Research Assistant, India and South Asia Studies - American Enterprise Institute


 Organization Information

AEI is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics and social welfare. AEI’s purpose is to serve leaders and the public through research and education on the most important issues of the day. AEI research is conducted through seven primary research divisions: EconomicsForeign and Defense PolicyPolitics and Public OpinionEducation,HealthEnergy and the Environment and Society and Culture.

More than 200 people work at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition, adjunct scholars and fellows, mainly at research universities around the United States, conduct research for AEI and participate in its conferences. In all our endeavors, AEI trustees, scholars and fellows, and officers and staff are responsible for maintaining the highest standards of integrity, intellectual rigor and excellence—and for sustaining AEI’s founding commitment to open inquiry, lucid exposition, vigorous debate and continuous improvement in the institutions of American liberty.

Location - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

The American Enterprise Institute seeks a highly organized, full-time research assistant, to work in the India and South Asia studies area of the foreign policy department.

Job Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide research, writing, editing, and administrative support to a scholar studying a wide range of South Asian political, economic, and security issues with a focus on India and Pakistan. Other duties include managing a small team of interns; developing and organizing conferences, panel discussions, and events; maintaining lists of contacts; overseeing long-term projects and grants; scheduling; and handling media requests. Equally important responsibilities include ensuring effective communication across different departments at AEI. 

Job Qualifications:

Applicants require excellent research, writing, communication, and organization skills. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in foreign and defense policy and the political economy with a focus on South Asia and US-India and US-Pakistan relations. Interpersonal skills and an ability to multitask are also essential. A Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, though not required. Knowledge of Hindi/Urdu is a plus. 

How to Apply:

To apply, please click on this linkApplicants must include a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and transcript. 2015 graduates are eligible to apply.

Deadline - N/A