Student Communications Assistant


The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security works closely with Our Secure Future (OSF) to advance the Women, Peace and Security agenda. We are seeking a graduate student to support our partnership in the fall term. This position will support OSF communications, events and research, and have the opportunity to pursue a project according to the skill set of the intern.


Primary Responsibilities May Include:

  • Support OSF social media engagement, including twitter and messaging campaigns.
  • Following Hill news, legislation, and current events to support the WPS Congressional Fellow
  • Write and curate blogs for the OSF website.
  • Support the OSF Director and OSF Project Specialist as needed for events, research, and logistical help.
  • Apply a WPS lens to a project in consultation with, and under the supervision of, the director, according to the skills of the candidate.


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Competences:

  • Undergraduate degree required, current pursuit of a graduate degree required.
  • Knowledge of and passion for Women, Peace and Security, international relations, gender, policy-making, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, or related fields. 
  • Demonstrated research and writing skills.
  • Experience with social media, online engagement, or communications.
  • Ability to work in a small, collaborative team environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in english.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations, and demonstrating poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Sense of humor greatly appreciated.


Physical Work Demands:

  • Able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Able to bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis.
  • Able to lift and move up to 25 lbs regularly.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Rutherford at