive Director, who functions as their supervisor, over email. The Executive Director tracks the progress of interns through their WordPress account and provides feedback on written articles. The internship also includes regular video calls that encourage the sharing of feedback, concerns, questions, etc.  Students should consult with academic faculty to determine if this unpaid experience will earn credit.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Collect information and data pertaining to international crises
  • Write and submit one current events article per week (400-700 words)
  • Write and submit one in-depth report on broader global issues per month (900-1500 words)
  • Coordinate meetings with other interns for peer review exercises
  • Attend divisional meetings and webinars

Time commitment:

  • Approximately 5 – 7 hours per week
  • 12-week internship, with the ability to renew (should an intern complete twelve weeks without completing twelve articles, they are expected to continue the internship until they reach the twelve article benchmark)
  • Note: Interns can receive a letter of recommendation upon completion of their first term

Learning outcomes:

  • Improve research and writing skills by gathering and synthesizing relevant information and data into coherent and succinct articles and reports
  • Improve critical thinking skills by analyzing potential solutions to complex global issues
  • Develop time management skills by fulfilling deadlines in an independent setting

 

 

WHO:  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

WHAT:   Mexico Institute Staff Intern

DEADLINE:  March 20th, 2022 at 10:55 PM

WHEN:  5/23/22 – 8/26/22

WHERE:  Washington, DC (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community. Research: Who We Are The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the official memorial to our nation’s 28th president. More than just a collection of marble pillars and famous quotes, the Center is “a living memorial,” a gathering place for some of the best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world. Their work is the centerpiece of our activity and informs the nation’s public policy debates with nonpartisan and relevant research and information. Reason: What We Do At the Wilson Center, preeminent scholars and experts research topics of national and international relevance. In the spirit of President Wilson, we build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges. Democracy is built on the notion of an informed and active citizenry. The Wilson Center provides the fuel that makes this possible…knowledge in the public interest. Relevance: How we Do It Through public meetings and events, broadcast media and social media, publications in print and online, and a wide range of outreach activities, the Wilson Center is engaged in the global dialogue of ideas. More importantly, the Center provides you with the tools and opportunities to join the national conversation.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: Internship Description: The Mexico Institute is looking for a paid remote intern to work closely with Mexico Institute Director Andrew I. Rudman. This internship is designed to provide the individual selected with the opportunity for research experience for a public policy institution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to compiling research on issues in Mexico, Central America, and North America, assistance with events, and work with the director on opinion pieces. Internship is around 20 hours per week and is entirely remotely. The intern does not report to a physical work location at the Wilson Center; instead, the intern works on projects from their home, academic institution, or other location determined by the intern. 

Eligibility Requirements: Successful applicants should have a strong research interest in Mexico, Central America, and/or North America. Candidates should be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and effectively without supervision, and follow instructions and style guides. Applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. International applicants are welcome. Professional level proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

Application Instructions: To apply, send resume, cover letter, and a writing sample. Please state your availability in your application materials. All materials should be submitted together to Mexico@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, Graduate Research Internship Application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information about the Mexico Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.

 

 

 

 

WHO:  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

WHAT:   Mexico Institute – Grad Research Intern

DEADLINE:  March 20th, 2022 at 10:55 PM

WHEN:  5/23/22 – 8/26/22

WHERE:  Washington, DC (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community. Research: Who We Are The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the official memorial to our nation’s 28th president. More than just a collection of marble pillars and famous quotes, the Center is “a living memorial,” a gathering place for some of the best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world. Their work is the centerpiece of our activity and informs the nation’s public policy debates with nonpartisan and relevant research and information. Reason: What We Do At the Wilson Center, preeminent scholars and experts research topics of national and international relevance. In the spirit of President Wilson, we build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges. Democracy is built on the notion of an informed and active citizenry. The Wilson Center provides the fuel that makes this possible…knowledge in the public interest. Relevance: How we Do It Through public meetings and events, broadcast media and social media, publications in print and online, and a wide range of outreach activities, the Wilson Center is engaged in the global dialogue of ideas. More importantly, the Center provides you with the tools and opportunities to join the national conversation.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:

Internship Description: The Mexico Institute is looking for a paid remote intern to work closely with Mexico Institute Director Andrew I. Rudman. This internship is designed to provide the individual selected with the opportunity for research experience for a public policy institution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to compiling research on issues in Mexico, Central America, and North America, assistance with events, and work with the director on opinion pieces. Internship is around 20 hours per week and is entirely remotely. The intern does not report to a physical work location at the Wilson Center; instead, the intern works on projects from their home, academic institution, or other location determined by the intern. 

Eligibility Requirements: Successful applicants should have a strong research interest in Mexico, Central America, and/or North America. Candidates should be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and effectively without supervision, and follow instructions and style guides. Applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. International applicants are welcome. Professional level proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

Application Instructions: To apply, send resume, cover letter, and a writing sample. Please state your availability in your application materials. All materials should be submitted together to Mexico@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, Graduate Research Internship Application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information about the Mexico Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.

 

 

 

WHO: Marquette University Institute for Women’s Leadership

WHAT:   IWL Events Intern

DEADLINE:  March 21st, 2022

WHEN:   Immediate Hire

WHERE:  Marquette Campus

ABOUT:  In January 2019, President Mike Lovell announced Marquette's newest research initiative, the Institute for Women's Leadership, overseen by the Office of Research and Innovation. The new Institute was made possible thanks to a generous $5 million donation from the Thomas J. Rolfs Family Foundation. The goal of the Institute will be to advance research in the area of gender inequality, and create programming and training opportunities for women in leadership, both on campus and in the larger community. Mission & Vision The mission of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette University is to advance women’s leadership locally and globally through pioneering research, innovative programming, and collaborative engagement. Our vision is one of intersectional inclusivity and gender equity. As advocates for justice, we will engage, inspire and transform students, faculty, and community leaders as we: Create an interdisciplinary and vibrant research environment that equitably and inclusively supports faculty and students as they engage in impactful, transformative scholarship. Serve as an incubator for innovative leadership initiatives that challenge the barriers to the advancement of women, while embracing intersectionality, as we seek to reduce inequities across institutional structures. Cultivate multigenerational connections through mentoring and leadership programming that reaches down to high school students, out to university students and faculty, and up to external stakeholders including corporations, nonprofits and community associations

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: The IWL Events Intern will primarily assist with WIN & IWL event needs. However this intern will also assist with other areas of IWL & WIN as well (e.g., PR/marketing, narrative & technical writing, other event needs, etc.). So the main qualities of a qualified candidate:

  • Attention to detail
  • Coach-able
  • Driven
  • Communicates well
  • Takes initiative
  • Troubleshooter
  • Adaptable
  • Tech savvy (Currently all IWL & WIN events are online and virtually all work is done via computer so this is a must.)  
  • The right candidate could be a student in any college/discipline across the university.  We are estimating the weekly workload will range between 8-12 hours per week, with occasional weeks that might require closer to 20 hours.  This is an immediate hire position.

 

 

 

WHO:  Learning Policy Institute

WHAT:   Policy and Research Intern ($2800 - $3500 monthly stipend)

DEADLINE:  March 26th, 2022

WHEN:  Summer 2022

WHERE:  Washington, DC (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  The Learning Policy Institute conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every child. The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) is a national organization that conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to shape education policies and improve learning for each and every child. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, LPI connects policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to strengthen the pre-k to grade 12 education system and address the complex realities facing public schools and their communities. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others who care about improving public schools, the Institute advances evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for all children. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: The intern will work directly with members of the policy and research teams and will:

  • Assist with a broad set of activities that support policy advancement at the federal and state level, such as legislative research, congressional briefing/hearings attendance, and memo drafting.
  • Complete research tasks as assigned, such as conducting literature reviews and background research; finding, organizing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data; and preparing memos, briefs, reports, and presentations.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Typically work 30–40 hours per week.
  • The stipend amount for full-time interns ranges from $2800-3500 per month, commensurate with experience and education.

Skills and Qualifications: We’re looking for undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates interested in the intersection of research, public policy, and education. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience working on education research, national reform efforts, policy and advocacy, federal/state policies and processes, or within the education field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity and experience with qualitative and quantitative research and analysis.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

 

 

 

WHO:  Cleveland Clinic

WHAT:   International Operations Summer 2022 Internship ($11/HR)

DEADLINE:  March 31st, 2022 at 8:30 PM

WHEN:  6/6/22 – 8/26/22

WHERE:  Cleveland, OH (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit, multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation, Cleveland Clinic has become one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the country.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:  While working closely with department representatives, participates in a structured learning experience. Performs a variety of administrative tasks and works on various projects. In addition to the personal and academic outcomes noted by the school’s program, at the conclusion of the unpaid, non-clinical student experience at Cleveland Clinic, the intern will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to function as an effective team member.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and skills in an authentic business environment.
  • Gain new knowledge and develop new skills to successfully engage in unfamiliar tasks and activities.
  • Use theoretical knowledge and skills to solve problems.
  • Assess, critique and improve her/his knowledge and skills during the internship experience.
  • Adapt his/her behavior to different business audiences.
  • Act professionally in various environments (e.g., mentor, team, independent, etc.) by adhering to business practices, ethical standards and project commitments.

* minimum 20 hours, maximum 40 hours per week

Job Responsibilities:

  • Researches, compiles, tabulates, and analyzes data and processes for a variety of administrative and departmental matters.
  • Assists department personnel in assigned administrative, planning, organizational, technical, and professional tasks.
  • Provides suggestions or recommendations with regard to department specific projects.
  • Prepares and presents reports; drafts policies and procedures; responds to requests for information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Current college enrollment required.

 

 

 

WHO:  Atlantic Council

WHAT:   Young Global Professionals Paid Internship Program – Summer 2022 ($15.20/HR)

DEADLINE:  March 31st, 2022

WHEN:  3/1/22 – 5/31/22

WHERE:  Washington, DC (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world. The Council’s mission has three components: fostering US-European cooperation, tackling global challenges together, and building communities of influence. At the same time, the Council has placed the concept of relevance at the heart of its programming and research. The Council’s model is to recruit intellectual entrepreneurs to lead our work, execute programs aimed at shaping policy, build communities of influence around ideas, aggregate best knowledge, and serve as a home base in Washington for Europeans and global partners.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: At the Atlantic Council, we advance our mission of “shaping the global future together” by taking on global, generational challenges – those the next generation is inheriting.  To meet this moment, we are committed to fostering the next generation of international affairs professionals. To this end, we have relaunched our internship program as a world-class, paid Young Global Professionals (YGP) Program. This initiative is designed to provide exceptional young people with in-depth exposure to international affairs and an opportunity to play an active role in shaping real-world solutions to global challenges.  This prestigious paid internship program for intellectual entrepreneurs offers hands-on experience working at the forefront of international affairs and global engagement. The program is also designed as a career accelerator.  Inspired by the Atlantic Council’s enduring purpose of working with friends and allies to shape the future, our Young Global Professionals Program has been designed to harness the potential of rising young leaders. Those with expertise, a passion for the work, an entrepreneurial and solutions-oriented ethos, an innovative mind, and an optimistic and collegial attitude are encouraged to join us to further this audacious undertaking.

Program participants will:

  • Receive in-depth exposure to one of our 16 applicable programs or centers and become a valuable part of the Atlantic Council team through engagement with leading strategists, government officials, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and military commanders; exposure to the writing and editing process for publications and the logistical elements of event planning; and creating initiatives within a foreign affairs institution.
  • Play key roles in helping our programs operate, from helping to produce high-profile public and private events, writing copy to amplify our work on various communication channels, to providing research to support task force reports, digital products or proposals and originating data visualizations.
  • Participate in orientation and professional development programs, including practical software and systems training, career development training, and participation in the Council’s Masterclass series centered around substantive current events and geopolitical issues.

Participating programs and centers include:

 

 

 

 

WHO:  National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

WHAT:   Paid Intern – Understanding Domestic Radicalization Team ($15/HR)

DEADLINE:  April 2nd, 2022

WHEN:  6/6/22 – 8/12/22

WHERE:  HQ in College Park, MD (summer internship program is remote)

ABOUT:  START is a research consortium based at the University of Maryland in College Park, just outside of Washington, D.C. START has built a team that reflects our multidisciplinary approach, bringing together individuals from a wide range of academic and methodological backgrounds. In addition to conducting research and education, the START headquarters team provides administrative support and outreach opportunities to foster the work of the Consortium and inform the professional national security community.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: This internship will support START research focused on the processes of extremist radicalization in the United States. The core component of this research portfolio is the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) dataset, which contains information on the trajectories, mechanisms, and consequences of violent and non-violent extremism at the individual level. PIRUS and its related projects have generated significant attention among policymakers and scholars and is frequently cited in both academic and popular materials. Summer interns will assist PIRUS researchers to expand and improve the quality of the PIRUS dataset by conducting in-depth research on radicalized individuals and extremist events using publicly available sources and then synthesizing and recording the information for eventual inclusion into the dataset. Specifically, students will help expand PIRUS from an individual-level dataset into a multi-level project that incorporates better event-level data.  By working on this project, interns will gain invaluable experience of what it is like to work on a project with significant and real-time impact on counter-terrorism and extremism policies in the United States. Interns will also acquire insight into the processes of radicalization, the contemporary state of extremist ideologies and groups in the United States, as well as transferable skills in conducting open-source research.

Required/minimum qualifications:

  • Experience with open-source research and social science methods
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interest in research
  • Ability to work independently and in small groups
  • Students with knowledge of domestic extremist groups, hate crimes, forensic psychology, and radicalization are strongly encouraged to apply

General Information for all START Internships

Location:

START Headquarters is located in the Discovery District in College Park, MD, however our summer program will be offered remotely.

Schedule Requirements:

Orientation Date: Monday, June 6, 2022. All interns are required to attend orientation. You may be required to attend an additional day of orientation on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Your supervisor will inform you if you are required to attend both days.

Internship Duration: Monday, June 6, 2022 to Friday, August 12, 2022. All interns must be able to commit to the duration of the whole program.

Work Hours: All interns must work at least 20 hours per week during the summer 2022 program. Work hours are scheduled from Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Interns may not work longer than 8-hour or shorter than 2 hour shifts.

 

 

 

WHO:  National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

WHAT:   Paid Intern – Global Terrorism Database & Terrorism and Targeted Violence in the United States Team ($15/HR)

DEADLINE:  April 2nd, 2022

WHEN:  6/6/22 – 8/12/22

WHERE:  HQ in College Park, MD (summer internship program is remote)

ABOUT:  START is a research consortium based at the University of Maryland in College Park, just outside of Washington, D.C. START has built a team that reflects our multidisciplinary approach, bringing together individuals from a wide range of academic and methodological backgrounds. In addition to conducting research and education, the START headquarters team provides administrative support and outreach opportunities to foster the work of the Consortium and inform the professional national security community.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: Interns recruited for these positions will be part of the data collection team responsible for START's flagship project--the Global Terrorism Database (GTD)--and the team's newest initiative focusing in more detail on terrorism and targeted violence in the United States (T2V). The GTD is the most comprehensive unclassified terrorism database in the world. Currently updated through 2019, the GTD details information on more than 200,000 terrorist attacks that have occurred since 1970. Data from the GTD have been featured by the BBC, CNN, The Daily Show, The Economist, The New York Times, Reuters, The Washington Post, and numerous other media outlets. The GTD is used by researchers, analysts, and policymakers in the private sector and federal, state, and local governments in the United States and around the world. For the new T2V project, the team will collect, analyze, and disseminate detailed information on the characteristics of targeted violence in the United States, building on the methods and tools developed for the GTD. Interns working on these projects gain valuable experience working on time-sensitive data collection efforts that are used by those responsible for shaping counterterrorism policy.

  • We are currently seeking graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students with an interest in terrorism research and public policy to assist with identifying, classifying, analyzing, and recording information about current terrorist attacks.
  • Throughout the course of the internship, students will be exposed to tens of thousands of media articles from both global (Reuters, Associated Press, BBC, Al-Jazeera, etc.) and local (Nigeria Punch, Al-Mada Press, Plus News Pakistan, Yemen Fox, etc.) news sources that describe thousands of terrorist attacks and acts of targeted violence. The main task of the intern will be to systematically extract information about the location, perpetrators, targets, consequences, or weapons/tactics of these attacks from the news articles.
  • By joining this team, students will experience what it is like to be a member of a large, multi-year social science research project that has a real-world and real-time policy impact. Interns will also gain valuable data analysis and analytical skills and acquire in-depth knowledge about the patterns of global terrorist activity. With the start of the new T2V project, interns will have unique perspective on what goes into designing, developing, and implementing a new research initiative.
  • This internship is relevant for those planning to apply to graduate school in related social and behavioral science fields or anyone interested in gaining employment in the homeland security, defense, law enforcement, or intelligence communities.
  • While the main task of this internship generally consists of synthesizing and systematically recording detailed information about current terrorist incidents, the effort is organized into the following topical domains: 

Topic: Incident Location and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)

Project Manager: Jake Loewner

This task focuses on identifying the vital information relevant to the location of terrorist incidents, which allows researchers to analyze the data spatially. Interns with regional geographic expertise are encouraged to apply. This project is recommended for students that are interested terrorism and geography. There are additional opportunities for interns to enhance their ArcGIS capabilities.

Topic: Perpetrator Identification

Project Manager: Joe Oudin

This task focuses on identifying the groups and individuals responsible for committing terrorist attacks. This project is recommended for students that are interested in learning more about the myriad groups that engage in terrorism, their goals, and the complex relationships between them. Preferred qualifications for this project include non-English language skills (reading proficiency), particularly in Arabic or Spanish.

Topic: Target Classification

Project Manager: Amy Iandiorio

This task focuses on the people and entities targeted by terrorists and aims to classify them in ways that ease the identification of trends. This project is recommended for students interested in learning about targeting patterns and who is most at risk from terrorism.

Topic: The Consequences of Terrorism – Casualties and Outcomes

Project Manager: Tyler Yates

This task focuses on the consequences of the attacks, which includes casualty information, property damage, and hostage/kidnapping outcomes. This project is recommended for students that are interested in understanding the consequences of an attack and learning about what happens after incidents take place.

Topic: Understanding the Patterns and Use of Weapons and Tactics

Project Manager: Ben Evans

This task focuses on how perpetrators carry out their attacks. Interns will specifically focus on which types of weapons were used in the attack as well as the tactics employed. This project is recommended for students that are interested in learning how terrorist groups utilize weapons and various tactics to their advantage in attacks.

 

 

 WHO:   Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

WHAT:   Canada Institute Staff Assistant Internship (Summer 2022)

DEADLINE:  April 4th, 2022 at

WHEN:  Summer 2022

WHERE:  Washington, DC (remote workers allowed)

ABOUT:  The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community. Research: Who We Are The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the official memorial to our nation’s 28th president. More than just a collection of marble pillars and famous quotes, the Center is “a living memorial,” a gathering place for some of the best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world. Their work is the centerpiece of our activity and informs the nation’s public policy debates with nonpartisan and relevant research and information. Reason: What We Do At the Wilson Center, preeminent scholars and experts research topics of national and international relevance. In the spirit of President Wilson, we build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges. Democracy is built on the notion of an informed and active citizenry. The Wilson Center provides the fuel that makes this possible…knowledge in the public interest. Relevance: How we Do It Through public meetings and events, broadcast media and social media, publications in print and online, and a wide range of outreach activities, the Wilson Center is engaged in the global dialogue of ideas. More importantly, the Center provides you with the tools and opportunities to join the national conversation.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: Are you ready to join us at the forefront of U.S.-Canadian relations? The Canada Institute is looking for a staff intern to assist with research and the support of programmatic initiatives. This internship is designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Researching and drafting memos on issues and developments that affect the U.S.-Canadian relationship;
  • Producing independent research projects in the form of infographics, blog posts, and thinkpieces;
  • Attending and reporting on events hosted by the Canada Institute and its partner organizations;
  • Work with internal and external partners on ongoing initiatives, including events and podcasts;
  • Supporting the ongoing work of Canada Institute staff, fellows, and scholars.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • A demonstrated interest in the spectrum of issues that constitute the U.S.-Canadian relationship;
  • Ability to work independently and with limited oversight in a virtual work environment;
  • Ability to collaboratively conduct research and produce content in small teams;
  • Quantitative research skills and experience with large datasets;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong language ability in English.

 

WHO: Tesla

WHAT: Public Policy Internship (Summer 2022)

WHEN: 5/2/22 – 9/30/22

WHERE: Remote Workers Allowed (Washington, DC or Palo Alto, CA)

DEADLINE: May 2nd, 2022

ABOUT: Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably. Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla’s workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We’re tackling the world’s most difficult and important problems—and we wouldn’t succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This internship will provide opportunities to work with the North American Public Policy & Business Development team on policy and business development, market analysis, and strategic engagement. The incumbent will have the opportunity to learn and grow, working across the team to support its full range of efforts, with a particular focus on renewable energy and EV charging policy, public utility regulation, and renewable energy market opportunities. As the Policy and Business Development Intern, you’ll gain experience in the following areas:

  • Gain breadth and depth of knowledge of regulatory policy issues facing Tesla, with a focus on EV charging, renewable energy generation, storage, permitting and electricity rates regulations.
  • Analyze policy initiatives for their impacts on Tesla
  • Support the development of new policy and business initiatives
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in relevant field such as Political Science, Public Policy, International Studies, Economics or Business Administration
  • Able to make 3-6 month commitment
  • Capable of working in a fast paced and always changing environment
  • Capable of working remotely with a high degree of productivity
  • Self-starting and solutions oriented
  • A strong team player

WHO: Tesla

WHAT: Immigration Internship (Summer 2022)

WHEN: 5/2/22 – 9/30/22

WHERE: Remote Workers Allowed (Washington, DC or Palo Alto, CA)

DEADLINE: May 2nd, 2022

ABOUT: Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably. Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla’s workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We’re tackling the world’s most difficult and important problems—and we wouldn’t succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Tesla Immigration is responsible for managing the sponsorship of US and global work visas for company employees in compliance with immigration laws and regulations. The team is also available to support the business to secure documents necessary for international business travel. The Immigration Intern will support Tesla’s immigration team with the administrative aspects of the immigration program. This role performs system updates with accuracy and ensures status records are current for Tesla employees.

  • Save documents for record retention
  • Update applicable employee records and reports in the appropriate systems
  • Update status and related document information for open cases
  • Assist with reporting
  • Distribute document copies to employees as needed and help manage general correspondence
  • Under direction request payments for processing and track status accordingly
  • Represent the Tesla immigration program in a professional manner by building rapport and trust with Tesla employees in the immigration process
  • Coordinate regulatory notice of filing postings for NIV and PERM cases
  • Process general invitation letters supporting business travelers
  • Take on other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Evidence of exceptional ability
  • Must have excellent problem solving, organizational, communication and customer service skills
  • Must be reliable, team-oriented, and have a positive, can-do attitude
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment within strict timelines
  • Must be extremely detail oriented
  • Must have advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • 1- 2 years related employment immigration experience and/or training preferred
  • Understanding of U.S. immigration status documents, including I-94 arrival/departure records, visa stamps, and USCIS approval notices preferred

WHO: U.S. Department of State

WHAT: Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS)

WHERE: remote work

DEADLINE: Apply in July; pick your top three projects from these entries.

ABOUT: The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year VSFS will offer 3,000 positions with 55 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government. Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students during the entire month of July on USAJOBS. Real experience is waiting for students across the federal government, including at NASA, Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Forest Service, Indian Health Service, CIA, National Park Service and others. Learn more about the projects offered for 2019 through 2020. To #ApplyinJuly to their top three projects, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, write a statement of interest, and upload a transcript.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • eInterns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May; This is unpaid, volunteer work, but eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit.
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad; VSFS is open to undergrad through PhD candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or on-line.
  • VSFS is accommodating and flexible. Through VSFS, students can intern from wherever they are – from dorm rooms to libraries to coffee shops, or anywhere in the world with a broadband or Internet connection. Students set their own schedules too – working on projects on a timetable that fits their life.
  • Students play an important role in moving the government forward from analog to digital. Choose your top three projects from these entries. There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more.

VSFS in the news: How to Intern at State Without Leaving Home, Foreign Service Journal, January 2015

FAQ: https://vsfs.state.gov/faq


WHO: Central Intelligence Agency

WHAT: Internship

WHERE: Washington, DC Metro Area

DEADLINE: Ideally 12 months before your desired start date due to the security clearance required and the steps involved in the application process itself)

ABOUT: The Central Intelligence Agency is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological and military environment. Here, your paramount goal and mission will be to protect the national security of the United States. Virtually any job you can imagine is available at the CIA — plus, some you can’t even imagine. Please use the Job Fit Tool on our website to help find the CIA job that is the best fit for your skills and experience. Visit Student Programs webpage to apply and learn more about current openings. US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area. The CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events — as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle. You'll find a supportive environment to help you grow and excel both professionally and personally. And a culture that expects you to do your personal best every day. Explore our world and imagine yourself working for the nation, in the center of intelligence!

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS

TO APPLY: Because of the classified nature of our work at the Central Intelligence Agency, the application process is a lengthy one. Depending on your specific circumstances, the process may take as little as two months or more than a year. To start the application process you should visit the Student Programs page or explore each occupation under our career paths:


WHO: National Security Agency (NSA)

WHAT: Student Programs

DEADLINE: “We have many internship opportunities, but know that we start looking for interns about a year in advance so have students keep that in mind. Clearances and polygraphs are required and the process can easily take 9-15 months so students should inquire about positions early. *If they have any drug involvement within 1 year, tell them not to waste their time applying. Involvement will be discussed (even over a year) and depending on circumstances might be able to be mitigated but recent involvement is not at all acceptable. Below is a summary of what the NSA does followed 6 of the 23 internship programs the NSA runs. Use the link and the tips to apply.

APPLICATION TIPS FOR THE IC: https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icjobsearchapply.html

ABOUT: The United States today faces very real, very grave national security threats. Extremism and international terrorism flourish in too many areas of the world, threatening our warfighters, our allies and our homeland. Regional conflicts can have serious effects on U.S. national interests. Hostile foreign governments and terrorists trade in, or seek to acquire, weapons of mass destruction and/or the materials to produce them. Tons of illegal drugs are smuggled into our country each year. The newest threats we face, and perhaps the fastest growing, are those in cyberspace. Cyber threats to U.S. national and economic security increase each year in frequency, scope and severity of impact. Cyber criminals, hackers and foreign adversaries are becoming more sophisticated and capable every day in their ability to use the Internet for nefarious purposes. As a nation, we are dependent on the Internet – we use it for everything. We communicate online, bank and shop online, and store much of our personal information there. In business, education and government, we all count on having ready access to the Internet and its many capabilities as we go about our daily routines. The Internet opens up new worlds to users. But while cyberspace offers great opportunities, it also comes with vulnerabilities. Our information networks and technology are constantly at risk from a variety of bad actors using a multitude of techniques – remote hacking intrusions, the placement of malware, spearphishing and other means of gaining access to networks and information. Some of these bad actors are criminals motivated by profit, particularly in the areas of identity theft and other forms of financial cybercrime. The cost of cybercrime – already in the billions of dollars – rises each year. But cyber threats also come from nation states and other actors who seek to exploit information to gain an advantage over the United States. They might seek an economic advantage, or to gain insight into our military or foreign policy. Denial of service attacks disrupt business and undermine confidence. Terrorists and extremist groups today use the power of the Internet, especially social media, to spread their messages of hate and intolerance, and to recruit new members, often targeting vulnerable young people. The global reach of cyberspace and the complexity of its networks provide bad actors ample places to hide, safe from the reach of international law. To meet these threats, our national leaders, military leaders, policy makers and law enforcement personnel must understand who our adversaries are, where they are, and what their capabilities, plans and intentions are. At the same time, we must ensure that we protect our own national security information from those who would do us harm. These are the capabilities that the National Security Agency provides to our nation, to our leaders and to our fellow Americans – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Intelligence Analysis Summer Internship Program

Education: College Juniors, Graduate Students
Academic Field: International Affairs, Political Science, Regional Studies, Information/Data Science

This program offers training in a multifaceted cryptologic discipline. You will apply logic, analysis, creativity, judgment and systematic approaches to gather, evaluate and use information/intelligence alongside experienced intelligence analysts who will supervise and mentor you. You will use advanced analytic tools and techniques and conduct research. Projects are in direct support of NSA’s effort to provide a complete Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) picture to U.S. policymakers, military commanders, and other members of the Intelligence Community.

  • Texas Summer Intern Program

Education: College Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Graduate Students
Academic Field: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics, International Relations/Studies, Data Science

Students will gain hands-on work experience while building knowledge and skills in fundamental aspects of the NSA mission. Internship positions are offered multiple mission areas requiring a range of competencies to include but not limited to computer science, computer programming, networking and engineering, math, cybersecurity, telecommunications, geography, international affairs/politics/relations, intelligence/security studies and others.

  • Signals Intelligence Collection Program (SICP)

Education: College Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors; Graduate students
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Telecommunications, Social Sciences, Liberal Arts

Computer competence is required, but students who are majoring in social sciences are also welcome to apply for this internship, where they will apply computer, technical, analytic, communication, problem solving and/or critical thinking skills to NSA’s signals intelligence (SIGINT) mission. You will devise strategies, find solutions to complex challenges, design and write computer programs; test hardware and software; build and secure websites; analyze and display data; discern the best methods of collection; develop accesses; analyze and conclude results, and/or develop processing techniques that satisfy foreign intelligence requirements.

  • Security & Counterintelligence Summer Intern Program (SCSIP)

Education: College Sophomores, Juniors; Graduate students
Academic Field: Criminal Justice, International Relations, Political Science, Computer Forensics, Cybersecurity

Interns will actively participate in or support ongoing security and counterintelligence (S&CI) mission activities in areas such as personnel security investigations, security clearance adjudications, physical security and access control, antiterrorism/force protection, and/or counterintelligence programs. You will work directly under the guidance of veteran security professionals responsible for protecting NSA personnel, facilities and operations worldwide and, in the process, gain an understanding of how the S&CI Directorate supports and interacts with the larger NSA/CSS enterprise and counterpart organizations across the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.

  • Summer Language Program

Education: College Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors; Graduate and Ph.D. Students
Academic Field: Foreign Language

Application Period: May 15 – October 31

Interns will learn to analyze foreign communications for vital intelligence missions by apprenticing with experienced language analysts. Geopolitical, cultural and technical knowledge may be used to understand both overtly stated meaning and subtly implied intent as you scan, translate and transcribe foreign communications, then report critical information to U.S. government customers. Foreign language proficiency combined with a wide array of majors will be considered. The 2020 Summer Language Program is hiring college students with proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, and Russian languages.

  • Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency (CLPT) Summer Intern Program

Education: College Juniors, Graduate Students
Academic Field: International Affairs, Intelligence Studies, Regional Studies, Economics, Psychology, Data Science

Interns will join a team that promotes meaningful government transparency while helping NSA achieve the right balance between privacy and national security. During your tour in NSA’s Civil Liberties and Privacy Office, you will see first-hand how fundamental privacy principles influence decision making at NSA on a daily basis. You will work under the guidance of professionals responsible for identifying and documenting civil liberties and privacy activities, and more.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

WHAT:  Editorial Assistant, Foreign Affairs

WHO:  Council on Foreign Relations

DEADLINE:  March 31st, 2022

WHERE:  NYC, NY

ABOUT:  Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org. The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:  Providing administrative support to the Executive Editors and the broader editorial team, including scheduling, booking travel, processing expenses, handling correspondence, and responding to requests for information

  • Assisting the Editorial Operations Manager with general administrative tasks
  • Assisting the Books Editor with requesting review copies and sending books to reviewers
  • Conducting research
  • Coordinating author contracts and payments
  • Assisting with fact-checking of articles
  • Preparing a weekly report on the editorial team’s activities

Qualifications

  • BA in International Relations, Political Science, History, Economics, or a related field, with high academic credentials.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Prior administrative experience preferred
  • Strong computer skills -- knowledge of MS Word and Excel required; Mac familiarity a plus
  • Proofreading skills and experience is a plus

 

 

 

WHAT:  Program Assistant, Corporate Affairs

WHO:  Council on Foreign Relations

DEADLINE:  March 31st, 2022

WHERE:  Washington, DC

ABOUT:  Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org. The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:  The program assistant will support the work of the Corporate Affairs department, which administers the Corporate Program, and is the Council’s primary point of contact with the private sector. The Corporate Program raises $6 million through its membership program, which offers a forum for executives from approximately 120 leading global business and financial firms to explore issues at the nexus of business and foreign policy. Reporting to and working closely with the Deputy Director, Washington Corporate Affairs, the program assist will ensure the highest level of corporate member interaction. Qualified candidates will have related experience that requires exceptional attention to detail, the ability to prioritize, sound judgment, and the highest level of discretion.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Coordinate with New York Corporate Affairs team on member stewardship opportunities, business development, and other areas including maintaining market packets and materials
  • Extensive use of the membership database requiring advanced skills to manage registrations, enter event attendance data, write and execute statistical queries, generate general database reports, and track audience development for upcoming events
  • Maintaining the corporate contact database, including updating contact information and profiles, tracking relevant interactions, and sending materials to contacts
  • Assist the Corporate Programming team with event logistics and research, including but not limited to: preparing officiator materials, drafting meeting invitations, reconciling meeting attendance, and transcription of on-the-record events
  • Provide support to the Corporate Affairs department, including researching and preparing briefs; Research and remain current on relevant topics and regions for member companies and prospect member companies
  • Provide direct administrative support to the Vice President, Philanthropy and Corporate Relations, and the Managing Director, including but not limited to scheduling meetings, coordinating travel arrangements, and preparing vouchers
  • Work closely with other team members and other departments in support of overall departmental and institutional priorities and provide assistance across departmental lines upon request
  • Support and staff Corporate Program virtual events; staff Washington Corporate Program and CFR-wide events, including early morning breakfasts and evening meetings, outside regular business hours as needed (Based on CFR’s return to office plans, and the resumption of in-person CFR meetings.)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with high academic achievement
  • Related administrative experience; experience working with high level executives preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with outstanding organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively, both independently and on a team, and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel; Microsoft Dynamics database management experience a plus.
  • Flexible schedule with willingness to work early morning and evening events

 

 

 

WHAT:  Learning and Development Associate

WHO:  Center for Strategic and International Studies

DEADLINE:  April 7th, 2022

WHERE:  Washington, DC

ABOUT:  At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:  The learning and development associate for executive education and AILA is responsible for providing rising leaders with training and learning opportunities in leadership, professional development and global issues. The Executive Education portfolio develops substantive training programs for outside organizations, including corporate, government, university, and NGO partners across the globe. They should have a passion for strengthening leadership. The learning and development associate will help manage all project components, including program development, program management and implementation, partnerships, budgets, personnel, and external relations.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the followingProgram Development and Management

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of current and new CSIS executive online, virtual, and in-person education programs. Ensure smooth coordination of all administrative functions, including project finances and budgets, program correspondence, MOUs, and other official agreements.
  • Research and stay up to date with best practices for instructional design principles, learning, and development, as well as new technology and trends.
  • Monitor and evaluate programming impact.
  • Collaborate with and communicate with 30+ research and administrative departments across the Center.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the execution of program events and projects, including event management and speaker arrangements
  • Contribute to external and internal outreach for programming by developing promotional materials and designing strategic communication plans.
  • Assist with website maintenance and outreach for programs.

Administrative and Staffing• Assist with managing day-to-day office operations, including day-to-day expense management and preparation for internal budget reviews.

  • Support senior program staff, including through logistics, scheduling, and program communication and collaboration with other CSIS departments and operations.

Strategic/Future Planning• Generate and develop innovative ideas for new projects, partnerships, collaborations, events, and speakers to support programming in collaboration with the Director of Learning Experiences.

  • Contribute to the development and management of short- and long-term strategic goals for executive education and learning experiences. External Partnerships• Communicate regularly and effectively with external partners and funders.
  • Develop new partnerships and identify organizations and individuals that are in need of leadership training opportunities.

Knowledge, education, and experience

Required Experience• Bachelor’s degree in related field.

  • At least three years of related experience in program/project management, learning and development, educational and instructional design, curriculum design, community management, and/or facilitating training programs.
  • Superior communication skills, good judgment, and ability to anticipate needs.
  • Excellent organization, time management, and attention to detail.
  • Experience managing complex budgets.
  • Ability to work independently, in a team, and closely with a range of individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable with public speaking.Preferred Experience
  • Experience with at least one of the following online learning, management training, change management, design thinking, innovation and creativity training, personality and behavioral assessments.
  • Understanding of U.S. foreign policy and global issues.
  • Event management experience and ability to work with high-level VIP speakers and guests.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?

1. WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?

  • 57% of job seekers aren’t confident in their ability to identify their transferable skills.
  • 50% of job seekers don’t know how to convey their soft skills or hard skills in a cover letter or resume.
  • Are you one of them?

2. WHAT ARE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS?

  • They are skills that you use in every job, no matter the title or the field. Some transferable skills are “hard skills” (e.g., data analysis, typing speed, a foreign language). Some transferable skills are soft skills (self-control, empathy, assertiveness).
  • Think of transferable skills as part of your career tool belt.
  • Every worker gains transferable skills from each career experience including part-time jobs, volunteering, internships, conferences, full-time jobs and student organizations.

Learn more about transferable skills and try this exercise to identify your transferable skills.

SCHOLARSHIPS

There are a variety of scholarships available for study abroad students. Many scholarships target specific regions or students with a particular academic focus. While it can be challenging to find scholarships for study in popular locations, such as England, Ireland, Spain or Italy, scholarships for study in Asia or developing nations are generally more readily available. Most students looking for outside funding typically rely on loans, creative fundraising or income from working in the months leading up to the program.

Some individual program providers offer scholarships to their program participants. If you are studying in a non-Marquette program, contact the program sponsor.

Please note that deadlines for awards below can sometimes be one year before a study abroad departure. Please check the websites for eligibility and deadlines.

Study Abroad Scholarships

For more information, please contact the Office of International Education study abroad team or the Office of Student Financial Aid.