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Intern-Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (Summer 2023)

At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

The CSIS Executive Education Program and the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) seeks two highly motivated candidates for a three- to six-month full-time, paid, in-person internship in a dynamic and fast-paced environment beginning in May 2023.

The Executive Education and AILA programs provide global leaders with training opportunities in leadership, ethics, and foreign policy. The Executive Education program designs and facilitates specialized training initiatives for executives, visiting government officials, and global leaders. AILA offers foreign policy seminars, crisis simulations, and skill-building workshops for CSIS’s interns, young professionals, and visiting university student groups. The interns will support the successful administration and execution of the programs, and provide assistance across all program components, such as program development and execution, coordination, outreach, and administrative support.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Please submit your materials as one PDF document rather than as separate documents. Applications are due by April 3, 2023.

Interns will be paid an hourly rate.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide event management support
  • Conduct background research on programming, learning and development best practices, and marketing strategies
  • Compile data on CSIS programming
  • Assist with program operations and administration
  • Organize outreach efforts, such as writing newsletters
  • Survey market competition and prospective donors
  • Write summaries of training sessions and seminars

Knowledge, education, and experience

  • Strong demonstrated interest in foreign policy, international relations, training, education, and/or event management
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in a professional setting
  • Enthusiasm for challenging assignments that demand creativity
  • Event management and/or project coordination experience preferred, in any relevant setting
  • Lives in or can easily travel to the DC area for work at the CSIS office in Washington, D.C.

Physical requirements and work conditions

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply

Interested applicants please submit your resume and cover letter at For more information, please visit the CSIS Executive Education program website and Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy website