26JUN – Research Assistant, Turkish Industry and Business Association - Deadline: 06JUL


Organization Description 

The Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) is a leading, independent non-governmental organization which promotes a competitive market economy, participatory democracy, and sustainable development.  It is comprised of top entrepreneurs and executives from the Turkish business world.  The Washington Representative Office is charged with developing and deepening the U.S.-Turkey relationship and strengthening mutual interaction. 


2101 L Street NW, Suite 800  
Washington, DC, 20037  

Job Description 

TUSIAD Washington Representative Office is seeking a recent graduate for a full-time research assistant position to start on August 24, 2015.  The research assistant will report to the Washington Representative.  

Job Responsibilities 

  • Conduct research, edit and proofread materials 

  • Prepare weekly and monthly newsletters for distribution 

  • Track news, data, analyses on political and economic developments in Turkey and the U.S. 

  • Attend meetings, conferences, panel discussion, and prepare briefings 

  • Maintain and update website, blogs and social media 

  • Coordinate and plan events and meetings, including scheduling, preparing and distributing invitations, travel and accommodation arrangements, corresponding with speakers, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing logistical support 

  • Develop and maintain contacts with partner institutions 

  • Provide administrative support to the Representative, handling correspondence, scheduling, travel and accommodation arrangements and responding to requests for information 

  • Recruit and supervise interns 

Job Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science or related field with superior academic achievement 

  • Proven interest in foreign policy, U.S.-Turkey political and economic relations, EU 

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 

  • Strong computer skills in MS World, Excel and database management 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; including proofreading and editing ability 

  • Fluency in English and Turkish strongly preferred 

  • Ability to work flexible hours and independently, sometimes under tight deadlines 

  • Event planning experience preferred 

How to Apply 

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to usoffice@tusiad.org by July 6, 2015.  Please include “RA APPLICATION” in the subject of your email. 


July 6, 2015