Defense Analysis Research Assistantship - Aviation Week


Organization Information

Serving over 1.2 million professionals in 185 countries, Aviation Week is the largest information and services provider to the global commercial, defense, maintenance/repair/overhaul (MRO), space and business aviation communities and plays a critical role in connecting industry professionals worldwide. Anchored by its flagship Aviation Week & Space Technology, Aviation Week continues to grow and evolve its portfolio to meet the needs of the industry.


Location - 1911 Fort Myer Drive, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209


Job Description

Aviation Week, the world’s top aerospace reporting and analysis firm, has an immediate opening for a part-time research assistant to support the defense data and analytics team. Duties will include researching U.S. and international military programs (features, specifications, suppliers, maintenance etc.), defense budgets, and defense market events. Writing opportunities will include drafting program/system descriptions, summaries of defense market news and possibly contributing to newsletters, websites, country papers or issue analyses.  

Compensation will be $12/hour and the researcher will get 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule.


Job Qualifications  

  • Ideal candidate is a graduate student focusing in Strategic/Security Studies.

  • Familiarity with defense programs and equipment is required.

  • Pluses include experience with:

    • Defense budget processes

    • Intelligence analysis

    • Military maintenance procedures

    • Databases - Microsoft Access, SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle, etc.


How to Apply

Please send applications to: dan.katz@aviationweek.com

Please type “APPLICATION:” at the beginning of the subject line.

Application Materials include:

  • Resume (1-2 pages)

  • Transcripts

  • Cover Letter (1 page max) explaining one’s experience and interest in defense analysis

  • 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