Fall 2019 Global Programs Part-Time Internship

Intern

Description: CIPE’s Global Programs Department works on thematic, as opposed to regionally focused, projects furthering CIPE’s mission.  Topics include technology for democracy, open internet, digital economy, anti-corruption compliance, think tank empowerment, property rights, women and youth empowerment, and business association capacity building. The Global Programs Intern will gain broad exposure to CIPE’s work in its five core areas of focus: democratic governance, business advocacy, enterprise ecosystems, anti-corruption and ethics, and trade.

Reports To: Program Associate,  Global Programs

Timeline: Interns are expected to start by September 9, 2019 and commit a minimum of 20 hours per week. This internship is unpaid; a transportation stipend is provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn, through direct participation, about CIPE’s Global programs.
  • Gain insight into the field of international development and democracy, nonprofit management, and the various topics pertaining to CIPE’s global work.
  • Improve research and analytical skills, including collection, synthetization and organization of information.
  • Learn about opportunities in international development and clarify professional goals.
  • Learn how to work in a team-based environment.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist with short-term research and writing projects to support CIPE programs in technology for democracy, digital economy, anti-corruption compliance, think tank empowerment, property rights, women and youth empowerment, and business association capacity building.
  • Research and contribute original content to the CIPE Development Blog.
  • Assist with creating and updating the content for CIPE website(s) and other online resources including graphics, social media, and videography.
  • Assist with logistics for CIPE events.
  • Attend and report on events in the Washington, DC area thematically aligned with CIPE’s work.

Qualifications and Requirements:

An undergraduate (junior standing or higher) or graduate student majoring in Political Science, Economics, or International Relations preferred, but others are encouraged to apply.

  • Experience conducting in-depth research with strong analytical and writing abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English required; proficiency in a second language is a plus.
  • Demonstrated interest in international issues related to democratic transitions and the role of market-oriented reform in economic and democratic development.
  • Social media and communications experience preferred.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently using sound judgment.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (2-3 pages) to internships@cipe.org, using the following format for the subject line: [LAST NAME] – GLOBAL.