Fall 2014 Intern, Foreign and Security Policy

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The German Marshall Fund of the United States
1744 R Street NW
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: 3 Full-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 08/25/14 — 12/12/14 (Flexible)

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The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.

GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.

In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, D.C., GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, Warsaw, and Tunis. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.

GMF’s Washington, D.C. office seeks an intern to join the Foreign and Security Policy (FSP) team. The FSP team oversees GMF’s regional programming in Europe, including many of the post-Soviet republics, Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Wider Atlantic.

The intern will work closely with senior GMF staff and provide event assistance and research, logistical and administrative support. The internship is a unique opportunity to be in direct contact with the senior international policy community. Interns can also benefit from the Washington foreign policy environment and attend various foreign policy related events. The intern will be working with a database system and will therefore be provided with database training.

The Foreign and Security Policy fall internship is unpaid, but offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy or international affairs.

Our office is in a Metro-accessible location, just blocks from Dupont Circle. GMF offers a stimulating, supportive work environment.

Application Process:

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and current resume (as one document) by applying at https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12850172. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only contact candidates of interest. *CANDIDATES MUST APPLY VIA LINK*

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

• Assisting with program events schedule;
• Acting as internal point of contact for GMF staff and coordinate the external communication with meeting participants;
• Providing research and office support to FSP’s Senior Fellows;
• Maintaining contact information in a CRM database;
• Maintaining database integrity (duplicate checking, style guide consistency, etc.); and
• Completing administrative and logistical duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Requirements:

• Fluency in English. Second language skills are desirable but not necessary.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is essential.
• Strong attention to detail and multi-tasking skills; and must be creative, organized, committed and responsible.
• Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter.
• Experience in event management a plus.
• Experience in database systems preferred.
• Strong interest in transatlantic policy issues.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Start and Length of Internship:

• Preferred Start date: August 25, 2014
• Preferred length of internship: 3 – 6 months

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