Friday, May 27, 2016

Apply Now for Fall Internships with START

START’s Fall 2016 internship program is currently accepting applications.

We are looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors  (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics). We will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates, and graduate students. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and the opportunity to participate in many professional development activities. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours on location at START Headquarters at the University of Maryland College Park.

The deadline to apply is July 10, 2016. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form:
The fall internship program will begin with an orientation on August 25 and 26, 2016 and end on December 12, 2016. Below is a sampling of available opportunities.

Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
The GTD is an open source, unclassified database including information on terrorist attacks around the world since 1970. The database is maintained by START researchers. The GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents and now includes over 125,000 cases. The GTD intern team is organized into the following themes:
·            GTD: Incident Location and Geographic Identification (GEOINT)
·            GTD: Perpetrator Identification
·            GTD: Target Classification
·            GTD: Understanding the Patterns and Use of Weapons and Tactics
·            GTD: The Consequences of Terrorism – Casualties and Outcome

Unconventional Weapons and Technology
The Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division consists of a number of intensive, shorter-term research projects concentrated on research topics within the larger study of terrorism and politically violent non-state actors. Intern positions are available in the following focus areas:
·        Advanced Research Internship (ARI)
·        Aviation Insider Threat Research
·        Behavioral Indicators of Insider Threats
·        Project Leviathan
·        Project Prometheus
·        Terrorist Ideology Project
Risk Communication and Community Resilience
Government, non-profits, and other organizations rely on public communication to deliver important messages to various audiences. Professional communicators today use social scientific research to improve this process, and START’s research teams have several current and upcoming communication projects that address current research questions. Risk communication is important for delivering messages about impending storms, terrorist attacks, public health crises, and more. Interns working on this team will support several ongoing research projects as well as new projects.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Interns will contribute to the construction of a global, multimodal transportation network.  Tasks will include analysis and aggregation of large-scale datasets, database triangulation, manual vector editing, extensive open-source research into traditional and illicit transportation methods, digital cartography/mapmaking, and translation of START’s qualitative research into geospatial format.  Interest/experience in global security and/or terrorism is beneficial.

START’s Communications team is seeking interns to assist with START’s communication activities and products. Intern responsibilities vary but may include: Writing and editing press releases and featured stories, planning and attending events, creating media kits, developing and tracking media lists and monitoring social media.

Understanding Domestic Radicalization
This internship is part of the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) project, a three-year project which seeks to establish an empirical basis to investigate the underlying mechanisms and processes for individual radicalization in the United States. Previous intern teams researched information on radicalized individuals and entered it into a dataset; wrote case studies on radicalized individuals; performed quality-control checks on the dataset; performed structured qualitative analysis; and assisted project staff in conducting analysis on the quantitative data.

Developing Technology in Explosive Detection Dogs
Interns for this project will assist in developing deployment strategies with explosive detection dogs while utilizing new technology in the field.  Interns will be working closely with four K9 dogs and their handlers while training and being deployed for Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device Detection.  Interns must have a flexible schedule and ability to be around dogs.  Interns will be required to pass a brief background check.

START/State Department Terrorist Organizations Project
Students will gather and analyze statistics on terrorist organizations over time. Projects will include collecting the number and type of attacks over time, looking at trends, and possibly even modeling group capacity out into the future. Interns will also provide assistance in researching open source information on the leadership of some groups for possible future designations. Interns will be co-supervised by researchers at the University of Maryland and by project leads at the State Department. The State Department leads will set and give feedback on tasks. Interns will be based at START’s offices on the University of Maryland campus.

Why choose an internship at START?
         Experience working with a large team of dynamic and experienced researchers.
         Exposure to cutting edge theories and methods.
         Deepen your understanding of current issues in terrorism and homeland security.
         Work on projects of immediate interest to the practitioner and policy community.
         Hone and develop a range of transferable skills attractive to future employers.
         Opportunity to work with and meet other students and researchers with similar interests.
         Enrichment activities offering wide opportunities for learning and professional development.
         Mentorship from START staff and researchers in a successful workplace environment.
         Internships can be undertaken for academic credit (depending on approval from your institution and department).

General requirements
Applicants for all internships must:
         Have a good academic record.
         Demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.
         Be able to complete their internship work hours on site at START.
         Agree to attend orientation and training.
         Submit an application by the deadline, all application packets must include:
o   A complete application form
o   One page resume
o   Cover letter
o   Writing sample
o   Unofficial transcripts from most recent institution
Each project may have additional requirements, including minimum credit hours, citizenship, preferred majors, and compulsory meeting times. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

US Capitol Police (Police Officer Vacancy)

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The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a federal law enforcement agency in the Legislative Branch of

Government. Our mission is “To protect Congress, its legislative processes, Members, employees,

visitors and facilities from crime, disruption, or terrorism.” Our agency is charged with protecting life

and property, preventing, detecting and investigating criminal acts: enforcing traffic regulations

throughout a large complex of congressional building. We serve these individuals throughout the entire

United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia. As “America’s Police

Department”, USCP employs approximately 2000 sworn and civilian personnel that provide a full range

of security and law enforcement services to the Congressional community.

We seeking positive thinking, courteous, and self-confident individuals for entry-level police officer

positions which offer competitive salaries; comprehensive benefits and extensive professional

development and training.

As a United States Capitol Police (USCP) Officer, you will perform a (USCP-16- 1700815-LEM) full range of

rewarding police duties and responsibilities which include:

• Enforcing federal, state, county and municipal laws and ordinances, and agency rules and

regulations relating to law enforcement;

• The physical protection of the Capitol complex, Members of Congress, visitors, and staff from

threats of crime and disruption; preserving law and order; serving as a deterrent to crime and other

violations of laws, rules, and regulations;

• Taking charge of accidents and crime scenes, restrict access; observe, stop and question

suspicious person;

• Preparing reports, and testifying in court; and,

• Performing protective services, guarding federal owned buildings and property and protecting

government equipment and material.

Upon successful completion of training, probation, time in grade and completion of all experience

requirements, future competitive promotions may be available to become a higher rank or officer within

a specialized area such as; Patrol Division, K-9, CERT, Dignitary Protection, INTEL, HMRT, Threats and/or

other positions within the agency.

Applicants may review and apply for this position through the Office of Personnel Management's

website at USAJobs. This vacancy will be open from 26 May 2016 until 9 June 2016.

Do you have what it takes to become a part of “America’s Police Department”?

Learn more about the Police Officer position requirements, benefits, salary, and hiring process at our


Program Coordinator - Global Food Security Project for Recent Grad

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. 
CSIS is seeking a highly motivated Project Coordinator for the Global Food Security Project.  The project provides long-term, strategic guidance to policy makers to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance programs are efficient, effective, and sustainable. The project studies and highlights the impact of global food security on critical U.S. strategic interests, such as political stability and economic prosperity, through desk and field research, analytic publications, and public and private events.
The Project Coordinator will provide overall administrative support to the project team, responsible for assisting in the successful coordination of all aspects of the project. Responsibilities cross all project components, including project organization, correspondence, and administrative support.
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Plans and supports event logistics for public and private meetings, panel discussions, and conferences;
  • Updates web content to reflect project developments;
  • Help to establish and support relationships with Congressional, private sector, NGO, and academic stakeholders;
  • Maintains information files and Salesforce database;
  • Prepares, edits, and distributes written materials including conference and meeting materials, commentaries and articles, correspondence, etc.;
  • Designs and implements social media outreach plans, primarily on Twitter;
  • Provides general administrative support for project staff, including expense reports, arranging travel and accommodations for project staff, scheduling project staff, etc.


B.A. in relevant field (international development/affairs, agricultural economics) and one to two years related administrative experience required. Interest in agricultural development, food security, and food and nutrition security necessary, work experience in related areas a plus. Must possess strong analytic and communication skills including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from constituency groups, media, governmental entities, and the general public.  Ability to write, think, and operate independently. Experience with and knowledge of internal CSIS processes and procedures is a plus. 
  • Strong analytic and communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented office;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment;
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail;
  • Ability to be proactive in a fast-paced office;
  • Strong research and writing ability.

Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and college transcript at

Entry Level Legal Assistant BWW Law Group

BWW Law Group, LLC is a real estate law firm with offices in Rockville, MD, Richmond, VA and Irving, Texas. We are seeking to hire a full-time entry level Legal Assistant to join our team. This position will report to work in our Rockville, MD office.
  • Professionally and promptly communicating with clients, courts and colleagues
  • Drafting and filing pleadings for attorneys
  • Scheduling and maintaining a calendar of court appearances and other deadlines
  • Monitoring several ongoing litigation cases
  • Providing administrative support to approx. 3-5 attorneys as needed
  • Performing general office duties as necessary (sending correspondence, maintaining files, etc.)
  • A strong work ethic and desire to learn, as demonstrated by prior educational and/or work experience
  • Ability to independently multi-task and prioritize assignments without constant supervision
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Basic computer skills, including familiarity with MS Word/Excel/Access
  • Above-average oral and written communication skills
  • An undergraduate college degree, a paralegal certificate from an accredited ABA approved institution and/or prior experience working at a law firm
Apply here.

Fall Capacity Building Internship with American Friends of the Spafford Children's Center

The American Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center (AFSCC) are seeking a Capacity Building Intern (CBI) to support the organization in exploring and assisting in the initiation of strategic partnerships between American Healthcare entities and our facilities in Jerusalem and the West Bank, investigating online fundraising opportunities, researching foundations for possible support, writing proposals for funding, and participating in the preparation of newsletters and other promotional materials.

The Spafford Children’s Center (SCC) is an outgrowth of Palestine’s oldest continuous American community. The Center supports the medical, emotional, educational, and cultural needs of families by providing services to mothers and children that re-weave the frayed fabric of a population that has faced one of the most challenging periods of stress in human history. The AFSCC is an American non-profit created to support and underwrite the work of the SCC as well as raise awareness in the United States of the work of SCC.

AFSCC is a small nonprofit consisting of a volunteer a board of directors, so interns are not just observers in our organization; they are an integral part of everything we do. The main responsibilities will be to:
·         Conduct research into the American health care community, both institutions and foundations, in order to target those for whom forging a partnership with the Spafford Children’s Center (SCC) would be mutually beneficial and or a logical extension of the stated values and mission of their organization.
·         Create spreadsheet outlining potential partners and organizational facts.
·         Contact organizations as directed to gather additional data.
·         Create prioritized strategic action plan.
·         Investigate and recommend online fund raising opportunities.
·         Explore means of expanding the AFSCCF email data base of names.
·         Research foundations that support activities in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and recommend specific foundations for contact.
·         Write proposals, with AFSCCF and SCC members, for submission to foundations.
·         Help prepare three newsletters per year including concept, writing, editing, selecting pictures, and mailing.

Must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) College/University credits.

Dates of the Internship
Minimum 15 week commitment, approximately 5 hours per week, to concur with the Fall 2016 Semester.

Life-Skill Development
·         Learn how to think critically and act logically to solve problems and make decisions.
·         Use computers, technology, tools, and information systems effectively.
·         Develop leadership skills through taking ownership and responsibility of projects.

This is a non-paid internship.


The CBI reports directly to the Vice Chair of the AFSCC Board, Dr. Wendy Whiting Blome. Dr Blome is a resident of the Washington area and will be available through email or in person to supervise the student.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Dr. Wendy Whiting Blome,

START Courses: Summer 2016

AmeriCorps Job Opportunity in Montana

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Interested in AmeriCorps?  In Billings, Montana there is an amazing AmeriCorps VISTA program called the Billings Metro VISTA Project (B-MVP). In Billings AmeriCorps currently has several positions that focus on childhood education and mentoring. Since 2009 Billings Metro VISTA Project has consistently built sustainable programs that continue to this day in the City of Billings and is always looking for the most qualified candidates.

AmeriCorps VISTA is an excellent opportunity for recent or soon-to-be graduates to gain work experience and priceless networking opportunities. AmeriCorps VISTAs receive a small monthly stipend along with an education award, worth $5,775, at the end of their service (which they can use for any student loans or future education) and Non-Competitive Eligibility when applying for federal jobs.

BMVP – Child & Mentor Matches for Educational Success
Building capacity will alleviate poverty through the provision of mentoring support programs for abused or neglected children so they and their families can access services relating to homelessness, educational needs, and untreated mental health care and addictions; ultimately providing a safe and permanent home for each child.

The Joint Court Appointed Special Advocates of Yellowstone County (CASA) VISTA project gives the opportunity for graduating students to grow professionally AND help mentoring services to disadvantaged children. This project is expected to lessen the amount of time children stay in non-permanent living situations and will prevent future abuse and neglect for at least 20 children supported through CASA.

Further Billings Metro VISTA Project opportunities can be foundhere.

GRE Preparation Workshop Series - Schedule Finalized

These are the finalized dates for the 2016 Summer GRE Preparation Workshop Serieoffered by CASBased on student feedback, we’ll offer the Series June 7 to June 30, 2016 onTuesday and Thursday evenings from 6PM to 9PM. The room is pending, but most classes will likely be held in Building III, Room 2133.

Please forward to any students you know of who are considering graduate school. The Series is free of charge to USG students, alumni, and staff.

Entry Level Position with Human Rights Watch

Associate, Arms Division/Refugee Rights Program

Human Rights Watch

The Arms Division and Refugee Rights Program of Human Rights Watch ("HRW") are seeking an Associate to provide administrative support to both teams. The Associate will be based in the Washington, DC office and will spend 67% of his or her time in support of the Arms Division and 33% in support of the Refugee Rights Program. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Arms Division and the Director of the Refugee Rights Program. The Arms Division and the Refugee Rights Program are part of the Program Office. The Program Office consists of regional and thematic divisions and oversees the organization's research, reporting and various other work. The Arms Division works to ban or regulate weapons of humanitarian concern and to promote compliance with international humanitarian law by all combatants during armed conflict. The Refugee Rights Program concentrates on the protection needs and basic rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide, most fundamentally the right not to be forcibly returned to persecution or torture. 
  1. Providing day-to-day administrative support to staff, such as scheduling, making travel arrangements, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, creating and maintaining extensive filing and archiving systems, and responding to requests for information;
  2. Maintaining communication between HRW offices, global staff, and external partners;
  3. Preparing, drafting, editing, formatting and distributing materials such as news releases, reports, tables, charts, briefing papers, op‑eds, publications, and web content;
  4. Assisting with research, electronic clippings, wires, and translations;
  5. Assisting with the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, including drafting letters and reports and creating factsheets;
  6. Assisting with the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots by maintaining a database of media and advocacy targets, drafting correspondence and distributing advocacy materials, and coordinating the campaign's activities with external partners;
  7. Assisting with events such as news conferences, staff meetings, and special events;
  8. Assisting with the recruitment, supervision and mentoring of interns;
  9. Recording, tracking, and processing divisional finances; and
  10. Carrying out other duties as required.


Education: A bachelor's degree in human rights, international relations, social science, or a related field is required.
Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.
Related Skills and Knowledge:
  1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills are required.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously are required.
  4. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
  5. Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally is required.
  6. Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required.
  7. Strong interest in international human rights is desirable.
Other: Applicants for this position must possess current US work authorization valid for a minimum of two years from start date.
Apply here by June 11.

Newseum Fall Education Curriculum Research Internship

Interns will assist the Education Department with research for online and on-site curriculum for grades 3-college. They will be required to adhere to Education Department practices and procedures.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

• Work with the Senior Education Manager and Outreach Coordinator to research potential school and community partners whose pedagogy aligns with the Newseum’s history, civics and media literacy curriculum and programs, then suggest programming ideas for collaboration
• Work with the Multimedia Curriculum Specialist to conduct web research in historic newspaper and other databases to identify primary sources for use in current and future curriculum materials
• Handle student and teacher requests for research assistance for National History Day, We the People, and other projects
• Assist with creating, organizing and maintaining resources for Education programming, including family days, gallery guides, teacher professional development workshops and Learning Center classes; then prepare select findings for publication
• Raiser’s Edge data entry and analysis
• Daily office tasks
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications • Interest in history or a research-based career
• Interest in education or museums
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Familiarity with internet research methods and sources
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
• Ability to work effectively in a diverse and fast-paced team environment
• Mature judgment, discretion and professionalism in communicating information and determining reliability of sources.
• Interns must be available to work 15-20 hours per week, but scheduling is flexible.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or possess unrestricted work authorization documentation

Application Deadline Monday, August 8, 2016 

Application Process Please send your resume, a letter of interest and two references to:

Human Resources Department
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

Please attach these materials as ONE document or PDF and name it FirstName_LastName.

Paid Pathways Internship with the Department of Treasury

2 vacancies - Washington DC

Closes Thursday 6/2/2016

Salary Range
$35,265.00 to $45,844.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade 

Promotion Potential

The work schedule will be full time during the summer and then part time once your education resumes.

The Pathways Internship Program combines a temporary opportunity to earn a competitive salary while learning about federal service. Interns gain valuable, resume- building work experience and opportunities to foster networking relationships. If you are seeking a (technical), (bachelors), or (masters) degree, possess outstanding communication skills and are looking for an opportunity to challenge your teambuilding skills, then this opportunity is for you.

It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 100th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on Closing date of the announcement; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.


As an NTE Intern, your major duties may include:
  • Review incoming blocking and reject reports for completeness and accuracy and liaise with the appropriate financial institutions as necessary regarding issues as they arise.
  • Input incoming reports into Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) Compliance database.
  • Respond to inquiries submitted to OFACs Compliance call center by providing guidance regarding the appropriate treatment of a real-time transaction or general information on OFAC sanctions programs.
  • Assist with scanning and filing hard copies of reports submitted to OFAC as well as other miscellaneous office support and administrative tasks as needed.
  • Use word processing and spread sheet software as well as open source research on the internet to produce and analyze documents.
Apply here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

WMATA Special Police Officer Hiring Event -- for both veterans AND current students/alumni

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is hosting a hiring event for both Veterans and current students/alumni (despite the fact that the flyer says military-only) for several Special Police Officers on July 23, 2016. 

Chance to win an iPad mini!


Chance to win an iPad mini!

This year the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is asking students to complete a quick 10-minute survey.  For your chance to win an iPad mini! 

Your answers are completely anonymous and let us know what we're doing right and what can be improved. You will also automatically receive a coupon for a free coffee, tea, or soda (from the Corner Bistro or Green Grove Café) just by submitting your responses. Complete the survey at one of the following links: 

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Friday, May 13, 2016

UMD Police Auxiliary -- hiring NOW!

UMD Police Auxiliary is hiring current students for part-time PAID positions! 

Police Auxiliary is currently hiring for Summer 2016 and beyond. We are seeking applicants who are students in the University of Maryland system looking to gain experience in the field of criminal justice. 

Police Auxiliary offers a good student job with flexible hours as well as the opportunity to work directly with law enforcement personnel. Student Police Aides work a variety of shifts to include patrol shifts, building security, traffic control, special events, and many more. New hires are required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week in include one specified night or weekend shift.
Those interested in applying or seeking more information can go online to for an online application and more information. This position is not limited to CCJS majors, all interested can apply.

WMATA SPO Hiring Event

***Please note this is event is for all students, not just military (in spite of flier!)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Research Assistant (Religion) with Pew Research Center

Organization Overview:

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research in the areas of U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Research Center’s work is carried out by a staff of 130.

Department Overview

The Research Assistant is a position within the Religion research group, which seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The Religion research group conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world.

Position Summary:

The Research Assistant helps with coordinating the work of student interns hired to code information on government restrictions on religion as well as religious hostilities and violence from major international reports such as the U.S. State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom reports and International Crisis Group Reports. Once the data are collected, the research assistant helps to analyze the data and write the annual Pew Forum report, other supplementary reports and analysis pieces. This position reports to the Director of Religion Research.

Primary Responsibilities:

Coding Tasks (35%)
Assist in planning for annual coding
Coordinate and supervise annual coding
Assist in managing the data

Data Analysis (35%)
Help to prepare a fully cleaned final dataset
Provide additional analysis for religion research reports that further analyze these data and compares them with other data from religion research surveys and other data sources, as requested

Writing (20%)
Assist in writing the next report and other related reports that analyze the restrictions data

Other Research Assistance (10%)
Assist with other religion research projects as requested

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to manage quantitative data
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong written, verbal and communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent internet search skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be proactive and able to anticipate needs
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and projects
  • Must be very results-oriented
  • Must work well in a high-paced, team-oriented professional environment
  • Must interact well with senior officials


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Must have a substantive interest in the cross-national study of government restrictions on religion and/or religious hostilities and violence in societies. The ideal candidate should be able to articulate how this research can contribute to his/her developing scholarship and already possess substantive knowledge of religion and world affairs.
  • Candidates with experience and skills in project management and/or coding are preferred.
  • Experience with data analysis software such as SPSS or Stata is a plus.
Learn more and apply at Careers4Terps.

Brookings Institution Opportunities


The Project and Research Assistant independently provides direct research, writing and administrative support, coordinates special events and Friday Lunch series. Serves as chief point of contact for Senior Fellow (SF) to internal staff and external clients—on issues related to SF's work with Brookings, the Washington Post, Georgetown University and other stakeholders —all with minimal supervision and largely in the absence of SF. Supervise interns.

Administration (40%):
* Helps define and implement SF priorities and objectives; Tracks pending matters for action and follow up.
* Manages SF email and mail; responds to correspondence as instructed.
* Manages schedule, makes all travel arrangements and coordinates appointments for senior staff member, largely in his absence.
* Prepares annual activity report for submission to the Director of Governance Studies.
* Supervises interns. 

Research and Writing (25%):
* Fact-checks and copy edits all SF publications; collaborates with co-editors, contributing authors, the Brookings Press and Marketing when necessary.
* Provides research support for writing projects including twice-weekly Washington Post column, journal publications, speeches and lectures, and conference papers.
* Arranges interviews with members of Congress, policy experts, academics and other prominent figures. 
* Provides support for funding efforts including drafting grant proposals, coordinating with partnering institutions when necessary and working with Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) and Development staff. 

Project/Event Coordination and Outreach (20%):
* Collaborates with and assists SF as needed on special projects; provides substantive information and responses about projects.
* Provides assistance to GS communications team in booking speakers, drafting announcements, coordinating logistics and publicity efforts for GS events. 
* Assists in the regular recruitment of speakers, arranging logistics and furthering publicity efforts for SF's commitments. 
* Coordinates all media calls, interviews and speaking requests for SF.
* Serves as liaison with Georgetown University for events, lectures, appointments; communicates with students if needed; updates/maintains course syllabi as requested; and coordinates readings.
* Assists with any program overflow as needed.

Friday Lunch Coordinator (15%):
* Collaborates with SF to identify topics and speakers for the luncheons; issues written/verbal invitations to public officials (including Members of Congress, political appointees, and other high-level individuals), journalists, and outside scholars.
* Coordinates all aspects of monthly event; maintains list of invitees and contacts outside guests and media to participate; handles Brookings-wide announcements and reservations.
* Oversees Friday Lunch budget in collaboration with Brookings administration.
* Serves as sole point of contact for inquiries relating to Friday Lunch.

Education/Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a social science. Minimum one year of relevant work experience; administrative and event planning experience preferred, on Capitol Hill or in the media. Special interest in politics, public opinion polling, religion and civic values preferred.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work quickly and effectively to communicate complex information; ability to work independently and prioritize numerous duties; strong computer skills required.

Provides research assistance and communications support for senior research staff. Undertakes independent research assignments with minimal supervision; drafts summaries of findings and assists with preparation of publications. Coordinates with CEPM's Director, Deputy Director and Assistant Director on project management. Collaborates on matters pertaining to public or private events, website content and outreach as needed. Coordinates with GS Development staff on matters pertaining to proposals and donor reporting.

Research (80%):
* Researches and collects documents and information from various sources (government agencies, universities, libraries, Internet, non-profit research organizations etc.) on relevant topics in support of Governance Studies (GS) scholars, including, but not limited to: campaigns and elections, government bureaucracy, marijuana policy reform and media studies.
* Collects and prepares data from various sources for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
* Compiles, reads, abstracts, synthesizes, analyzes, and organizes written and electronic material into summarized form.
* Updates and maintains research-related scholar deliverables in the GS impact tracker on a weekly basis.
* Analyzes and produces written summaries of quantitative data.
* Provides editing assistance for research products in preparation for publication.
* Attends symposia, conferences and hearings relevant to research projects; summarizes content of such events.
* Provides general research on a variety of short-term projects and briefs scholars in a timely fashion.
* Updates and checks existing data and footnotes; provides fact checking, editing and proof-reading of documents in preparation for publication (as needed).
* Indirectly provides input on the selection, hiring and supervision of CEPM interns.
* Coordinates with CEPM's Director, Deputy Director, Director of Business Operations and staff, as well as GS communications, administration and finance staff as needed.
* Assists the Deputy Director with organizational, scheduling and logistical needs for research, travel and coordination with coauthors (as needed) in conjunction with the Assistant Director.

Communications / Editorial (20%):
* Primary blog publisher for FixGov, including posts, images and summary content
* Assists with reviewing and editing posts before publishing.
* Conducts relevant research for posts when necessary.
* Manages and updates the FixGov editorial schedule.
* Participates in pitching and developing ideas for blog content.
* With the GS communications staff, develops and executes plans for promoting FixGov content, including outreach to the media.
* Co-authors blog posts with the Fellows and Senior Fellows, and occasionally authors summary content.

Education/Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in a social science or related field required; academic background in political science or related field preferred; familiarity with and interest in American government required; minimum one year of relevant work experience using and applying quantitative methods and statistical packages required (i.e. SPSS, SAS, STATA etc.).

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
- Proficiency in Microsoft Windows - Word and Excel required; prior knowledge of HTML or experience with web publishing a plus. Thorough knowledge of library and online research resources with capacity to conduct independent research and fieldwork preferred; experience writing and editing for a variety of audiences required; strong interpersonal, organizational and communications skills required. Ability to synthesize information and to write clearly and precisely without supervision required.

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