Research Assistant; Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies

Washington, D.C
Aug 08, 2019
Sep 04, 2019
Full Time
The American Enterprise Institute, a leading nonprofit public policy research organization, seeks a full-time research assistant to work with five visiting scholars in the Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies department whose research focuses on a range of issues related to American political thought, history, institutions, public policy, culture, religion, and family.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide research and administrative assistance to these visiting scholars and to assist in ongoing communications responsibilities related to their individual projects and events. Particular research focus will be given to 18th- and 19th-century political thought, moralism in politics, modern American life, and the American republican tradition. Other duties include scheduling, trip planning, record keeping, financial tracking, and copy editing.

This position requires excellent research and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work well under deadline. A demonstrated interest in the areas 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 pulled from a research paper.

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.