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Intern – Australia Chair (Summer 2024)

🚀 Summer Internship

Washington, DC

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  • College junior or recent graduate with interest in US-Australia alliance, Indo-Pacific affairs, Australian politics, alliance management, and democratic resilience. GPA of 3.0 or higher, strong writing and research skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Support research projects, draft memos and event summaries, monitor Australia's political climate, manage social media, assist with event coordination, and collaborate with team members to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Summer Internship

Government & PoliticsWashington, DC


  • CSIS is seeking paid research interns who are highly motivated, professional, and have a keen interest in the U.S.-Australian alliance, Australian foreign policy, Pacific Island’s affairs, and international security. Australia Chair works to broaden the reach and impact of the U.S.-Australia alliance. We operate a fast-paced, dynamic program, and require interns who are detail-oriented and can work independently and as part of a team. The Program is aiming for a May 2024 start date.


  • Must be at least a college junior, a recent graduate, or a graduate student with a demonstrated interest in the U.S.-Australia alliance, Indo-Pacific affairs, Australian politics, alliance management, and democratic resilience.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
  • Demonstrate strong writing, research, organizational, communication, time management, and interpersonal skills, and attention to detail; editing experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Government & Politics


  • Assist with ad hoc and long-term research projects and organize relevant information for the program’s various ongoing projects.
  • Draft memos, event summaries, and other materials for program staff
  • Track events related to Australia’s current political climate and foreign policy.
  • Contribute to the program’s social media presence.
  • Provide support coordinating meetings, workshops, panels, and other events.
  • Have a positive attitude, outstanding communication/interpersonal skills, and ability to work with a team under tight deadlines.


Work type

Full time

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Washington, DC