The Millennium Project offers internships of several months to one year, which can be full-time or part-time (a minimum of 20 hours per week), and can be in Washington, DC or as a tele-Internship. If you want to intern with one of The Millennium Project Nodes, you have to be able to work in that language and apply directly to the Node Chair, which can find at: https://www.millennium-project.org/about-us/nodes/
Photo of an intern workspace in Washington, DC coordinating office.
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We are looking for creative, self-starters who can work with little supervision and like to initiate improvements. Interns have the opportunity to work on:
1. Updating and improving one or more of the 15 Global Challenges. This includes working on briefing situation charts; text; future implications of news and other developments; computer models; finding leading experts; identifying resources from best websites to books, models, and videos.
3. Public relations/communications – how to connect people, ideas, and resources to improved decisions.
4. Other futures research as it arises during the time of the internship such as the AI governance, counters to information warfare, future work/technology strategies, environmental security, science & technology, global scenarios, and to identify leading minds in various fields.
5. Those more interested in methodology can help update the “Futures Research Methodology.”
6. General support for the CEO such as improved pptx graphics, monitoring project listservs, data entry, check draft texts for errors, and reviewing new software for project applications. Requirements change from month to month.
Interns can work at the Washington, DC office or the Nodes offices around the world. For Nodes see: Nodes and contact the Node chair directly, as they make the decisions on Interns working with them. You have to be able to work in the language of the country.
Tele-internships are also possible: interns work at their place and keep in touch via the Internet.
The internship program recognizes that each intern brings unique skills and insights. It is structured for both the interests of the intern and the needs of the organization. Interns that identify new possibilities are encouraged to develop them – within reason. This is not a paid internship. Most interns receive credit from their universities, or use the experience to get a job, or improve their chances of getting into more advanced graduate programs. Preference is given to graduate students and people wanting to make a mid-career change.
Before applying, review the rest of this website and then send a copy of your resume/CV and a letter explaining what you would like to do, your preferred beginning and ending dates, and whether you are interested in a full or part time internship (naturally, preference is given to full-time applicants) to: Jerome.Glenn@Millennium-Project.org. If you do not get a response within two weeks of your submission of this information, please email it again.
All the best,
Jerome C. Glenn