Intern, Urban and Regional Policy

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The German Marshall Fund of the United States
1744 R St NW
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid

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Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Program Assistant/Deputy Director

Job Summary:

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grant-making institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

The Urban and Regional Policy program of the German Marshall Fund program empowers local leaders to introduce innovative strategies to their communities by building networks of local and regional policy makers and practitioners who can share insights about policy successes and shared challenges; by providing in-depth research and analysis of challenges and solutions across multiple communities; and by providing means for both practitioners and policy experts to conduct first hand research on best practices in communities across the Atlantic.

The Intern will have the opportunity to gain an increased understanding of the policy process in a broad variety of American and European cities and regions; to hone web writing and online communications skills; to network with and understand interactions between leaders in the government, business, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors; and to engage with DC’s vibrant public policy community.

Start and length of internship:

Preferred starting date: ASAP
Preferred time commitment: Between 30+ hours per week from 9-5 PM Monday thru Friday

Application Process:

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume (as one document) by applying at Due to the high volume of responses, we will only contact candidates of interest.

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

• Independently pursuing research on best practices in urban and regional policy being implemented in communities on both sides of the Atlantic;
• Keeping abreast of news items and developments in core programming areas and cities, and updating the website and blog with summaries of best practices, case studies, and relevant news items;
• Aiding in the planning and implementation of small- and large-scale events and meetings (ranging from luncheon panel discussions to weeklong study trips); and
• Other administrative tasks including updating the database of contacts.


Qualifications and Requirements:

• Excellent analytical and written skills, as well as previous research experience.
• Experience in web writing/design or online communications.
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Creativity, motivation, and responsibility to independently complete long-term writing and research projects.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Knowledge of and/or strong interest in urban/regional policy (e.g. planning, mobility, housing, social exclusion, economic development, education, etc.) and U.S. federal and/or European Union frameworks for urban/regional policies and funding.

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