Carnegie Ethics Studio Intern - Fall 2019

August 1, 2019

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is seeking a part-time fall intern to work in the Carnegie Ethics Studio on the Global Ethics Weekly podcast. This podcast features one-on-one interviews with international relations experts speaking about current events and their ethical implications. This fall's podcasts will focus on issues surrounding cyberthreats and cybersecurity, the ethics of advancements in artificial intelligence and other new technology, governance issues relating to migration and the future of democracy, and the global fight against climate change.

This is a great opportunity for a serious, driven student or recent graduate looking to work on a hands-on assignment with clear goals and outputs. Depending on ability/capacity, the intern may have additional opportunities to work within the organization on writing, research, and production projects. Interns will also have opportunities to attend Carnegie Council events and meetings, learn about various departments within a well-established ethics/foreign policy organization, and pitch project ideas.

The volunteer intern's tasks will include:

  • Researching topics for the podcast
  • Finding expert guests for the podcast
  • Drafting emails and booking guests
  • Helping with various stages of podcast production, including drafting questions
  • Reviewing and editing transcripts of the interviews
  • Helping to promote the podcast through social media
  • Record-keeping and administrative tasks


Candidates MUST be undergraduate or graduate students (or have recently obtained a degree) in International Affairs, Political Science, Philosophy, International Law, or related areas; have a solid understanding of current events relating to foreign policy and international relations, new technology, and environmental issues; excellent writing skills; attention to detail; familiarity with best practices on Twitter and Facebook; and strong Internet research skills. Candidates are strongly encouraged to gain general familiarity with the substance of the podcast and the work of Carnegie Council.


Applicants should demonstrate good academic standing and knowledge of international affairs. Candidates with strong research and writing skills are preferred. Internships are open to U.S. citizens and qualified international students. The Carnegie Council is an equal opportunity employer and as such follows EOE guidelines in intern selection.

Application process

    1. To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Internship Coordinator Billy Pickett at
    2. You may only apply for one type of internship per semester.
    3. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews at the conclusion of the review process.

Deadlines for applications are Friday, August 30, 2019.


Terms and Conditions: This is an unpaid internship. School credit can be arranged, and a transportation stipend of $25 a day will be provided. We ask for a commitment of 12 to 16 hours per week.