Research Internship

Position description

Network 20/20 bridges the gap between the private sector and the foreign policy worlds, engaging rising and established professionals meaningfully in foreign policy. We promote the open exchange of ideas on foreign affairs and essential people-to-people connections across international borders. We foster a community of diverse, smart, and engaged people, people who come from different countries, faiths, generations, and political views, all of whom are interested in better understanding the various trends and divergent interests that are shaping geo-economics, politics, and culture. We strive to promote the idea of global citizenship—that being an informed citizen of one’s country means understanding the global context and actively contributing one’s ideas and experiences to the conversation.

We are seeking a part-time (Monday – Friday) fourteen-week commitment. This internship requires a commitment of two-three days a week (which can be arranged between you and Network 20/20 during your first day). This is a paid internship.


We are currently seeking a research intern who is a highly energetic, tactful, and engaging self-starter. The intern will work closely with the Deputy Director and President to undertake various research projects related to our Entrepreneurial Diplomacy Program, specifically our project on Southeast Europe and other ongoing projects as well as proactively supporting other colleagues across the organization. The internship can commence as soon as we have selected a qualified candidate or upon agreed date.

Specific responsibilities include:

Assist in collecting and analyzing quantitative
Prepare data and materials for visual presentation
Summarize research data and write progress reports
Work with partners in Southeast Europe to help prepare survey for distribution
Collect and manage survey results
Manage and respond to project-related correspondence
Learn and be able to speak intelligently about Network 20/20’s mission and programs
Experience related to project research and data analysis
Understanding of a range of research and evaluation methodologies
Excellent computer skills, especially Excel
Strong writing skills
Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills; experience working across cultures
Excellent attention to detail, good organizational abilities, and general office skills
Ability to work independently as well as closely with a team
This position does NOT require Serbo-Croatian language abilities, although intermediate proficiency to advanced fluency is beneficial.

Application instructions

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to and kindly note that your application will not be considered if you do not send all of the required documents. Please include your name in the subject line.