ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
The Caspian Policy Center (CPC) is offering full- and part-time internships in Spring 2022 for those who are interested in gaining practical experience in a leading think tank focused on the Caspian Region, which includes three South Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia), and five Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan). The internship will offer candidates the opportunity to research and write for online and printed publications, participate in and organize events with high-level officials, and contribute to strategic projects.
- Must be at least an undergraduate student in good standing, a graduate student, or a recent graduate.
- Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
- Must make a minimum commitment of 20 hours a week.
- Must demonstrate entrepreneurial attitude, flexibility, excellent attention to detail, supreme multitasking and time-management skills, ability to work independently, and ability to take initiative when needed.
- A basic, or in-depth, understanding of the region.
What will make your application more competitive:
- Majors in or other academic exposure to international affairs, political economy, international diplomacy, energy markets, global development, geopolitics, regionalism, and strategic cooperation in Eurasia.
- Foreign language proficiency (Russian, Chinese, Turkish, or any other relevant language).
- Full-time availability.
- Knowledge of technology policy and technology development in Eurasia.
- Exceptional written communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
- Experience with instruments of data visualization and graphic design.
- Experience with event planning and working in a fast-paced office environment.
- Availability to work in-person from the Washington D.C. office, should public health circumstances permit.
The CPC research interns will work under the direct supervision of the Center’s Programs Assistant and Academic and Research Coordinator. Interns will provide research, administrative, event planning, and program support for all the Center’s initiatives and programs, including the Security and Politics Program, Energy and Economy Program, and others. Interns will help maintain day-to-day operations and administrative functions, conduct research, compile indices, assist with publications and the editorial process, and produce other material. Interns may assist with analyzing scholarly articles, corresponding with authors, fact checking, copy editing, proofreading, and generally help with the production of CPC publications, as well as perform general administrative duties around the Center. Interns will also assist with event/conference preparation, project development, and research for various operations/administrative-related projects as they arise.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and a writing sample of no more than 2 page to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled but no later than the due date.
Our internships are unpaid; however, we do offer stipends. CPC will work with students who are interested in applying for academic credit.
CPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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About Caspian Policy Center
Caspian Policy Center (CPC) is an independent, nonprofit research think tank based in Washington D.C. Economic, political, energy and security issues of the Caspian region constitute the central research focus of the Center. The Caspian region, at the crossroads of the East and the West, is increasingly becoming a crucial area of global interest with its rich natural resources, geopolitical rivalry and economic development. Established in 2016, the Center aims at becoming a primary research and debate platform in the Caspian region with relevant publications, events, projects and media productions to nurture a comprehensive understanding of the intertwined affairs of the Caspian region. With an inclusive, scholarly and innovative approach, the Caspian Policy Center presents a platform where diverse voices from academia, business and policy world from both the region and the nation’s capital interact to produce distinct ideas and insights to the outstanding issues of the region.