Research Internships: U.S.-Russia Relations / Climate, Security, and the Middle East (Summer 2017)

Center for the National Interest
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Apply by
    Jun-11-2017
  • Posted
    Apr 11

Position description

Research Internship: Climate, Security, and the Middle East (Summer 2017)

The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist Climate and Security Program Director Geoffrey Kemp with research on geopolitical and geoeconomic developments in the Greater Middle East. Interns will make important editorial and research contributions to a major project examining the national security implications of climate change.

Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, excellent writing skills, and a sharp analytical mind. A demonstrated interest in international affairs and foreign policy is required. Research experience with issues related to environmental policy and climate security is highly desired. In addition to supporting the Program Director, Research Interns will have access to most Center meetings, seminars, and other events. Research Interns will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research and writing in the Center’s award winning foreign affairs publication: The National Interest.

Responsibilities:
• Conduct research to support the activities of the Climate and Security program, including op-eds, reports, and briefings
• Aid in the organization of program meetings, events, and seminars
• Author summaries of program activities for internal and external audiences.
• General office assistance as needed.

Requirements:
• Enrolled or completed a BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite
• Research experience in the areas of environmental policy and climate security highly desired
• Arabic language proficiency desirable
• To apply, candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and five (5) page writing sample to [email protected]. Please have “Research Intern: Climate, Security, Middle East” in subject line of the email.

The Center will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview. Please note that this internship is unpaid.

 

Research Internship: U.S.-Russia Relations (Summer 2017)

The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist U.S.-Russia Relations Program Director and Center Executive Director Paul Saunders on a series of projects related to American policy toward Moscow and the U.S.-Russian dialogue. The program is built around a regular series of seminars on key issues in the bilateral relationship, including non-proliferation, the war on terror, energy, and Russia’s domestic evolution as it relates to democracy, the media, and corruption. It has recently focused on U.S. and Russian interests and interaction in the former Soviet territory.

Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, excellent writing skills, and a sharp analytical mind. A demonstrated interest in international affairs and foreign policy is required. Research proficiency in Russian language, while not required, is strongly desirable. In addition to supporting the Program Director, Research Interns will have access to most Center meetings, seminars, and other events. Research Interns will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research and writing in the Center’s award winning foreign affairs publication: The National Interest.

Responsibilities:
• Conduct research to support the activities of the U.S.-Russia Relations program, including op-eds, reports, and briefings
• Aid in the organization of program meetings, events, and seminars
• Author summaries of program activities for internal and external audiences
• General office assistance as needed

Requirements:
• Enrolled or completed a BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Russian/Eurasian Studies, or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite
• Russian language proficiency preferred
• To apply, candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and five (5) page writing sample to [email protected]. Please have “Research Intern: U.S.-Russia Relations” in subject line of the email.

The Center will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview. Please note that this internship is unpaid.

Application instructions

To apply, candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and five (5) page writing sample to [email protected] Please specify the program in which you are interested (U.S.-Russia Relations OR Climate, Security and the Middle East)

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