The International Programs Department coordinates and provides technical assistance and study tours between U.S. state legislatures and international parliaments at the national and sub national levels. The Department conducts technical assistance projects, organizes conferences and holds briefings on subjects such as federalism, fiscal and public policy, and issues involving the legislative institution. In addition, the Department routinely organizes study tours both domestically and internationally for public officials focused on public policy and institutional capacity building.
Interns may be asked to perform administrative duties and provide general support for International Programs staff; conduct country and/or issue research relating to international relations; prepare background materials for international projects, study tours, and meetings; assist with programming and planning for study tours and technical assistance projects (including program design and logistical arrangements);provide research for, and help draft, grant proposals, budgets, program activities and reports.
Qualified candidates should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school program, and possess strong computer and research experience. Candidates must demonstrate skill and competence in writing clearly, communicating orally and organizing complex assignments. We are particularly interested in those with advanced language skills.
DURATION: Summer 2018. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.
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