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at the Wisconsin Project
Research Associate / Iran Watch
The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, a non-profit research and advocacy organization in Washington, DC, is seeking a research associate for its Iran Watch project. Iran Watch is a comprehensive website devoted to monitoring Iran’s capability for building weapons of mass destruction. The purpose of the site is to increase public awareness of the strategic situation in Iran and to make detailed knowledge of Iran’s weapon potential available to policymakers, the media, private scholars and the general public.
The research associate would work with the website’s principal investigator to maintain and update all aspects of the website. The associate would also participate in the Project’s advocacy and outreach on Iran. Duties include:
researching and writing essays and op-ed-style bulletins for publication
conducting open source research and writing profiles of Iranian entities involved in the country’s proliferation-related programs as well as foreign entities supporting these programs
conducting and publishing interviews with experts on Iran and on weapons proliferation
maintaining the site’s library, including a summary of enforcement actions and a database of entities linked to proliferation in and to Iran
organizing and assisting in Iran-related roundtable discussions, and drafting a summary of findings based on these discussions
supporting outreach and advocacy efforts through monthly subscriber emails, social media, and briefings
Qualifications: A strong academic background, including an advanced university degree (Master's, or equivalent). Candidates should also have two years of related work experience, the ability to conduct in-depth open source research, excellent writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to stopping weapons proliferation. Candidates with a working knowledge of website content management systems and social media are strongly preferred, as are candidates proficient in a relevant foreign language.
Compensation: The position offered is full-time with excellent benefits.
To apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and relevant publications to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 21, 2013. No calls please.
The Wisconsin Project employs several interns throughout the year. Rigorously selected, Project interns are accomplished students who make valuable contributions to the work of the organization. The Project accepts internship applications on a rolling basis.
The intern would concentrate on research relevant to Iran and to the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Interns will gain valuable experience in conducting open source research on Iranian entities linked to proliferation, and on their foreign suppliers. Candidates should be adept in working with Windows, MS Office, and in doing in-depth research on the Internet, using databases like Lexis-Nexis. Proficiency in a foreign language, particularly Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, Korean or Arabic, would be helpful. Basic knowledge of the technical aspects of proliferation is preferred.
The internship is a paid position.
The Project is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, D.C. founded in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin.
To apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by email to email@example.com. No calls please.