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Part-Time Foreign Policy Assistant
Clinton Foundation in New York, New York
Date Posted 03/11/2021
Nonprofit-Public Policy
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

About the Clinton Foundation:

Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, that premise has energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world.

As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster – at the lowest possible cost.

We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action.

Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.


The Assistant will work with the Foreign Policy team to strengthen the Clinton Foundation’s global outreach and engagement with international partners from April – June 2021. Under the guidance of the Chief Foreign Policy Officer and Foreign Policy Manager, the Assistant will support the team’s core functions, including: 1) Produce briefings for Foundation principals ahead of international travel and meetings; 2) Manage relationships with international partners, including foreign governments, UN agencies, and multilateral organizations; 3) Provide guidance and research support on political and economic issues that may impact the Foundation’s work overseas; and 4) Develop strategy for new projects.

Among their duties, the Assistant will work with the Foreign Policy Manager to develop a proposal for a new project to support inclusive economic growth in Colombian communities impacted by the Venezuelan refugee crisis. This will include analyzing the current business environment in Colombia, supporting outreach to private sector partners, and developing a project timeline and recommendations for the project’s implementation.

This is a three-month contract from approximately April 1 – June 30, with some flexibility on dates possible. This position will be part-time (20-25 hours per week) and remote for the duration of employment.


  • Draft proposals for new projects for review by internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop outreach strategy to engage private stakeholders in new projects
  • Produce briefings, country analyses, and press overviews to prepare Foundation principals for international engagements
  • Monitor and compile weekly or bi-weekly press clippings on emerging international affairs of relevance to the Foreign Policy team
  • Research foreign governments, NGOs, businesses, and individuals
  • Assist with external outreach and correspondence


  • 2-3 years of professional experience in international affairs required; experience in Latin America and the Caribbean highly preferred
  • Strong understanding of economic development, migration, and refugee issues preferred; knowledge of energy and agribusiness sectors very helpful
  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities, as well as sound analytical skills
  • Advanced research skills; solid understanding of credible international sources
  • High degree of attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small, team-oriented department
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
  • Spanish language skills highly preferred
  • Dedicated to the mission of the Clinton Foundation

Physical and Other Requirements:

Office Environment: Constant computer work requiring repetitive motion, prolonged sitting and sustained visual/mental demands. Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which may be heavy (>15 lbs.) and require use of carts.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The Clinton Foundation maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.
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