ABOUT THE POSITION 

 

Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the Caspian Policy Center in all components of its administrative, logistical,  office management,  and programmatic operations, including maintaining liaison with essential vendors, fielding administrative calls, managing office supplies, coordinating calendars of competing events and meetings, assisting with event planning, project implementation, and other programmatic tasks, and more. Administrative Assistant will report to Senior Programs Manager and Chief Executive Officer.   

 

The Caspian Policy Center is a leading think tank focused on the Caspian region, which includes the three South Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia) and the five Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan). CPC’s research and programming activities are administered by Security and Politics Program, Energy and Economy Program  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

Administrative Duties: 

  • Supports the day-to-day operations of the office, including fielding public relations and administrative calls, maintaining the admin calendar, and making travel arrangements.  
  • Maintains up-to-date records of program contacts in Center-wide database.  
  • Plans and coordinates event logistics for high-level meetings, briefings, conferences, public and private events, luncheons, and internal meetings.  
  • Prepares and disseminates routine correspondence and interacts with stakeholders to ensure successful outreach and information flow.  
  • Manages competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Required: 

  • Previous administrative experience.  
  • Academic or professional background in Foreign Policy, International Politics, International Relations, International Political Economy, Journalism, Strategic Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field of study.  
  • A basic, or in-depth, understanding of the region.  
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams; online databases, and other resources (publications, trade journals, statistical compendia).  
  • Exceptional written communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.  
  • Must be a detail-oriented person and possess effective communication and organizational skills.  
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks, work under tight deadlines, and handle assignments independently with minimal supervision.  
  • Must demonstrate an entrepreneurial attitude, flexibility, excellent attention to detail, ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, and an ability to take initiative when needed.  

 

Preferred: 

  • Experience with event planning, multitasking, and operating in a fast-paced work environment.  
  • Advanced degree in International Relations, International Political Economy, Journalism, Strategic Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field of study.  
  • A proven track record of interest in Eurasian/Caspian affairs.  
  • Ability to acquire knowledge and synthesize it into research products.  
  • Exceptional written communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.  
  • Language proficiency (Russian, Chinese, Turkish, or any other relevant language).  

 

HOW TO APPLY  

  Interested applicants should submit their resumes and cover letter to hr@caspianpolicy.org. Candidates must have a valid U.S. work authorization to apply for this position.  

 CPC will accept applications until the closing date but will be conducting interviews as applications are received. Offers may be given before the closing date.  

 CPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

 

Expected Start Date 

August 17 

 

Position Type 

Full-Time/Regular 

 

About Caspian Policy Center 

Caspian Policy Center (CPC) is an independent, nonprofit research think tank based in Washington D.C. Economic, political, energy and security issues of the Caspian region constitute the central research focus of the Center. The Caspian region, at the crossroads of the East and the West, is increasingly becoming a crucial area of global interest with its rich natural resources, geopolitical rivalry and economic development. Established in 2016, the Center aims at becoming a primary research and debate platform in the Caspian region with relevant publications, events, projects and media productions to nurture a comprehensive understanding of the intertwined affairs of the Caspian region. With an inclusive, scholarly and innovative approach, the Caspian Policy Center presents a platform where diverse voices from academia, business and policy world from both the region and the nation’s capital interact to produce distinct ideas and insights to the outstanding issues of the region. 

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP 

The Caspian Policy Center (CPC) is offering full- and part-time internships in Fall 2021 for those who are interested in gaining practical experience in a leading think tank focused on the Caspian Region, which includes three South Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia), and five Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan). The internship will offer candidates the opportunity to research and write for online and printed publications, participate in and organize events with high-level officials, and contribute to strategic projects. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Required:  

  •        Must be at least an undergraduate student in good standing, a graduate student, or a recent graduate.
  •        Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
  •        Must make a minimum commitment of 25 hours a week.
  •        Must demonstrate entrepreneurial attitude, flexibility, excellent attention to detail, supreme multitasking and time-management skills, ability to work independently, and ability to take initiative when needed.
  •        A basic, or in-depth, understanding of the region.

 

What will make your application more competitive: 

  •        Majors or other academic exposure to international affairs, political economy, international diplomacy, energy markets, global development, geopolitics, regionalism, and strategic cooperation in Eurasia. 
  •        Foreign language proficiency (Russian, Chinese, Turkish, or any other relevant language).
  •        Full-time availability.
  •        Exceptional written communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
  •        Experience with instruments of data visualization and graphic design. 
  •        Experience with event planning and working in a fast-paced office environment.
  •        Availability to work in-person from the Washington D.C. office, should public health circumstances permit

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

The CPC research intern will work under the direct supervision of the Center’s Programs Assistant and Senior Programs Manager. Interns will provide research, administrative, event-planning, and program support for all Center’s initiatives and programs, including Security and Politics Program, Energy and Economy Program, and others. Interns will help maintain day-to-day operations and administrative functions, conduct research, compile indices, assist with publications and the editorial process, and produce other material. Interns may assist with analyzing scholarly articles, correspond with authors, fact check, copy edit, proofread, and generally help with the production of CPC publications, as well as perform general administrative duties around the Center. Interns will also assist with event/conference preparation, project development, and research for various operations/administrative-related projects as they arise. 

 

HOW TO APPLY  

 Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and a writing sample of no more than 2 pages to hr@caspianpolicy.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled but no later than the due date.  

 Our internships are unpaid; however, we do offer stipends. CPC will work with students who are interested in applying for academic credit. 

 CPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

Deadline 

August 6 

 

Expected Start Date 

September 8 

 

Position Type 

Part-time/Full-time Internship 

 

About Caspian Policy Center 

Caspian Policy Center (CPC) is an independent, nonprofit research think tank based in Washington D.C. Economic, political, energy and security issues of the Caspian region constitute the central research focus of the Center. The Caspian region, at the crossroads of the East and the West, is increasingly becoming a crucial area of global interest with its rich natural resources, geopolitical rivalry and economic development. Established in 2016, the Center aims at becoming a primary research and debate platform in the Caspian region with relevant publications, events, projects and media productions to nurture a comprehensive understanding of the intertwined affairs of the Caspian region. With an inclusive, scholarly and innovative approach, the Caspian Policy Center presents a platform where diverse voices from academia, business and policy world from both the region and the nation’s capital interact to produce distinct ideas and insights to the outstanding issues of the region.