Global Programs Intern

Intern

Description:

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)’s Global Programs department works on thematic 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: Assistant Program Officer, Global Programs

Timeframe: All interns are expected to start by June 15, 2019 and must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 and maximum of 40 hours per week. This position is unpaid; a transportation stipend is provided.

Learning Objectives:

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

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist with short-term research and writing projects to support CIPE programs in thematic areas including 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

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate (junior standing or higher) or graduate student majoring in Political Science, Economics, or International Relations preferred
  • Experience conducting in-depth research with strong analytical and writing abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English a must; 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 judgement
  • Candidates should be enthusiastic about the role of private enterprise in international development with desire to learn about current Global Programs projects in the aforementioned areas.

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.