IPI is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

External Relations Intern – IPI NY
Center for Peace Operations Intern – IPI NY
Policy Analyst – IPI MENA
Office & Events Assistant – IPI MENA
Intern – IPI MENA


External Relations Intern – IPI NY

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

The External Relations Intern will work with the events team, as well as program staff members, to assist in the organization of all IPI events and meetings. The position requires an energetic multitasker with 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.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the coordination and execution of all logistical and outreach 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;
  • Liaise with program staff in coordinating informal brown bag luncheons and unofficial site visits;
  • Contact invitees prior to an event and other outreach duties related to the planning of an event;
  • Arrange catering and other services as needed, 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;
  • Send weekly updates to all staff regarding upcoming events;
  • Take inventory of events-related materials as needed; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the External Relations Coordinator, including drafting letters, event-related research and invitations, outreach tasks, etc.

Qualifications

  • 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 employment@ipinst.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (with “External Relations 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.


Center for Peace Operations Intern – IPI NY

The International Peace Institute seeks qualified applicants for a full-time three-month paid summer internship (with option to renew) as part of IPI’s Center for Peace Operations. The ideal start date will be July 2, 2017.

Background

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, sustaining peace, prevention, mediation and women, peace and security 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, mandate development, assessment of peace operations, 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.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Research and contribute to drafting analytical reports on issues related to peace operations, sustaining peace and mediation;
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of meetings and seminars;
  • Manage the social media processes 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;
  • Provide research support to the team as needed; and
  • Perform various administrative tasks.

Qualifications

  • 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.

To Apply

The closing date for applications is June 9, 2017. The ideal start date for a candidate is July 2, 2017. Please note this is a full time position.

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.


Policy Analyst – IPI MENA

IPI seeks a Policy Analyst to support its programs administration and research for IPI’s office in Manama, Bahrain.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities are under the overall supervision of the Director of the Middle East and North Africa Office. Responsibilities will involve a mix of research, program administration, and organizing of policy events, roundtables and seminars in Manama and other locations, primarily in the Middle East and North Africa region. Approximately sixty percent of the Policy Analyst’s time will be devoted to organizational, administrative and fund development support and forty percent to research support.

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/mailing lists
  • Coordinate with the Publications Department on production and dissemination of research publications
  • Supervise interns, as needed.

Research Support

  • Conduct background research on peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa region
  • Draft background papers, concept notes, meeting briefs, literature reviews, meeting reports, 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 work
  • Remain abreast of recent policy developments on the Middle East and North Africa region, internal regional cooperation and the region’s engagement with the multilateral system
  • Additional research tasks can be determined by the Director of the Middle East and North Africa Office, in support of new projects or specific requests by the President.

Qualifications

  • 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, related to the Middle East and North Africa region;
  • 2-3 years relevant experience in a policy and/or academic environment of 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 proficiency in Arabic preferred; and
  • Candidate must be prepared to relocate to Manama, Bahrain.

To apply

Please send cover letter with curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional referees, and a relevant writing or editing sample to employment@ipinst.org (with “Policy Analyst Position – MENA Office” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or faxed inquiries. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Manama, Bahrain.


Office & Events Assistant – IPI MENA

IPI seeks an Office and Events Assistant to support the Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Office on all office administration matters and preparation and organization of events for IPI’s office in Manama, Bahrain.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities are under the overall supervision of the Director of MENA Office. Responsibilities will involve a mix of administration, and organizing of policy events, roundtables and seminars in Manama and other locations, primarily in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Administration

  • Handle general paper and electronic correspondences;
  • Maintenance of records;
  • Purchase and maintain office supplies;
  • Organize upkeep of office space, including kitchen, meeting room and other facilities spaces;
  • Assist with negotiating contracts and vendor relations and settle disputes over billing matters;
  • Monitor and prepare Expense Reports (ER) for payments of general office expenses;
  • Prepare ER for monthly banking activities;
  • Prepare ER for credit cards; and
  • Other ad hoc administrative tasks as determined by the Director.

Events

  • Organize events as needed;
  • Arrange catering and other services;
  • Prepare or copyedit events-related materials, including invitations, agendas, thank you notes, and other correspondences;
  • 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;
  • Coordinate and execute all logistical aspects of IPI events, including room setup, check-in of participants, greeting of guests, handling of microphones, display of publications, and other matters as they arise;
  • Coordinate logistics with speakers and their staff as needed;
  • Arrange for special needs, including translators, photographers and others;
  • Manage post-event follow-up, including sending the photos and transcript to our website manager, sending a follow up message to participants in order to direct them to our website to view photos, transcript, etc.;
  • Take inventory of events-related materials as needed;
  • Assist with the coordination of the work of the interns; and
  • Other ad hoc event tasks as determined by the Director.

Qualifications

  • BA required, in International, Public or Business Administration or related field;
  • in Office Assistance and Events Administration;
  • 2-3 years relevant experience in office assistance and meetings organization;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail;
  • Excellent ability to multitask;
  • Excellent Word and Excel skills;
  • Ability to perform well and creatively in a fast-paced and high-pressure work setting and with colleagues from multicultural environments; and
  • English and Arabic proficiency required

To apply

Please send cover letter with curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional referees to employment@ipinst.org (with “Office and Events Assistant – MENA Office” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or faxed inquiries. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Manama, Bahrain.


Intern – IPI MENA

IPI seeks an Intern to support the Director and the Policy Analyst of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Office in Manama, Bahrain. This role offers an exciting opportunity for a driven individual interested in doing research and working in the area of international relations. This is a full-time (9:00hrs-17:00hrs) unpaid internship position. The intern is under the overall supervision of the Director and the Policy Analyst.

The Intern will work closely with other interns as well as the Policy Analyst and the Office and Events Assistant. The position requires an energetic and polite individual with a positive disposition when liaising with staff and guests.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting the team with research on existing and potential new projects;
  • Providing general logistical/organizational support to the team as required;
  • Attend staff meetings;
  • Assisting with events; and
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • 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 cover letter with curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional referees to employment@ipinst.org (with “Intern – MENA Office” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or faxed inquiries. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Manama, Bahrain.

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, or scholarships to students or individuals.