Russia and Europe Research Internship, Quincy Institute

The Quincy Institute (QI) Internship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds to engage in career exploration and development.
The mission of QI’s Internship Program is to provide students and recent graduates a meaningful and practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest. Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, attend external as well as QI events online or in-person.
This is a paid part-time position (15-19 hours/week) for nine months from November 2022, with the possibility of extension. Interns will be able to work remotely (limited to DC, NY, VA, MD, WA, GA , IL and ME) or from the Quincy Institute’s Washington, DC office. Interns are paid at the rate of $16.10 per hour, up to a maximum of 19 hours per week.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample. Application deadline is October 15th 2022.


    • The candidate will primarily assist senior staff in researching issues related to Russia, the countries of the former USSR, NATO and the European Union, and US policy towards these countries and regions.
    • This research will contribute to products that range from original policy research to rapid analysis to op-ed writing.
    • As needed, the candidate will also provide research support to other Quincy Institute staff.
    • The research will consist of both background reading (books, essays, surveys and reports) and tracking the daily and weekly news on these subjects.
    • Candidates will also have the opportunity to submit their own writing for publication by the Quincy Institute.
    • The candidate will be able to demonstrate a keen interest in the foreign policy approach of the Quincy Institute and an interest in working in a dynamic and ambitious environment.
    • All interns will assist with general administrative work for the Quincy Institute, as needed.


    • The applicant should have background knowledge and interest on issues related to Europe and the former USSR, as well as the IR theory of restraint, and familiarity with issues related to U.S. foreign and security policy and ongoing policy debates in the United States.
    • Enrolment in an undergraduate or graduate program in political science, international relations, or a related field in the social sciences or humanities, or be a recent graduate in the aforementioned areas.
    • Strong writing and research skills, including basic familiarity with AP style guide.
    • Proficient technical skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite applications. Basic understanding of data analysis and presentation.
The application closes on October 15th, 2022.
About the Quincy Institute
Quincy Institute is a newly formed public policy think tank in Washington, DC, whose mission is to promote ideas that move US foreign policy away from endless war and toward vigorous diplomacy in the pursuit of international peace. It envisions a world where peace is the norm and war the exception. The Institute operates independently of any political party.
Quincy Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, ability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.


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