Job Opening – Research Assistant
The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan academic institution with offices in Beirut, Ramallah, and Washington, DC, dedicated to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. IPS does not engage in lobbying.
IPS is seeking a part-time research assistant to oversee its Congressional Monitor project, which tracks all legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress relating to Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The research assistant will be responsible for identifying and collecting relevant legislation; compiling it for annual publication in the Journal of Palestine Studies; and maintaining the Congressional Monitor database; and coordinating with the IPS web team to promote the project using social media.
This is a part-time staff position with limited benefits, and requires 20 hrs./week. Salary is commensurate with experience. Work must be done in the Washington office during business hours, and cannot be done remotely because it requires regular work on a secure database. Hours and duties may expand as the project develops, based on the candidate's skills and efficiency.
A BA in history, political science, or related fields; knowledge of the history of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; must be organized and systematic. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process; experience using Microsoft Access or otherdatabase programs; basic knowledge of website design and maintenance.
Please email [email protected] with a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.