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Research Assistant for The Leadership Academy for Development at CDDRL

Mentor: Frank Fukuyama,

Date posted: September 18, 2017 (open until filled)

Description: The RA funding will conduct analysis of the evaluation data collected from participants in all LAD workshops. Each workshop participant completes a 7-page evaluation form asking them to rate the case study sessions, lectures and individual instructors. The RA hired last year tabulated all available evaluations through March 2017, but LAD has conducted several workshops since then with more scheduled in the coming months. The new RA will tabulate data from new and future workshops, add it to LAD’s cumulative database and display these results graphically (i.e., through pie charts and bar charts). In addition, the RA will assist the program manager, Lauren Weitzman, on reorganizing and updating the LAD website.

A background in stats analysis would be helpful, but isn't necessary.

Requirements: Will not exceed 10 hours per week averaged over a four-week period.


To apply, please send your CV and Letter of Interest to Kathryn Kuruc, FSI Academic Program Manager (


U.S.-Asia Security Initiative Research Assistant

Note: Two positions offered for Fall 2017

Mentor: Karl Eikenberry

Date posted: September 1, 2017 (deadline to apply is 5pm on Sept 25)

Description: The research assistant will support the educational and research activities of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI), as required by the USASI Director and Assistant Director.

Research activities will entail literature reviews of various topics including: U.S. Asia-Pacific policy; U.S.-China relations; civil-military relations in the United States and in developing countries; and civil wars and international order. Other possible assigned tasks may include: assisting with USASI speaker's events, gathering material and supporting the development of USASI workshop programs, contributing to course curriculum preparation, and other such activities.

Requirements: Will not exceed 10 hours per week averaged over a four-week period.

To apply, please send your CV and Letter of Interest to Kathryn Kuruc, FSI Academic Program Manager (


CISAC Undergraduate Events and Administrative Assistant

Date Posted: September 1, 2017 (deadline to apply is October 1, 2017)

Description: The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is hiring a dynamic undergraduate events and administrative assistant to help with departmental tasks. The assistant will be responsible for event setup, breakdown, and support (e.g. registration check-in), maintaining event database, and other ad-hoc administrative tasks as needed. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a busy international security institute, and will enable the right candidate to contribute to the team working on events, communications, fellowship, and administration. MUST BE AVAILABLE MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 2:45 TO 5:30 PM. Other opportunities will arise on an ad hoc basis.


  • Fall 2017-Spring 2018 (strongest preference given to candidates who will be available all three quarters, but candidates available for fewer quarters will be considered). Candidates must clarify their availability in their cover letter.
  • 5-10 hours per week
  • Only Stanford undergraduates may apply. Interest in international security issues encouraged. Cover letter and resume/cv required. Must be responsible, detail-oriented, able to work well independently, responsive to requests, and demonstrate enthusiasm.

About CISAC: The Center for International Security and Cooperation is Stanford University’s hub for researchers tackling some of the world’s most pressing security and international cooperation issues. Founded 30 years ago, CISAC in its early years brought together scholars focused on U.S.-soviet-China relations, arms control and nonproliferation, and the scientific and technical aspects of international security. Today we are building on our historic strengths to seek solutions to the many longstanding and emerging challenges associated with an increasingly complex world.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
  • All majors allowed
  • NO US work authorization required.


To apply, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to Catherine McMillan (

FSI Student Programs Outreach and Communications Intern

FSI is looking for an energetic student to work at FSI on outreach and communications events throughout the quarter as a paid intern. The Intern will work with FSI's student programming staff and communications manager to develop web content, social media stories, and newsletters for the institute.

The intern will work for 10-15 hours per week at $16 per hour.

Interested students should submit a resume and statement of interest to Katie Kuruc, FSI Academic Program Manager ( Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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