Research Assistant for Asia Policy, National Security and International Policy

American Progress
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 11

Position description

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant to work on the Asia team in the National Security and International Policy department. This person will work on a wide range of Asia policy issues with a special focus on India, Japan, and Southeast Asia. As a member of the Asia team, the Research Assistant will contribute to regionwide policy analysis and formulation. And as a member of the National Security and International Policy team, the Research Assistant will also conduct research and related tasks for the broader team. The Research Assistant will also carry out administrative tasks and other duties as directed. 


  • Analyze policy trends in Asia and outline potential ramifications for the United States and for U.S. foreign policy.
  • Provide research and administrative support to the U.S.-India task force project.
  • Provide research and administrative support for various Japan-related projects.
  • Help develop written products across an array of formats, including talking points, charts, issue briefs, reports, op-eds, columns, and blog posts.
  • Support meeting logistics and administrative tasks as required, including meetings and events in international locations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • One to three years experience.
  • General knowledge of Asian political, security, and economic issues with a demonstrated interest in U.S. foreign policy toward Asia.
  • Comfortable traveling internationally and supporting international delegations and senior leadership from American Progress and partner organizations.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills.
  • Critical thinking and writing skills; ability to rapidly and thoroughly compile notes and provide initial analysis to Director and Senior Fellow.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.

Application instructions

E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: [email protected]

Or you may write to: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005. 

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title and department of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please . 

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress. 

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