Research Assistant Program
USIP Research Assistants (RAs) provide support on a variety of tasks and projects. They are paid between $10-14 per hour and work an average of 20 hours per week. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis to fill program needs. The majority of RAs are hired to work one-on-one with Jennings Randolph Senior Fellows for ten months beginning in October. Interviews begin for these and other RA positions one to two months before the anticipated start date.
Only full-time students from universities belonging to the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (CUWMA) can be considered for these openings. CUWMA members include:
|American University||George Mason University||Southeastern University|
|Catholic University of America||The George Washington University||Trinity University|
|Corcoran College of Art and Design||Marymount University||University of the District of Columbia|
|Gallaudet University||National Defense Intelligence College||Howard University|
|Georgetown University||National Defense University||University of Maryland at College Park|
How to Apply
Students from a Consortium member university who wish to apply to be a research assistant at USIP should consult the list of current openings below and submit the following application materials:
- A cover letter stating which position is of interest to you.
- A copy of your resume.
- A brief writing sample demonstrating your research and writing ability.