U.S.-Russia Relations Research Internship (Fall 2018)

Center for the National Interest
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Aug 30

Position description

The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist U.S.-Russia Relations Program Director and Center Executive Director Paul Saunders on a series of projects related to U.S. policy toward Russia.

Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, excellent writing skills, and a sharp analytical mind. A demonstrated interest in international affairs and foreign policy is required. Research proficiency in Russian language, while not required, is strongly desirable. In addition to supporting the Program Director, Research Interns will have access to most Center meetings, seminars, and other events. Research Interns will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research and writing in the Center’s award winning foreign affairs publication: The National Interest.


• Conduct research to support the activities of the U.S.-Russia Relations program, including op-eds, reports, and briefings

• Aid in the organization of program meetings, events, and seminars

• Author summaries of program activities for internal and external audiences

• General office assistance as needed


• Enrolled or completed a BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Russian/Eurasian Studies, or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite

• Russian language proficiency preferred

Application instructions

To apply, candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a five (5) page writing sample to [email protected]

The Center will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview. Please note that this internship is unpaid.

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