US Program/Advocacy Volunteer Intern

  • Volunteer
  • Washington, United States

US Program/Advocacy Volunteer Intern

Job description

The International Crisis Group seeks a motivated individual to support the US Program, as well as our Washington, DC team’s advocacy activities.

The volunteer intern will work closely with the DC office team to assist with:

  • policy-specific research on the impact of US policy actions on conflict and conflict prevention/mitigation globally, 
  • drafting of memos, 
  • preparation of policy materials and backgrounders, and
  • perform other administrative tasks as required.   

As appropriate, the voluntary intern also will support in organising 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.  Previous Capitol Hill experience is a plus

Requirements

  • A demonstrated interest in international affairs;
  • Experience in a professional office setting;
  • Strong writing, research, organisational, 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.