Job Openings & Internships

Website/Social Media Writing Internship

IPI is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, six-month paid internship to start in June 2024 as part of IPI’s Communications Team. This intern will help with writing and publishing website and social media content for IPI.

The intern will be part of IPI’s Communications Team, which oversees all aspects of the IPI and Global Observatory websites, as well as IPI’s social media presence. 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 for all events and select meetings) through the duration of the six-month internship. The candidate should be available during standard IPI working hours (9am-5pm EST).

Responsibilities

  • Assist with producing website text including research and drafting copy;
  • Produce posts for, and help maintain, the IPI & Global Observatory social media accounts;
  • Implement social media outreach and look for new opportunities;
  • Assist with maintaining the web style guide;
  • Research as directed by Communications Team; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • BA or MA with a degree/concentration in international affairs;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multilateral institutions;
  • Demonstrated ability to write about international relations;
  • Ability to write for the web and social media;
  • Technologically savvy, with strong knowledge of web usability and social media;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; and
  • Ability to work on a team in a dynamic environment;

Compensation

The Website/Social Media Writing 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.

The closing date for applications is May 17, 2024.

We anticipate that final interviews will be held virtually the week of May 20th with an ideal start date of the first week in June.


Editorial Internship

The International Peace Institute is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, six-month paid internship to start in late June as part of IPI’s Publications Team.

Reporting to the Head of Publications, the intern will assist in producing IPI policy papers, issue briefs, and related materials at IPI’s headquarters in New York City. The intern will also assist the Editor-in-Chief of IPI’s online publication the Global Observatory. The intern will gain experience editing longer policy papers and shorter analytical articles and managing the production of publications and will have the opportunity to learn from IPI’s ongoing research on the multilateral system, peace operations, climate change, and women, peace, and security.

The selected candidate will be expected to work in a hybrid fashion (virtually and in-person) through the duration of the six-month internship. The candidate should be available during standard IPI working hours (9am–5pm EST).

Responsibilities

  • Copyediting, formatting citations, fact checking, and proofreading IPI publications and GO articles and copyediting other IPI communications as required;
  • Maintaining the house style guide;
  • Conducting photo research for publications;
  • Assisting with the dissemination of publications on social media;
  • Helping monitor the impact of IPI publications;
  • Conducting publications-related administrative tasks;
  • Supporting IPI research (literature reviews, data analysis, etc.), as required; and
  • Performing other ad hoc tasks as determined by the Head of Publications.

Qualifications

  • Outstanding editing ability, with acute attention to detail, a passion for grammar, and opinions about punctuation;
  • Outstanding writing ability, with an understanding of how to convey ideas concisely and clearly;
  • Good eye for design and formatting;
  • BA, particularly in international affairs or a related field;
  • Knowledge of Chicago style desirable;
  • Experience copyediting, proofreading, or working as a writing tutor preferred;
  • Experience working with spreadsheets or design tools a plus;
  • Familiarity with or interest in multilateral institutions a plus; and
  • Knowledge of written French a plus.

Compensation

The Editorial 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.

The closing date for applications is May 20, 2024.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an invitation to take a short editing test.

We anticipate that final interviews will be held virtually the first week of June with an ideal start date of June 24, 2024.

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