Position Detail Research Assistant, Foreign Policy Institute

JHU Foreign Policy Institute
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  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 10 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $13.25
    Expires: May 23, 2019

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • spapa2@jhu.edu

Research Assistant, Foreign Policy Institute Position

Job Description

The Foreign Policy Institute seeks a Research Assistant.

The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) of The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was established in 1980 to unite the worlds of scholarship and policy in the search for realistic answers to international issues facing the United States and the world.

FPI seeks to advance practically oriented research and discussion about foreign policy. To this end, it organizes research initiatives and study groups, and hosts leaders from around the world as resident or non-resident fellows in fields including international policy, business, journalism, and academia.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research for FPI initiatives and dedicated projects
  • Assisting with fellow publications, to include copyediting, providing feedback, and formatting
  • Researching and writing for Director Carla Freeman as required
  • Producing fellow/expert video series
  • Contributing to the FPI online presence via Website, Facebook, and Twitter, including soliciting blog posts from FPI Fellows and members of the SAIS community
  • Assisting with event planning and providing logistical support
  • Performing general office duties as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively while balancing multiple assignments
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills

Useful Skills (not required):

  • Experience using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Experience using Wix or similar website design programs
  • Experience using iMovie or similar software
  • Graphic design


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  • CV or Resume


FPI website: http://www.fpi.sais-jhu.edu/

FPI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForeignPolicyInstitute

FPI Twitter: https://twitter.com/fpi_sais