Based at GMF’s Washington headquarters, the Transatlantic Academy is a research institution devoted to creating common approaches to the long-term challenges facing Europe and North America. The Academy does this by each year bringing together scholars, policy experts, and authors from both sides of the Atlantic and from different disciplinary perspectives to research and analyze a distinct policy theme of transatlantic interest. Working together from a collaborative and interdisciplinary perspective, Academy fellows bridge the Atlantic academic and policy communities, and use research, publications, and seminars to develop policy-relevant contributions to critical debates in North America and Europe.
The Transatlantic Academy seeks a motivated intern to provide general support. The intern will provide research and office assistance to the Academy Fellows and Staff, as well as, participate in policy meetings at both GMF and external organizations.
The Transatlantic Academy spring 2017 internship is unpaid, but offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy or international affairs.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Assisting with event planning and execution;
- Attending policy meetings and summarizing key points for the Academy team;
- Maintaining the Academy’s contact database;
- Researching relevant issues;
- Assisting with the management of the Academy’s budget; and
- Other administrative tasks, as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills.
- A genuine and enthusiastic interest in foreign policy and public opinion.
- Comfort working independently and as part of a team.
- Creativity, organization, and self-direction.
- German language skills a plus.
Start and Length of Internship:
- Preferred starting date: January 9, 2017
- Preferred time commitment: at least 30 hours per week and at least 3 months