Call for Applications: CSIS Accelerator Series


CSIS is now accepting applications and nominations for  

The CSIS Accelerator Series Class of 2018

~ A training series for rising policy professionals ~ 



   Program Dates: June through December 2018

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

Tuition: $4,000 USD*


We invite you to apply or nominate a high potential employee for the 2018 CSIS Accelerator Series, a training program designed to help young professionals refine their strengths in LeadershipStrategic ManagementProfessional Skills, and Communication. Working with CSIS’s top policy experts and guest coaches, participants will join a select network of 20 young professionals from CSIS and across Washington. As a cohort, participants will complete a rigorous series of experiential seminars and workshops, and learn to be strategic, ethical, and agile leaders.

Nominees and candidates should have 2-8 years of professional experience, a demonstrated interest in international security, global affairs, economics, political science, or other related area, and potential to serve in a leadership or management role.

Designed for working professionals, Accelerator courses are self-paced and conveniently held in the late afternoon at CSIS’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Participants will have 7 months to complete 14 required courses. Those who successfully complete all requirements will receive a CSIS Certificate of Achievement.

To apply, candidates should complete the online application and submit a letter of nomination from their current supervisor. 






For more information about eligibility requirements, the program curriculum, and the CSIS Certificate of Achievement, please visit us online.

Questions? Contact Meghan Casey, Assistant Director of the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy and Executive Education, at


*Tuition does not include meals or transportation. A limited amount of tuition assistance may be available for outstanding applicants from the not-for-profit sector.

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