The research assistant assists with the maintenance and publication of Lawfare, a national security law website in the Governance Studies (GS) program at The Brookings Institution. Provide research and administrative assistance on a diverse array of projects connected with the legal framework of American national security policy. Undertake research assignments with minimal supervision, draft summaries of findings, and assist with preparation of publications. Collaborate with GS Communication staff on matters pertaining to public/private events and GS Development staff on matters pertaining to donor proposals.This entry level position is a great opportunity for a recent graduate with an interest in national security law.
Editorial and Research Assistance (75%)
Administrative Support (25%)
Bachelor’s degree in political science, government or a related field is required. One year of experience preferred, experience can come from prior employment, internship, or applicable undergraduate work. Academic background in constitutional law, the judiciary, or legal questions surrounding security issues is highly preferable. Demonstrated interest in the law is desired. Interest in issues pertaining to national security is required.
Outstanding writing, analytical and research skills, demonstrated through prior relevant research experience. Journalism experience is preferred. Ability to write clearly and with minimal supervision is required. Thorough knowledge of library and online research resources and capacity to conduct independent research is required. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and organizational skills are also required, as well as ability to take initiative and work in a fast-paced environment. Basic familiarity with Drupal or Adobe Audition is a plus.
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