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Welcome to USIP Careers

Who We Are

USIP is the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP works to save lives, increase the government's ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduce government costs, and enhance our national security.  USIP is not a government agency.

What We Do

USIP experts are on the ground, actively engaged in global conflict management in areas such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and the Two Sudans.

USIP works to reduce the costs and risks for American military and civilians deployed to conflict areas abroad by training them to peacefully mitigate and manage conflicts. Our work helps to create safe and stable environments for people living and Americans working in these regions.

Through its professional training programs and networks around the world – and its collaboration with military, diplomats, development specialists, NGOs and IOs – USIP is innovative and agile, delivering effective programs at minimal cost.

As a result of our staff's unique expertise and our unbiased approach to our work, USIP has either taken the lead, or been asked to lead, projects dealing with major conflicts and issues.

Open Positions

Job Announcement: The U.S. Institute of Peace is recruiting a Vice President for the Applied Conflict Transformation (ACT) team and a Vice President for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) team. For details on these openings and an invitation to apply, please e-mail a brief note of interest and resume to recruitment@usip.org.

We are currently looking for outstanding talent with the knowledge and know-how to build a more peaceful world. If you are interested in joining our team, we invite you to apply online today!

Visit our job listings to begin the process.

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Student Positions

Students currently enrolled in colleges and universities in the Washington, D.C. area have an opportunity to work at USIP through paid part-time research assistant positions. For more information on this program, please visit the Research Assistant Program page.

Recent Graduates

Recent graduates are generally hired as Program Assistants. The ideal candidates will have a degree in international relations or a related field and high academic achievement. Regional specialization and language skills may also be required for some positions. In addition to the academic requirements, applicants should have related work and/or internship experience, with exceptional administrative, research, writing, and computer skills. Visit our job listings to view current openings.

Please note: USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.​