Research Intern - Renewing American Innovation Project (Summer 2024)

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  • Added Date: Monday, 29 April 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. 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.

CSIS seeks an intern to support the Renewing American Innovation project. Renewing American Innovation (RAI) explores issues at the cutting edge of science, innovation, and technology policy in the United States. The intern will collaborate with and enable a fast-paced team producing concrete analysis on methods for renewing the U.S. innovation ecosystem, a critical national security asset.

The program is looking to hire an intern for a June 2024 start date. The intern is expected to work five days a week, Monday through Friday, for a total of 35 hours/week. The position will be predominantly in-person with some flexibility for remote working. 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).

Applications should be submitted no later than Wednesday, May 15 at 11:59pm.


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

โ€ข Providing research and administrative support for project staff and the programโ€™s network of senior advisers.

โ€ข Copyediting long- and short-form publications and other research products.

โ€ข Writing on innovation and technology policy or other related topics as assigned for the Perspectives on Innovation blog and Innovation Lightbulb newsletter.

โ€ข Assisting in public and private event planning and execution.

โ€ข Managing and maintaining RAIโ€™s social media pages.

โ€ข Drafting RAIโ€™s biweekly newsletter, The Innovation Hub.

โ€ข Taking and distributing memos from internal and external meetings to RAI staff.

โ€ข Assisting as needed on ad hoc projects or requests.


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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 Must be in final year of undergraduate degree program, recent graduate (within past year), or current graduate student.

โ€ข Must have obtained or must be pursuing a BA or MA in International Affairs, Political Science, Public Policy, or STEM field.ย 

โ€ข Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.

โ€ข Familiarity with U.S. foreign policy and national security establishment.

โ€ข Demonstrated interest in science and technology policy.

โ€ข Strong written and oral communication skills.

โ€ข Strong writing skills tailored for a policy audience.

โ€ข Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas effectively and concisely.

โ€ข Demonstrated familiarity and experience with social media platforms.

โ€ข Proficiency with Microsoft Office.


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


Interested applicants should submit a rรฉsumรฉ, writing sample on a relevant topic (no more than 5 pages), and cover letter by clicking the โ€œApplyโ€ button below. Applications should be submitted no later Wednesday, May 15 at 11:59pm.

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