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Summer Financial Transparency Coalition intern-Washington, DC

Organization: Center for International Policy

Position Title: Summer Financial Transparency Coalition intern

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: Unpaid.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2014


Internship Description:

Do you want to contribute to curbing illicit financial flows? Do you want to work with organizations world-wide that work every day to change laws to make tax evasion and laundering of dirty money difficult? As an intern at the Financial Transparency Coalition you will gain unique insight in how non-governmental organizations from around the world come together to develop and carry out powerful advocacy strategies. Our aim is to curb illicit financial flows so less money is hidden in secret bank accounts and more money is available to developing countries.

The Center for International Policy (CIP) is a non-profit founded in 1975 to advocate for a foreign policy that promotes cooperation, transparency and accountability in global relations. CIP’s programs advocate policies that advance international cooperation, demilitarization, respect for human rights, and action to alleviate climate change and stop illicit financial flows.

CIP hosts the international secretariat of the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC), which is seeking a dynamic summer intern to join the team. The FTC intern will work out of CIP’s office in Washington, D.C. and report directly to the FTC’s Program Associate and contribute to multiple FTC projects. This will range from contributing to blog posts to supporting preparations for the FTC’s 2014 conference in Lima, Peru. This position is ideal for an individual wanting to gain well-rounded experience working at an international non-profit organization.


  • Work with the conference team to organize the FTC’s 2014 conference in Lima, Peru
  • Monitor news on illicit financial flows
  • Track Coalition press hits and contribute to blog posts
  • Contribute to the occasional special research project about illicit financial flows out of developing countries and the Coalition’s role in the movement to stem them
  • Support the Coalition Program Associate with occasional projects related to the FTC’s day-to-day operations


  • Undergraduate work in international relations, international development, political science, or a related major
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and strong research skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Interest in the FTC’s mission to stem the tide of illicit financial flows out of developing countries
  • Previous internship experience a plus

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and short (3-5 page) writing sample to Jacob LaViolet


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