Research and Analysis Intern, Freedom House (Washington, DC)


The Summer Research & Analysis Intern will assist with the research and production of annual reports produced in the New York office: Freedom in the World, Freedom on the Net, Freedom and the Media, and Nations in Transit. This position is based in New York City and reports to the Research Director, Strategy and Management. Interns are expected to work at least 30 hours per week for 12 weeks, and will receive a modest monthly stipend. Interns are fully integrated into the operations of the New York office; they attend internal and external meetings, and have opportunities for small-group and one-on-one discussion with staff members at all levels.

Duties may include:

  • Conduct online research on topics relevant to Freedom House publications
  • Prepare concise summaries of materials gathered through research
  • Fact-check, edit, and proofread documents for internal and external purposes
  • Assist with the development of presentation materials
  • Assist with other administrative activities such as data entry and publishing content to the Freedom House website
  • Assist with the preparation of offsite meetings
  • Propose and research articles for Freedom House’s blog
  • Administrative duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and be able to receive academic credit or fulfill an academic requirement
  • Background or interest in international affairs, political science, human rights
  • Experience conducting intensive online research
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; foreign language skills a plus
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to appropriately prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Ability and desire to ask thoughtful questions
  • Positive attitude, strong personal motivation, and willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
  • Familiarity with Freedom House publications
  • Graphic design experience is welcomed
  • Graduate school experience may be necessary for the level of research needed


For more information and to apply, click here.

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