Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement Internship – Summer 2019

Preferred Hours: 30-40 per week
Internship Duration: May/June to July/August
Pay/stipend: $10/day transportation stipend; college credit is available.

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 Summer 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 internal and external briefings and program materials
  • Research issues, organizations and leaders as related to the slate of Summer 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 or recently completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree focused on International Studies/Affairs, 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 to commit to 30-40 hours per week starting late May or early June. This internship is unpaid; however, Meridian does provide a $10/day transportation stipend and can provide college credit. Interested candidates should send a resume, a 3-4 page writing sample, and a cover letter including their availability to kshea@meridian.org noting "Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement Internship" in the subject line. Only those selected for interview will be contacted. Please submit applications by March 25, 2019.