About The European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin:
ECFR’s Berlin office plays a central role in the organization’s pan-European network. Operating in the heart of Berlin, and representing the largest EU member state, the Berlin office is an incubator of new ideas and a forum for debate between policymakers, thought leaders, and the wider public.
Their work aims to strengthen the European perspective in Germany’s national political discourse on European foreign policy and international affairs. At the same time, they offer our European audience continuous analysis on the latest policy developments in Germany as well as on the strategic trends that shape Germany’s role in Europe. Their goal is to explain Germany to Europe and Europe to Germany. To find out more, visit their website: http://www.ecfr.eu/berlin
The intern will work directly for ECFR’s founder and Director Mark Leonard and assist him with research, policy event conceptualization, and event planning.
Specific tasks include:
Support of the Director in his daily work – preparation of talks, email communication, research tasks
Support of the Berlin office in its daily work, including event organization.
The intern will work on a long-term substantive project. This could be assisting the Director in the research for a Foreign Affairs or New York Review of Books article or for a chapter of the book he is writing. It could also involve thinking about the concept of a new or current events series.
The exact topic will depend on current affairs. Generally, the Director writes a lot about Chinese foreign policy, transatlantic relations, the Digital Revolution, the European elections, German and French politics as well as Franco-German EU reform efforts.
Eligibility and Skills Required:
The internship is open to continuing undergraduate and graduate students. Students from any department are welcome to apply. Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
Additional skills and requirements include:
First-class intellect coupled with a lively and original mind.
Can synthesise large volumes of information quickly and find new and original ways of connecting the dots.
Writes elegant and limpid prose.
Out-going and professional.
Able to cope with tight-deadlines and juggle multiple tasks while remaining calm
Attention to detail.
Good with computers, including presentations packages and social media.
Interest in international affairs, and knowledgeable about the EU, U.S., China, and the problems afflicting world order.
Proven interest in and insights into European politics, the Digital Revolution, Chinese politics will be a plus.
European language skills, especially French or German language skills, are a plus. The ability to research in those languages is also a plus.
The internship is located in Berlin, Germany.
A visa is generally not required unless the student has been studying abroad in Europe in the preceding quarter, or will be studying abroad in the following quarter. FSI will help with the visa process.
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 FSI Academic Program Coordinator Patrick Laboon directly.
Applicants will be asked to submit:
Name of faculty reference (letter of recommendation not required)