Program Associate, Foreign Policy

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Brookings India is seeking to hire a Program Associate to coordinate all foreign policy-related activities at Brookings India. The Program Associate is expected to work with the Foreign Policy fellows at Brookings India to help manage programmes, administration, development, and communications.


  • Coordinate all activities of the foreign policy team at Brookings India.
  • Maintain detailed records of project activities, including deadlines, deliverables, publications, meetings, contacts, etc.
  • Plan public and private events and meetings with multiple high-level participants. Duties include drafting and sending out invitations; coordinating with the operations team to reserve rooms; communicate with speakers and partners; prepare contracts and ensure payment; and make logistic arrangements
  • Write notes, event summaries, and content for external audiences
  • Assist in gathering information for and drafting of grant reports and proposals, as needed
  • Assist with layout, formatting, and proofreading papers, briefs, and other published materials
  • Schedule scholar appointments and manage calendars, arrange travel, process reimbursements for scholars
  • Receive, screen, and route phone calls; receive and disseminate information related to projects; respond to inquiries from the public; receive staff and visitors

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree required with a demonstrated interest in Indian foreign policy issues; a master’s degree is preferable but not required;
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of relevant full-time work experience required; demonstrable experience in a non-profit or academic setting (e.g. conference or event planning) preferred.

Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational, communication and people skills;
  • Ability to work independently and with a  team; ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to use judgement and anticipate problems, suggest solutions;
  • High attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Discretion and demonstrated ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with senior government officials;
  • Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • English language fluency required.

To apply, please email your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to with the subject line: Program Associate, Foreign Policy.

Last day of submitting applications will be October 20, 2018. Due to a high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

***This posting is now closed***