Spring 2021 Internship

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Sep 08

Position description

The Paris Office of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) seeks a
five-month intern who is interested in gaining practical experience in a think tank and policy-driven research on issues relevant to transatlantic relations. S/he will work with the Director of the Paris office and team and participate in a variety of activities that support GMF programs, including research, writing, project development, and events organization. The intern will work directly with specific programs including the Security & Defense, and Europe programs, as well as on smaller projects on a variety of issues relevant to French, European and U.S. politics.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Maintain Conduct research work on a variety of topics;
  • Prepare and produce supporting material, documents and data selection for presentations and meetings as required;
  • Maintain database, think tanks watch and update of events, conference and seminars in Paris, Europe and the United States;
  • Update Paris contact lists;
  • Contact and follow-up with invitees to conferences and seminars organized in Paris and other GMF offices;
  • Assist in organizing seminars, conferences, editing and coordinating publications;
  • Assist with travel, accommodation arrangements and programming of meetings for staff, U.S. delegations and guests visiting the Paris office;
  • Attend research conferences on transatlantic and European security issues in Paris and write event reports;
  • Translate work from French to English and from English to French;
  • Assist with the communication and advertising of GMF's and the Paris office's activities;
  • Daily administrative work;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Enrolled in a Master program or graduate, ideally in International Relations/European Affairs/Political Science.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in both French and English;
  • Creative, entrepreneurial and responsible;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines while working on longer term projects;
  • Ability to work in an international environment;
  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team;
  • Experience in project management, program planning and research;
  • Background or interest in foreign policy, diplomacy, transatlantic relations; ideally, knowledge of European and American domestic and foreign policies and transatlantic relations.

Start and Length of the Internship:

Internship format: 6-month full-time internship, Master or post-Master
Internship agreement required
Starting date: Monday February 1, 2021
Remuneration: €800/month + restaurant tickets

Application instructions

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