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Research Assistant, India and South Asia Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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The American Enterprise Institute seeks a full-time research assistant to work in the India and South Asia studies area of the foreign policy department.


The primary responsibility of this position is to provide research, writing, editing, and administrative support for scholars studying a wide range of national security issues with a focus on South Asian political, economic, and security issues, in particular, India and Pakistan. Other duties include managing interns; developing and organizing conferences, panel discussions, and events; maintaining lists of contacts; overseeing long-term projects; scheduling; and handling media requests.


This position requires excellent writing, research, communication, and organization skills. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in foreign and defense policy with a focus on South Asia and US-India and US-Pakistan relations. Academic curiosity and an ability to multitask are also essential. 


Qualified applicants should submit an online application, complete with a resume, a cover letter, transcripts, and a 500-word writing sample on any topic at 



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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