IPI is currently seeking applicants for the following internships in New York:

Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations Intern
Women, Peace and Security Intern


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 the beginning of March 2020.

This internship 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.

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;
  • 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 10, 2020 Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in a test the week commencing January 27, 2020.

We anticipate that interviews will be held the week commencing February 3, 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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.
  4. Please state in your application your availability to commence the internship.
  5. Please send only Word, Word Perfect 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.


Women, Peace and Security Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, three-month paid internship (with the possibility of renewal) as part of IPI’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Program. The ideal start date will be Mid- March 2020.

The WPS Program covers IPI’s work on the full spectrum of women’s rights and roles in peace and security, including conflict prevention, mediation, peace operations, peacebuilding and sustaining peace.

The intern will report directly to the WPS program lead, and will work closely with all other IPI programs. The successful candidate will work with all members of the WPS team, and will work closely with all other IPI programs. The intern will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with the WPS team providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, analyze and monitor political developments and trends in relations to women, peace and security, with a particular focus on women’s leadership;
  • Research and contribute to drafting analytical reports on issues related to women, peace and security, including but not limited to women’s rights and roles in conflict prevention and resolution, peace operations, peacebuilding and sustaining peace;
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of meetings and seminars;
  • Interact with a broad range of international and regional actors working on these topics at the multilateral level;
  • Support the social media processes for the program;
  • Contribute analysis and technical assistance to IPI’s internet presence; and
  • Perform various administrative tasks in support of WPS programming.

Qualifications

  • Graduate-level coursework in international affairs, political science, or a related field, preferably on gender/women’s rights 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 17, 2020.

Please send the following in an email to employment@ipinst.org (with “Women, Peace and Security Intern” as the e-mail 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 WPS 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.