Research Internships: Climate, Security, and the Middle East (Summer 2017)

Center for the National Interest

Washington, DC, US

Research Internship: Climate, Security, and the Middle East (Summer 2017)

The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist Climate and Security Program Director Geoffrey Kemp with research on geopolitical and geoeconomic developments in the Greater Middle East. Interns will make important editorial and research contributions to a major project examining the national security implications of climate change.

Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, excellent writing skills, and a sharp analytical mind. A demonstrated interest in international affairs and foreign policy is required. Research experience with issues related to environmental policy and climate security is highly desired. In addition to supporting the Program Director, Research Interns will have access to most Center meetings, seminars, and other events. Research Interns will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research and writing in the Center’s award winning foreign affairs publication: The National Interest.

• Conduct research to support the activities of the Climate and Security program, including op-eds, reports, and briefings
• Aid in the organization of program meetings, events, and seminars
• Author summaries of program activities for internal and external audiences.
• General office assistance as needed.

• Enrolled or completed a BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite
• Research experience in the areas of environmental policy and climate security highly desired
• Arabic language proficiency desirable
• To apply, candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and five (5) page writing sample to [email protected]. Please have “Research Intern: Climate, Security, Middle East” in subject line of the email.

The Center will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview. Please note that this internship is unpaid.