Job Opening: Reischauer Policy Research Fellow, Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS Johns Hopkins University

job opening - 5Institution: Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS Johns Hopkins University
Location: Washington, DC
Education: 4-year degree
Posted Feb. 28, 2014

Job Description:

Reischauer Policy Research Fellows assist the Director of the Reischauer Center personally on research projects of the Center, including, but not limited to: the functioning of Washington’s “idea industry”; US-Japan relations; the role of cities in global governance; comparative Eurasian political economy; East Asian regionalism; energy policy; and comparative public-health issues.

Fellows also assist in organizing a rigorous and substantive seminar series for the Reischauer Center, focusing on finding best-practice solutions through comparative public-policy analysis for emerging energy and health-care issues. They also assist in developing a web-based system for diffusing ideas generated by the Reischauer Center on a global basis, and perform other research and policy analysis as appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in International Relations, Political Science, East Asian Studies, Economics or related social science field required
  • Deep interest in East Asia Studies
  • Exceptional writing, editing and research skills
  • Exceptional computer skills, including fluency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and online academic databases
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills desirable
  • Ability to perform under pressure desirable
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting desirable
  • Fluency in Korean or Japanese or both desirable

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