2023 Summer Internship

Posted February 27, 2023

Work with Carnegie Council

Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs is seeking an intern for Summer 2023 with dual responsibilities within the communications team and the president's office. This is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively across two key areas of the organization. Candidates will be interviewed and selected on their ability to work on various communications, research, and administrative projects remotely with steady coordination with Carnegie Council staff. The expected start date is June 12, 2023 and will conclude August 14, 2023.

Communications: Team Assistant

  • Assist in research to identify conference and speaking opportunities for Council experts;
  • Support analytics tracking and assessment for the Council website and social media channels;
  • Provide research support for op-ed and blog articles in the areas of the Council's Impact Initiatives;
  • Support the maintenance of the Council website and assist the editorial team with edits and updates;
  • Help maintain media database of reporters, editors, producers, etc. covering topics related to the Council's work re: ethics, foreign affairs, AI, migration, climate, etc.;
  • Assist in the review of the Council’s contacts database; and
  • Provide support for the planning and execution of online and hybrid events and panels.

Office of the President: Research Assistant

  • Provide research for the President’s Desk newsletter, articles, and events series;
  • Conduct research into foundation and individual prospective donor leads;
  • Assist with the drafting of reports, proposals, and letters of inquiry; and
  • Help organize and attend online meetings about the work of the Council's Ethics Fellows and Ethics Accelerator initiatives.


  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior staff;
  • Ability to meaningfully contribute and work for the Council's mission; and
  • Ongoing opportunities to network and build professional connections.


  • Attend weekly virtual meetings and ability to respond to correspondences in a timely manner;
  • Work schedule is flexible, but position requires regular check-in with manager;
  • Interns should expect to commit 15 hours a week; and
  • Must be current student or a recent graduate.


  • Strong communication, organizational, and time management skills;
  • High-level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity;
  • Working knowledge of media outlets and social media platforms;
  • Ability to work diplomatically; accept and offer constructive feedback on tasks large and small;
  • Comfortable working with online platforms, such as: Microsoft Office 365, including Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint;
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor; and
  • Prior experience working in a non-profit, think tank, or academic institution preferred, but not required.

How to apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter describing your current academic focus and interest in Carnegie Council to Kevin Maloney at [email protected] with the subject line “Summer Internship.” Internships are unpaid but a small stipend is provided at the end of the term of up to $500.

About Carnegie Council:

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an independent, research-driven nonprofit that works to empower ethics by identifying and addressing the most critical ethical issues of today and tomorrow. Founded by Andrew Carnegie over a century ago, we set the global ethical agenda and work for an ethical future by convening conversations, producing materials in a range of media, and sharing resources for education, impact, and awareness. We are the world's catalyst for ethical action. Carnegie Council is a non-profit 501(c) (3) institution.