The Brookings Institution is the America’s most famous Think Tank and it’s looking for a Research Assistant. Read the description below and anche check your skills to apply

 

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Organization/Company: The Brookings Institution is a  Think Tank placed in Washington DC. It operates on researches about social sciences, economics, foreign policy, development and governance. Brooking was founded in 1916 with the aim to be the the first private organization devoted to analyzing public policy issues at the national level. Brookings has contributed to the creation of the United Nations, the Marshall Plan, and the Congressional Budget Office

 

Duty Station:  Washington

 

Open To: Everyone who has a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or related degree required

 

Timeframe: Not mentioned

 

Deadline: Not mentioned

 

Job description: The Research Assistant provides research support, writing, and/or statistical assistance for the scholar in the Global Economy and Development program, with a focus on international trade. Assists in the preparation of presentations, blog posts, policy briefs and working papers; aides in the organization of meetings and events; assists with outreach activities; and provides administrative assistance as needed

Responsibilities:

Research ( 90%)

- In collaboration with senior fellow, assists in empirical research and policy analysis on topics of international trade and climate finance

- Creates and manages datasets within Stata and Microsoft Excel; assists in quantitative data analysis, utilizing econometric and other statistical methods     - Writes code in Stata to operationalize analysis; prepares results in graphical formats and data visualizations for dissemination

- Works jointly with scholar to conduct literature reviews, monitor and analyze relevant material from conferences and seminars, and reports from a wide variety of sources, including international economic organizations and NGOs

- Attends conferences and seminars as needed.

Scholar Support (10%)

- Contributes to grant-writing activities, in coordination with program staff and Senior Fellow

- Assists with the organization of, and attends, meetings and conferences related to the Senior Fellow’s work, in collaboration with program staff

- Works with the program’s web site coordinator to oversee content of project-specific web pages and publications

- Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:  To apply for this job the candidate should have:

Education/Experience Requirements:                                                                      

- Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or related degree required

- Minimum of one year of experience doing empirical research and quantitative data analysis. Strong academic record

- Experience handling, manipulating, and analyzing large data sets required

- Experience working with governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on international economic and trade issues is highly desirable

Knowledge/ Skills Requirements:

- Knowledge of and keen interest in international trade, and global economic issues required

- Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills

- Strong computer skills and experience required

- Proficiency in Excel, knowledge of Stata, SPSS and related econometric packages required

- Ability to conduct research independently, or as directed

- Excellent attention to detail

- Professional demeanor and high level of comfort working with high-profile individuals from government/international organizations

- Ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment

-Spanish skills desirable

 

Wage/Fees:  Paid

 

Application process: The application should be done by the announcement. All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, attaching the cover letter and resume as one document

 

Useful links:

Announcement

Brookings

 

Contact information:

The Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20036

202.797.6000

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Edited by Silvia Cortese

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Interns selected by the Conflict Resolution Program in Africa and the Middle East will help preventing and resolving conflicts and building sustainable peace in emerging democracies.

 

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Organization:

Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the Atlanta-based Carter Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 80 countries. The Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering.

The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

 

Duty station: not specified

 

Open to: The Carter Center Graduate Assistant Program offers a limited number of opportunities to students currently enrolled in a graduate level program. At the start of the assistantship, qualified applicants must have completed a minimum of two semesters of their academic coursework. Candidates who have completed their degree are not eligible for the assistantship. The applicant must display an interest in the field of Conflict Resolution either academically or experientially

 

Timeframe: The Graduate Assistantship is a 9-12 month position, beginning in the fall and ending in the spring or summer.

 

Deadline: FALL (late August – early December)

Deadline: June 15

 

SPRING (mid-January – early May)

Deadline: Oct. 15

 

SUMMER (mid-May – mid-August)

Deadline: March 1

 

Description:

The Conflict Resolution Program focuses on preventing, resolving, and ending armed conflict. Much of the program's work revolves around regularly monitoring many of the world's armed conflicts in an attempt to better understand their histories, the primary actors involved, the issues presently in dispute, and the efforts being made to resolve them. When a situation arises in which President Carter has a unique role to play and when specific conditions have been met, Conflict Resolution is directly responsible for supporting his intervention efforts. To accomplish this, Conflict Resolution works closely with representatives of international organizations, governments, and non-governmental organizations.

The Conflict Resolution Program has worked on projects in the Baltics, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Great Lakes region of Africa, Korea, Sudan, Uganda, Fiji, and Ecuador. Currently, its primary areas of focus are Liberia, Sudan, South Sudan, and the Middle East. In the Middle East, the Center is engaged in analyzing and finding peaceful resolutions to the conflicts in Israel/Palestine, as well as in Syria. In Sudan and South Sudan, the Center facilitates a dialogue initiative that aims to foster constructive bilateral relationships among leading Sudanese and South Sudanese civil society leaders. In addition, since 2006, Conflict Resolution has been implementing an Access to Justice Project in Liberia in response to critical needs and invitations by the government. The Liberia Project works in four areas with the aim of helping to create a working and responsive justice system consistent with local needs and human rights, paying special attention to rural areas, and the needs of marginalized populations.

Interns will:

-Assist the Conflict Resolution Program staff in preventing conflicts throughout the world

-Monitor and research roughly 10 armed conflicts

-Assist in drafting memoranda and reports

-Prepare briefing materials for meetings and trips

-Organize conferences

-Conduct research projects

-Assist in planning and executing project objectives

 

Qualifications:

-There is no preferred program of study; rather, the applicant must display an interest in the field of Conflict Resolution either academically or experientially

-Ability to speak a second language (particularly Arabic)

-Overseas experience

-Strong writing, research, and critical thinking skills

 

Wage: Graduate assistants will be paid $14 per hour with a 20-hour-per-week commitment.

 

Application process: In order to access the Carter Center Intern application, you must establish a user account. You will be prompted to create a user name and password, and provide a valid e-mail address. To complete the online application, be prepared to provide the following:

-A 100-word autobiography.

-A short 200-250-word essay stating your objectives and expectations of a Carter Center internship and how they relate to your goals.

-Your resume, to be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document or PDF.

-A short pertinent writing sample, preferably an academic paper five pages or less in length, to be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please note: this can be a paper that you have previously written for your academic coursework.

-The names, titles, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of two people who will write letters of recommendation on your behalf. Your recommenders will be sent a system-generated e-mail after you have submitted your application that will allow them to copy and paste the recommendation letter into a Web form and submit it electronically.

The following materials must be submitted by mail:

-Official transcripts in sealed envelopes.

Transcripts must be postmarked by the application deadline and sent to the address below:

Educational Programs

The Carter Center

One Copenhill

453 Freedom Parkway

Atlanta, Ga. 30307

 

Useful links: Online application

The Carter Center

Edited by Anja Herbez 

 

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The Bretton Woods Committee seeks the help of 2-3 interns each semester to support the Committee’s programs and operations.

 

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Organization: The Bretton Woods Committee is an American organization created in 1983. The original goal of the Committee was to improve the awareness of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and other major development banks and their actions to accelerate economic growth, lessen poverty, and increase financial stability. The members of the Committee  are leaders at the top of the business, finance, academic, and non-profit sectors, including many industry CEOs, who believe that international economic cooperation is essential and it is possible only through strong and effective International Financial institutions. Today, the main goal of the Committee is to encourage economic growth, alleviate poverty, and improve financial stability.

 

Duty Station: Washington, USA

 

Open to: Graduate student or recent graduate in international business, finance, economics, development, political science, or related fields

 

Timeframe: not mentioned

 

Deadline:

Fall Internship: August 15

- Spring Internship: December 15

- Summer Internship: April 30

 

Description:  during the internship candidates will have to:

- Research and create background materials for Committee staff and leadership on key issues and institutions in international trade, finance, and development

- Assist in the planning and execution of Committee programs including researching and developing program themes and topics, drafting background and promotional materials, creating speaker preparatory materials and logistics support

- Support the Committee's membership recruitment strategy by researching high-level leaders in the fields of international finance, trade, and development

- Track relevant U.S. legislation as it pertains to the work of the Committee

- Manage the Committee’s digital communication strategy including content creation and process development to improve the Committee’s website and social media communications

- Assist in the preparation of the Committee’s internal and external communication tools including its quarterly newsletter and other member communications

- Support the daily administrative tasks of the office including data entry, mailings, etc.

- Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications: To be eligible for this internship, candidates must have:

- Previous office experience

- A healthy awareness of companies, government actors, and other organizations involved in global finance, trade and development activities

- A self-driven nature and demonstrated ability to multi-task with minimal supervision

- Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills in English

- Excellent knowledge of MS-Office. Knowledge of social media, Drupal, and/or basic HTML helpful but not required



Wage/fees: The internship pays a $500 stipend

 

Application process: Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter addressed to Office Manager Melissa Smith, and writing sample (2 pages maximum) by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your desired beginning and end dates and available number of hours per week in your cover letter

 

Useful links:

Internship

Bretton Woods Committee

 

 Edited by Barbara Parisse

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Are you an art lover? The Solomon R. Guggenheim of  New York is looking for graduates, recent graduates, and experts in the fields to be included in the staff. Don’t  miss this opportunity and fly to New York!

 

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Organization : The Solomon R. Guggenheim is the prestigious museum of modern art and contemporary art based in New York, founded in 1937, among other works exhibited in the museum we can find those by Chagall, Kandinskij, Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec. The museum itself is built into a work of Frank Lloyd Wright, considered today among the most important twentieth-century architecture.

 

Duty Station : New York

 

Open to : Graduates, graduates, experts in the industry and all those who meet the requirements

 

Timeframe : 3 months

 

When:

Guggenheim internship is structured in three round, four months each:

Spring: January–April
Summer: June–August
Fall: September–December

 

Deadline : 

SpringNovember 1
Summer:   January 30
Fall:   June 1

 

Job description : The objective of this Internship is to offer a greater acquisition of skills with direct experience in the fields of arts. Interns will be divided, according to their own personal experiences, and assigned to different areas of the museum. At the end of each session, it’s including a trip, i.e. organization will pay a trip. The Guggenheim Museum doesn't provide housing but upon request  may suggest residences and dormitories in New York

 

Qualifications : Not specified

 

Wage : 1000$ Full-Time

Application process : To apply for one of our internships, please follow the checklist of materials below: 

- Guggenheim application form

- Cover letter

- Resume/curriculum vitae

- List of relevant coursework/modules undertaken

- Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)

- Writing sample (3–5 pages only) *Please note: when applying to design-related departments, candidates should instead submit a design portfolio or small visual sample of work.

 

Useful links :

Guggenheim Official Website

Vacancy Page  

Application Form

 

Contact information :

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128-0173

 

Edited by Jasmina Poddi

 

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by Sasha McNair

 

Cooperation and collaboration amongst countries is vital to international diplomacy. UNESCO creates a platform where countries can come together, express themselves freely, celebrate their heritage, and ensure equal access to education. Understandably, the United States was an active member of this organization from the beginning. As a leader in the global economy during the 1940s, they helped lay the groundwork for UNESCO’s goals and became an extremely large contributor to the organization as a whole. However, what happened when they decided to withdraw their support in 1984? What specific events led them to turn their backs on an organization that they helped to build? The answer lies within a political structure that fears radicalization in the struggle for power.

UNESCO was established as a “meeting of diverse minds,” however when it was founded, the countries had an extremely westernized point of view. By 1984, UNESCO had grown from 30 countries to 153 and the new members wanted their voices to be heard. This only became a problem for the United States with the development of new communication strategies for developing countries, specifically those involving the press. Many countries feared for the safety of their journalists, and therefore made plans to limit their media outlets. Although this was a valid concern in some cases, many member states were using this as an opportunity to hide their government activities, therefore eliminating any form of global transparency. The United States were averse to these limitations and in fact threatened to withdraw their support if they were accepted. The aversion came from a fear that if there was not some form of transparency between countries, the United States and their political power would be threatened.

Another condition that led to the withdrawal of the United States was the view that UNESCO was overstepping boundaries in politics. Understandably as the overall make-up of the organization shifted, so did its political agenda. UNESCO’s core values from the beginning included a commitment to the economic, social, and cultural wellbeing of the world. However, this value system made it susceptible to radicalization and the United States felt that the organization was moving in the direction of a completely radicalized system. Their objection started with UNESCO’s involvement in the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem. The organization condemned Israel for destroying Jerusalem’s cultural heritage site and the US felt as if they should not be involved in such a political conflict. Although protecting heritage sites is an important part of their mission, they thought such a conflict should be handled by the United Nations, themselves.

The threat of the loss of global transparency with the direction of radical politicization within the organization are vital pieces to the larger puzzle to explain the United States’ withdrawal from UNESCO. They continued their hiatus for many years, not renewing their membership from 1984-2003. However, the most important point to remember is that a decision to disengage from these global organizations is always political. It’s a question of control and the effort to maintain political power that leads certain countries to make these decisions.      

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