The CPO Remote Full Time Paid Internship

The CPO internship is a full-time position, paid according to an hourly wage.

IPI seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, six-month paid internship as part of IPI’s publications team. The internship can be either remote or in-person, depending on the location of the applicant.

This internship is situated within IPI’s publications team to assist the Editor in producing and disseminating IPI books, policy papers, issue briefs, and related materials at IPI’s headquarters in New York City. The intern will gain experience editing policy writing and managing the production of publications and will have the opportunity to learn from IPI’s ongoing research on the multilateral system, peace operations, sustainable development, and women, peace, and security.

The selected candidate will be expected to work virtually through the duration of the three-month internship. Although the successful candidate does not need to be based in New York City, the candidate should be available during standard IPI working hours (9am-5pm EST).

Responsibilities for The CPO Remote Full Time Paid Internship

Copyediting, formatting citations, fact-checking, and proofreading publications, and copyediting other IPI communications as required

Maintaining the house style guide

Conducting photo research for publications

Assisting with the dissemination of publications on social media

Managing books purchases and subscriptions to journals, magazines, and newspapers

Conducting publications-related administrative tasks

Performing other ad hoc tasks as determined by the Editor

Qualifications for The CPO Remote Full Time Paid Internship

Outstanding editing ability, with acute attention to detail, a passion for grammar, and opinions about punctuation

Outstanding writing ability, with an understanding of how to convey ideas concisely and clearly

Good eye for design and formatting

BA, particularly in international affairs or a related field

Knowledge of Chicago style desirable

Experience copyediting, proofreading, or working as a writing tutor preferred

Familiarity with or interest in multilateral institutions a plus

Knowledge of written French a plus

How to Apply for The CPO Remote Full Time Paid Internship

Shortlisted of candidates will be asked to perform a short editing test. A second short-list will be asked to interview. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited to take an editing assessment.

Please send the following to with “Editorial Intern” as the email subject:

Cover letter

Current résumé/CV

A short sample of academic or policy writing (no more than 2-3 pages)

Contact information for three professional references

Please state in your application your available start date

Please send only Word or PDF files. Do not compress or zip files. No telephone inquiries.

The Editorial Internship is a full-time position, paid according to an hourly wage.

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