Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.  See below for all open positions within the organization. If you would like to be considered for any future openings, we encourage you to submit a resume and cover letter for future consideration.  All resumes will be kept on file and reviewed as openings arise.  The Foreign Policy Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

For all positions, please submit a resume and cover letter to fprijobs@fpri.org. A relevant writing sample is preferred, but not required.

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LT. GEN. BERNARD E. TRAINOR USMC VETERANS FELLOWSHIPS

Term of Fellowship: 1 April-31 December 2020 (end date adjustable)

Fellowship amounts: $3,000-7,500

Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

Selection Decision: NLT 1 April 2020

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is delighted to announce the availability of Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor USMC Veterans Fellowships for 2020. These limited number of fellowships will be competitively awarded to deserving veterans of the armed forces who hold a passionate desire to work in journalism or in long-form, non-fiction writing. Post-9/11 veterans in college or graduate school, recent graduates, or individuals who have recently separated from the military are encouraged to apply. These fellowships will provide between $3,000 and $7,500 to help make travel or other writing support possible.

These individuals will gain skills and experience through writing for Geopoliticus: The FPRI Blog and other in-house and external publications and through interaction with the other fellows and FPRI staff.

The application deadline is 1 March 2020. Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their areas of interest and what they hope to accomplish with the fellowship funding, a resume, at least two references with contact details, and a writing sample to fprijobs@fpri.org. Finalists will be notified by 1 April and be required to submit an SSN redacted DD 214/215 upon request and be interviewed via Skype or Hangouts. The selectee will be notified of their fellowship by NLT 1 April 2020.

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank located in Center City Philadelphia. Founded in 1955, FPRI promotes the analysis and understanding of international affairs through a focus on research, publication, and education. FPRI is an equal opportunity employer.

The late Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor, USMC (1928-2018) enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1946 and went on to serve in uniform for 39 years in various command and staff assignments to include combat service in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. His last assignment before retirement was as Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps. Following his service in uniform he started a second career as a journalist and analyst of military affairs. From 1986 to 1990 he served as the chief military correspondent of the New York Times. After that he directed the National Security Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (1990-1996) and later served as Senior Fellow for National Security at the Council on Foreign Relations. With Michael R. Gordon he was the author of a trilogy of books about the United States’ wars in Iraq: The Generals War, Cobra II, and The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama. Lt. Gen. Trainor was a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (BA History), the University of Colorado (MA History), and various military schools to include the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Air War College.

These fellowships are made possible by the generous support of the 16th Annual Iron Hill Charity Golf Tournament, an event hosted by J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc. and Iron Hill Construction Management.

 

RESEARCH ANALYST

Seeking Research Analysts, both full and part time, in support of a range of FPRI projects and initiatives.

Location: Remote Work

Duties:

  • Analyze open source news reporting and social media content
  • Develop databases for organizing diverse data sets
  • Author short analytical pieces for publication
  • Create graphics, reports, audio and visual content for dissemination of research insights
  • Employ technology tools to analyze and triage information, machine learning skills, database management, computer visualization, website design highly sought after

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a college degree, holding a B.A. or B.S. degree, M.A. or M.S. preferred
  • Specialization in Computer Science, International Relations, Journalism, Political Science, International Business, Communications, Digital Broadcast and Production a plus, but not a requirement
  • Foreign language skills strongly preferred. Reading level fluency in French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Ukrainian, Chinese, Arabic, Persian Farsi and Afrikaans
  • Experience outside the U.S. a plus
  • Strong writing, editing skills needed
  • Knowledge of artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital currencies, cybersecurity is sought after
  • Ability to work remotely with little oversight
  • Must be willing to submit to a background screening

 

 

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For all other potential opportunities, you can submit a resume for future consideration to fprijobs@fpri.org.

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