- Internships, Washington DC, USA
The Center for International Policy promotes cooperation, transparency and accountability in global relations. Through research and advocacy, our programs address the most urgent threats to our planet: war, corruption, inequality and climate change.CIP's scholars, journalists, activists and former government officials provide a unique mixture of access to high-level officials, issue-area expertise, media savvy and strategic vision. We work to inform the public and decision makers in the United States and in international organizations on policies to make the world more just, peaceful and sustainable.
How to apply
Applicants for internships should submit application materials for any of the internships listed below at any time. We begin reviewing applications in November for the spring semester (January-May), in March for the summer semester (May-August), and in June for the fall semester (August-December) and continue on a rolling basis. Start dates, end dates, and weekly schedules are flexible.
Full-time interns will be provided with a nominal stipend during their internship. The stipend will be given to help defray expenses incurred in connection with volunteering at CIP. Each intern is responsible for reporting and payment of all taxes due or owing to any taxing authority pursuant to his or her internship. Interns will be provided with a tax form at the end of January 2018 for reporting purposes. The stipend amount varies by program, and is listed with each internship description.
Win Without War/Arms & Security
This intern will have the unique experience to work on two of CIP's Common Defense Campaign projects: Win Without War and Arms & Security. The WWW/A&S intern will gain an understanding of the arms trade, the Pentagon budget, human rights, and how a citizen organization interacts with the government to influence public policy. Candidates should have an interest in these issues as well as some knowledge of how legislation and the Hill work. The stipend for this internship will be $500 per month.
- Monitoring legislative developments regarding Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and the defense budget
- Tracking grassroots actions and campaigns by attending meetings, internet research, and creating summaries for the program director
- Evaluating grassroots actions and looking for improvements
- Maintaining social media platforms
- Research for op-eds and blog posts as needed
- Email updates for Arms & Security project supporters – summarizing developments in key policy areas, links to what other organizations are doing (new research reports, campaigns, legislation, etc)
- Conduct primary research on Pentagon contractors and the economic impacts of Pentagon spending for reports and policy briefs
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
- Interest in/knowledge of the issues, policies, and political actors
- Interest in progressive politics
- Attention to detail, excellent writing skills
- Previous experience on the Hill preferred
- A cover letter (please include your desired start date, end date, and weekly schedule)
- Your resume
- A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)
- A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information)
- And a short writing sample (3-5 pages, an excerpt from a longer paper is fine, on a relevant topic if possible)
Job posted on 21 August 2017.