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Fellow - Asia Program

Research Programs & Projects

Washington, DC
ID: 1019-233


At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.


The CSIS Asia Program seeks a Fellow to manage a range of substantive and administrative activities in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. The Fellow will be expected to assume various responsibilities including policy-oriented research, project management, event planning and logistics, copyediting, program coordination, and administration.

The successful candidate will be a team player, possess excellent administrative, communication, research, and writing skills, and demonstrate keen interest and experience in examining global governance issues.



Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Manage and administer a multiyear initiative on global order addressing a range of issues such as competition in emerging technologies, ideology and identity, security challenges in new domains, financial architecture, climate change, and public health.
• Execute the project work plan and schedule; coordinate both internally and with outside experts; draft correspondence and reports; organize all project meetings and events; prepare research products (including multimedia); and integrate various lines of effort to ensure continuity and cohesion over the course of the project.
• Serve as a substantive expert on global governance issues for public-facing engagements.
• Report to senior management and supervise junior staff assigned to support the project.
• Perform other tasks as assigned by the project leads.




Required qualifications:
• Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate in International Relations, Political Science, or a related field with background in global governance issues.
• Background in research related to global order.
• Exceptional research, writing, and communication skills.
• Strong organizational and management skills.
• Experience engaging prominent experts in the field of international relations.
• Ability to work well independently and in groups.




The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Performances of duties require the use of hands and fingers to handle or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, college transcripts, and short writing sample via the “Apply” link below.