Data Research Assistant

About this Job

CPOST is looking for Data Research Assistants to provide support to the Suicide Attack Database project.

The selected candidates will fill a crucial role in collecting and analyzing data, as well as assisting in writing of analytic, publishable reports. The Data Team Interns will be conducting an in-depth collection and analysis of news articles on terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.

All CPOST interns gain valuable research experience through updating databases, providing their own recommendations for data collection, and compiling reports. Daily interactions with senior staff and faculty, as well as conversations with their fellow interns deepen their understanding of international relations and contemporary security realities while refining their practical research skills.

Additionally, CPOST offers our interns valuable learning experiences through training opportunities for programs such as Excel, Access, and ArcGIS as well as meetings with experts, professors and fellows working in policy, politics, and international security.

Candidates with research skills and Microsoft Office familiarity are encouraged to apply. CPOST prefers interns with language skills, in particular Arabic and Turkish, but this is not a requisite.

The 2019 CPOST Summer Session will fun for ten weeks from Monday, June 18th to Friday, August 24th. The Data Research Assistant is an unpaid position that requires an in-person commitment of forty hours a week.