Internship, Russia and United States Program Spring 2020

EastWest Institute (EWI)
  • Location
    New York , New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Nov 04

Position description

The EastWest Institute (EWI) is a leading international policy organization founded in 1980 to focus on global, regional and bilateral conflict prevention. EWI acts on collaborative and practical responses to the most critical threats to global peace and stability. EWI is known for its action bias and results-driven mandate, its fierce independence and recognized track record of building trust and fostering collaborative teams which generate practical solutions.

The Internship Program at the EastWest Institute provides talented students and recent graduates with a three- month (or longer) unpaid training opportunity designed to encourage professional and personal development. As a think and do tank, we encourage out-of-the-box thinking and value fresh perspectives.  

As part of the on the job training process interns will work closely with their supervisor on the organization of events, research projects, administrative and logistical support, and other necessary tasks specific to their respective department. Additionally, interns will add to their skill sets by attending informal and formal learning sessions. 

The Russia and United States program seeks to bridge the strategic divide between the two countries by sustaining dialogue and fostering mutual understanding in critical areas affecting the bilateral relationship. The Russia and United States program is seeking an intern to assist with the planning and organization of U.S.-Russia working group activities, in addition to various other programmatic tasks.

• Logistical and administrative tasks relating to the planning and organization of a meeting of U.S. and Russian working group members, and other NY-based events as applicable;
• Compilation of briefing materials and research assistance on topics related to the overall U.S.-Russia relationship and other topical areas relevant to RUS programmatic work (for example, counterterrorism and Afghanistan);
• Assistance in developing profiles for potential donors of RUS programmatic work;
• Administrative tasks related to general RUS operations;
• Other tasks as assigned.


• Student enrolled in a relevant graduate or undergraduate degree program or a recent graduate (if you are planning to continue your education within the next six months);  
• Background and interest in international relations or security studies desirable; 
• Good writing ability;
• Fluency in English a must. Proficiency in Russian is an advantage.
• The ability and drive to perform in a fast-paced international environment; 
• PC literate (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Internet-research savvy;
• Team player, highly motivated, flexible and able to efficiently handle multiple tasks.

The EastWest Institute reserves the right to change this description at any time. EastWest hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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