IPI is currently accepting applications for the following positions in NY!

IPI is currently accepting applications for the following positions in NY!

Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations Internship

Revitalizing Multilateral Cooperation Internship

External Relations Internship


Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, three months paid internship to start in mid-October 2023 with the possibility of a three-months extension as part of IPI’s CPO Team.

This internship is situated in the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations (CPO), which covers IPI’s work on the full spectrum of peace and security issues, including prevention, mediation, peace operations, peacebuilding and sustaining peace, preventing violent extremism, and UN reform.

The intern will report directly to CPO’s Research staff. The successful candidate will work with all members of the CPO team and will interact regularly with other IPI programs. The intern will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with the CPO Team providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process.

The selected candidate must be based in the New York area for the duration of the internship and will be expected to work in a hybrid in-office/from-home fashion during standard IPI working hours (9am-5pm EST).

Responsibilities

  • Identify, analyze, and monitor political developments and trends in relation to peace and security and peacebuilding;
  • Research and contribute to drafting analytical reports on issues related to international peace and security, including but not limited to peace operations, peacebuilding and sustaining peace, and mediation;
  • Interact with a broad range of international and regional actors working on these topics at the multilateral level;
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of virtual meetings and seminars;
  • Contribute analysis and technical assistance to IPI’s internet presence;
  • Provide research support to the team as needed; and
  • Perform various administrative tasks in support of CPO programming.

Qualifications

  • Graduate-level coursework in international affairs, political science, or a related field, with an interest or focus on issues related to international peace and security;
  • Knowledge of UN institutions and multilateral policy processes;
  • Outstanding research, analytical, and English writing skills;
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in an additional official UN language is an added value;
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment, with demonstrated sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; and
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

Compensation

The CPO internship is a full-time position (40 hours a week), paid at a rate of $15.90 per hour.

*Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships. Applications that do not explicitly indicate authorization to work in the USA will not be considered.


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The closing date for applications is Monday, August 28, 2023.


Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, three months paid internship to start in mid-October 2023 with the possibility of a three-months extension as part of IPI’s CPO Team.

This internship is situated in the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations (CPO), which covers IPI’s work on the full spectrum of peace and security issues, including prevention, mediation, peace operations, peacebuilding and sustaining peace, preventing violent extremism, and UN reform.

The intern will report directly to CPO’s Research staff. The successful candidate will work with all members of the CPO team and will interact regularly with other IPI programs. The intern will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with the CPO Team providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process.

The selected candidate must be based in the New York area for the duration of the internship and will be expected to work in a hybrid in-office/from-home fashion during standard IPI working hours (9am-5pm EST).

Responsibilities

  • Identify, analyze, and monitor political developments and trends in relation to peace and security and peacebuilding;
  • Research and contribute to drafting analytical reports on issues related to international peace and security, including but not limited to peace operations, peacebuilding and sustaining peace, and mediation;
  • Interact with a broad range of international and regional actors working on these topics at the multilateral level;
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of virtual meetings and seminars;
  • Contribute analysis and technical assistance to IPI’s internet presence;
  • Provide research support to the team as needed; and
  • Perform various administrative tasks in support of CPO programming.

Qualifications

  • Graduate-level coursework in international affairs, political science, or a related field, with an interest or focus on issues related to international peace and security;
  • Knowledge of UN institutions and multilateral policy processes;
  • Outstanding research, analytical, and English writing skills;
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in an additional official UN language is an added value;
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment, with demonstrated sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; and
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

Compensation

The CPO internship is a full-time position (40 hours a week), paid at a rate of $15.90 per hour.

*Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships. Applications that do not explicitly indicate authorization to work in the USA will not be considered.


APPLY

The closing date for applications is Monday, August 28, 2023.


Revitalizing Multilateral Cooperation Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, six-month paid internship and renewable for an additional three months to start in mid-October 2023 as part of IPI’s Revitalizing Multilateral Cooperation Program.

This internship is situated in IPI Revitalizing Multilateral Cooperation program, which analyzes the shifting geopolitical landscape, measures the transformation of the multilateral system, and identifies opportunities for multilateral solutions to transnational problems.

The intern will be a part of the team reporting directly to IPI’s Vice President, who leads this program area. The successful candidate will work with all members of the IPI research team and will interact regularly with other IPI programs. The intern will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with the IPI staff providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process.

The selected candidate must be based in the New York area for the duration of the internship and will be expected to work in a hybrid in-office/from-home fashion during standard IPI working hours (9am-5pm EST).

Responsibilities

  • Identify, analyze, and monitor political developments and trends in relation to multilateral cooperation;
  • Interact with a broad range of international and regional actors working on these topics at the multilateral level;
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of virtual and in-person meetings and seminars;
  • Provide research support to the team as needed; and
  • Perform various administrative tasks in support of IPI programming.

Qualifications

  • Graduate-level coursework in international affairs, political science, or a related field, with an interest or focus on issues related to international cooperation and international peace and security;
  • Knowledge of UN institutions and multilateral policy processes;
  • Outstanding research, analytical, and English writing skills;
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in an additional official UN language is an added value;
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment, with demonstrated sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to write for the web and social media; and
  • Technologically savvy, with strong knowledge of web usability and social media.

Compensation

The Multilateral Cooperation internship is a full-time position (40 hours a week), paid at a rate of $15.90 per hour.

*Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships. Applications that do not explicitly indicate authorization to work in the USA will not be considered.


APPLY

The closing date for applications is Monday, August 28, 2023.


External Relations Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a full‐time, six‐month paid internship to start in August 2023 as part of IPI’s External Relations Team. This intern will help with event planning and organizing.

The External Relations Intern will work with the events team, as well as program staff members, to organize all IPI events and meetings. The intern will gain knowledge and skills from on‐the‐job experience, with IPI staff providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process. The position requires an energetic multitasker with related experience and excellent judgment, discretion, attention to details, initiative, and the ability to prioritize. It is imperative and essential that the person in this position has excellent communication skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure, is polite and has a positive disposition when liaising with staff and guests.

The selected candidate will be expected to work in a hybrid fashion (virtually and in‐person) through the duration of the six‐month internship. However, for the month of September, the candidate will need to work primarily in‐person. The candidate should be available during standard IPI working hours (9am‐5pm EST), as well as whenever an IPI event is taking place.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the coordination and execution of all logistical aspects of IPI events, including the invitation process, check‐in of participants, greeting of guests, handling of microphones, display of publications, and other matters as they arise;
  • Liaise with program staff in coordinating informal brown bag luncheons and unofficial site visits;
  • Contact invitees prior to an event and other outreach duties related to the planning of an event;
  • Compile participant lists and biographies for upcoming events; Assist with light room set up;
  • Setup A/V equipment, including PowerPoint projector and microphones;
  • Participate in the clean‐up process following the conclusion of events, including putting away the microphones, removing left‐over food, papers, pens, notepads, and assisting with re‐arranging the conference room;
  • Update the event records in the database with all of the planning information related to an event and record all of the follow up information, including event attendance;
  • Manage post‐event follow‐up, including sending photos to our website team;
  • Work evening and weekend hours when assigned; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Events Team, including drafting letters, event‐related research and invitations, outreach tasks, etc.

Qualifications

  • BA preferred, but not required;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail; Excellent ability to multitask;
  • Interest in/knowledge of multilateral institutions/international affairs is a plus.

Compensation

The Events internship is a full‐time position (40 hours a week), paid at a rate of $15.90 per hour.

The closing date for applications is August 8, 2023.

Short‐listed candidates will be contacted for an interview the week of August 14, 2023, with an ideal start date of August 21, 2023.

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