The Research Assistant works under the supervision of the Director and the Associate Director of the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) to provide comprehensive research support, as well as administrative support and coordination, for the day-to-day operation of the Center and for certain CUSE events. Research topics include U.S.-European relations, European foreign and security policy, U.S. alliances and grand strategy, and other international affairs topics. In addition to this research support, the Research Assistant also serves as point of contact for travel and media-appearance scheduling for certain scholars and works as a team member to provide general programmatic support across the Center.
Research Support (50%)
General Programmatic and Administrative Support (25%)
A bachelor’s degree is required (degree in international relations or political science, preferred). Minimum two years of relevant work experience (including strong experience in event coordination and planning, and office management) is required. European work or study experience is preferred.
Research: Must possess knowledge of European and U.S.-Europe policy issues and be able to conduct directed, professional foreign policy research using primary and secondary sources. Must be able to conduct literature reviews and compile, organize, and proofread bibliographies and chronologies.
Writing: Strong writing skills are required. Must be able to summarize Brookings public events for publication on Brookings website; able to co-author blog posts with a scholar; and able to draft literature reviews, event invitations, and short publications or sections in longer papers with supervision from a scholar.
Organizational skills: Must possess excellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detail; be able to fact check and copy edit publications; and be able to multi-task and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Communication skills: Must possess excellent communications skills, with ability to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders required. Fluency in Turkish preferred.
Interpersonal skills: Must possess the poise, tact, discretion, and mature judgment to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in high-pressure atmosphere.
Technical skills: Must be able to effectively use the Internet; and should possess advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Office 365.
Must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the United States.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.