Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Think Tank Jobs XIII

For your Tuesday specialty programing, we survey opportunities available at think tanks and similar research/public policy institutions in DC & elsewhere.

American Enterprise Institute
American Foreign Policy CouncilInterns, Spring 2016 – apply by Nov. 1

Asia FoundationJunior Associates in Asian Affairs (Oct.-Dec. term) – DC, San Francisco or San Leandro, CA

American Institute for Contemporary German StudiesInterns, Spring 2016 – apply by Oct. 1

Aspen Institute
Atlantic Council of the U.S. (scroll to find)
Bill of Rights Institute Director of Student Programs 

Brookings Institution
Cato Institute
Center for American Progress
Center for Global Development
Center for International PolicyInternships and Fellowships

Center for Responsive PoliticsInterns –  $9-$10/hr – apply by Aug. 5

Center for Strategic & International StudiesFellowships (scroll down) in global health, Middle East and Korea studies

Center for the National Interest (scroll to find)
Center for Technology & National Security PolicyInterns – apply by Aug. 10

Center for Budget & Policy Priorities
Charles Koch Institute
Chicago Council on Global Affairs – Chicago, IL
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Coors FoundationProgram Officer – Denver, CO – search managed by Talent Market

Council on Foreign Relations
East-West InstituteInterns (scroll to find) – New York

Economic Policy Institute
Director of the Economic Analysis Research Network

Environmental Law Institute
Eurasia Foundation
Federation of American ScientistsIntern (scroll to find)

Ford FoundationInformation Management Specialist – New York

Foreign Policy Research InstituteInterns (scroll down) – Philadelphia, PA – Aug. 1 & Sept. 1 deadlines noted

FreedomWorks (scroll to find)
Foundation on Economic Trends/Office of Jeremy RifkinInterns

Fund for PeaceInterns

German Marshall Fund of the U.S.Interns (scroll do find; don’t miss opportunities on second page)

Goldwater InstitutePress Director – Phoenix, AZ

Heritage Foundation
Hudson InstituteInterns

Independent Institute – Oakland, CA
International Center for Research on Women
International Food Policy Research Institute
Institute for Humane Studies
Institute for the Study of War
MacArthur Foundation – Chicago, IL
Manhattan Institute – New York
Mansfield FoundationInterns – knowledge of Japanese, Chinese or Korean desirable

MassINC – Boston, MA
Media Research Center (scroll to find)
Middle East InstituteInterns, Spring 2016 – apply by Nov. 15

Migration Policy InstituteInterns, Spring 2016 – apply by Nov. 1 

National Center for Policy AnalysisInterns, Spring 2016 – Dallas, TX – apply by Nov. 1

National Democratic Institute
National Endowment for Democracy
New America Foundation (scroll to find)
Newseum Institute
Open Society Foundations – New York
Peterson Institute for International EconomicsResearch Analyst 

Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew Research Center
Public Policy Institute of California – San Francisco, CA
Resources for the Future (scroll to find)
Roosevelt InstituteProgram Manager and Program Assistant managing Next American Economy and the Financialization Project

Stimson CenterIntern, Middle East Program – fluency in Arabic required – apply by July 30

Strategic Studies InstituteExternal Research Associates Program

Tax Foundation (scroll to find)
Texas Public Policy Institute (scroll to find) – Austin, TX
Third Way
Truman National Security Project
Urban Institute
U.S. Institute for Peace
Washington Center for Near East Policy
Washington State Budget & Policy CenterExecutive Director – Seattle, WA – search managed by Raffa

West Virginia Center on Budget & PolicyPolicy Outreach Coordinator – Charleston, WV – apply by Aug. 1

Woodrow Wilson CenterInterns and Fellows

World Affairs CouncilInterns – apply by July 24

Worldwatch InstituteInterns

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Kellen Communications - Public Relations/Public Affairs Account Supervisor

Washington, DC

We’re Looking for Leaders!

Kellen, a global professional services firm with primary concentrations in communications & association management, seeks public relations/public affairs account supervisor with leadership qualities. Our DC communications practice specializes in issues management, public affairs, regulatory matters & media relations. We’re looking for a dynamic professional with experience implementing strategic, integrated communications programs & leading account teams in an agency environment. Candidates should have experience with B2B clients, managing account teams and client programs, and be proficient in digital media.

Kellen is an employee-owned company with 300+ employees. Kellen has offices in Atlanta, Brussels, Beijing, Chicago, Denver, New York City & Washington DC. We offer a collegial work environment, great benefits & take pride in delivering innovative solutions & opportunities to clients to help them succeed.

BS/BA in a discipline related to journalism, PR, public affairs or communications, with a minimum five years of applicable experience. Applicants must have superb written/oral communication skills, successful track record conceiving & implementing B2B communications programs & serving as the program/project lead with direct client contact. Experience in issues management, regulatory affairs, and PR campaigns a must. Experience with scientific/technical business sectors & trade associations a plus. Applicants should be up-to-date on social and digital media as it relates to PR programs.

Candidates must have a passion for public relations and public affairs, be self-motivated yet enjoy working in a collaborative environment; exhibit sound judgment, exceptional organizational skills, consistent attention to detail and prioritization of deadlines. Candidates should enjoy engaging with clients and learning about client industries.


Reporting to the vice president, the account supervisor will develop/implement strategic PR & public affairs programs for clients in B2B sectors. Position includes serving as day-to-day client contact, program creation and management, regulatory and issues monitoring and management, managing budgets and supervising staff.

The position may require domestic or international travel which may involve multiple nights away from home & may include occasional weekend assignments. Candidates must be willing to travel by air & be available to attend meetings?conferences in other cities/countries and be available to work weekends with advance notice.


Develop & implement public relations/public affairs programs including:
Research and planning, budget management, servings as primary client contact and preparing regular reports for client, attending client meetings and events;
Strategic and regulatory issues monitoring and communications;
Create positioning and messaging;
Write and edit reports, white papers, press materials, bylined articles, newsletters, op-eds, website content and other written materials;
Prepare presentations and present to clients and other audiences;
Serve as client liaison to other companies or groups within the clients’ industry sectors;
Cultivate and manage relationships with clients and third-party vendors;
Cultivate relationships with journalists and pitch media, manage media requests for clients;
Develop, verify and maintain up-to-date media lists, client reports, and other materials, as needed;
Proposal writing/research;
Attend meetings/events, and new business presentations.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume & salary history to: Perry Edmond, Senior Recruiter - pedmond@kellencompany.com