The US Office of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) is seeking to hire an intern for its summer internship program.
About the Organization: TUSIAD US is the Washington Representative Office of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD). TUSIAD US strives to be a conduit for exchange of information between Turkey and the United States in an effort to strengthen political, economic, and business ties.
About the Internship: The TÜSİAD Washington Representative Office internship program offers part-time opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates with an interest in U.S.-Turkey relations. Interns attend events, provide administrative support, prepare memos, and conduct research on current issues that affect U.S.–Turkey political and economic relations, economic developments, foreign policy and other policy areas. Interns will also have the opportunity to be exposed to all aspects of the bilateral relationship and be able to benefit from an extensive network. The US Office is currently working on a hybrid model, typically working remotely but returning as needed in-person at our DC office.
Applications for this program are accepted year-round on a semester basis (Spring, Summer, and Autumn) and are filled on a rolling basis. Applicants must be eligible for work in the United States, TUSIAD-US does not sponsor visas for internship candidates. Internships are unpaid.
Internship Responsibilities:
  • Attend events, conferences, and panels around the Washington, D.C. area
  • Provide research support on a variety of topics relevant to the US-Turkey relationship
  • Contribute to the weekly “TÜSİAD Turkey Letter” published in English and the weekly “Washington Gündemi” published in Turkish
  • Additional administrative support as required
  • B.A. or M.A. student (preferably majoring in International Relations, Economics, Political Science, History) in good academic standing
  • Currently enrolled at a university or college located in the United States
  • Interest in U.S.–Turkey relations and international affairs
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • English language skills required, Turkish language skills preferred