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Hudson Institute is one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in the world. Founded in 1961 by Herman Kahn and headquartered in Washington D.C. the Institute offers internships in our office in Washington, D.C. to undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduate students. Hudson has garnered local, national, and international acclaim with its hands-on research and offers a unique opportunity for its interns to work with Hudson researchers in policy areas such as Campaign Reform, Economic and Employment Policy, Middle East Studies, Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, National Security Studies, and Science in Public Policy.
Hudson interns are required to devote a minimum of 15 hours per week in an unpaid capacity. Fall, winter, spring, and summer internships are available each year.Please read the following for a description of one past intern’s experience: Download PDF
Description: This is an unpaid but valuable internship for majors in communications, journalism, marketing, and public relations. Responsibilities may include:
Hudson Institute’s Development Office is recruiting exceptional students who are working toward a business degree (or a related field) for a development internship. Students with a desire to work in the field of nonprofit think tank fundraising will excel in this position.
Intern will assist with development projects, while obtaining practical skills and experiencing first hand the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. College credit can be arranged.
Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Applicants should be organized and excel both individually and in group settings. Familiarity with Microsoft Office is essential and knowledge of basic website code is preferred. All applicants should be students who are currently enrolled in a college or university.
Please send a resume, cover letter and short writing sample to Caitlin McGrath at email@example.com to apply. Applications for Spring and Summer 2013 periods are now open.
Hudson Institute's Center for Global Prosperity’s internship program offers an exciting opportunity to research and write on an array of issues concern international development, philanthropy, remittances and international health. Interns will write for the Center’s blog, Blogal of Prosperity, conduct research and data analysis on different international development issues, meet with experts in the field of international development and play an integral role in the Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances’ production. CGP interns have gone on to work for the World Bank, the Gates Foundation, the Academy for Educational Development, the Koch Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton, the United States Institute of Peace, the U.S. Department of State, the Catholic Diocese and the Whitaker Group.
CGP interns are self-starters with a strong interest in what creates economic growth in the developing world. Candidates should be able to work autonomously as well as be part of a team, manage their time wisely and meet deadlines. Candidates must be reliable, professional, and possess excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
Application instructions: Applications for the Summer 2013 internship are now open. Please send cover letter and resume to Project Manager Kacie Marano at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications for the 2013 Summer internship period will be closed on March 26, 2013.
Center for Political-Military Analysis Interns
Description: The Center seeks interns year-round to help research and analyze a variety of foreign, defense, intelligence, and homeland security/counterterrorism policy issues. Interns can work full-time or part-time.
The Center offers two types of internships. Many non-resident ("telecommuting") opportunities are available in which participants receive assignments, conduct research and analysis, and submit contributions via the Internet. Residential positions are also occasionally available for native Russian-speakers hoping to improve their English language skills. Both types of interns work directly with the Center director, Dr. Richard Weitz.
Qualifications: Desirable qualifications include good research and writing skills as well as an interest inpoliticaland military issues throughout the world. The ability to translate from English into Russian is especially needed for one project. Another involves analyzing Chinese foreign and defense policy.
If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Richard Weitz at email@example.com
Description: The Hudson Institute Center for Housing and Financial Markets seeks a public policy student for an unpaid summer internship to work on projects in housing and housing finance. The Center expects to be engaged in analyzing proposals for reform of the housing finance system, an issue now beginning to receive attention in Congress. The Center also will be continuing work on an analysis of the long-run dynamics of the housing market, particularly during the present severe economic downturn.
It is also the case that new issues arise, sometimes quickly, and the currently planned summer agenda may be modified, as summer approaches.
Qualifications: Desirable qualifications include good research skills, including quantitative techniques and the ability to track down and interpret the literature on a particular topic; and advanced courses in urban economics, housing, or housing finance. Although unpaid, interns enjoy flexible schedules and opportunities to meet many leading experts in the field.
Interested candidates should send their resumes, references, course listing and a writing sample by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Obesity Solutions Initiative
The Hudson Institute Obesity Solutions Initiative (OSI) internship program offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative policy, business and public health solutions to the nation’s overweight and obesity crisis through research, writing and data analysis. Interns will have the chance to work with OSI’s director on policy proposals designed to address obesity via free-market forces, and on the construction of the first Business Case demonstrating the financial upsides to corporations as a result of marketing healthier products. Interns will have the opportunity to meet with experts in the field of food, nutrition and obesity and will play an integral role in preparing for the public unveiling of the OSI’s findings.
OSI interns are self-starters with a strong interest in contributing to the solution of one of the biggest public health issues in the world. Candidates should be able to work autonomously as well as be part of a team, manage their time wisely and meet deadlines. Candidates must be reliable, professional, and possess excellent writing, communications and interpersonal skills. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Power Point and Excel.
Application instructions: To apply, please send a resume, cover-letter, and short writing sample to Kim Bowling at email@example.com. Applications for the Spring and Summer 2013 periods are now open.
Interns for the Chief Economist
Description: The Chief Economist seeks interns for winter and spring to help research and organize domestic and international economic issues. Responsibilities include finalizing a manuscript for publication, speech writing, preparing grant proposals, coordinating media interviews, and assisting in promoting two forthcoming books and the blog balanceofeconomics.com. Interns can work full-time or part-time, including virtual or on-site as preferred, and will work directly with Dr. Tim Kane.
Qualifications: Desirable qualifications include good research and writing skills as well as an interest in political and military issues throughout the world. No academic credentials are required.
If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Tim Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org
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