The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has a network of International Partners.
The Aspen Institute’s International Partners network has 11 partners operating in 14 countries – with 7 partners in Europe, and in Japan, India, Mexico, and New Zealand. Since the first partner launched in 1974, each partner creates change in their communities through unique programming that remains true to the Aspen mission and idea of values-based leadership to foster a free and open society. Now more than ever, the network plays a critical role to foster civil dialogue amongst people from different backgrounds in a time of increasing polarization across the globe.
Reporting to the Program Manager of International Partners, the Intern will undertake the following responsibilities:
- Support program manager to update the International Partners Portal to share events and key documents between Aspen’s international partners.
- Update the International Partners website with current events and news from Partners.
- Collect regular data reports from Partners on recent and upcoming events, staff, budget, and organizational changes to report back to the program manager and director to include in board materials.
- Support with preparing and designing board materials and other relevant meeting materials.
- Work with the program manager to facilitate/respond to Partner development and programming needs (connections to relevant public and policy programs, speaker ideas, etc.).
- Schedule appropriate meetings for Partner visits to Aspen US with Program Directors, communications, development, legal, etc.
- Perform due diligence research for new Aspen Efforts and Initiatives.
- Produce concept notes for proposals as required.
- Help gather and complete accounting and finance processes internally and with Partners.
- Work with the program manager to support the Aspen-Microsoft NextGen Network
- Hours: 10-15 hours per week; Position based in Washington, D.C.
- Ideal start date: the week of January 6, 2020.
- Currently enrolled in a relevant graduate or undergraduate course of study.
- Outstanding organizational skills, with emphasis on time-management, attention to detail and the ability to plan, organize and carry out multiple activities.
- Strong writing and communications skills, including ability to conduct online research and analysis.
- Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
- Team player who can also work individually and be a self-starter.
- Prior experience in a professional setting.
- Knowledge of and adherence to professional ethics.
- All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references for the International Partners position through the Aspen Institute Website.
The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.
Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet the regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute.