Project Code: STATE-USA-CSO-102

Research on Stabilization Interventions

Project Title Research on Stabilization Interventions
Project Summary Find examples of how, when, and why a conflict country becomes ripe for stabilization. What circumstances and interventions make some stabilization processes and programs more successful than others?
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office CSO/OP1
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

An eIntern can help CSO enhance stabilization instruction by providing relevant analysis. An eIntern will research case studies, with a focus on the Middle East and Africa, to determine what processes or interventions were most helpful or harmful to a stabilization process in a conflict country. Many intervention examples that need further research are: counter terrorism; countering violent extremism; peace keeping; military intervention; peace agreement; humanitarian disaster; famine; Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration; and many others.

CSO is a leader in creating the Stabilization Assistance Review, a guiding document for how the United States aims to do and promote stabilization. Further, the eIntern could potentially assist in the structure and presentation of this analysis for training purposes.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis
Additional Information

Join our small team of officers dedicated to improving stabilization planning and implementation. For more information about the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations:

SAR can be found here:

Arabic reading skills is beneficial, but not required.