The International Peace Institute (IPI) is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank dedicated to managing risk and building resilience to promote peace, security, and sustainable development.

IPI NY is currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Policy Analyst
Development/Fundraising Intern
Events Intern

Policy Analyst

The International Peace Institute (IPI) is seeking a Policy Analyst to support its programs administration and research.


This position is under the overall supervision of the Director of the Center for Peace Operations (CPO). The Policy Analyst’s primary responsibilities are to support research, convening, writing and outreach. Research, analysis, policy roundtables and seminars, will focus on the prevention and mediation of armed conflicts, peace operations (peacekeeping and special political missions) and peacebuilding, as well as Women, Peace & Security (WPS) and aim at the strengthening of the multilateral system. Responsibilities generally involve a mix of program management/administration, research, convening and writing in support of IPI’s work. Approximately fifty percent of the Policy Analyst’s time will be devoted to organizational, administrative and fund development support and fifty percent to research support.


  • Conduct background research on peace and security, which contributes to IPI’s mission of promoting the prevention and settlement of international conflicts by strengthening the multilateral system.
  • Draft background papers, concept notes, meeting briefs, literature reviews, meeting reports, and research and policy reports.
  • Contribute articles regularly to the Global Observatory.
  • Work with other IPI program staff to develop research projects.
  • Network with partners, experts, and the UN community to promote IPI’s work and develop new projects.
  • Remain abreast of recent policy developments on multilateralism.
  • Additional research tasks can emerge in support of new projects or specific requests by the Vice President and/or President.

Program management and administration

  • Support organization of program-related meetings, workshops, and conferences, drafting meeting agendas and concept notes, identifying and corresponding with speakers, in collaboration with the Events Team.
  • Assist in preparing and monitoring project-related budgets.
  • Draft and edit reports to donors in coordination with the Development Department.
  • Work with the Development, Events, and Publications Departments to maintain and update contact databases.
  • Coordinate with the Publications Department on production and dissemination of research publications.
  • Manage the CPO, Providing for Peacekeeping and FuturePeaceOps webpages, and provide oversight for the CPO social media presence (Twitter account) in coordination with the Web & Multimedia IPI team.
  • Supervise interns, as needed.


  • BA required, MA preferred, in International or Public Affairs, Political or Social Science or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of conflict analysis and prevention, humanitarian affairs and peacebuilding.
  • 2-3 years relevant experience in a policy and/or academic environment or field experience in a post-conflict setting.
  • Strong analytical, writing and presentation capabilities and intellectual versatility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of international, regional and sub-regional organizations, and the United Nations.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including in finance, budgeting and program management.
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff and colleagues.
  • Ability to perform well and creatively in a fast-paced and high-pressure work setting and with colleagues from multicultural environments.
  • English proficiency required; and knowledge of a second UN language preferred.
  • Candidate must be prepared to relocate to New York City.


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

Application Process

The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Please apply before September 6th, 2016. Please send to (“Policy Analyst” 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.

Development/Fundraising Internship

The International Peace Institute (IPI) is seeking a part-time Development Intern to support the fundraising activities of the Resource Development Team.

Applicants must already be eligible to work in the US. There is no visa sponsorship with this internship.


  • researching prospective funding sources;
  • preparing background materials for fundraising meetings;
  • drafting donation acknowledgements and other correspondence;
  • coordinating the monthly email brief on IPI’s activities for donors;
  • assisting with maintenance of database records; and
  • other duties as assigned by the Development Officer.


  • BA or MA in international relations, nonprofit management, or a related field;
  • Interest in nonprofit fundraising work;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multilateral institutions and peace and security issues;
  • Strong organizational and writing skills; and
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.

The proposed duration of this internship is September 6–December 16, 2016 (negotiable). The intern will work on a part-time basis approximately 20 hours per week, and IPI is pleased to offer a stipend of $10/hour for this internship position.

Application Process:

Please send your letter of motivation, curriculum vitae (CV), and 2-3-page writing sample to (with “Development/Fundraising Internship” as the email subject) by Friday, August 12.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Events Internship

This is a full-time, paid internship position in the external relations department to support our convening aspect with event organization and planning. The intern is under the overall supervision of the External Relations Coordinator.

The Events Intern will work with the events team, as well as program staff members, to organize all IPI events and meetings. The position requires an energetic multitasker and excellent judgment, discretion, attention to details, initiative, and the ability to prioritize. It is imperative and essential that the person in this position has excellent communication skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure, is polite and has a positive disposition when liaising with staff and guests.


  • Coordinate and execute all logistical aspects of IPI events, including the invitation process, check-in of participants, greeting of guests, handling of microphones, display of publications, and other matters as they arise;
  • Arrange catering and other services, including follow-up prior to events;
  • Liaise with vendors and internal program staff when organizing events;
  • Contact invitees prior to an event and other outreach duties related to the planning of an event;
  • Arrange for special needs, including translators, equipment, and technicians;
  • Compile participant list and biographies for upcoming events;
  • Setup A/V equipment, including PowerPoint projector and microphones;
  • 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 the 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 photos to our website team;
  • Take inventory of events-related materials as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned by the External Relations Coordinator.


  • BA preferred, but not required;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail;
  • Excellent ability to multitask; and
  • Interest in/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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (with “Events Intern” as the email subject).

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.

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