Spring 2023 Internship – Security & Defense Program – Paris, France

The Paris Office of the German Marshall Fund is seeking a six-month intern who is interested in gaining practical experience in a think tank conducting policy-driven research on issues relevant to transatlantic relations. S/he will work with the Director and team of the Paris office and participate in a variety of activities that support GMF programs, including research, writing, project development, and event planning.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Conduct research on a variety of topics relating to international affairs and security.
Edit and coordinate publications with the Paris team and GMF experts more broadly.
Assist in the preparation of private briefings for public and private partners.
Prepare and produce supporting materials, documents and data for presentations and meetings as required.
Represent the office during conferences and seminars both virtually and in person and prepare reports on discussions.
Track key geopolitical events and proactively report trends to the team.
Foster and grow the office’s network by updating and maintaining contact lists.
Assist in organizing seminars and conferences by contacting and following-up with invitees and managing logistics by finding venues and travelling accommodations.
Assist with travel, accommodation arrangements and programming of meetings for staff or U.S. delegations visiting the Paris office.
Translate work from French to English and from English to French.
Assist with the communication and advertising of GMF and the Paris office’s activities.
Daily administrative work: and Other duties as assigned.


Enrolled in a Master program or recent graduate, ideally in International Relations, European Affairs or Political Science. Other related fields like History will also be considered.
Excellent communication and writing skills, both in French and in English.
Ability to work in an international and bilingual environment.
Creative, entrepreneurial, and responsible.
Ability to research and quickly synthesize relevant and noteworthy information, often under time constraints.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines while working on longer term projects.
Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
Experience in project management, program planning and research would be greatly appreciated.
Background or interest in foreign policy, diplomacy, transatlantic relations; and
Knowledge and understanding of European and American domestic and foreign policies and transatlantic relations.

Start and Length of the Internship:

Internship format: 6-month full-time internship, Master or post-Master
Internship agreement required
Dates: February 6th – July 28th, 2023
Remuneration: €1,000/month (pretax) + daily meal vouchers (tickets restaurants)
Deadline to Apply: Accepting applications on a rolling basis
GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply at: https://gmfus.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/6f5d43ac-69aa-9e4d-4b73-9be862da8c30/apply?source=2253674-CJB-0

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