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Intern - Scholl Chair in International Business (Summer 2024)

🚀 Summer Internship

Washington, DC

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  • Strong writing, research, and communication skills essential. Critical thinking and ability to work independently under pressure. Background in international business, economics, finance, or relations preferred. Prior professional experience necessary. Detailed-oriented team player with self-discipline.
  • Support the Scholl Chair team by conducting research, analyzing trade and international business topics, creating content, attending relevant events, and assisting with various projects as needed. Build relationships within and outside of CSIS to contribute to ongoing and future initiatives.

Summer Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyWashington, DC


  • The Scholl Chair in International Business seeks two research interns to support the work of the Scholl Chair. Since 1981, the Scholl Chair has examined the relationship of international trade and investment to economic growth, innovation, and development. America’s role on the world stage is influenced by its ability to effectively integrate trade and international economic objectives into its broader foreign policy. Currently, the global trading system and its institutions are undergoing tremendous change, and much of the Scholl Chair's work focuses on analyzing those changes and developing tools for dealing with existing and emerging issues within the international trading system.
  • The position is a full-time internship. We are seeking an undergraduate (junior standing or above), graduate, or recent graduate candidate who has completed coursework in international trade, has a background in trade and economics, and possesses good research and writing skills. 


  • Knowledge, Education and Experience:
  • Candidates must have strong English-language writing and research skills and be detail-oriented under pressure.
  • Candidates should be critical and creative thinkers who thrive in an independent working environment with tight deadlines.
  • Candidates must be able to function well as part of a friendly, small, and close-knit team.
  • Practical and/or academic background in the following areas is desirable but not required:
  • International trade and investment policy
  • International economics
  • International finance
  • International relations
  • Climate change and sustainability policy
  • This candidate will be working alongside colleagues internal to CSIS but also with external parties, including domestic and foreign government officials. Candidates must have strong communication skills, be self-disciplined, and be detail oriented. Prior professional experience is required.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Work directly with the Scholl Chair team on ongoing and future projects, including analysis of supply chains, climate change and trade, sustainable development, digital trade, trade and economic arrangements, global economic governance, multilateral institutions, trade facilitation, and foreign investment.
  • Conduct research and assist with writing reports on trade and international business topics.
  • Produce content on trader elated subjects for the Scholl Chair.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships within CSIS and with other organizations under the guidance of the program.
  • Identify, attend, and take notes on virtual internal and external events relevant to the work of the Scholl Chair program.
  • Assist as needed on ad hoc projects or requests, as directed by program staff.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Washington, DC