Research Assistant, Global Campus

United States Institute of Peace
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 24

Position description

Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people’s shared values and commitment to peace around the world. We know that Peace is Security – it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing and mitigating violent conflict.

We are an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with peacebuilding efforts around the world. Together we tackle the toughest problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world. (To learn more about USIP programs and job openings, go to

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front row seat to the world stage, USIP is the place for you.


As a part of the Global Campus team at the U.S. Institute of Peace, this position will provide vital support to the Institute’s management of its online courses. This includes curriculum development, research, maintenance of over 30 online courses, and the migration process of these courses to a new and improved web platform. Web development and or/education and pedagogy experience is desired.

Pay: $15.00 - $15.75 / hour

Period of Performance: July 2020 – May 2021


The Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the migration of courses to a new learning management platform. Responsibilities include:

  • Migrating course content from the existing Global Campus site to a new learning management system web platform, and building the course content into new formats.
  • Curriculum development and researching new sources of content to update courses, and reviewing and updating source bibliographies.
  • Editing and updating video transcripts, designing them in a new format, and organizing them by course and chapter.
  • Creating downloadable PDF documents of each course for access for users with limited internet capability.
  • Reviewing and editing courses and videos to ensure appropriate titling, terminology, and functionality of web links to course resources.
  • Creation of scenarios and final exams in a new web platform.

Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A Masters student studying international relations, international peace and conflict resolution, education, sociology, anthropology, psychology or another relevant social science subject.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in education technology or pedagogy desired.
  • In-depth knowledge of Google suite.
  • Ability to translate complex themes, ideas, or data into compelling, accessible, and informative narratives and visuals.

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