Job & Research Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with FSI. Please find below our current job and research opportunities for Stanford students.

Research Assistant

Professor Gabrielle Hecht seeks a research assistant with strong design skills to help with creating personal, project, and course websites.  The sites all revolve around similar themes: environmental justice, radioactive contamination, and the technopolitics  of planetary transformations, with particular foci on the Bay Area and the African continent (two separate endeavors). The successful candidate will have experience with web design, interest in the topics (there will be some content-related work), and ideally some experience in infographic design and/or data visualization.

$16/hour, up to 10 hours per week.

Interested applicants should email the following to Professor Hecht, at

  • Cover email explaining your interest and experience; resumé; 
  • Links to website or other design projects that you have completed (and for which you were the main person responsible); 
  • Names and emails of two references who can speak credibly about your work ethic, communication style, and professional experience or skills (one of these should be an academic; the other can be a former employer).

Research Assistant

Undergraduates with interest in democracy, comparative politics, international relations, and Asia are invited to apply for a research assistantship with Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at FSI and the Hoover Institution.  The position can accommodate 5-10 hours per week of paid work.  One line of research will look at economic and political developments in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.  Other research will examine comparative trends in democracy and human rights worldwide.  Ability to update data sets and produce powerpoint slides is a plus.  Interested students should email Professor Diamond at and put in the Subject line "Research Assistant Application".

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