CSIS Aerospace Security Spring Internships

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

Call for Internship Applications

The CSIS Aerospace Security Project focuses on issues related to space security, air dominance and long-range strike, and commercial and civil space. This spring, the Project is seeking research interns for both the air and space research portfolios. Both internship tracks will support the Aerospace Security Project with administrative and research needs. Both internships will be paid on a monthly stipend dependent on education-level and experience.

Aviation Internship: Air Dominance and Long-Range Strike

The aviation research internship will focus on the Project’s Air Dominance and Long-Range Strike portfolio. Particular topic areas include, but are not limited to: U.S. Air Force force structure, new strike and stealth technologies, unmanned aerial vehicles, long-range strike capabilities, the aerospace industrial base, and aerospace policy and regulations.

Apply to the Aviation Internship

Space Internship: Military, Commercial, and Civil Space

The space research internship will focus on the Project’s Space Security and Civil and Commercial Space portfolios. Particular topic areas include, but are not limited to: counterspace weapons, commercial launch activities, military space strategy and organization, space situational awareness, and space policy and regulations.

Apply to the Space Internship

Internship Requirements

Both the Aviation and Space Internship have the same core requirements and qualifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with air- and space-related research and organizing relevant information for the various ongoing ASP projects;
  • Writing comprehensive reviews of background literature for project;
  • Managing aerospace.csis.org;
  • Assisting with data collection, management, and visualization;
  • Tracking relevant legislation and public announcements in the aerospace sector; and
  • Providing support coordinating meetings, workshops, panels, and other ASP events

Knowledge, Education, and Experience:

  • B.A., B.S., M.A. or equivalent; enrolled in a master’s or bachelor’s program (third or fourth year students only);
  • Interest or experience in aerospace studies, space science, defense, or national security;
  • Excellent record in an academic and research environment;
  • Strong writing, organizational, communication, and time management skills;
  • Microsoft Office Proficiency; and
  • Computational skills preferred, but not required: STK, HTML, Javascript, HighCharts, R, Python, SQL

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter at https://csiscareers.silkroad.com.

Preferred start date: January 14, 2019

Applications close: November 26, 2018