Program Interns, Part-time (Spring 2020)

The Center on International Cooperation (CIC) seeks interns to support a number of its programmatic areas during Spring 2020. Interns will learn directly about CIC’s work in its key programmatic areas. The intern will gain practical experience of being part of a dynamic team, building skills in outreach, research, and writing.

The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and research skills, as well as a proven interest (through coursework, etc.) in CIC’s programmatic areas. The intern will ideally be a current graduate-level student. Interns are encouraged to attend all of CIC’s public events and open meetings to foster their understanding of current trends in the field.

About CIC

New York University’s Center on International Cooperation over two decades has built a reputation for its work on the links between politics, security, justice, and sustainable development. Our core mission is to enhance international responses on the countries and issues most important to conflict prevention and recovery, through direct and regular engagement with multilateral institutions and the wider policy community.

In 2020, CIC will support: (i) the Secretary-General’s reforms of the United Nations; (ii) the UN’s priorities for conflict prevention and sustaining peace; (iii) the new way of working between humanitarian and development actors at country level; and (iv) the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, as they implement the 2030 Agenda targets for SDG16+. CIC also supports country-level programs for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and for Afghanistan.

Programs seeking interns for Spring 2020:

About program internships at CIC

This is a part-time internship (between 10-20 hours per week) based in our New York City office. Students should check with their academic institution to see if they are eligible to receive academic credit for this internship.

In order to contribute to their professional development, interns will engage in key program activities, including research, seminars, and publications. Tasks may include:

  • Background research for programmatic work
  • Assistance with organizing workshops, conferences, and seminars
  • Reporting on conferences, lectures, and other events hosted (or co-hosted) by CIC
  • Drafting features and other texts for CIC’s website
  • Reviewing and updating the program’s web pages

Application Procedure

Please send your resume and a cover letter describing what you hope to gain from an internship with CIC, your CV, and include a short writing sample (no more than 10 pages). Your cover letter should clearly indicate which program you would like to intern with, and your prior experience (e.g., coursework) relevant to that program.

All materials should be submitted to In the subject line, please include the word “Intern” followed by the name of the program you are interested in (e.g., Intern—Congo Research Group). We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.