Intern – External Relations and Korea Chair, CSIS (Washington, DC)


The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of over 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

CSIS seeks highly motivated candidates for a full-time, paid, six-month internship to support Center-wide research efforts that relate to imagery analysis. Research support will span most of the regions and topics covered at CSIS, with 50% of the intern’s time being devoted to supporting the Korea Chair. Candidates should be motivated, detail-oriented, self-starters who enjoy a wide variety of project management and analytic tasks, and possess excellent research and project management skills. The successful candidate will have an aptitude for collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team and also have a strong ability to balance competing priorities, anticipate needs, and multi-task in a fast-paced and dynamic environment while meeting tight deadlines.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

• Provide research support as needed, including primary source research, literature reviews, and compile and analyze research briefs and data for ongoing and new research projects.
• Monitor and identify satellite imagery for ongoing and new research projects.
• Track upcoming and current imagery projects (timelines, pipelines, etc.).
• Provide administrative and project coordination support.
• Assist with imagery markups per established styles and requirements.
• Assist with copyediting and proofreading (per CSIS style).


• B.A. in a relevant field (satellite imagery analysis and/or geospatial analysis experience not required but a plus);
• Demonstrated and excellent research skills;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including effectively presenting information, operating in a fast-paced environment, and managing competing priorities;
• Strong attention to detail, initiative, and follow through skills;
• Korean language proficiency a plus;
• Zest for challenging assignments that demand creativity;
• Strong demonstrated interest in international affairs;
• Must be able to work in the United States.

HOW TO APPLY: Cover letter, writing sample, and resume required. For more information and to apply, click here.

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