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Research Assistant


Date posted: 03-14-19

Job Details



The Research Assistant will provide research support to senior Policy and Government Affairs (“PGA”) staff.  He or she will report to the Director of Research and work under the general supervision of the Policy and Government Affairs Director(s).

Detailed Duties:

  • Conduct research, compile requested information, maintain subject issue files, and draft related papers, memos, etc., as directed by senior PGA staff.
  • Participate in the compilation of daily and weekly news clippings and other key information documents.
  • Attend Congressional hearings, press conferences, public forum discussions, etc., and memorialize in writing the issues covered at such events.
  • Provide basic administrative support to senior PGA staff.
  • Remain current on AIPAC’s legislative and policy agenda, and serve as a resource regarding those issues for Congressional staff and AIPAC staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in related field, i.e. government, think tank, or academic strongly preferred
  • Strong background in Middle East studies preferred.
  • Passion for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship required
  • Be available to work 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Some knowledge of the legislative and policy development processes
  • Ability to conduct thorough research and draft related work product, track legislation, and memorialize in writing events attended such as Congressional hearings, press conferences, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task, working in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.
  • Full competencies in the Microsoft Office Suite.

Posting Instructions:

  • Please provide cover letter with resume to be considered. Incomplete applications with missing documentation will not be considered.
  • If applying for more than one position please use the 'Attachments' function to attach position specific cover letter.
  • Please use your legal name when completing the employment application. (No nicknames)
  • AIPAC is an equal opportunity employer.
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