Research Intern, Energy and National Security, CSIS – Washington, DC

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program (ENS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions for the energy sector. Our approach seeks to explain the intersection of policy, markets, and technologies. Our expertise ranges from energy security to development to climate change. ENS regularly collaborates with leaders in industry, government, academia, and nonprofits to bridge divides and find creative, smart, and impactful solutions to contemporary and future energy issues.

As a diverse team, we value different perspectives in our work. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply. Experience or specific knowledge about the energy sector is not required, but candidates with a demonstrated interest in the field are preferred. Please tell us why you are interested in the energy sector in your cover letter.


This position is for the Fall 2019 semester. Responsibilities include:

• Provide research support for individual scholars and projects in areas of expertise (i.e. regional power sector developments, geopolitical impacts on oil markets, U.S. state-level climate policy, etc.)
• Manage logistics for events including preparation, check-in, and Q&A
• Assist in preparing briefing materials and creating PowerPoints for senior staff presentations
• Staff events and provide friendly, professional assistance to attendees
• Provide logistical support to the Program staff for variety of administrative tasks, including drafting email correspondence, crafting newsletters, and routine office work
• Attend events and lectures held at CSIS and elsewhere to provide thorough summaries


• Must be at least a college junior in good standing, an advanced student, or a recent graduate

• Excellent research skills required
• Strong computer skills, particularly PowerPoint and Excel
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Good judgment and ability to complete projects independently and with a team
• Well-organized with the ability to manage multiple projects & priorities simultaneously
• Ability to work in a team environment

Interested applicants, please apply at

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