Global Financial Integrity Internship Opportunities in the USA for International Applicants

GFI Internship Opportunities

Course(s) Offered: Research, Advocacy
Course Level: Internship
Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
Every year, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) invites applications from eligible candidates for the GFI Internship Opportunities for applicants worldwide.

The Internship Opportunities are offered under three categories thus: Economics Internship, Policy Internship and New Media & Advocacy Internship. Each semester – Spring, Summer, and Fall, GFI hires two Economics Interns, two Policy Interns and two New Media & Advocacy Interns.

GFI is an equal opportunity employer. It is GFI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, or disability.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at GFI will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.

1). Economics Internship
  • Must be a current student or recent graduate, with a major or minor in Economics. Must have coursework or commensurate experience in econometrics and international finance and/or trade.
  • Experience with database manipulation in Excel [familiarity with Visual Basic (VBA) a plus].
  • Solid writing and web-based research skills.
  • Familiarity with basic regression analysis [familiarity with EViews and/or STATA a plus].
  • Strong interest in macroeconomics, in particular capital flight and its effect on capitalism, development, and security.
2). New Media & Advocacy Internship
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Familiarity with Google News;
  • Strong writing and web-based research skills;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Interest in international policy and global finance issues; and
  • Non-English language skills are preferred (especially French and/or Spanish) but not required.
Must have at least one of the following:
  • Previous communications experience and/or experience working with media;
  • Experience writing blog pieces, or coordinating a blog with multiple contributors;
  • Experience with social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, preferably experience managing an organization’s page;
  • Programming experience; knowledge of HTML PHP, CSS, and/or Javascript; and/or
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite.
3). Policy Internship
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Ability to successfully work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Interest in capital flight and its effect on capitalism, development, and security.
  • Non-English language skills are preferred, especially French and/or Spanish, but not required.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Global Financial Integrity (GFI), Washington D.C., USA

Fields of work
1). Economics Internship
  • Research and data collection from macroeconomic online databases [IMF, World Bank, Central Banks]
  • Perform literature reviews and research in scholarly databases
  • Compilation and manipulation of spreadsheets, tables and graphs in Excel
  • Some of our econ interns have the opportunity to write and publish small pieces on applied economic issues pertaining to illicit capital flight on our blog.
2). New Media & Advocacy Internship
  • Managing daily news digest: compiling relevant current news pertaining to GFI issues and distributing to supporters;
  • Conducting research and compiling statistics for editorial and web materials;
  • Assisting with the organization’s viral media and social networking operations;
  • Contributing to organizational blog; and
  • Fact checking media materials; occasionally drafting and laying out statements, op-eds, press releases, and website content.
3). Policy Internship
  • Assisting the President and Managing Director by conducting research on money laundering, tax evasion, corruption and the banking structure that supports these activities.
  • Assisting the Senior Program Officer on work related to business development and on existing research and event projects.
  • Occasionally assisting the Office Manager with general administrative tasks.
Internship duration
For each semester – Spring, Summer, and Fall. Spring Term is January-May; Summer Term is June-August; and Fall Term is September-December (Exact start and end dates each term are flexible)

Method of Application
To apply for any of the above internships, send resume and cover letter by email to, directed to Russell Bennett. Put “GFI Econ Intern” or “GFI Policy Intern” or “GFI New Media & Advocacy Intern” (as the case may be) in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.

Application Periods for Spring Term is September 15-October 15; for Summer Term is February 15-March 15;and for Fall Term is June 15-July 15. During the application periods we will accept applications and interview on a rolling basis.

Next application cycle commence 15 February 2018

No recruiters please. No phone calls please. Only Finalists will be contacted.

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is a Washington-based research and advocacy organization that analyzes and works to curtail illicit financial flows resulting from crime, corruption, and tax evasion. GFI promotes national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money. In putting forward solutions, facilitating strategic partnerships, and conducting groundbreaking research, GFI is leading the way in efforts to curtail illicit financial flows and enhance global development and security.

Application Deadline: 15 Mar / 15 Jul / 15 Oct 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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