Research Analyst

  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Sep 08

Position description

Amentum has an open position for an entry/junior-level analyst to work in a dynamic office that performs a wide range of research and analysis and organizes a variety of events on national security-themed issues in support of the US Government and private sector. The successful candidate will support the implementation of training, conferences, games, red teams, and meetings on national security topics by contributing to the organization and execution of the events and by providing administrative, logistical, and substantive services. The analyst will also perform research on national security topics, particularly if possessing foreign language skills. The position requires strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.


Job functions include:

  • Manage, organize, and contribute to the substantive development of outreach functions to include conferences, roundtables, training/red team exercises, games, and simulations include games on wide-ranging national security and international affairs topics.
  • Draft polished reports for US-Government sponsored events on wide-ranging international affairs and national security topics.
  • Interface directly with experts from academia, think tanks, war colleges, and the private sector and works with a wide array of national security, defense, and homeland security agencies.
  • Conduct open-source research and analysis in support of US Government and private sector clients on wide-ranging international affairs and national security topics.



  • Undergraduate degree in regional affairs, international relations, political science, economics, history, security studies, or similar programs. Strong academic record.
  • Superior communication and writing skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, in particular Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Eligibility for TS/SCI security clearance


Desired Skills:

  • Graduate work on topics associated with national security.
  • Foreign language skills
  • Experience in a national security profession with either technical background in or experience in international relations, foreign policy, or intelligence disciplines.


Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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