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Summer 2021 Subnational Threats-Transnational Networks Internship

The Brookings Institution



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The Summer 2021 Subnational Threats-Transnational Networks Internship, Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Foreign Policy is available to undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. international affairs, foreign policy, political science, international law, international political economy, or related fields). You must demonstrate interest in one or more of the following research areas: illicit economies, counternarcotics policies, insurgencies, militant/extremist groups, terrorism, and human rights. Knowledge of Latin America (especially Mexico, Colombia, the Andean region, and Brazil), the Middle East and South Asia (especially Iraq and Afghanistan), the Horn of Africa and West Africa, and/or South East Asia a plus. English fluency required; proficiency in additional language(s), especially Spanish, desired to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will focus on a broad range of issues, including drug trafficking and crime in Mexico and other parts of Latin America; U.S.-Mexico security cooperation; the opioids epidemic in the United States; militias around the world; non-state entities, illicit economies, insurgency, and conflict stabilization in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria, and Colombia; how non-state entities have responded to COVID-19; and additional illicit economies such as illegal drug and wildlife trafficking, logging, and mining.