Fall 2019 Research Intern Position Available

Fall 2019 Research Intern (unpaid): ITIC’s Energy Growth and Security (EGS) Program

Location: DC or virtual. The intern can either work in Washington, DC, or remotely.


ITIC’s Energy Growth and Security (EGS) Program, headed by Dr. Ariel Cohen,  focuses on natural resources, infrastructure, and energy transformations unfolding in Eurasia, Europe, the Middle East, and around the world.  

The Research Intern will: work on high-level research projects, prepare research briefs, provide literature reviews, talking points, and prepare presentations while reporting to our senior staff. In particular, the Research Intern will focus on programs and projects dealing with international energy policy & markets. The suitable candidate will also be engaged in detail-oriented project management on a day-to-day basis, including document drafting, data gathering, entry, and analysis.

Other duties include organizing and attending conferences, workshops, panel discussions, and other events; administering long-term projects; supporting bids for new projects; as well as scheduling and administrative support.

Academic credit possible but must be discussed on case-by-case basis. Access to numerous networking opportunities, lectures, receptions and policy luncheons will be available. Graduate students and graduates are particularly welcome.


* Superb on-line research skills (Internet, databases)

* Excellent, proven, native-level English writing and editing skills

* Microsoft Office high level fluency (Word, Access, Power Point, Excel)

* Interest/background in energy policy and/or Russia, Eurasia

* Russian, Turkish, and/or Arabic language skills a plus

* Superior organizational skills and demonstrated self-initiative and ability to complete    tasks with minimal supervision


To apply:

Please send your resume, 3 relevant writing samples, and dates of availability to James Grant (Program Manager) (jgrant@iticnet.org) with the job title in the subject line. Candidates will be selected on a rolling basis through the month of September. The position will be a four month commitment.

The INTERNATIONAL TAX AND INVESTMENT CENTER (ITIC) is an independent, nonprofit research and education organization founded in 1993 to promote tax reform and public-private initiatives to improve the investment climate in transition and developing economies. ITIC serves as a clearinghouse for information on best practices in taxation and investment policy.

ITIC encourages tax, trade and investment policies that enhance economic growth in non-OECD countries by facilitating mutual understanding and trust between business and government through the ITIC “neutral table,” where stakeholders convene to discuss academic analyses, policy studies and international best practices. ITIC works with ministries of finance, customs services and tax authorities in 85 countries, as well as international and regional financial institutions engaged in tax policy and tax administration issues. ITIC’s analytic agenda, global thematic initiatives, regional tax forums, and capacity-building efforts are supported by dozens of corporate sponsors.

ITIC is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background. This is an unpaid position.