2018 Summer Associate - Africa
Africa | Washington, DC | Internship
Work closely with ASG professional staff to serve client engagements across sub-Saharan Africa, addressing market-specific and regional challenges and opportunities.
Conduct in-depth research and analysis on key topics, political and economic developments, and industries related to the work of our clients and prospective clients across the continent.
Prepare internal and external briefing memos and materials for senior leaders, draft research memos and deliverables for clients, and participate in client interactions.
Monitor public source information and international news for issues of relevance to ASG clients.
Support marketing, new business development, and client expansion efforts.
Prepare senior staff and leaders for business development meetings.
Conduct background research on specific companies and their global and African strategies, projects, and plans.
Design and execute 1-2 strategic projects throughout the summer related to developing the Africa practice and specific to candidate’s skills and experience.
Assist with administrative tasks as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Current or recent graduate student. Relevant degree programs include, but are not limited to- Public Policy and International Affairs (MPP), Business and Management (MBA), Law (JD), Foreign Service, Economics, Finance, International Development, and Regional Studies.
Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience. Experience working or studying in sub-Saharan Africa is strongly preferred. Experience in government, diplomacy, politics, trade policy, finance, or commercial industries in the region is a plus.
Fluency in French or other regional language is a plus but not required.
Established knowledge base of at least one sub-Saharan African country through work or study, including a good understanding of bilateral U.S. relations and familiarity with current political, economic, and social issues of that country.
Strong writing, editing, research, and analytical skills, as well as ability to think critically about research scope and content.
Strong PowerPoint skills.
Self-starting, with the ability to operate on both long-term and short-term projects without direct supervision, and a “can-do” attitude.
Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) is the premier strategic advisory and commercial diplomacy firm. We offer perspectives honed at the highest levels of government and business, and insights informed by an unparalleled worldwide network. Our global team shares a commitment to excellence in client service, integrity and discretion. We translate your goals into terms governments understand and develop solutions that benefit our clients and the public interest. Led by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former Commerce Secretary and Kellogg CEO Carlos Gutierrez, our team of experienced and talented professionals has the expertise, networks, and sound judgment to help address challenges in any country. We work as an integral part of our client organizations to help develop and implement winning strategies.