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Offer: Fellowship: Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

Organization: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
Contact Information:Jennifer Groves


The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to address international policy issues and to provide policy options and solutions. CSIS is one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of roughly 180 employees, including more than 100 analysts tracking policy issues and developments in countries across the globe.

CSIS is seeking a Fellow to join the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development (USLD). The Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS is focused on leveraging all U.S. assets—the private sector in particular—to make policy recommendations that will promote economic development, improve livelihoods, and reduce poverty worldwide. The project seeks to renew the discourse in Washington and develop a fresh, actionable set of policy recommendations for 2012 and beyond. The incumbent will have the opportunity to create a broad intellectual agenda that is in accord with this overall approach, and to maintain a high level of scholarship in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment. The incumbent will typically work on several long term projects simultaneously, in addition to responding to daily demands.

Description of Duties:

Conduct research as dictated by the Program.

Brainstorm and develop new projects which further the CSIS mission of providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers.
Write thoughtful, content-rich and innovative sections of proposals, publications and book chapters.
Develop a record of scholarship that is called upon by outside sources to provide expert advice and opinion.
Edit and refine products written by project co-directors and CSIS programs.

Support Program activities:

Provide support and guidance to CSIS programs collaborating on project.
Manage the substantive and operational priorities of sizable projects and initiatives.
Identify new opportunities for policy relevant research.
Participate actively on a closely knit team.
Represent the program on a national/international level and among scholars and policy leaders, as well as with the national and international media.
Assist in creation and management of project advisory group and commission.


M.A. or other advanced degree required, as well as relevant professional experience in the field of International Development. Expert ability to write and research reports, concept papers, and proposals. Must possess strong communication skills including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from media, governmental entities, and the general public. Overseas experience in the developing world is helpful for this position. The position also requires familiarity with the Washington policy community.

If interested in applying for this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Be sure to reference the position in the subject section of the email. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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