External Relations Intern

International Institute for Strategic Studies-Americas
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Mar 05

Position description

IISS-Americas External Relations Internship

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is seeking volunteer undergraduate interns to support the activities of its Americas office in Washington DC for Summer 2019.


Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading international think tank.

  • Database management.
  • Assisting with Congressional and federal government outreach and external relations.
  • Event, administrative, and operations support. You will be expected to assist with IISS–Americas events and daily administrative tasks. Those with previous office experience are preferred.



Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Be at least a college sophomore in good standing studying security studies, international relations, or a related field. Only currently enrolled students will be considered.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent.
  • Be proactive and a self-starter able to work in a small team environment.
  • Be eligible to work in the United States. IISS–Americas regrets that it cannot assist with procuring visas or entry permits. Please include your work eligibility in your application. 


Application instructions

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (specify dates and times available)

The application deadline is Friday, April 5th, 2019. The resume and cover letter should be sent as two separate PDF files via email to [email protected], with the subject line: ‘Your Name – Semester, Year External Relations Internship Application’. Please include your full name in the title for each separate document (ex: Lastname, Firstname_Coverletter; Lastname, Firstname_Resume).

This internship is unpaid. Applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received. Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we are unable to respond to every single one.


Internship Coordinator
The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas
2121 K Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20037
Tel.: +1 (202) 659-1490
[email protected]

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