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CSIS Africa Program Internship (Spring 2024)

Are you passionate about international relations, Africa, and social media? The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is offering a fantastic internship opportunity for individuals interested in making a meaningful impact.

About CSIS:

Internship Overview:

This internship position prioritizes the program’s social media activities and the publication of the Into Africa bi-weekly podcast series. Preference will be given to candidates who possess extensive work experience using social media platforms and graphic design software. The intern will also assist with ongoing research, assisting in creating materials for high-profile events and publications, preparing briefing materials to the Director and Research Associate ahead of meetings, and providing other administrative support as needed.

The hired candidate will be paid hourly, commensurate with experience ($17.00/hour for current undergraduate hires, $18.00/hour for hires with a bachelor’s degree, and $19.00/hour for hires with a master’s degree).

Essential duties and responsibilities

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following
• Publicizing the program’s publications and events on a regular basis using various social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
• Aiding in the editing and publicizing of the Africa Program’s ‘Into Africa’ podcast
• Create and distribute mailings in Pardot
• Innovating new ways to ameliorate the Africa Program’s use of social media
• Providing research support to Africa Program staff
• Compiling research and data into literature reviews, summaries, backgrounders, and short publications to support the program’s research portfolio.
• Assist with event planning, including drafting invitation letters, conducting background research, drafting questions, and staffing events.
• Performing a variety of administrative tasks as needed


  • Education: B.A. (completed or in progress) in relevant fields such as African Studies, Political Science, International Relations, etc.
  • Eligibility: Must be eligible to work in the United States and commit to 35 hours a week.
  • Skills: Experience in professional social media use (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), proficiency in Canva, strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Interest: A solid understanding or interest in African security, economic, and political issues is preferred.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, a list of 3 references (including reference’s name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number), and a writing sample of no more than 3 pages at

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