The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control is seeking a Research Assistant to support research and outreach for the Project’s Risk Report database. The position offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience mining open sources for information about proliferators and proliferation and sanctions evasion networks, as well as conducting international capacity-building outreach. You will be joining a small team that values excellence, creativity, diligence, humor, and a commitment to the organization’s mission.
The Research Assistant will work be part of a team responsible for Risk Report content, outreach, and training. Specific duties:
- Conduct open source investigations to identify and profile entities linked to proliferation and sanctions evasion and support the integration of these profiles in network visualizations.
- Track global proliferation-related sanctions developments and help determine how to reflect these developments in the Risk Report.
- Participate in the organization’s global training initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, which includes outreach to stakeholders in the public and private sectors (online and in-person, when travel resumes).
- Help develop training curriculum and use a learning management system and related e-learning software to build and conduct live and asynchronous distance learning engagements.
Candidates must have a strong academic background, including at least a BA or BS degree, and 1-2 years of work experience. Successful candidates will have a rigorous approach to research and writing, a passion for conducting open source research, and a demonstrated interest in nonproliferation, export controls, and/or sanctions. The Wisconsin Project has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff, unless a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons is requested and approved.
This is a full-time staff position with generous benefits. Salary is based on experience and salary ranges for potential candidates will be shared after the first interview.
To apply: Candidates should send a resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Research Assistant – Risk Report” in the subject field. The application deadline is November 21, 2021. No calls please.
The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control is seeking an intern to conduct research for its Risk Report database. Wisconsin Project interns are accomplished students or recent graduates with an interest in nonproliferation and experience conducting in-depth, open source research.
Interns will use a variety of open sources to conduct research on proliferation networks and write profiles of entities in these networks, for publication in the Risk Report. Through this research, interns will gain valuable experience in unclassified information gathering and source vetting. The research will also involve learning about autonomous and international sanctions and U.S. and multilateral export control regulations.
Candidates must have strong research and writing skills. Familiarity with network analysis techniques and trade and other data sources that can be applied to proliferation research is preferred. Proficiency in a foreign language, particularly Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, Korean or Arabic, is a plus.
The internship is a paid position at $15/hr. Candidates must be able to make a three-month commitment of at least 20 hours per week. The Wisconsin Project has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff, unless a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons is requested and approved.
To apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by email to email@example.com with “Winter 2022 Internship” in the subject line. The application deadline is November 21, 2021. No calls please.
The Wisconsin Project is a host organization for the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. This Fellowship pays a salary for recent college and graduate school alumni to work for six to nine months with NGOs in Washington D.C. on international peace and security issues. For further information, please visit www.scoville.org.