05JAN - Defense Research Assistantship, Aviation Week - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

A multi-channel service provider, decision engine and marketplace, with deep databases and integrated workflow tools that support action, the Aviation Week Network brings you the power to prevail in a challenging and fast-paced industry.

Our staff of more than 50 editors and analysts around the world delivers an unsurpassed portfolio of information products and services for all sectors of the aerospace and defense industry.

From award-winning publications to online analytical services, the Aviation Week Network provides intelligence that informs and enables the global aviation, aerospace and defense industry and provides professionals with a strategic business advantage.

The Aviation Week Network is a division of Penton.

Location – Arlington, VA

Job Description

Aviation Week, the world’s top aerospace reporting and analysis firm, has an opening for a research assistant to support the defense data and intelligence team.

Compensation: $12/hourFrequency: 20 hours per week during academic year, 40 per week June‐August.Duration: Available immediately; must be able to remain in the position until at least May.

Job Responsibilities

Duties will consist of researching military aircraft programs including current and future fleet levels, maintenance information, specifications, component suppliers and contact information. Writing opportunities may include drafting summaries of developments in the market or program descriptions and possibly contributing to newsletters, websites, country papers or issue analyses.

Job Requirements

           Ideal candidate is a graduate student focusing in Strategic, Security, Middle East or Africa Studies

           Familiarity with military aircraft is required.

           Pluses include experience/proficiency with:

o Arabic or French

o Intelligence analysis

o Military maintenance procedures

o Databases ‐ Microsoft Access, SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle, etc.


How to Apply

           Resume (1‐2 pages)

           Transcripts

           Cover letter (1 page max) explaining one’s experience and interest in military aircraft and/or the Middle East and Africa.

           Writing sample of 1‐5 pages on a Defense/Strategic/Security topic. Can be an excerpt from a longer work; if so, please preface with a paragraph or less explaining the context of the excerpt.

Please send applications to: michael.tint@aviationweek.com Please type “APPLICATION:” at the beginning of the subject line.

Deadline – N/A