Research Assistant, Poverty Studies
AEI is seeking a full-time research assistant to work with the Poverty Studies team. AEI’s Poverty Studies program is committed to reforming public policy to better help low-income Americans move up the economic ladder and live happier, more dignified lives.
Responsibilities include research support in the form of compiling data from government reports and developing literature reviews of academic research; editing and contributing to articles, op-eds, and reports; creating and formatting charts and PowerPoint presentations; and working closely with AEI’s development, external affairs, and communications departments to extend the reach and impact of Poverty Studies research.
Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public policy and be broadly familiar with our nation’s safety-net programs and proposals for improving them. Additional familiarity with family formation and adoption services is preferred. Previous experience in Congress or public policy research organizations is preferred, and necessary attributes include writing skills, the ability to think deeply about policy options and multitask, and strong relationship-building skills.
AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, unofficial academic transcripts, and 500-word writing sample with their online application via the external application link on Handshake.