Intern - Americas Program (Fall 2023)

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  • Added Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023
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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 Americas Program seeks highly motivated candidates for up to three full-time, paid internships in a dynamic and fast-paced environment for Fall 2023, starting on September 5th and ending on/about December 15, 2023.

The program informs and produces insightful analysis and recommendations for partners in the United States and the region. The Americas Program focuses on six thematic priorities:
1. The authoritarian regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba as well as democratic backsliding in other countries as a driver of regional instability.
2. Economic development, strengthening supply chains, forging closer trade linkages between the United States and the region, and nearshoring critical industries.
3. The long-term impact of Chinaโ€™s rise, the continued relevance of Russia and other extra-hemispheric powers, in a region shaped by strategic rivalry.
4. Security, especially transnational criminal organizations and illicit economies, particularly in Mexico, the Northern Triangle, and Colombia.
5. Governance challenges and their effects, including weak rule of law, endemic corruption, migration, inequality, and human rights violations.
6. Civil-military relations and defense cooperation.

The hired candidate will be paid hourly, commensurate with experience ($17.00/hour for current undergraduate hires, $18.00/hour for hires with a bachelorโ€™s degree, and $19.00/hour for hires with a masterโ€™s degree).ย 


โ€ข Assisting with ongoing Americas Program research and projects as specified by the staff.
โ€ข Compiling research and data into literature reviews, summaries, backgrounders, and short publications to support the programโ€™s research portfolio.
โ€ข Assisting in the preparation and execution of Americas Program events.
โ€ข Copyediting Americas Program publications and drafting correspondence.
โ€ข Monitoring events in the Western Hemisphere.
โ€ข Disseminating news to our web following.
โ€ข Supporting communication activities.
โ€ข Other administrative tasks as needed.

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!


โ€ข Strong academic record with a demonstrated interest in Western Hemisphere affairs.
โ€ข B.A. in global development, international affairs, political science, Latin American studies, or similar. Candidates with a M.A. preferred.
โ€ข Demonstrated knowledge of Latin America.
โ€ข Excellent analytical and writing abilities.
โ€ข Ability to work independently.
โ€ข Strong critical thinking skills.
โ€ข Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
โ€ข Detail-oriented, well-organized, proactive, and able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
โ€ข Experience working in an office environment.
โ€ข Fluency in Spanish required; proficiency in Portuguese is a plus.
โ€ข Must be able to work in the United States


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.ย 

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.


Applicants should submit a rรฉsumรฉ and cover letter. Please apply no later than July 28, 2023, at Please indicate your availability in your submission. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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