Research Assistant, US National Security

American Enterprise Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Mar 08

Position description

The American Enterprise Institute seeks a full-time research assistant to support AEI’s Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies.

Primary responsibilities include research, writing, and editing scholarship related to US national security policy and defense planning. Additional duties include organizing public events and conferences, managing grant projects, fielding media requests, and providing general administrative support to Marilyn Ware Center scholars. Equally important responsibilities include ensuring effective communication across different departments at AEI.

The ideal candidate will possess a stellar academic record, strong professional demeanor, and a demonstrated interest in US national security policy. Excellent research, writing, communication, and organizational skills are required. In addition to a keen understanding of current dilemmas facing the US Defense Department — both domestic and international — and a strategic mindset, the candidate should also be comfortable analyzing emerging national security threats and future warfare strategy and capabilities. Experience conducting research related to US defense planning is strongly preferred. Familiarity with force-sizing constructs, concepts of operation, and force structure is considered a plus.  Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and transcript at 

Application instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial academic transcripts to 

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