IPI is currently seeking applicants for the following NY positions:
Assistant Production Editor
Intern – Center for Peace Operations

Assistant Production Editor

IPI is currently inviting applications for the position of Assistant Production Editor to assist the Director of Research and Publications and the Assistant Editor in the production and dissemination of all IPI books, policy papers, issue briefs and related communications materials at IPI’s headquarters in New York City.


The successful candidate’s duties will include the following:

  • copyediting, formatting, fact checking, and proofreading;
  • managing the in-house printing of reports for IPI events;
  • conducting photo research for publications;
  • assisting with the dissemination of publications;
  • managing IPI’s research library, including IPI subscriptions to journals, magazines, newspapers, and digital resources;
  • conducting publications-related administrative tasks, such as expense requests, including for payment of reviewers, authors, and service providers;
  • occasional handling of general correspondence and other ad hoc writing tasks;
  • other ad hoc tasks as determined by the Director of Research and Publications.


  • BA or MA in the humanities (especially English) or social sciences, with knowledge of and interest in international affairs a plus;
  • outstanding command of English, particularly in writing and editing;
  • strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail;
  • Editorial or Publishing experience is strongly preferred, especially copyediting.

To apply

Please send cover letter with curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional referees, and a relevant writing sample to employment@ipinst.org (with “Assistant Production Editor” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified.

Intern – Center for Peace Operations

The International Peace Institute seeks qualified applicants for a three-month (with option of three-month extension) paid internship as part of IPI’s Center for Peace Operations.


The IPI Center for Peace Operations responds to the real time needs of IPI’s constituents (the UN Secretariat and member states, regional organizations, and others) to provide timely analysis and convening capacity on key peace operations issues. IPI’s agenda on peace operations includes a wide variety of thematic issues, including the management and organization of peace operations, strategic force generation, integrated mission planning, the use of new technology, capability development, addressing organized crime and transnational threats, etc. The Center produces research and organizes a number of workshops and policy fora, as well as major seminars and high-level roundtables devoted to various aspects of peace operations. In addition, the peace operations team closely monitors the peacekeeping initiatives, priorities, and documents of UN member states and research institutions. The team stays abreast of policy developments in the Secretariat, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations and the Security Council. The center recently launched a virtual knowledge platform called The Future of Peace Operations (www.futurepeaceoperations.org) that gathers analysis, commentaries and resources related to the 2015 peace operations reforms. IPI also co-manages the Providing for Peacekeeping project (www.providingforpeacekeeping.org) that aims to generate and disseminate current information and analysis to support efforts to “broaden the base” of troop- and police-contributing countries, improve the quality of troop and police contributions, and fill key capability gaps.

Job Description

  • Research and contribute to drafting analytical reports on issues related to peace operations;
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of meetings and seminars;
  • Manage and develop a social media strategy for the Center;
  • Provide analysis and technical assistance to the web platform;
  • Interact with a broad range of international and regional actors working on these topics at the global level; and
  • Perform various administrative tasks. 


  • Graduate-level coursework in international affairs, political science, or a related field with a focus on peacekeeping or peacebuilding;
  • Outstanding research, analytical, and English writing skills;
  • Fluency in French is a plus;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail; and
  • Commitment to teamwork and the ability to handle multiple tasks.

Application Process

The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Please send to employment@ipinst.org (“CPO Internship” as the email subject) the following: 1) cover letter with current resume/CV; 2) a short writing sample; and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Please send only Word, Word Perfect or Adobe Acrobat files. Do not compress or zip files. No telephone or faxed inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

IPI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly committed to recruiting and retaining an internationally and culturally diverse staff.