IPI is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

New York Office

Assistant Web Editor
Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations Intern
Center for Peace Operations & Humanitarian Affairs Intern
Events Intern
Website/Social Media Intern

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Office (Bahrain):

Office Intern


Assistant Web Editor

IPI is seeking an Assistant Web Editor to work with the Director of Communications in producing and publishing web and social media content for IPI. The position is based in New York City.

Responsibilities

  • Manage IPI’s social media presence, including executing a strategy that connects IPI with relevant stakeholders and increase IPI’s visibility and traffic to its websites;
  • Produce web coverage of IPI’s events and publications, including writing web news articles;
  • Produce online stories promoting IPI’s work;
  • Maintain IPI web style guide; and
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by the Director of Communications.

Qualifications

  • Proficiency in social media;
  • Web and technologically savvy, with strong knowledge of web usability;
  • Outstanding command of English, particularly in writing and editing;
  • Ability to write news articles about complex topics in international relations;
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work on a team in a dynamic environment;
  • Video and photo software experience preferred; and
  • BA or MA, preferably in journalism and/or international affairs.

To Apply

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

Please send applications by Monday, January 14th, 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to New York City. Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships.


Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, three-month paid internship (with the possibility of renewal) as part of IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations (CPO). The ideal start date will be Monday, 04 February 2019.

The intern will report directly to CPO’s Policy Analysts. The successful candidate will work with all members of the CPO team, and will interact with other IPI programs. The intern will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with the CPO Team providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, analyze and monitor political developments and trends in relations to peace and security and peacebuilding;
  • Research and contribute to drafting analytical reports on issues related to international peace and security, including but not limited to peace operations, peacebuilding and sustaining peace, and mediation;
  • Interact with a broad range of international and regional actors working on these topics at the multilateral level;
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of meetings and seminars;
  • Support the social media processes for the Center;
  • Contribute analysis and technical assistance to IPI’s internet presence;
  • Provide research support to the team as needed; and
  • Perform various administrative tasks in support of CPO programming.

Qualifications

  • Graduate-level coursework in international affairs, political science, or a related field, with an interest or focus on issues related to international peace and security;
  • Knowledge of UN institutions and multilateral policy processes;
  • Outstanding research, analytical, and English writing skills;
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in an additional official UN language is an added value;
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment, with demonstrated sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; and
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;

To apply

The closing date for applications is Friday, January 11, 2019.

Please send the following in an email to employment@ipinst.org (with “CPO Internship” as the email subject):

  1. Cover letter with current résumé/CV;
  2. A short writing sample (no more than 2-3 pages) on a relevant subject; 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 inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates must be willing to relocate to New York City.

The CPO internship is a full time position, paid according to an hourly wage. Interns also receive a subsidized MetroCard.

Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships.


Center for Peace Operations & Humanitarian Affairs Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a three-month paid internship, renewable for a total of six months, to work 50% as part of IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations and 50% within IPI’s Humanitarian Affairs program. The intern will support IPI’s protection of civilians project (50%) and humanitarian affairs program (50%). The intern will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with both programs providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process.

Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of IPI’s protection of civilians project;
  • Conduct background research and contribute to drafting analytical reports on issues related to peace operations, and more specifically protection of civilians;
  • Conduct background research to support IPI’s work on humanitarian affairs;
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of IPI meetings, conferences and seminars;
  • Participate in and contribute to interviews, meetings, seminars or workshops;
  • Interact with a broad range of international and regional actors working on these topics at the global level; and
  • Perform various administrative tasks.

Qualifications

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

To apply

The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Please send to employment@ipinst.org (“POC & Humanitarian Affairs Internship” as the email subject) the following:

  1. Cover letter with current résumé/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. Candidates must be willing to relocate to New York City.


Events Internship

The Events intern will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with the External Relations Team providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process. S/He will also interact with program staff members, to assist in the organization of all IPI events and meetings. The Events internship requires a candidate who is an energetic multitasker with excellent judgment, discretion, initiative, and the ability to prioritize.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the coordination and execution of all logistical aspects of IPI events, including the invitation process, check-in of participants, greeting of guests, handling of microphones, displaying of publications, and other matters as they arise;
  • Contact invitees prior to an event and other outreach duties related to the planning of an event;
  • Compile participant list and biographies for upcoming events;
  • Assist with room setup prior to events;
  • Participate in the clean-up process following the conclusion of events, including putting away the microphones, removing left-over food, papers, pens, notepads and assisting with re-arranging the conference room;
  • Update the event records in Salesforce database with all of the planning information related to an event and record all of the follow up information, including event attendance;
  • Manage post-event follow-up, including sending follow-up documents to participants;
  • Take inventory of events-related materials as needed; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Events.

Qualifications

  • BA preferred, but not required in the field of Business Management/Hospitality or other related field;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail;
  • Excellent ability to multitask;
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus; and
  • Educational knowledge of multilateral institutions/international affairs a plus.

To apply

Please send a cover letter with your resume and contact information for three professional references to employment@ipinst.org (with “Events Intern” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The internship will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to New York City.


Web/Social Media Internship

The International Peace Institute (IPI) is seeking an Intern to help with writing and publishing website and social media content for IPI. The intern will be part of IPI’s communications team, which oversees all aspects of the IPI and Global Observatory websites, as well as IPI’s social media presence. The intern will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with both programs providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process

Responsibilities 

  • Assist with producing website text including research and drafting copy;
  • Produce posts for, and help maintain, the IPI & Global Observatory social media accounts;
  • Implement social media outreach and look for new opportunities;
  • Assist with maintaining the web style guide;
  • Research as directed by communications team; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Communications Director.

Qualifications

  • BA or MA with a degree/concentration in international affairs;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multilateral institutions;
  • Demonstrated ability to write about international relations;
  • Ability to write for the web and social media;
  • Technologically savvy, with strong knowledge of web usability and social media;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work on a team in a dynamic environment; and
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

To apply

The closing date for applications is Friday, January 11, 2019. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified.

Please send the following in an email to employment@ipinst.org (withWeb/Social Media Internship” as the email subject):

  1. Cover letter with current résumé /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.

The Social Media Intern is a full time position, paid $15/hour. Interns also receive a subsidized MetroCard.

Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships.


IPI Middle East and North Africa (IPI MENA) Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, three-month paid internship as part of IPI’s Middle East and North Africa (IPI MENA), Manama Bahrain office. This position has an immediate start date.

The intern will be under the supervision of the Program and Research Assistant. The successful candidate will work with all members of the IPI MENA team, and will interact with other IPI programs. The intern will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with the IPI MENA Team providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process.

Responsibilities

  • Research and contribute to drafting concept notes related to project and programs and provide research support to the team as needed/li>
  • Write media advisories and press releases;
  • Write and circulate minutes of meetings;
  • Interact with a broad range of international and regional actors working on these topics at the multilateral level;
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of meetings and seminars;
  • Support the social media processes for the office;
  • Support and assist with logistical aspects of events; ; and
  • Perform various administrative tasks in support of CPO programming.

Qualifications

  • Graduate-level coursework in international affairs, political science, or a related field, with an interest or focus on issues related to the Middle East and North Africa;
  • Knowledge of UN institutions and multilateral policy processes;
  • Outstanding research, analytical, and English writing skills;
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in Arabic is an added value;
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment, with demonstrated sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; and
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

To apply

Please send the following in an email to employment@ipinst.org (with “IPI MENA Internship” as the email subject):

  1. Cover letter with current résumé/CV;
  2. A short writing sample (no more than 2-3 pages) on a relevant subject; 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 inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The IPI MENA internship is a full time position, paid according to an hourly wage.

Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships.

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

Please note:
We do not award financial aid, grants, scholarships or sponsorships to students or individuals.