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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.
CSIS seeks one full-time intern to support the International Security Program (ISP) on research efforts related to intelligence, technology policy, cybersecurity, and cyber-enabled disinformation operations, as well as various administrative tasks. ISP focuses on global security challenges, U.S. defense strategy, intelligence issues, and the management of the U.S. Department of Defense. Key research areas include defense and intelligence relationships between the United States and its adversaries, emerging threats and challenges to U.S. national security, U.S. military force posture and global force management, emerging technology, and overall national security policies. Interns should be motivated self-starters who enjoy a wide variety of research, analytic, and logistical task work and who can work quickly to meet a deadline.
Internships are seasonal and typically last three months with the possibility of extension up to six months at the discretion of the program. Applicants should indicate the available start and end dates in their cover letters. Candidates will be considered without regard for physical location but must be legally eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the position.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following
· Assist with ongoing research for projects focused on intelligence, cybersecurity, and technology policy.
· Monitor developments in emerging technology, US intelligence policy, and disinformation operations that undermine democratic institutions.
· Conduct background research on a wide range of U.S. national security issues for ISP experts.
· Research and collaborate on timely, short publications.
· Assist in event planning, including drafting invitation letters, conducting background research, drafting questions, and staffing virtual events.
· Assist in managing the Maritime Security Dialogue series, including identifying and researching guests.
· Create and distribute mailings in Pardot.
· Assist with expense tracking for the ISP team.
· Various administrative duties.
Knowledge, education, and experience
· Applicants must at least be rising Junior at an undergraduate institution.
· Must have at least a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
· Demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas intelligence reform, technology policy, cybersecurity, gray zone conflict, disinformation, and future warfare.
· Ability to distill and synthesize information.
· Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
· Ability to work independently and prioritize work appropriately, meeting all deadlines.
· Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
· Proficiency with Microsoft suite highly desirable.
Physical requirements and work conditions
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to apply
Interested applicants, please submit your resume and cover letter at https://careers.csis.org/. For more information on ISP please visit http//csis.org/program/international-security-program.