Who We Are

USIP is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. USIP is not a government agency.

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

Open Positions

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!

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Student Positions

Full-time college and university students in the United States 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.​