Intern - Scholl Chair in International Business (Summer 2024)

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  • Added Date: Friday, 01 March 2024
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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.聽 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 Scholl Chair in International Business seeks two research interns to support the work of the Scholl Chair. Since 1981, the Scholl Chair has examined the relationship of international trade and investment to economic growth, innovation, and development. America鈥檚 role on the world stage is influenced by its ability to effectively integrate trade and international economic objectives into its broader foreign policy. Currently, the global trading system and its institutions are undergoing tremendous change, and much of the Scholl Chair's work focuses on analyzing those changes and developing tools for dealing with existing and emerging issues within the international trading system.

The position is a full-time internship. We are seeking an undergraduate (junior standing or above), graduate, or recent graduate candidate who has completed coursework in international trade, has a background in trade and economics, and possesses good research and writing skills.聽

The hired candidate will be paid hourly, commensurate with experience ($17.00/hour for current undergraduate hires, $18.00/hour for hires with a bachelor鈥檚 degree, and $19.00/hour for hires with a master鈥檚 degree).


聽聽 Work directly with the Scholl Chair team on ongoing and future projects, including analysis of supply chains, climate change and trade, sustainable development, digital trade, trade and economic arrangements, global economic governance, multilateral institutions, trade facilitation, and foreign investment.

聽 聽 Conduct research and assist with writing reports on trade and international business topics.

聽 聽 Produce content on trader elated subjects for the Scholl Chair.

聽聽 Establish and maintain strong working relationships within CSIS and with other organizations under the guidance of the program.

聽聽 Identify, attend, and take notes on virtual internal and external events relevant to the work of the Scholl Chair program.

聽聽 Assist as needed on ad hoc projects or requests, as directed by program staff.


聽聽 Candidates must have strong English-language writing and research skills and be detail-oriented under pressure.

聽聽 Candidates should be critical and creative thinkers who thrive in an independent working environment with tight deadlines.

聽聽 Candidates must be able to function well as part of a friendly, small, and close-knit team.

聽聽 Practical and/or academic background in the following areas is desirable but not required:

o聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 International trade and investment policy

o聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 International economics

o聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 International finance

o聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 International relations

o聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Climate change and sustainability policy

This candidate will be working alongside colleagues internal to CSIS but also with external parties, including domestic and foreign government officials. Candidates must have strong communication skills, be self-disciplined, and be detail oriented. Prior professional experience is required.


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

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.


Interested applicants should submit a single combined PDF of their r茅sum茅, cover letter, writing sample (3-5 pages), and college transcript at

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