IPI NY is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Women, Peace and Security Research Fellow
External Relations Internship

Women, Peace and Security Research Fellow

IPI seeks a Research Fellow as part of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) team who will lead the program at IPI Headquarters in New York.

Through a combination of original research, convening, and strategic outreach, IPI’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Program aims to increase understanding of the value and impact of women’s leadership and gender equality in conflict prevention, resolution, and sustaining peace. We are working to create a world where sustainable peace is possible–with women’s rights at its core.

This position includes a mix of research, strategic outreach, program management, and organizing research and policy events in New York and abroad.


Approximately sixty percent of the Research Fellow’s time will be dedicated to research and analysis, with forty percent to program management and outreach.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for the following tasks:

Research and Analysis (60%)

  • Guide the direction of IPI’s WPS research, particularly related to uniformed women in UN peace operations, women in peace processes, and developing new subjects of research and other programming;
  • Conduct research, drafting written products, chairing meetings, and other substantive activities related to research programs and events. Research, draft and edit articles, chapters, and policy papers on women, peace and security, including possible field-based research;
  • Present IPI research and represent IPI in policy discussions and practitioner forums in New York and abroad; and
  • Supervise overall quality control of WPS research products in collaboration with the Vice President.

Program Management and Outreach (40%)

  • Manage and provide research guidance to junior staff;
  • Supervise the work of all WPS staff (full-time and part-time);
  • Manage the recruitment of WPS program staff, as well as supporting the recruitment of otherprogram staff, as needed;
  • Provide gender expertise to IPI’s programs in project development and implementation; and
  • Support the Vice President and President and the Management Team in outreach and fundraising efforts.

Additional responsibilities can be determined by IPI’s evolving priorities, as assigned by the Vice President and/or President


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A master’s degree or PhD in international relations, political science, global public policy, orrelated field, with a focus on gender, women peace and security, or women’s leadership;
  • A minimum of five years of experience in an international/regional organization, government, research organization or non-governmental organization working on conflict analysis and prevention, peace operations, humanitarian affairs and/or peacebuilding, with a focus ongender, women, peace and security, or women’s leadership;
  • A solid research background with a focus on gender, women, peace and security, or women’sleadership;
  • Proven excellence in writing, editing, and communication; Knowledge of and strong networks within UN institutions and policymaking, as well as of the broader think-tank/policy development system globally; operations;
  • Ability to work independently, with attention to detail and without constant supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills;
  • Experience with fundraising and project management;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; and
  • Fluency in English.The following qualifications are highly preferred:
  • Previous work experience in a peace operation and/or in a conflict or post-conflict context; and
  • Proficiency in French or other official UN language.

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.

To apply

Applications should be submitted to employment@ipinst.org (with “Research Fellow” 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 or Adobe Acrobat files will be accepted. Do not compress or zip files. No e-mail, telephone or faxed inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The closing date for applications is April 19, 2020.

External Relations Internship

IPI is currently seeking applicants for an External Relations Intern, for a full-time, three-month paid summer internship (with the possibility of renewal), who will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with the External Relations Team providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process.

The ideal start date for this position will be mid-June.

This position is under the overall supervision of the Senior Director of External Relations. The External Relations Intern will work with the Senior Director of External Relations and the Development Officer to ensure optimum coordination between the resource development team and the fundraising activities of the Senior Director with all IPI staff members.

The External Relations Intern will also assist on research and follow-up to support the fundraising activities of the Senior Director of External Relations.

The person in this position will assist the Development Officer with reporting requirements; as well as the Events Manager with outreach for select events.

This position requires an energetic multitasker with related experience 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 good communication skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure, is polite and has a positive disposition when liaising with staff and guests.


The External Relations Intern will:

  • Organize and maintain the schedule of the Senior Director of External Relations;
  • Coordinate the calendar of the Senior Director of External Relations;
  • Conduct background research ahead of fundraising meetings;
  • Organize and update the outreach schedule for meetings with IPI’s member state donors;
  • Assisting with social media outreach for the Senior Director of External Relations;
  • Research prospective funding sources; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of External Relations.

The External Relations Intern will work to support the Events Manager with outreach for select, high-level events including:

  • The Global Leader Series;
  • The Turtle Bay Reception Series; and
  • Other partnership-related and External Relations events, as assigned by the Events Manager.


  • BA or MA with a degree/concentration in international affairs;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail;
  • Excellent judgement skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Excellent ability to multitask; and
  • Educational knowledge of multilateral institutions/international affairs a plus.

To apply

The closing date for applications is Sunday, May 3, 2020.

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

Please send only Word, or Adobe Acrobat files. Do not compress or zip files. No telephone inquiries.

The CPO 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.