The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States. Our mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decisionmakers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, our centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.
In 2006, Carnegie launched a revolutionary plan to build the first global think tank. Since then it has transformed a hundred-year-old American institution into one well-equipped for the challenges of a globalized world. Today, Carnegie has research centers in Beijing, Beirut, Brussels, Moscow, New Delhi, and Washington. The network is supervised by an international board of trustees, and its research activities are overseen by a global management group.
The intern will work on a major new study examining the robustness of Indian democracy. The challenges Indian democracy faces between elections are well known. However, the attention granted to the failures of Indian democracy absent the electoral spotlight does not, in turn, mean that “democracy during elections” is free of serious infirmities. This project will re-assess the effectiveness of electoral aspects of Indian democracy.
Eligibility and Skills Required:
The intern will assist Carnegie scholars with the production of a new book on Indian democracy. Job responsibilities include: assisting with literature reviews; gathering and analyzing data on Indian democracy; authoring research memos on democracy and governance in comparative perspective; collecting qualitative and quantitative data on the Indian case.
Familiarity with the politics of India and the country’s internal workings are a plus
Ability to collect, manage, clean, and analyze data using standard statistical software such as Stata or R
Excellent writing/oral communications skills and expertise with editing
Ability to be a self-starter and problem solve
The internship is located in Washington D.C.
FSI is committed to providing its opportunities to students regardless of financial constraints. FSI's Global Policy interns are provided with a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the summer. These stipends do not exceed $6,400 per student. Students must submit a budget with their estimated costs along with their application. If you have additional financial constraints that you think may prevent you from participating in this program, please contact Academic Program Manager Patrick Laboon directly.
Applicants will be asked to submit:
Name of faculty reference (letter of recommendation not required)