Center for Diplomatic Engagement Internship, Winter 2019

Amount: 1
Preferred Hours: 30
Preferred Start Date: Early-mid January
Length: Semester
Pay/stipend: $10/day transportation stipend

Meridian International Center is a diplomatic and global leadership institution that strengthens U.S. engagement with the world and accelerates collaboration through the exchange of people, culture and ideas. Leveraging more than 55 years of deep relationships with the diplomatic community, the Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement convenes programs across borders, parties and industries enabling participants to connect in intimate settings with top officials and policy-makers, dive deeply into issues, understand how Washington works and strengthen peer-to-peer relationships. It is a hub for policy symposia, panel discussions, fireside chats with senior Administration officials and Members of Congress, salon dinners and workshops.

Main Duties:

  • Support the MCDE team in the implementation of the Winter 2019 slate of convening programs, including day-of event execution
  • Manage audience/attendee outreach and engagement for monthly programs – research potential attendees, disseminate invitations, track RSVPs, issue reminders and extend thank you letters
  • Prepare briefing materials and convening handouts
  • Research issues, organizations and leaders as related to the slate of Winter 2019 convening
  • Assist with enrichment of Salesforce database providing up-to-date contact and relationship details for Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement network
  • Contribute written content for Meridian’s blog, social media platforms and/or website

Skills and qualifications:

  • Working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree focused on International Studies, Communications or a similar field
  • Interest and familiarity with online research tools
  • Knowledge of general office procedures
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and collaborate effectively with a team
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows based applications including Microsoft Word and Excel is mandatory

We are looking for an intern that will commit to 25-30 hours per week starting early-mid January. This internship is unpaid; however, Meridian does provide a $10/day transportation stipend. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and 3-4 page writing sample to kboyce@meridian.org noting "Center for Diplomatic Engagement Internship" in the subject line. Only those selected for interview will be contacted. Please submit applications by November 25, 2018.