ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
The Caspian Policy Center (CPC) is offering full- and part-time internships in Fall 2021 for those who are interested in gaining practical experience in a leading think tank focused on the Caspian Region, which includes three South Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia), and five Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan). The internship will offer candidates the opportunity to research and write for online and printed publications, participate in and organize events with high-level officials, and contribute to strategic projects.
· Must be at least an undergraduate student in good standing, a graduate student, or a recent graduate.
· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
· Must make a minimum commitment of 25 hours a week.
· Must demonstrate entrepreneurial attitude, flexibility, excellent attention to detail, supreme multitasking and time-management skills, ability to work independently, and ability to take initiative when needed.
· A basic, or in-depth, understanding of the region.
What will make your application more competitive:
· Majors or other academic exposure to international affairs, political economy, international diplomacy, energy markets, global development, geopolitics, regionalism, and strategic cooperation in Eurasia.
· Foreign language proficiency (Russian, Chinese, Turkish, or any other relevant language).
· Full-time availability.
· Exceptional written communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
· Experience with instruments of data visualization and graphic design.
· Experience with event planning and working in a fast-paced office environment.
· Availability to work in-person from the Washington D.C. office, should public health circumstances permit
The CPC research intern will work under the direct supervision of the Center’s Programs Assistant and Senior Programs Manager. Interns will provide research, administrative, event-planning, and program support for all Center’s initiatives and programs, including Security and Politics Program, Energy and Economy Program, and others. Interns will help maintain day-to-day operations and administrative functions, conduct research, compile indices, assist with publications and the editorial process, and produce other material. Interns may assist with analyzing scholarly articles, correspond with authors, fact check, copy edit, proofread, and generally help with the production of CPC publications, as well as perform general administrative duties around the Center. Interns will also assist with event/conference preparation, project development, and research for various operations/administrative-related projects as they arise.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and a writing sample of no more than 2 pages to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled but no later than the due date.
Our internships are unpaid; however, we do offer stipends. CPC will work with students who are interested in applying for academic credit.
CPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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