Student Research Assistant (Fall Term)


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 and collaborative projects this fall. The Research Assistant will support research, communications, and events. Specific duties may include:

  • Research and contribute to policy briefs, research reports and blog posts, on women peace and security issues, including but not limited to, National Action Plans, emerging security threats, and key U.S. policies and strategies
  • Monitor and analyze political/policy developments and trends related to the women, peace and security agenda.
  • Apply a WPS lens to a project in consultation with, and under the supervision of, the director, according to the skills of the candidate.
  • Assist with the preparation of webinars, workshops, and other partner events.
  • Follow Hill news, legislation, and current events to support the WPS Congressional Caucus Fellow.
  • Support social media engagement, including twitter and messaging campaigns.
  • Write and curate 3 blogs posts.

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.

This position is approximately 15 hours per week. 

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