IPI NY is currently seeking applicants for:

External Relations Intern
Center for Peace Operations & Humanitarian Affairs Intern

External Relations – Intern

The External Relations intern will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with the External Relations Team providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process. S/He will also interact with program staff members, to assist in the organization of all IPI events and meetings. The External Relations internship requires a candidate who is an energetic multitasker with excellent judgment, discretion, initiative, and the ability to prioritize.


  • Assist with the coordination and execution of all logistical aspects of IPI events, including the invitation process, check-in of participants, greeting of guests, handling of microphones, displaying of publications, and other matters as they arise;
  • 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;
  • 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 Salesforce 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 follow-up documents to participants;
  • Take inventory of events-related materials as needed; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Events Coordinator.


  • BA preferred, but not required in the field of Business Management/Hospitality or other related field;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail;
  • Excellent ability to multitask;
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM a plus; and
  • Educational 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 (with “External Relations Intern” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The position requires eligibility to work in the US. The internship 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 & Humanitarian Affairs – Intern

The International Peace Institute seeks qualified applicants for a three-month paid internship, renewable for a total of six months, to work 50% as part of IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations and 50% within IPI’s Humanitarian Affairs program.


  • Support the implementation of IPI’s protection of civilians project,
  • Conduct background research and contribute to drafting analytical reports on issues related to peace operations, and more specifically protection of civilians;
  • Conduct background research to support IPI’s work on the delivery of healthcare in situations of armed conflict and emergency health response in humanitarian crises
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of IPI meetings, conferences and seminars;
  • Participate in and contribute to interviews, meetings, seminars or workshops
  • Interact with a broad range of international and regional actors working on these topics at the global level: and
  • Perform various administrative tasks.


  • Graduate-level coursework in international affairs, political science, international law or a related field with a focus on peacekeeping or peacebuilding. A specific interest in protection of civilians, humanitarian issues and/or global health is desirable;
  • Outstanding research, analytical, and English writing skills;
  • Fluency in French is a plus;
  • Previous experience in an international organization, an NGO or a research center/think tank is desirable
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Commitment to teamwork and the ability to handle multiple tasks.

To apply

The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Please send to employment@ipinst.org (“POC & Humanitarian Affairs 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. The position requires eligibility to work in the US. The deadline for application is Friday, May 18, 2018.

Please note:
We do not award financial aid, grants, scholarships or sponsorships to students or individuals.