Monday, October 25, 2010

Research Internship – Afghanistan Project

Research Internship – Afghanistan Project

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) seeks a full or part-time intern to support ISW’s Afghanistan Project to begin immediately. ISW publishes regular research reports on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to inform policy makers and journalists in Washington, DC, as well as the general public.

Description: Interns are expected to conduct research under the guidance of Research Analysts; work in conjunction with other members of the research staff to produce research briefs and analysis; assist with editing, documenting, and supporting materials for products of the Institute; assist with the planning, preparation, and execution of public events and private briefings of employees of the Institute; conduct other activities in support of Institute projects.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should possess or be in pursuit of a Bachelor's degree in a field of study related to the ISW's core mission and research agenda. A Master’s degree in a related field is a plus. Candidates should have solid writing skills, analytical skills, and the ability to conduct research. Knowledge of LexisNexis is preferred. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner. The candidate must also possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission.

Interns with the ability to read Farsi, Dari, or Pashto language materials and to conduct research in one of those languages are highly desired. Interns report to the Research Analyst and Research Director. This position is available immediately. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a resume, and an academic/professional writing sample to Marisa Cochrane Sullivan, Research Director, at

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