Communications Intern, Part-time, Spring/Summer 2019

New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC) 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 2018-19, 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.

CIC seeks a communications intern to provide assistance in implementing CIC’s communications strategy. This will involve learning directly about all of CIC’s work in its key programmatic areas. The intern will gain practical experience of being part of a dynamic communications team, building skills in media monitoring, writing, reporting, and social media outreach.

The Intern will have excellent writing and research skills, as well as a proven interest (through coursework, etc.) in CIC’s programmatic areas. 

Tasks may include:

  • Monitoring traditional and social media
  • Drafting features and other texts for CIC’s website
  • Reviewing and updating CIC’s web pages
  • Reporting on conferences, lectures, and other events hosted (or co-hosted) by CIC
  • Monitoring and strengthening CIC’s online presence (Wikipedia, LinkedIn, search engine optimization, etc.)
  • Assisting with photography, audio and video recording, editing, live-streaming, and podcasts
  • Assisting with press outreach and building lists of important influencers/disseminators
  • Design work using Adobe Creative Suite (where skills allow)
  • Posting to CIC’s social media accounts as directed by manager

Interns are encouraged to attend all of CIC’s public events and open meetings.

This is a part-time internship 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.

Application Procedure

Please send your resume and a cover letter describing what you hope to gain from an internship with CIC, and include a short writing sample (2-5 pages). All materials should be submitted to and include “Communications Intern” in the subject line. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.