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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Submissions open: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 23:59

Host Organization:      Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Organization Profile:

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States. Our mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision makers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, our centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.

We are 120 thinkers and doers from diverse disciplines and perspectives spread across more than twenty countries and six global centers working together as one network to advance international peace

City:      Washington DC

Department Profile:  Middle East Program

Work description:  

Assist Senior Fellow Karim Sadjadpour with research on Iran and the Arab world for a book to be published in 2021 by Random House/Knopf.

Karim Sadjadpour is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East. He is a regular contributor to the Atlantic, and has also written for Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, the Economist, and the Washington Post. He is a frequent guest on the PBS NewsHour, NPR, Charlie Rose, and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, and has also been on the Colbert Report, the Today Show, and NPR’s Fresh Air.

Sadjadpour regularly advises senior U.S., European, and Asian officials and has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress. He has lived in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East (including both Iran and the Arab world) and speaks Persian, Italian, Spanish, and proficient Arabic. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, teaching a class on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East.

He has written on Iran and the Middle East through the prism of neurosciencecinemasatire, and sexuality, and his recent publications include “Ayatollah Machiavelli: How Ali Khamenei Became the Most Powerful Man in the Middle East.” He was previously an analyst with the International Crisis Group, based in Tehran and Washington. In 2007, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Number of Opening(s):      1

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June

22 –August 14, 2020):    Full time/Five days a week

Work Attire:   Business casual, Friday is off in the summer.

Additional desired intern qualifications: 

Diligent/meticulous researcher, excellent/clear writer. Persian and/or Arab reading skills would be great. Excellent English writing skills.

United States of America (Stanford off-campus)
City or Cities: 
Washington DC
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms who are undergraduates in all majors, including undeclared. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status. 
  • Applicants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.
  • Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the spring quarter. 

For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing

Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two program-arranged positions. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission. 

For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.

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