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Independent Task Force Coordinator Internship Position at MENA Pacs

Mena PACS is an international collaboration management company offering PMO and digital platform tools to global aid agencies throughout the Middle East and North African (MENA). In addition to technical tools, AMENA PACs offer studies and country analysis assessments & risk mitigation tools to for-profit and nonprofit organizations. MENA PACs work in conflict and high-risk zones at the community level and with national and regional governments, focusing on connecting top-down and bottom-up initiatives.


The Council on Foreign Relations sponsors two Independent Task Forces each year, which are overseen by the Independent Task Force Program. Chaired by distinguished public servants, Task Forces are convened to assess issues of current and critical importance to U.S. foreign policy and provide policymakers with concrete judgments and recommendations. Diverse in backgrounds and perspectives, Task Force members aim to reach a meaningful consensus on policy through private and nonpartisan deliberations. Upon its conclusion, the Task Force will release a full report of its findings and recommendations. For more information about Task Forces, please visit the program's webpage or see the complete list of Task Force reports.


The primary responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):
°      Providing general research support for the Task Force Program
°      Coordinating Task Force event logistics, including preparing invitations, corresponding with attendees, and preparing background papers and materials for distribution
°      Compiling distribution lists for release of Task Force reports
°      Editing, proofreading, and fact-checking drafts of Task Force report
°      Tracking Task Force activities for impact and record-keeping
°      Conducting research on organizations and individuals as potential outreach and distribution targets
°      Writing memos on people, topics, and organization related to the set of Task Force issues


°      Undergraduate student with a focus in International Relations, Political Science, or related field of study
°      All applicants should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework (not including A.P. classes in high school) by the time they begin an internship
°      Prior internship experience preferred
°      Excellent research skills
°      Strong communication, writing, and editing skills
°      High level of professionalism and high attention to detail
°      Prior research and administrative experience
°      Knowledge of and interest in China and/or international development is a plus
°      Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google suite


·     This is an unpaid internship.
·     Externship, internship, and college credits & mentorships eligible
·     Minimum commitment of three-months – up to one year
·     French and Arabic languages are desired
·     This is a remote/teleworking position (occasional travel might be required)
·     A minimum of 25 hours - up to 40 hours/ week
·     Multiple time zones working hours
·     Starts immediately – acceptance on a rolling basis