Spring 2020 Internship - Foreign and Security Policy

The German Marshall Fund of the United States - Washington, DC4.5

InternshipEstimated: $28,000 - $37,000 a year
Skills
Reports To: Senior Fellow

Description:
The Washington DC office seeks an intern to work closely with senior GMF staff and the Front Lines of Democracy Initiative provide event assistance and research, logistical and administrative support. The internship is a unique opportunity to be in direct contact with the senior international policy community. It is also a new, entrepreneurial effort which always for creative and strategic contributions.

The Intern can also benefit from the Washington foreign policy environment and attend various foreign and development policy-related events.

The is unpaid but offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy, international development or global affairs.

Responsibilities:
Contributing insight into agenda design, session formats and speaker suggestions
Assisting with Congressional outreach
Acting as an internal point of contact for GMF staff
Assisting in research and analysis related to Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey democracy and security.
Contributing insight into agenda design, session formats and speaker suggestions
Assisting with Congressional outreach
Acting as an internal point of contact for GMF staff
Coordinating external communications with DC stakeholders
Attending events in Washington D.C. to gain insights into ongoing policy debates. Assisting GMF staff in all other operational preparations
Assisting with building and updating a program website
Assisting with other administrative and logistical duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:
Fluency in English. Second language skills in Hungarian, Polish, Ukrainian or Russian desired, but not required.
Strong interest and demonstrated academic or professional work on/in Eastern Europe, Europe, NATO, and democracy issues.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is essential. Proficiency in building social media presence, managing website content, HTML/CSS, Drupal or Proficiency in HTML/CSS, Drupal or WordPress a plus but not required.
Congressional experience preferred.
Flexibility to multi-task, have an eye for detail, ability to perform under tight deadlines and work independently and responsibly.
Experience in event management is a plus.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
Strong attention to detail and multi-tasking skills; and must be creative, organized, committed and responsible.

Start and Length of the Internship:
Preferred starting date: January 9, 2020
Preferred length of internship: 3 months w/ option of renewal.
GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.