Advocacy Volunteer Interns

  • Volunteer
  • Washington, United States

Advocacy Volunteer Interns

Job description

The International Crisis Group seeks multiple motivated individuals to support the organization’s efforts in Washington, DC including: the Front Office*, Communications Department, the US and Asia Programs, as well as our DC based advocacy activities.  Specific engagement will vary depending on the role. 


In some capacity or another, all volunteer interns will work closely with the DC based team to assist with the following:

  • Policy-specific research on the impact of regional policy actions on conflict and conflict prevention/mitigation globally, 
  • drafting of memos, 
  • managing databases,
  • preparation of policy materials and backgrounders,
  • congressional and executive branch monitoring,
  • advocacy outreach/engagement, and
  • perform other administrative tasks as required.

As appropriate, the interns also will support in organizing and delivering foreign policy-focused events with/on behalf of Crisis Group, and prepare summary research notes and updates, track policy/advocacy trends and changes, as well as key appointments in the Administration and congressional committee assignments.


Qualifications include:

  • A demonstrated interest in international affairs;
  • Experience in a professional office setting;
  • Strong writing, research, organizational, and computer skills;
  • Strong inter-personal and networking skills;
  • International experience and foreign language fluency a plus;
  • Graduate students preferred but recent graduates are encouraged to apply as well. 
  • The successful candidate will be detail oriented, self-starting, resourceful, adaptable and team-oriented, and have strong policy writing experience;
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the US. International Crisis Group will not sponsor visa applications of any kind.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.