Virtual Intern, Technical Advancement, International Republican Institute (Remote; Washington, DC)


Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day to day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:

Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

IRI is creating student and employee partnerships that facilitate the growth and development of IRI’s future leadership. Interns will learn about time management and work on tasks in a fast-paced international affairs environment. The intern will support the work of IRI’s Technical Advancement (TA) initiatives.

IRI’s Center for Global Impact (CGI) is designed to help IRI learn, innovate, and lead in global democratic development programming. The line of effort within the Center is comprised of experts specializing in a range of technical areas and program staff who oversee global and cross-cutting initiatives. TA leads CGI’s efforts to contribute to thought leadership, respond to emerging global challenges and trends, facilitate global initiatives, and serve as an incubator for new ideas and cutting-edge approaches

Primary Functions and Responsibilities

• Provide desk-based qualitative research support on democracy and governance issues, including countering foreign authoritarian influence, conflict prevention and stabilization, digital democracy, governance and youth and inclusion.
• With guidance from Center staff, conduct research analysis of qualitative and/or quantitative data, for program design and implementation efforts
• Prepare TA products for public consumption, including by copyediting, managing references, and formatting documents.
• Develop original analytical pieces for public outlets in coordination with TA staff.
• Assist in the design, organization, and implementation of dissemination events for TA products, including webinars, seminars, and workshops.


• Availability to start on January 11, 2021.
• Pursuing or completed undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field.
• Experience in international development or related field.
• Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
• Excellent writing, research and communication skills.
• Familiarity with media outlets that cover international affairs and organizations that analyze comparative politics
• Strong ability to read large amounts of text in expedient timeframe and catalog information based on set criteria


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