Thursday, October 27, 2016

Research Assistant, Middle Eastern Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Recent Grad

Position description

The American Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit public policy research organization, seeks a full-time research assistant to work in our foreign policy department, contributing to the Institute’s work on Middle Eastern politics and American strategy in the region. Responsibilities include primary research and general analysis of the region from Morocco through Afghanistan, with a special focus on Iran, Turkey, and various Kurdish regions, as well as US policy toward the Middle East. Other duties include developing and organizing conferences, panel discussions, and events; overseeing long-term projects and grants; and general administrative support.
Applicants must have excellent writing, editing, fact-checking, and research skills. An ideal candidate would have an academic background in some aspect of Middle Eastern and security studies along with some experience in the region. Working knowledge of Arabic or Persian (Farsi or Dari) is a must. A demonstrated interest in US security strategies in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, as well as Iran’s strategic culture and military power, is also desired.  
Qualified applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, academic transcripts, and a 500-word writing sample with their online application at

Application instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial academic transcripts to