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Special Initiatives Intern

Position Overview:

The Special Initiatives team at the New Lines Institute for Strategy and Policy is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Research Intern. Special Initiatives looks at specific issues of significant importance to U.S. policymakers and focuses on global issues that are not receiving enough attention. It produces research and analysis that is timely, targeted, and designed to be highly impactful from a policy perspective. Current initiatives include the Ukraine Project, Uyghur Scholars Working Group, the Road Back Project, the Tigray Project, and the Rohingya Global Initiative.

We are seeking an individual who can think creatively and take initiative while getting the work done. This is not a conventional internship. In Special Initiatives, our interns are an integral part of our team and our work. You will be working with high level diplomats and top experts in the fields of genocide studies, international law, Ukraine, and more on live, sensitive projects with real-world impacts. Individuals with expertise/experience on genocide studies, international law, Ukraine/Russia, and/or China are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

The internship is paid ($15-20/hour based on experience) and will begin as soon as possible. The intern is expected to commit to 20-30 hours a week (depending on availability), and the internship term is for 6 months, with the potential for renewal. Interested candidates do not need to be present in the Washington, D.C. area to be considered for the position. An intern who is present in the Washington, D.C. area should be able to commit to being present at the New Lines Institute’s Washington D.C. office when the team is there.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Director with the various Special Initiative projects including Rohingya Global Initiative, Ukraine Project, and Tigray project
  • Experience with Wikipedia posting is a plus Organize speaking engagements for Director
    Write one piece for any of the SI projects of your choice Lead one podcast or event
    Other duties as needed

A successful candidate should demonstrate the following qualities:

  • A positive attitude
  • Well-developed writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Experience with performing clerical and administrative work
  • Experience with analyzing U.S. foreign and national security policy

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and short (no more than 5 page) writing sample to: [email protected]