Undergraduate Academic Assistant: WPS Conflict Tracker


The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) is searching for a talented undergraduate Academic Assistant beginning Fall 2023 to work on the Institute’s new Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Conflict Tracker. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and analysis skills, an interest in connecting research to policy impact, and a passion for issues relating to WPS. 

The tracker will be an innovative resource for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers, as well as for GIWPS’ events and outputs. As this is a new project, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to be part of developing the WPS Conflict Tracker from the beginning. 

The Academic Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Jessica Anania, the Conflict Tracker Research Fellow. Primary responsibilities will include background research on WPS in armed conflict settings, drafting sections of analysis on priority countries, and monitoring current events and relevant policies for countries included in the tracker. Please highlight any specific country or language expertise in your application. 

The hourly wage will depend on the level of education and experience. The expected start date is October 1, 2023, with a one-month trial period. The initial appointment term will be for the Fall semester (until December 21, 2023), with the option to stay on for the Spring semester depending on performance and team needs. The Academic Assistant will be expected to work 10-20 hours weekly. Applicants must be enrolled in the university full time.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and a solo-authored writing sample (max 5 pages) in a single PDF file to ja1550@georgetown.edu, with the subject line “Academic Assistant – WPS Conflict Tracker.”Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Required skills:

  • Excellent research and analytical skills on issues of gender, armed conflict and security including a demonstrated record supporting research projects and published work
  • Ability to produce high quality written work, conduct rigorous research, and cater work towards both academic and policy audiences
  • Familiarity with the WPS Agenda and the gendered dimensions of conflict and security
  • High degree of professionalism when communicating with team members and external partners
  • Exceptional organizational and time management abilities
  • Specific country or language expertise is not required but welcomed


Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse team of employees. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.