Programs Intern - Spring 2020

October 23, 2019

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is seeking a part-time spring intern to assist with programming. This work will include research on the Global Ethics Weekly podcast, which features one-on-one interviews with international relations experts speaking about current events and their ethical implications. The intern will also help with Carnegie Council's public events, as well as the Carnegie New Leaders and Student Ambassador programs.

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:

  • Helping with various stages of podcast production, including research and drafting questions
  • Reviewing and editing transcripts of interviews
  • Helping build Carnegie Council's engagement community across sectors—such as universities, businesses, and nonprofits—to cultivate a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Assisting in the coordination of conferences, working groups, and other Council events
  • Creatively designing other engagement opportunities related to ethical and professional development
  • Helping with administrative work relating to the Council's communications and programming


Candidates must be graduate students (or have recently obtained a graduate 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; and strong Internet research skills. Candidates are strongly encouraged to gain general familiarity with the substance of the work of Carnegie Council.

Terms and Conditions

The intern will work on a voluntary, unpaid basis and will receive training and hands-on experience in return. School credit can be arranged, and the intern will receive $25 per day as reimbursement for transportation and food expenses. We require interns to work from our office in New York for twelve to fifteen hours a week, and to commit to staying on for the entire semester, although start and end dates are flexible.

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

Please email a resume and cover letter to with "Program Intern Application - Spring 2019" in the subject line. Interested candidates should submit applications by 5pm ET on Friday, November 22, 2019. You may only apply for one type of internship with the Carnegie Council per semester.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews promptly once the application window has closed.