Friday, April 11, 2014

Application for Fall 2014 CAGS Internships

Center on American and Global Security Undergraduate Intern Responsibilities


Interns at the Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) are responsible for maintaining weekly newsletters on domestic and global security-related developments, assisting research efforts of the Center, as well as facilitating outreach to students and faculty.CAGS organizes a Friday Security Speaker Series each semester featuring public lectures from experts in the field. Interns oversee the publicity for these events, which entails the creation and posting of flyers to be displayed in targeted areas of campus. Interns also assist the Director and Associate Director in the organization of symposia and panel discussions as tasks emerge, such as the preparation of conference folders to be distributed to participants and providing administrative support as needed. Interns are encouraged to use symposia, panel discussions, and guest lectures as learning and networking opportunities so attendance at these events is strongly encouraged.

A primary responsibility for interns is the composition and maintenance of two weekly security-related newsletters that are shared with university students and staff and professionals nationwide. The national security bulletin is compiled using information derived from the Congressional record and transcripts from the meetings of relevant committees and subcommittees. The global security newsletter consists of a synthesis of news stories on security issues in every region of the world from a variety of domestic and international media sources. Interns update existing databases of D.C.-area internships and academic contacts, both of which are to be made available to students. They also research various media for material relevant to international relations and foreign policy. Hours are flexible and can be tailored to the intern’s schedule. Responsibilities are divided between interns based upon interest. Previous interns have worked between 5-15 hours per week. Hours can also be adjusted to fulfill course credit requirements as needed.  There is one work-study position available for 15 hours per week at $10.00/hour for those who qualify.


To Apply: Please submit a two-paragraph statement of interest to the Associate Director of CAGS, Rebecca Dash (  Please include your availability, desired number of hours, and research interests.


Deadline: April 18, 2014 @ 5:00pm


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