Research Assistant, Communitarian Policy & Writing

Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies (ICPS), George Washington University
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 11

Position description

The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies (ICPS) at The George Washington University is the nation’s leading center for communitarian policy research and is a research institute dedicated to finding constructive solutions to social problems through morally informed policy analysis and moral dialogue. We strive to bring the best scholarship and analysis to bear on policy issues affecting family, schools, the community, and the moral climate of society as a whole. Reporting to the University Professor of Sociology, the Research Assistant for ICPS Research will contribute to such work.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assists with the Institute’s writing, editing and research projects.
  • Develops position papers, academic articles and op-eds, under the direction and guidance of the Professor.
  • Works to communicate the Institute’s message to selected officials, media, and the public at large.
  • Distributes publications of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies to the public and media via mail and email.
  • Updates the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies’ website and outreach list as needed.

The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Background in working for student publications, and interest in political theory, international relations, political science, or ethics
  • Outreach experience (campaign, media, advocacy, etc.)
  • A degree in political science, international relations, sociology, history, English, communications, or related field
  • Interest in Social Sciences, Political Science, Communication, Law, International Relations

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