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Intern - Americas Program (Spring 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 Americas Program seeks highly motivated candidates for up to three full-time, paid internships in a dynamic and fast-paced environment for Spring 2023, starting on/about January 9, 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. Regional security, particularly in Mexico, the Northern Triangle, Colombia, and the impact of the Venezuelan crisis on the region.
  2. The long-term impact of China’s rise and great-power rivalry in the Americas.
  3. Democratic backsliding and the rise of autocracies.
  4. The resurgence of transnational criminal organizations, growing illicit economies, and the existence of criminal regimes.
  5. Weak rule of law, endemic corruption, and human rights violations.
  6. The emergence of significant regional powers, such as Brazil, in an increasingly multipolar world.

The intern will be paid an hourly rate.

Essential duties and responsibilities

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

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

Knowledge, education, and experience

Strong candidates will be able to commit to a full-time internship (35 hours/week) from on or about January 9 to May 12, 2022, and possess the following attributes

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

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

Please apply no later than December 9, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter, at