Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Internships, Entry and Mid-Level Positions

1. World Resources Institute

· Associate, Vulnerability and Adaptation-DC

· Requires French or Spanish fluency and 3-5 yrs experience

2. American Red Cross

· Program Assistant, International Response Operations Center-DC

· Experience in humanitarian relief/emergency response and Creole/French proficiency preferred

3. ICF International

· Intern, Global Development-Calverton, MD

· Meeting & Event Planning Assistant-Calverton, MD


· Security Specialist GS-9-DC

· 1 year of specialized experience or graduate degree

5. SRA International

· Foreign Media Analyst, Mideast/Southwest Asia-Arlington, VA

· Native/Near Native fluency in Mideast/SW Asia language

· Graduate degree

6. The Century Foundation

· Policy Program Assistant-DC

7. Chemonics International

· Data Analyst, Famine Early Warning Systems Network via washpost-DC

· Graduate degree

8. National Italian American Foundation

· Fund Development Internship via washpost-DC


· Policy and Advocacy Associate, External Relations-DCW

· Legislative experience required

10. Amnesty International

· Media Relations Assistant-NYC

11. America Abroad Media

· Office Manager, Executive Assistant-DC

12. Freedom House

· Program Officer, Eurasia-DC

· Russian language ability and graduate degree preferred

13. CSIS Global Health Policy Center

· Web & Social Media Assistant-DC

· Strong preference for background in global health/international development

14. International Council on Clean Transportation

· Program Associate, Finance and Operations-DC

· Accounting experience strongly preferred

15. Mission Readiness

· Membership Assistant-DC

16. Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

· Global Concerns Intern via washpost-DC

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

GO USA!!!!

1. Greenpeace

· Fall Intern via craigslist-DC

2. Gallup

· Global Researcher, Africa-DC

· requires French fluency and progress towards a master’s degree

3. Institute for Policy Studies

· Media Outreach (Middle East) via wash post-DC

4. Council on Foreign Relations

· Research Associate, Asia Studies-DC

· Research Associate, International Economics-DC

5. Federal Aviation Administration

· International Affairs Specialist-DC

6. Department of State

· Foreign Affairs Officer-DC

· “Experience applying graphic and geospatial information science (GIS) to the analysis of human and/or political geographic issues”

· “Experience analyzing graphic and geospatial information to provide assessments regarding US preparation for and response to humanitarian crises in Africa”

7. International Relief and Development

· Program Assistant, US Programs-DC

8. University of Arizona

· International Student Specialist-Tucson, AZ

9. Genocide Intervention Network

· Conflict Risk Network Intern via washpost-DC July 1

10. Conservation International

· Global Initiatives Intern via washpost-DC

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fall Internships!!!

1. Business Executives for National Security
·The Stanley A. Weiss Research Associate Program-DC July 31

2. Center for Strategic and International Studies
·Fall Intern-Multiple Opportunities-DC August 1

3. American Enterprise Institute
·Fall Intern-DC September 1

4. International Crisis Group
·Fall Intern-Beijing, DC, NY, Brussels, Dakar, London, Nairobi
·Different deadlines

5. Intelligence and National Security Alliance
·Research Internship-DC rolling

6. Center for a New American Security
·Joseph S. Nye, Jr. National Security Internship-DC July 1

7. Center for American Progress
·Fall Intern-Multiple Opportunities-DC July 11

8. Office of the Undersecretary of Defense
·DoD Intern-DC rolling

9. Harvard Belfer Center, Journal of International Security
·Fall Intern-Cambridge, MA July 30

10. Henry L. Stimson Center
·Fall Intern-Multiple Opportunities-DC July 15
·Herbert L. Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Spring 2011-DC October 15

11. Total Intelligence Solutions
·Analyst Intern-Arlington, VA rolling

12. International Institute for Strategic Studies
·Fall Intern-DC July 1

13. Freedom House
·Multiple Internship Opportunities-DC rolling

14. State Department
·Student Internship-DC July 1

15.Nixon Center
·Fall Intern-DC September 15

16. Amnesty International
·Fall Intern-DC, NY, San Fran, Chicago, Atlanta around July 1

17. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
·Fall Intern-DC July 1

18. Institute for Global Engagement
·Fall Intern-DC unspecified

19. Middle East Institute
·Fall Intern-DC July 15

20. Inter-American Foundation
·Fall Intern-Arlington, VA September 15

21. Asia Foundation
·Douglas K. Bereuter Program For Junior Associates In Asian Affairs-DC August 15
·(Graduate internship)

22. Washington Institute for Near-East Studies
·Fall Intern-DC July 13

23. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
·Fall Intern-DC June 30

24. Women Thrive Worldwide
·Fall Intern-DC July 26

25. Center for International Policy
·Fall Intern-DC July 14

26. Institute for Science and International Security
·Fall Intern-DC August 1

27. Institute of World Politics
·Fall Intern-DC July 1

28. New America Foundation
·Intern, Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program-DC August 10

29. Aspen Institute
·Summer Intern, Global Health and Development-DC June 25

30. Voice of America
·Fall PR Intern-DC June 30

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Summer Jobs

1. Department of State
·Program Specialist-DC
·1 year of specialized experience or grad school required
·Foreign Affairs Research Analyst-DC
·GS 11/12 position-requires 1 year of highly specialized experience in opinion/polling

2. Center for International Private Enterprise
·Program Assistant, Middle East & North Africa-DC

3. ABA Rule of Law Initiative
·Program Associate, Europe & Eurasia-DC

4. McLarty Associates
·Executive Assistant via FPA jobs board-DC
·Japanese or Korean background required

5. King & Spalding
·Project Assistant, International Trade via Careerbuilder-DC
·Prefer 3.5 GPA

6. Department of Commerce
·International Trade Compliance Analyst-DC
·1 year of specialized experience required

7. Confederation of British Industry
·Government Affairs Assistant-DC

8. The Avascent Group
·3 to 5 years of directly relevant work experience in a business / consulting environment and at least 2 years within Avascent’s clients’ industries and workspace

9. Inter-American Foundation
·Program Staff Assistant-DC
·Must be bilingual in English/Spanish

10. Peace Corps
·Program Specialist-DC

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Create Search Agents....NOW

I bet there are many of you out there who don’t have a clue what a “search agent” is. Up to a few months ago I was in the same boat. But as I stepped up my job search and acquired new tools I discovered that search agents can be incredibly efficient. Not only will they synchronize your job search, they’ll save you time and effort. By entering in a few basic keywords and your preferred locations, you can make your job search come directly to your email inbox. Here are a few typical entry-level keywords that I use in my job search agents: Junior Analyst, Administrative Assistant, Development Associate, Program Assistant, and Entry Level.

Try to be as specific as possible when creating search agents and don’t use generic titles like “assistant”. Below are a few job websites where you can create search agents. You usually will have to create an account to set up search agents, also known as email alerts, but it is well worth it.

  1. Idealist
  2. Monster with Instructions
  3. Careerbuilder
  4. Yahoo HotJobs

The ultimate job search agent is After you create an account simply search by a position title or company your looking to join. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll see “Get email updates for the latest xxxxx jobs in washington dc”. Click on this link and your search agent will automatically activate.

I would also recommend you either create a separate email address for your job search or use gmail filters (you must use Gmail) to direct them into separate folders, because if your not consistent with organizing and synchronizing your inbox it’ll become as cluttered as my sock drawer. Here’s how to create labels in gmail. Here’s how to create filters. Go get em!


Friday, June 4, 2010


1. Brookings Institution
Program Coordinator, Foreign Policy Program-DC

2. National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Program Assistant, Asia-DC

3. The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University
Program Assistant-DC

Program Assistant, Global Health Technologies Coalition-DC

5. DAI
·Project Coordinator, Afghanistan Portfolio-Bethesda, MD

6. SOS International
Media Analyst-China-Reston, VA

7. Johns Hopkins University, SAIS
Academic Program Assistant-DC

8. Howard University, International Affairs Center
Administrative Assistant-DC

9. Middle East Institute
Research Assistant Intern-DC

10. Department of Homeland Security
Program Analyst (International Affairs)-DC

11. SRA International
Foreign Media Analyst, Africa-DC
·2-8 years of experience
·African language skills required
·Give it a shot!