Fall 2021 Transforming Conflict & Governance and Protecting Civilians in Conflict Internship
Deadline to apply: July 23, 2021
Transforming Conflict & Governance TCG and Protecting Civilians in Conflict PCIC Programs
The Transforming Conflict & Governance TCG and Protecting Civilians in Conflict PCIC programs at the Stimson Center offer joint, unpaid internships for the fall, spring and summer semesters. Stimson is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security. The TCG and PCIC programs address challenging analytical questions related to preventing, interrupting, and mitigating violence against civilians in armed conflict, particularly in the context of multilateral peace operations.
An internship with these programs is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking to build upon prior experience relevant to peace operations, atrocity prevention, and conflict mitigation, or for those with transferable skills who can articulate a strong interest in the field.
Interns are a vital part of the team, working closely with the program's junior and senior staff. They also engage in the life of Stimson overall, interacting with staff from other Stimson programs and participating in the Center's events. An internship with the program advances participants' knowledge and skill base and strengthens their understanding of peace operations, conflict resolution, and broader foreign policy issues.
Internships are predominately research-based, but interns should be prepared in addition to assume some administrative duties. We welcome applications from undergraduate, graduate and professional candidates. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Preference is often given to those available 30+ hours per week.
There is the possibility that part or all of the internship may be remote, depending on Stimson's remote work policy in relation to COVID-19.
Specific responsibilities can include:
- Assisting with project research and analysis
- Creating fact sheets, literature reviews and research memos
- Reviewing and editing publications
- Representing Stimson at events and writing meeting summaries
- Assisting with event management and logistics
- Demonstrated interest in conflict resolution/prevention, international affairs, foreign policy, defense/security policy, humanitarian issues, and/or human rights
- Familiarity with research methodologies
- Strong research and analysis skills, including the ability to synthesize information and draw relevant findings from research materials and sources
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
- High attention to detail, good organization, and a commitment to high-quality work
- Flexible working both independently and as part of a team
- Creativity, initiative, maturity and professionalism
- Computer skills relevant to an office setting
- Familiarity with peace operations and their activities
- Proficiency in French
- International experience
PLEASE NOTE: Writing samples submitted for this internship posting should be UNEDITED by anyone other than the applicant.
Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Preference may be given to those available 30+ hours per week for a minimum of 15 weeks. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample as a PDF.