Research Assistant, Russian Studies

Washington D.C.
Feb 12, 2019
Apr 03, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time

The American Enterprise Institute, a leading nonprofit public policy research organization, seeks a full-time research assistant to work in our Russian Studies department.


This position will be responsible for providing research, writing, and editing support to scholars regarding Russian foreign and domestic policies, with an emphasis on economics, politics, and US-Russian relations. This position also entails research support for issues related to the European Union, populism, and Eastern and Western Europe. Other duties include developing and organizing conferences, panel discussions, and events; overseeing long-term projects; scheduling; and administrative support.

This position requires excellent writing, communication, and research skills. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in Russian and Eurasian studies and should be well organized and academically curious. Proficiency in Russian speaking, reading, and writing is required. Knowledge of STATA is a plus.

We offer a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application at, complete with their resume, cover letter, transcripts, and 500-word writing sample. 


About AEI


The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.


AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom. AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions. Its scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.

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