IPI NY is currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Center for Peace Operations & Humanitarian Affairs Intern
Editorial Intern
Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations Policy Analyst
Website/Social Media Writing Intern


Center for Peace Operations & Humanitarian Affairs Intern

IPI seeks 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.

Background

The Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations (CPO) 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, and addressing transnational threats, among other topics. The Center produces research and organizes 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 Protection of Civilians (POC) project is part of CPO. It explores the various challenges related to the implementation of protection of civilians mandates in peace operations, both at a policy and practical level. Through research, convening and outreach activities in partnership with the UN Secretariat, Member States and field operations, it seeks to enhance the delivery of POC mandates on the ground.

IPI’s Humanitarian Affairs program aims to open up and protect the space for humanitarian issues in New York, as well as to provide analysis and convening capacity on policies that affect the conduct of humanitarian action on the ground. The Humanitarian Affairs program produces research and organizes workshops and policy fora, as well as major seminars and high-level roundtables devoted to various topics related to humanitarian action. In particular, IPI’s NY office conducts research and organizes events and roundtables around the issue of attacks against healthcare workers and facilities in order to promote and facilitate the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2286. It also focuses on the impact of counterterrorism and sanctions regimes on humanitarian action, the operationalization of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, and on generating attention to the plight of internally displaced people in policy discussions.

Responsibilities

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.

Tasks will include

  • 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

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 closing date for applications is August 4, 2019

Please send to employment@ipinst.org (“POC & Humanitarian Affairs Internship” as the email subject) the following:

  • Cover letter with current résumé /CV;
  • A short writing sample; and
  • Contact information for three professional

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 Center for Peace Operations & Humanitarian Affairs internship is a full-time position, paid according to an hourly wage. Interns also receive a subsidized MetroCard.

Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships.


Editorial Intern

IPI is currently inviting applications for the position of Editorial Intern to assist the Editor in producing and disseminating all IPI books, policy papers, issue briefs, and related materials at IPI’s headquarters in New York City.

This internship will be for a three-month period, preferably from late August to late November.

Responsibilities

  • Copyediting, formatting citations, fact checking, and proofreading publications, and copyediting other IPI communications as required
  • Maintaining the house style guide
  • Managing the in-house printing of reports
  • Conducting photo research for publications
  • Assisting with the dissemination of publications on social media
  • Managing books purchases and subscriptions to journals, magazines, and newspapers
  • Conducting publications-related administrative tasks, including expense requests
  • Performing other ad hoc tasks as determined by the Editor

Qualifications

  • BA in the humanities or social sciences, particularly international affairs
  • Outstanding command of English, particularly in writing and editing; knowledge of Chicago style desirable
  • Strong organizational skills and extraordinary attention to detail
  • Experience copyediting, proofreading, or working as a writing tutor strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with or interest in multilateral institutions a plus

Application Process

The closing date for applications is July 28, 2019.

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

1) Cover letter with current résumé /CV;
2) Relevant sample of academic or policy writing (1,500 words or less); 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 editorial internship is a full-time position, paid according to an hourly wage. Interns also receive a subsidized MetroCard.

Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships.

IPI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and internationally representative staff.


Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations Policy Analyst

IPI seeks a Policy Analyst as part of its Center for Peace Operations (CPO) team to support program research and administration at IPI Headquarters in New York.

This position is situated in the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations (CPO), which covers IPI’s work on the full spectrum of peace and security issues including prevention, mediation, peace operations, peacebuilding and sustaining peace, preventing violent extremism, and UN reform. This role will report directly to the Director of CPO and will work closely with all other IPI programs. The Policy Analyst is responsible for providing research and analytic support to CPO projects, as well as day-to-day project support.

Responsibilities

The Policy Analyst will be responsible for the following tasks in collaboration with IPI staff:

Research and Analysis

  • Conduct research and draft background papers, concept notes, meeting reports, issue briefs and policy reports. This may include occasional field research and travel to crisis- and conflict-affected areas.
  • Identify, analyze and monitor political developments and trends in relation to peace and security and peacebuilding, in part through outreach to UN Secretariat staff, member state officials, civil society and academics.
  • Represent IPI at meetings including with member states, international organizations, donors and inter-governmental organizations.
  • Engage with Member States and UN officials to build programmatic relationships and ensure policymaker uptake of research findings.
  • Engage with civil society in New York to ensure alignment of work and potential opportunities for partnership.
  • Coordinate with the Publications Department on production and dissemination of research publications.
  • Draft policy analysis and commentaries for publication on IPI’s websites, including the Global Observatory, and other media engagements.
  • Other occasional research tasks as determined by the Director, CPO.

Project Support and Donor Relations

  • Support the Director of CPO and/External Relations Team with project development and donor relations. This will include drafting project proposals for funders, corresponding with funders on a regular basis, and preparing project reports for funders.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Prepare project budgets and monitor budget and expenses, in cooperation with the CPO Program Assistant and IPI Finance Team.

Administrative Support

  • Conceptualize, plan and coordinate events related to CPO projects, in cooperation with IPI’s Events team. This includes liaising with the events staff and partners on the event, drafting concept notes, invitations and meeting agendas, identifying and corresponding with speakers and co-hosts, preparing participants list, and chairing meetings.
  • Support travel and other logistical arrangements for meeting invitees.
  • Manage the relationship with commissioned experts and authors.
  • Assist in recruitment and management of interns, as needed.
  • Support the senior advisors in the CPO program, as needed.
  • Other responsibilities as required by the Director, CPO, including assisting IPI staff in other programs and projects, as needed.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in international relations, political science, global public policy, or related field;
  • A minimum of 3-4 years of professional experience in an international/regional organization, government, research organization or non-governmental organization working on conflict prevention, peace operations, humanitarian affairs and/or peacebuilding;
  • Knowledge of and strong networks within UN institutions and policymaking, as well as of the broader think-tank/policy development system globally;
  • A solid research background, ideally including publications in areas related to peace, security, global development, and/or public policy;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including program and budget management, and event organization,
  • Proven excellence in writing, editing, and communication;
  • Experience with developing project proposals and reporting to donors;
  • Ability to work independently and work as a self-starter;
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills, oral communication 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; and
  • Fluency in English.

The following qualifications are highly preferred:

  • Previous work experience in a conflict- or post-conflict context;
  • Familiarity with crisis management institutions and issues in Africa or the Middle East and North Africa; and
  • Proficiency in French or other official UN language.

To Apply

Applications should be submitted to employment@ipinst.org (with “Policy Analyst” as the email subject).

Please submit the following:

  1. A cover letter,
  2. Current résumé/CV;
  3. A short (2-3 page) writing sample; and
  4. Three professional references.

Only Word, Word Perfect or Adobe Acrobat files will be accepted. Do not compress or zip files. No e-mail, telephone or faxed inquiries.

The closing date for applications is July 28, 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Compensation

IPI offers a competitive salary, based on experience, in additional to visa sponsorship, comprehensive medical, dental and vision health coverage, a TransitChek program, and a retirement savings plan.


Website/Social Media Writing Internship

IPI seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, three-month paid internship (with the possibility of renewal) as part of IPI’s Communications Team. This intern will help with writing and publishing website and social media content for IPI. The ideal start date will be mid to late August 2019.

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 IPI staff 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 interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; and
  • Ability to work on a team in a dynamic environment;

To apply

The closing date for applications is Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in a writing test the week of July 29, 2019.

The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified.

Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships.

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;
  3. Contact information for three professional references; and
  4. Please state in your application your availability to commence the internship.

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 according to an hourly wage. Interns also receive a subsidized MetroCard.

IPI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and internationally representative staff.