Fall 2018 Internship, Eastern Europe, W. Blakans, Turkey and Civil Society

The German Marshall Fund of the United States - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)4.6


Reports To: Senior Fellow,

Description:
GMF‘s Eastern Europe, W. Balkans, Turkey and Civil Society Team in our Washington DC office seeks an intern to work closely with senior GMF staff and provide event assistance and research, logistical and administrative support as needed and irrespective of program. The internship is a unique opportunity to be in direct contact with the senior international policy community.

The Eastern Europe, W. Balkans, Turkey and Civil Society Intern can also benefit from the Washington foreign policy environment and attend various foreign and development policy-related events. The intern will be working with a database system and will therefore be provided with database training.

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:
Assisting in research and analysis related to Eastern Europe, W. Balkans, Turkey and Civil Society and topics.
Contributing insight into agenda design, session formats and speaker suggestions.
Acting as an internal point of contact for GMF staff.
Coordinating external communications with GMF’s Trusts in Bucharest, Belgrade and Berlin.
Attending events in Washington D.C. to gain insights into ongoing policy debates. Assisting GMF staff in all other operational preparations.
Maintaining and updating the registration database system.
Assisting with the website.
Assisting with other administrative and logistical duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:
Fluency in English. Second language skills in Ukrainian, Turkish or a third European language desired, but not required.
Strong interest in Eastern Europe, W. Balkans, Turkey and Civil Society.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is essential.
Proficiency in HTML/CSS, Drupal or WordPress a plus but not required.
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.

Requirements:
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) is essential.
Proficiency in HTML/CSS, Drupal or WordPress a plus but not required.
Strong attention to detail and multi-tasking skills; and must be creative, organized, committed and responsible.
Experience in event management a plus.
Experience in database systems preferred.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
Start and Length of the Internship

Preferred starting date: September10, 2018
Preferred length of internship: 3 months w/ option of renewal
GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.