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🚀 Internship

Intern - Humanitarian Agenda

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Washington, DC

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  • The candidate must have a bachelor's degree, strong academic record, interest in the humanitarian sector, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, program support and event planning experience, social media proficiency, ability to work 35 hours per week, and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • The intern will support the organization's cost structure, advise on project budgets, assist with event logistics, draft correspondence, handle social media updates, and assist with financial reporting and forecasting.

Off-cycle Internship

Government & PoliticsWashington, DC


  • The Humanitarian Agenda is seeking one full-time intern who can support day-to-day operations, including outreach efforts, event planning, and other administrative assistance. This is an in-person position during the period from January–June 2024 at the CSIS headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • The ideal candidate is highly motivated, detail-oriented, and methodical, and possesses general knowledge about the humanitarian sector. Candidates must communicate why they are interested in the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda program and explain at least one area of interest in a cover letter (one page maximum). Interests can be demonstrated through previous administrative, research, academic, volunteer, or field experiences.


  • B.A./B.S. from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution is required
  • Strong academic record with a demonstrated interest in the humanitarian sector is required
  • Strong professional communication and interpersonal skills with a range of diverse individuals are required
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, manage multiple assignments under deadlines, and communicate effectively are required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word and excel is required
  • Program support and event planning experience are desired. This experience can be demonstrated in clubs and activities at the candidate’s undergraduate or graduate institution
  • Experience with social media (i.e., Twitter/X and Linkedin) in a professional or academic setting is desired
  • Must be able to commit 35 hours per week
  • And must be eligible to work in the United States

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Government & Politics


  • Responsibilities include understanding the organization’s cost structure and advising departments/programs on developing and managing proposals and project budgets. In addition, will provide analysis to Management on budget performance and forecasts, including but not limited to the following
  • Administrative (70%)
  • Assist in event logistics for meetings, conferences, seminars, and briefings
  • Draft external correspondence and communications
  • Assist with outreach activities and contact management
  • Support the coordination of day-to-day office operations
  • Provide background research and fact checking
  • And support other administrative duties as needed
  • Social Media (30%)
  • Update web and social media content
  • Publicize the program’s publications and events across social media platforms (i.e., Twitter and Linkedin)
  • Draft mailings and newsletters
  • And support other social media duties as needed
  • Additional responsibilities include federal and donor financial reporting, preparing invoices for federal and private contracts, and preparing internal forecasts including but not limited to the following
  • Prepare and submit interim and final federal grant and donor financial reporting.
  • Prepare, submit and record monthly and/or quarterly federal and private contract billings in accounting system (MS Dynamics SL) and CRM (Salesforce).
  • Prepare, update, and distribute monthly program forecast.


Work type

Full time

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Washington, DC