Internship, Managing Global Order
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Spring 2013 Internship

Managing Global Order

Foreign Policy Program

The Managing Global Order in the Foreign Policy Program seeks one part-time or full-time research intern for mid-February through May. The Foreign Policy Program works to influence policies and institutions in the United States and abroad that promote sustainable peace, security, and prosperity around the world. The Managing Global Order project addresses the challenge of reshaping the structures of international order to deal with three related challenges: (i) the rise of newly influential actors on the global stage; (ii) the evolution of transnational and disruptive threats; and (iii) the perceived weakening of Western leadership in international systems.

Qualified applicants will have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international security, the global economy, international institutions, resource scarcity, and multilateralism; and extensive experience with quantitative research, a strong background in emerging powers, and/or international institutions. English fluency is required; proficiency in additional language(s) is a plus.

Applicants possessing a Masters degree or equivalent, current graduate students, recent graduates, and senior undergraduate students working towards a degree in a relevant field (e.g., international affairs, political science, international law, international political economy), are encouraged to apply.

Intern responsibilities will include:
  • Research issues pertaining to global governance and transnational challenges;
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis;
  • Monitor pertinent current events and brief fellow and support staff;
  • Attend events in the Washington, DC area and brief fellow and support staff;
  • Additional administrative support tasks as needed.
The internships are unpaid and interns should expect to work between 20 and 25 hours per week.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter (including weekday availability), resume, and a brief writing sample (no more than three pages) to Rob Keane with the subject line “Spring 2013 MGO Intern.” Please discuss your qualifications and why you are interested in interning with the Managing Global Order project. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please apply via email at:
Attn: Rob Keane

Foreign Policy Program

Subject: Spring 2013 MGO Intern

Email: rkeane@brookings.edu

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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