The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international non-profit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote non-partisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values.
The Aspen Institute Summer Internship Program employs rising college seniors or recent college graduates during the summer months in Aspen, Colorado. Internship opportunities are available in the following departments: Institutional Advancement, Seminars, Administration, ITS, Conference Services, and Public Programs. All internships are paid positions. If you are applying for multiple positions in different departments, you must include a separate cover letter specific for each department.
The Aspen Institutes Mission The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a non-partisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Marylands Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.
Timeline for internship program*:
*Dates are subject to change
The Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) provides stewardship and cultivation to the supporters of the Aspen Institute, as well as a unique programmatic experience. There will be six interns hired to manage Society of Fellows communications, Society of Fellows donor-exclusive event planning and execution, general OIA event support, and maintenance of a donor hotline. Interns will assist in the day-of operations for summer events including set-up, ticketing, microphone running, room monitoring, and clean-up. Each intern will provide administrative support and general assistance for the OIA department.
Primary Mission Accountabilities:
All Aspen Institute employees are expected to embody the Institutes core mission, stated above. The primary aspects of the mission for which this position is held accountable are:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Education and Experience, and Skills:
The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.
Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute.