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Program Associate

The Bretton Woods Committee is the preeminent non-profit organization dedicated to effective international economic and financial cooperation. 

Our mission is to demonstrate the value of multilateralism and improve the performance and capacity of the international financial institutions (IFIs) through public dialogue, advocacy, and policy analysis.  

BWC in brief: 

  • We are supported by a diverse, global membership of leaders from business, finance, government, and academia who are an unparalleled source of ideas and expertise. 
  • We are an independent, non-partisan advocate for key multilateral institutions. We educate public officials and their staff on effective multilateralism. 
  • We convene flagship conferences on the most pressing economic and financial topics. These serve as important for a for dialogue and debate between BWC members, senior policymakers, multilateral officials, private sector leaders and prominent academics.  
  • We assemble working groups that organize roundtables, seminars, conferences, and other events to analyze and make policy recommendations on emerging issues impacting the future of finance and of the multilateral institutions, trade, and global development. 
  • We also undertake special projects that produce reports and publications with unbiased analysis and policy prescriptions on ways in which the multilateral system – and the institutions that comprise it – can be strengthened and made more effective. 

The Program Associate will contribute to the work of BWC by supporting program staff across working groups, research, logistics, communications, and events. They will report to the Program Manager. They will also collaborate closely with other staff at the Program Associate level and across departments (Membership and Communications). 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Manage a portfolio of events and working groups through their entire life cycle. 
  • Provide organizational and logistical support to BWC Working Groups, including supporting the development and release of publications, preparing and updating workplans/timelines, responding to Working Group member requests, and scheduling.  
  • Conduct in-depth research on political, economic, financial and development topics in the BWC portfolio and assist with conceptualization of programs and publications. 
  • Contribute to research and editing of reports, papers, press releases, and internal memos for BWC’s report launches and other content. 
  • Assist in planning and execution of BWC conferences and events, including agenda development, invitation and registration process, drafting promotional/marketing materials, creating speaker outreach and preparatory materials, and all on-site event logistics. 
  • Communicate with members and stakeholders. 
  • Proactively manage contacts database, website, and distribution lists. 
  • Take notes and draft summaries of events or strategic meetings for internal and external distribution. 
  • Manage Zoom webinars and video editing. 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, economics, political science, or related; Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Two+ years of relevant work experience in program management/implementation or policy. 
  • Experience in policy issues associated with international financial institutions, climate finance, digital finance, global development is preferred.  
  • Must demonstrate passion for our work (in your cover letter, please describe your interest). 
  • Strong project management skills with relevant work experience managing projects through their full life cycle.  
  • Self-starter with proven track record in managing multiple projects simultaneously and a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with peers and senior-level colleagues. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects, and communicate successfully with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Must demonstrate aptitude for event planning, research, and writing. 
  • Proficiency with any of the following platforms is a plus: Neon, Adobe, Microsoft Excel, Twitter, LinkedIn, Riverside, YouTube, 

Personal traits and attributes

  • An entrepreneurial, proactive, self-starter with a “get things done” spirit who will thrive in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Open to and welcoming of the ideas of colleagues throughout the organization, with an eagerness for organizational and self-improvement. 
  • A working style that is respectful, inclusive, and collaborative. 



1701 K Street, NW, Suite 950, Washington, DC  20006 

Position is DMV-based (but flexibility can be offered for the right candidate). Work is mostly done remotely, with 1-2 in-person days currently required per week (subject to change). 

Salary and Benefits 

$50,000.00 - $60,000.00 dependent upon experience; employer sponsored health care, dental, & vision, 401k plans; paid vacation/sick leave; 15 paid holidays.  

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample (2 pages max) to Program Manager Zach Fry at with subject line: BWC Program Associate. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 




The Committee seeks the help of four interns each term, for the spring (January-May), summer (June-August) and fall (September-December) terms. The internship requires roughly 20-30 hours per week, and pays a $500 stipend for each term completed successfully. It is conducted remotely, with duration from the beginning of the first month, to the end of the last month in each term.

The following positions are open for each term:

INT1 - Program, Marketing, and Communication Intern:
BWC seeks two dynamic, self-starters to assist in program, marketing, and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of events planning, marketing, and communications management. The interns will work independently and in a team to fulfill organizational goals and initiatives related to programming, events, outreach and membership.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist in planning, writing and managing e-blasts and e-newsletters, press releases, short reports/project summaries
  • Update and maintain BWC’s social media presence, including daily monitoring, posting, scheduling and reporting updates
  • Update organization website with current events, relevant news, etc.
  • Design event/program fliers/publications, graphics and other marketing material
  • Monitor and spot relevant news on international financial institutions (IFIs) on a daily basis
  • Provide input for creative marketing strategies and social media campaigns
  • Manage editorial and event calendars
  • Create online advertisements as needed
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications
  • Update spreadsheet of press contacts


  • Undergraduate senior, recent graduate, or graduate student, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Design)
  • Understanding of the basic principles of events planning, public relations and/or marketing
  • Firm grasp of social media tools and platforms including Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in either Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, or Canva highly desired. Familiar with online meeting platforms (Zoom, Teams etc)
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; great at proof-reading and copy-editing
  • Genuine enthusiasm for creating compelling marketing materials to support BWC programming and membership
  • Analytical and thorough when conducting research and interpreting numbers and statistics
  • Self-starter, good time management, creative, with ability to communicate in a professional manner
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Have some knowledge of global issues related to international financial institutions and multilateral development banks
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications a plus
  • Knowledge of HTML, website content management and graphic design a plus

Location: This is a remote position, with required video conferencing check-in with the BWC staff or supervisors.

INT2 - Operations and Membership Intern:
The intern will help to support the Committee’s operations, fundraising, and membership activities. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Support the Committee's membership recruitment strategy by researching high-level leaders in the fields of international finance, trade, and development and by assisting with the membership invitation of prospective candidates through a yearly recruitment drive. 
  • Support the Committee’s yearly fundraising cycle by reviewing materials and documents and by assisting with the compilation and mailing of fundraising materials. 
  • Assist in the execution of Committee programs and events by providing both operational and logistical support both in the lead up to events and day-of. 
  • Support the Committee’s communications by researching current member information and by periodically engaging with members via e-mail and telephone to update contact information as deemed necessary by the Operations Associate. 
  • Support the Committee’s operational infrastructure by assisting in projects that increase operational efficiency regarding the Committee’s website, CRM database, photo and video storage, and others as assigned.
  • Support daily administrative tasks of the office including data entry, mailings, processing contribution acknowledgment letters, etc. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • The successful candidate will be an undergraduate senior, recent graduate, or graduate student in a field related to international business, business administration/management, business development, finance, economics, international development/affairs, political science, conflict analysis, or a related field who has:
  • A healthy awareness of companies, government actors, international financial institutions, and other organizations involved in global finance, trade and development activities
  • Previous office experience
  • A strong attention to detail and ability to stay organized with minimal oversight
  • A self-driven nature and demonstrated ability to multi-task with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office, especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Research skills
  • Previous experience in membership management and fundraising preferred

Location: This is a remote position, with required video conferencing check-in with the BWC staff or supervisors.


INT3 - Government Affairs Intern
The Bretton Woods Committee (BWC) seeks the support of a part-time Government Affairs intern each semester. Interns will work closely with BWC’s Executive Director and Legislative Working Group to support its Congressional education and advocacy efforts. Individuals who wish to gain hands-on experience with the U.S. legislative and appropriations process and/or an in-depth understanding of the international financial institutions (IFIs) are encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Research, writing & analysis on various policy topics related to the IFIs including drafting analysis of the President’s budget requests and State and Foreign Operations spending bills.
  • Tracking current legislation and amendments moving through the legislative and/or appropriations process
  • Attending and summarizing congressional hearings/markups and other relevant policy events
  • Maintaining a contact database of relevant Congressional staff
  • Outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration
  • Preparing meeting, briefing, and presentation materials
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Graduate student (preferred) or recent undergraduate majoring in international relations, international economics, political science, government, public affairs, policy or related field.
  • Strong research, writing, communications skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • A self-driven nature and demonstrated ability to multi-task with minimal supervision
  • A healthy awareness of global governance and multilateral institutions
  • Experience working with senior officials while maintaining a high level of professionalism. Previous Capitol Hill or government experience is strongly preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office suite.
  • Familiarity with legislative works and dynamics.

Primarily Remote.

BWC’s office is located at 1701 K Street, NW, Suite 950, Washington, DC, 20006

How to Apply for BWC Internships:
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter and a writing sample (2 pages maximum) by email to with subject line: BWC Internship. Please indicate your desired term, beginning and end dates, your available number of hours per week, and your time zone in your cover letter. The applications will be reviewed and given preference as received.

The deadline for submission is: 

Spring Term - Nov. 15

Summer Term - March 15

Fall Term - July 20

Individuals who wish to gain a wide range of hands-on experience and learn about the inner workings of a small non-profit and the individuals and organizations shaping the future of the international financial institutions are encouraged to apply.