Research Assistant, American History

Washington, D.C
Jun 12, 2019
Jun 22, 2019
Full Time
The American Enterprise Institute seeks a full-time research assistant to work with a senior scholar focusing on American history education.

The primary responsibilities of this position include conducting research for a forthcoming work about American history and assisting in ongoing communications related to book publication and planning. Particular focus will be directed toward the American Revolution and the early Republic. Other duties include administrative tasks such as assisting with travel arrangements and planning and executing promotional events.

This position requires excellent research and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work well under deadline. A demonstrated interest in the area of study, strong writing skills, and the ability to multitask are also essential.

AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application to, complete with their resume, cover letter, academic transcripts, and 500-word writing sample on a research topic in American history.

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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