Who We Are

USIP is a national, nonpartisan, independent, public 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.

Fair & Transparent

USIP’s hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance:

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. USIP does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit-based factors.

U.S. Military Veterans

We seek military veterans to support our mission. Whether you’re transitioning from military life to civilian life, or you’ve been out of the service for years, we know the skills veterans mastered in the military are directly transferable to careers at USIP and encourage you to apply for employment.

USIP strives to create a workplace that welcomes, hires, retains, and values military veterans and their families, and builds staff capacity to recognize the value of military talent globally. 

Thank you for your service.

Individuals with Disabilities

USIP recognizes the diverse skills and abilities of individuals with disabilities and encourages them to apply for employment. 

USIP seeks to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, unless doing so will result in undue hardship to the Institute. If you are a person with a disability and interested in a job opportunity, and need assistance, please contact recruitment@usip.org. For more information, please see USIP’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy below.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

USIP provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, unless doing so will result in undue hardship to the Institute. 

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the hiring process, applicants should contact recruitment@usip.org directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Reasonable accommodations can apply to the duties of the job and/or where and how job tasks are performed. The accommodation should make it easier for the employee to successfully perform the duties of the position. 

You can request reasonable accommodations any time during the hiring process or at any time while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. To request a reasonable accommodation:

  • Look at the vacancy announcement.
  • Contact recruitment@usip.org and engage in an interactive process to clarify what the person needs and identify reasonable accommodations.
  • Make an oral or written request; no special language is needed.

Note: Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified individuals who have limitations due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical related conditions.

Financial Suitability

Hiring decisions are based on relevant, job-related factors such as experience, education, or job-related competencies, and are consistent with business necessity. When making hiring decisions, we review your employment experience only to determine your qualifications and your level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. We don’t deny employment just because you’ve been unemployed or have had financial difficulties through no fault of your own.

Signature and false statements

Before you are hired, you must sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

If you misrepresent your experience or education or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. 

All information in your resume, or any part of your application must be true and accurate. If it’s not, we won’t hire you and if you already started working, it may be grounds for firing you.

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!

Visit our job listings to begin the process

You can also follow USIP on LinkedIn to stay up to date on our latest listings.

Student Positions

Full-time college and university students in the United States have an opportunity to work at USIP through paid part-time programmatic, operational, or administrative internship positions. Research Assistants are hired through the internship program, for more information please visit the Research Assistant Program page.

Recent Graduates

Recent graduates are generally hired into entry-level positions. 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.

Contracting Opportunities

USIP utilizes Bonfire, an online procurement software platform, for solicitation notification and electronic proposal submission. Note that vendors/contractors who are not registered with Bonfire may not be able to access solicitations or submit proposals until registration is complete. Therefore, we strongly encourage all current and potential vendors/contractors interested in responding to a solicitation to promptly register on Bonfire.

Please visit USIP's Bonfire Procurement Portal to register for a vendor profile, view active solicitations, and submit proposals.

Bonfire Vendor Support: If you need assistance with registration, consider watching Bonfire’s five-minute instructional video for guidance on the registration process. For any support needs related to using the Bonfire platform, you can access the Vendor Help Center, look through the FAQ, or reach out to the Bonfire support team at support@gobonfire.com or call 1-800-354-8010.