Intern- Executive Education and the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy

Center For Strategic And International Studies (CSIS)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Nov 10

Position description

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. 


The CSIS Executive Education Program and the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) seek a highly motivated candidate for a full-time, three month internship in a dynamic and fast-paced environment beginning in November 2017.

The Executive Education and AILA programs provide global leaders with training opportunities in leadership, ethics, and foreign policy. The Executive Education program designs and facilitates specialized training initiatives for executives, visiting government officials, and global leaders. AILA offers foreign policy seminars, crisis simulations, and skill-building workshops for CSIS’s interns, young professionals, and visiting university student groups. The intern will support the successful administration and execution of the programs, and provide assistance across all program components, such as program development and execution, coordination, outreach, and administrative support. This internship will receive a monthly stipend.


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

  • Provide event management support
  • Contribute to program development
  • Conduct background research
  • Assist with administrative and logistical tasks
  • Organize outreach and social media efforts
  • Produce summaries of training sessions and seminars


  • Event management and/or project coordination experience
  • Strong demonstrated interest in education, foreign policy, international relations, and/or event management
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for challenging assignments that demand creativity
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a U.S. scale or equivalent

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