Intern - Iran Analyst

Sayari Analytics
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Posted
    Nov 15

Position description

ABOUT THE POSITION: We're looking for interns to support our Middle East analytic team on ongoing Iran projects for government, financial sector, and multinational clients. As an intern, you will work directly with our staff of regional and subject-matter experts, tackling complex investigations of illicit networks across the world. You will have the opportunity to utilize not only your foreign language skills and regional expertise, but also Sayari's proprietary technological platforms and public records datasets. 

This is an opportunity to learn and apply advanced analytic tools and methodologies to pressing global challenges, from brand protection to counterproliferation to sanctions enforcement. Our team is small, and interns play an integral role. We expect you to work hard and contribute substantively, and we will train and equip you for the task.

ABOUT SAYARI ANALYTICS: Founded in January 2015 by investigative journalists, data scientists, and former members of the US intelligence and regulatory communities, Sayari’s data, technology, and analytical services currently support a wide array of government, financial sector, and multinational clients in over a dozen countries on five continents. From export control enforcement to brand protection, and from free trade zones to war zones, Sayari powers cross-border and cross-lingual insight into customers, counterparties, and competitors.

Qualifications

We are accepting applications from candidates with an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, and preferably a Master's. Given the global nature of our work, we require native or professional fluency in Farsi; additional proficiencies are welcome.

Beyond these qualifications, we are looking for:

  • Overseas work and/or research experience.
  • Strong academic record and GPA, with exceptional writing and speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in examining Iranian illicit networks and/or security issues.
  • Experience with, or natural aptitude for, using a range of technological platforms.
  • Genuine intellectual ambition; strong work ethic; ability to multitask; willingness to collaborate.

Application instructions

The application package should contain a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page analytical writing sample. We will only consider complete applications. Please direct all applications and inquiries to [email protected], including the position name in the subject of your email.

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