Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Spring Internship - Full-time, paid

Global Food Security Project

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.

JOB SUMMARY:   The CSIS Global Food Security Project provides long-term, strategic guidance to policy makers to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance programs are efficient, effective, and sustainable. The project studies and highlights the impact of global food security on critical U.S. strategic interests, such as political stability and economic prosperity, through desk and field research, analytic publications, and public and private events.

CSIS seeks a full-time Research Intern to provide research, writing, and administrative support to the Global Food Security Project. Research will focus on trends in agricultural development, analytics on foreign assistance support, and U.S. global food security policy and legislation. The Research Intern will also provide administrative support to the program as needed, including supporting private and public events to highlight global food security issues. This is a paid position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Assist with monitoring developments in agricultural development and food security.
  • Track Congressional relationships and member interests relating to global food security
  • Attend off-site events and meetings and compiling notes to share with project staff.
  • Research and author short publications.
  • Conduct spot and background research.
  • Maintain and update program data, including program mailing lists.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of social media outreach plans, particularly leading Twitter account.
  • Assist in event planning and staffing.
  • Provide general administrative support for project staff.
  • Experience with qualitative analysis and writing.
  • Strong analytic and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in agricultural development, international affairs, and food security.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a cohesive member of a small team.
  • Preference will be given to those who already have a Master's degree and/or one to two years of experience.
  • 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.
  • There is an opportunity to complete this internship for institutional credit.
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.

TO APPLY:  Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample at