Anti-Corruption & Governance Center and Conflict Taskforce Intern


Description: CIPE supports the positive role that the private sector can play in fragile and conflict-affected states, as well as environments rife with corruption. This internship provides an opportunity to explore the role of the private sector in emerging democracies with attention to anti-corruption and conflict/post-conflict initiatives. Specifically, the intern will support CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center and the CIPE Conflict Task Force. Undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate, or law students demonstrating interest in the positive role that the private sector can play in fragile and conflict-affected states are encouraged to apply.

Reports To: Anti-Corruption & Governance Center and Conflict Task Force Leaders

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire working knowledge and skills in anti-corruption and conflict/post-conflict initiatives.
  • Demonstrate in-depth research analysis skills.
  • Enhance ability to produce written materials for various platforms including databases, social media, and briefings.
  • Develop greater interpersonal skills and learn how to establish strong global relationships by attending meetings both in-person and over the phone.
  • Network and establish professional contacts by attending events held by CIPE and other Washington, DC-based organizations.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Research topics related to the role of the private sector in conflict and post-conflict affected areas and fragile states, and on anti-corruption and compliance initiatives covering the private sector and global value chains.
  • Update and maintain resource materials for the team listservs and internal database.
  • Help co-create social media campaigns to raise awareness of these themes and write blogs covering the issues.
  • Compile bi-monthly briefs for both task forces, including relevant news, articles, and information on events in Washington, D.C.
  • Assist with event logistics.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Preference will be given to candidates that have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in political science, economics, international relations, or public policy.
  • Previous experience (academic or work) in at least one of the following: economic development in conflict-affected areas, post-conflict reconstruction, stabilization, anti-corruption, international relations, economic development, and/or related areas of work.
  • Demonstrated interest in international issues related to democratic transitions and the role of market-oriented reform in promoting democratic development.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English required; proficiency in a second language a plus.
  • Experience conducting in-depth research.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms; and,
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (2-3 pages) on a topic related to anti-corruption or conflict-affected states to, using the following format for the subject line: [LAST NAME] – ACCA.