ABOUT THE POSITION

 

Communications Intern/Assistant is responsible for supporting the Caspian Policy Center in all components of its media and public relations, including social media promotions, digital marketing, media outreach, multimedia content creation, and more. Communications Intern/Assistant will report to Communications Manager and Programs Manager and work closely with Program Assistants to ensure an effective and accurate representation and promotion of programs-related content on CPC’s media channels, as well as develop strategies to improve the performance of the CPC public outreach activities and grow CPC’s audience. Communications Intern/Assistant will also provide administrative and logistical support, assist with programs development and event planning, handle formal correspondence, contribute to strategic projects, etc.

 

The Caspian Policy Center is 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). CPC’s research and programming activities are administered by Security and Politics Program, Energy and Economy Program

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Communications Duties:

  • Assists the communications team with writing, researching, designing, and promoting content.
  • Designing visual presentation content, including policy briefs, reports, magazines, infographics, and flyers
  • Drafting press releases and producing online content.
  • Editing research content as necessary to ensure external publications’ presentability.
  • Developing marketing strategies for Center’s local, national, and international event and research outreach.
  • Implementing marketing plans and programs that increase awareness and drive lead engagement.
  • Ensuring active high-quality content flow on social media.
  • Facilitating greater visibility through domestic and international media channels.

 

Administrative Duties:

  • Supports the day-to-day operations of the office, including fielding public relations and administrative calls and maintaining communications calendar
  • Assists with fiscal management of the Communications department, including tracking revenue and expenses.
  • 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:

  • Academic or professional background in Foreign Policy, 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.
  • Must make a minimum commitment of 20-25 hours a week. Full-time availability preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Teams; online databases and other resources (publications, trade journals, statistical compendia).
  • Exceptional written communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with digital/social media marketing tools — such as email marketing, social media platforms, etc.
  • Experience with instruments of data visualization, creative design, photo/video-editing
  • 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 deep interest in and demonstrable commitment to the Eurasian/Caspian region;
  • Ability to acquire knowledge and synthesize it into visual research products.
  • Exceptional written communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Language proficiency (Russian, Chinese, Turkish, or any other relevant language).
  • Availability to attend remotely and in person, and work from the Washington, D.C. office (should public health circumstances permit)

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and a sample of their work/portfolio to hr@caspianpolicy.org

 

CPC will accept applications until the closing date, November 23, but will be conducting interviews as applications are received. Offers may be given before the closing date.

 

CPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Deadline

November 23

 

Expected Start Date

January 6

 

Position Type

Internship/Full-time

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

The Caspian Policy Center (CPC) is offering full- and part-time internships in Spring 2020 for those who are interested in gaining practical experience at a leading think tank focused on the Caspian region. This region includes the three South Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia) and the 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 within their program of choice.

 

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 20-25 hours a week.
  • Must demonstrate entrepreneurial attitude, flexibility, excellent attention to detail, superb multitasking and time-management skills, ability to work independently, and ability to take initiative when needed.

What will make your application more competitive:

  • A basic, or in-depth, understanding of the region.
  • 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 attend remotely and in person, and work 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 Program Assistants and Programs Manager. Interns will provide research, administrative, event-planning, and program support for all of the Center’s initiatives and programs, including the Security and Politics Program, the 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 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 limited stipends. CPC will work with students who are interested in applying for academic credit.

 

CPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Deadline

November 23

 

Expected Start Date

January 6

 

Position Type

Internship/Full-time

 

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.