04MAR - Research Assistant, Aviation Week - Deadline: N/A

Job Description

Aviation Week, the world’s top aerospace reporting and analysis firm, has an opening for a research assistant to support the defense intelligence and data team over the summer of 2017. Assignments will consist of researching of military aircraft, with possible concentrations on: fleet counts, regional or programmatic developments, maintenance data, suppliers of components, specifications and manufacturer data. Writing opportunities may include summaries of defense market news, drafting program/system descriptions, and possibly contributing to newsletters, websites and custom research papers.

Compensation: $15/hour

Frequency: 40 hours per week

Duration: June 1 to August 31, 2017

Location – Washington DC

Job Requirements

  • Familiarity with military aircraft programs is required.
  • Ideal candidate is a graduate student focusing in Strategic/Security Studies but undergraduate students may apply.
  • Pluses include:
    • Business-level proficiency in a foreign language
    • Knowledge of military maintenance procedures
    • Previous experience tracking military fleets, programs or maintenance spending
    • Experience with databases - Microsoft Access, SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle, etc.

How to Apply

Please send applications to: michael.tint@aviationweek.com

Please type “APPLICATION:” at the beginning of the subject line and include the following:

  • Cover letter (1 pg. max) explaining one’s experience and interest in the position
  • Resume (1-2 pg.)
  • Transcripts
  • Writing sample on a defense/ security topic of 1-5 pages MAXIMUM. Can be excerpted from a longer work; if so, please preface with a paragraph explaining the context.

Deadline – N/A