Job Openings & Internships

IPI is currently accepting applications for the following positions in NYC:

External Relations Internship
Center for Peace Operations Internship
Women, Peace and Security Internship


External Relations Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a full‐time, five-month paid internship to start in August 2024 as part of IPI’s External Relations Team. This internship position will support the work of the Senior Director of External Relations.

The External Relations Intern will work on select outreach projects and activities under the direction of the Senior Director of External Relations. This position will also support the work of IPI’s resource development team and work with the events team, as well as program staff members, to organize and support select IPI events and meetings. The person in this position will help coordinate the schedule of the Senior Director of External Relations. The 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 excellent communication skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure, is polite and has a positive disposition when liaising with staff and guests. The intern will gain knowledge and skills from on‐the‐job experience, with IPI staff providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process.

The selected candidate will be expected to work in a hybrid fashion (virtually and in‐person) through the duration of the five‐month internship. However, for the months of September and October the candidate will need to work primarily in‐person. The candidate should be available during standard IPI working hours (9am‐5pm EST), as well as whenever an IPI event is taking place.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the calendar of the Senior Director of External Relations;
  • Meet weekly with the Senior Director of External Relations and the Resource Development Team to discuss resource development strategy, assist with coordinating the agenda for the week, and support the work of the Development Officer to coordinate and prepare for outreach meetings related to fundraising;
  • Conduct background research ahead of fundraising and outreach meetings;
  • Assist with the coordination and execution of logistical aspects of select 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 the Events Officer at IPI on event partnership and branding activities;
  • Other duties assigned by the Senior Director of External Relations related to event planning—including drafting letters, invitations, and event‐related research; and
  • Assist with the coordination of social media posts and outreach for the Senior Director of External Relations, and, together with the Communications Officer and other IPI colleagues, assist with social media posts ahead of select meetings and events.

Special Events

The External Relations Intern will work to support the Senior Director of External Relations and the Events Officer with outreach for select, high‐level events including:

  • The Global Leader Series;
  • The Art for Peace Event Series; and
  • Other partnership‐related and External Relations events, as assigned by the Senior Director of External Relations.

Database Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the Development Officer, Events Officer, and Communications Officer on data recording for the purpose of reporting on IPI’s work and activities.

Other Duties

  • Work evening and weekend hours when assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of External Relations.

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 is a plus.

Compensation

The External Relations internship a full‐time position (40 hours a week), paid at a rate of $16.00 per hour.

*Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships. Applications that do not explicitly indicate authorization to work in the USA will not be considered.

Apply
The closing date for applications is July 10, 2024.

Short‐listed candidates will be contacted for an interview the week of July 17, 2024, with an ideal start date of August 14, 2024.


Center for Peace Operations Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, three-month paid internship to start early September 2024 with the possibility of a three-month extension as part of IPI’s CPO Team.

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 Research staff. The successful candidate will work with all members of the CPO team and will interact regularly 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.

The selected candidate must be based in the New York area for the duration of the internship and will be expected to work in a hybrid in-office/from-home fashion during standard IPI working hours (9am-5pm EST).

Responsibilities

  • Identify, analyze, and monitor political developments and trends in relation 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 virtual 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.

Compensation

The CPO internship is a full-time position (40 hours a week), paid at a rate of $16.00 per hour.

*Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships. Applications that do not explicitly indicate authorization to work in the USA will not be considered.

Apply
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited to take the written assessment.


Women, Peace and Security Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, three-month paid internship to start in early September 2024, with the possibility of a three-month extension as part of IPI’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Team.

This internship is situated in IPI’s WPS Program, which 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 Head of the WPS Program. The successful candidate will work with all members of the WPS team and will interact regularly with 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.

The selected candidate must be based in the New York area for the duration of the internship and will be expected to work in a hybrid in‐office/from‐home fashion during standard IPI working hours (9am‐5pm EST).

Responsibilities

  • Identify, analyze and monitor political developments and trends in relation to women, peace and security;
  • 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;
  • Compile academic and policy sources, annotated bibliographies, and literature reviews;
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of meetings, workshops, 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;
  • Edit and review publications from the WPS team;
  • Assist with tracking project progress and impact;
  • Contribute WPS analysis to IPI’s policy blog, The Global Observatory; and
  • Perform various administrative tasks in support of WPS programming.

Qualifications

  • Graduate-level coursework in international affairs, political science, gender, or a related field, with a focus on issues related to gender/women’s rights and international peace and security;
  • Knowledge of UN institutions and multilateral policy processes;
  • Outstanding editing, 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;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative in ensuring team meets goals and deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; and
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and willingness to learn.

Compensation

The WPS internship is a full-time position (40 hours a week), paid at a rate of $16.00 per hour.

*Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships. Applications that do not explicitly indicate authorization to work in the USA will not be considered.

Apply
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited to take the written assessment.

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