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 this summer, with the possibility to continue 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 5 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