Graduate Research Intern- Global Health Policy Center (Spring 2020)
Washington, DC 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.


The Graduate Research Intern will provide research and administrative support to the staff of the Global Health Policy Center. This is a 3-month, full-time position.


• Provide substantial research support to the Global Health Policy Center’s junior and senior staff, including drafting research briefs and memos on a variety of global health policy issues.
• Provide on-call research to support preparation for meetings, events, publications, and research trips.
• Provide logistical support to ensure that Global Health Policy Center private and public events run smoothly by: assisting with room setup and guest registration, taking notes during the event, and running microphones during the Q&A session.
• Attend relevant global health events in Washington, D.C. and provide a summary to Global Health Policy Center staff.
• Consult a wide variety of news services and peer reviewed journals and prepare memos to brief Global Health Policy Center staff.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Must be a current or rising Master’s candidate in public health, international relations, public policy/administration, biology, or global health-related field or holder of a Master’s degree (2018 or 2019) with academic experience.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Proficiency with entire Microsoft Office Suite.


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Performances of duties require the use of hands to finger, handle, or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. See details on the link above.


To apply, interested applicants should submit a résumé, a cover letter, and a 5-7 page writing sample.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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