At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.
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 a national security intern to support the National Security Program on Industry and Resources (NSPIR). The National Security Program on Industry and Resource focuses on issues related to the management of national security programs, the global defense-industrial base, and government contracting, and acquisition, with an emphasis on the context of the current and future budget and resource environment. Key research areas include defense acquisition, governance and management of complex systems, and linkages among defense budgets, policies, programs, and the industrial base. Because of the fast paced work environment, interns should be motivated self-starters that enjoy a wide variety of analytic and logistical task work.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following
• Assisting with air- and space-related research and organizing relevant information for the various ongoing ASP projects;
• Writing comprehensive reviews of background literature for project;
• Managing aerospace.csis.org;
• Assisting with data collection, management, and visualization;
• Tracking relevant legislation and public announcements in the aerospace sector; and
• Providing support coordinating meetings, workshops, panels, and other ASP events
Knowledge, education, and experience
• B.A., B.S., M.A. or equivalent; enrolled in a master’s or bachelor’s program (third or fourth year students only);
• Interest or experience in aerospace studies, space science, defense, or national security;
• Excellent record in an academic and research environment;
• Strong writing, organizational, communication, and time management skills;
• Microsoft Office Proficiency; and
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 should submit a résumé, cover letter, and college transcript at https://careers.csis.org/. The application will close on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.