Academic Internship Program

Join a global community of peers, make influential connections and reserve your place to gain certification, curated social events and knowledge exchange programmes.

The Opportunity

The CSA internship program offers hands-on experience working in a professional environment where you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the peak body for chief of staff.

Summary

Your internship with the CSA will enable you to build vital skills to enhance your employability and will give you exposure to the range of requirements of the chief of staff role.

The Chief of Staff Association places a high value on your ability to express ideas verbally and in writing. You should display an ability to think strategically and the capacity to express ideas clearly.

Candidates must be self-starters and demonstrate ownership of their work. Excellent interpersonal skills and time management are also a must.

You will have a background or demonstrable experience in public affairs, diplomacy or international relations. A second (or further) language will be highly regarded, as will solid academic performance.

A background check is mandatory, and you may be required to affirm your ability to work in the U.S. legally without the need to obtain a visa and have secure housing accommodations.

Responsibilities

  • Researching cultural, political, and global affairs
  • Providing detailed background briefings
  • Communication strategy and tactics
  • Arranging high-level meetings and events
  • Sensitive social media and online presence
  • And other tasks that may arise

Terms and Conditions

The Chief of Staff Association (CSA) is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, colour, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the person’s relatives, friends or associates.

The CSA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

The CSA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

Submit your application

Use the following link to upload a cover letter and CV as a PDF.

Associate membership is ideal for the next generation of Chiefs of Staff looking to kickstart their career.