Program Assistant


The Center for the National Interest seeks a program assistant to support programs focused on Russia, the Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.  The program assistant will report to the Center’s senior staff and be available to the management for other assignments as needed.

Duties include

  • Organizing seminars and other events (which take place in-person or online), note taking, and writing summaries of meetings and events;
  • General administrative support, such as keeping schedules, making travel arrangements, filing, submitting expense reports, placing telephone calls, and typing and editing correspondence;
  • Updating and editing the website and preparing social media posts;
  • Writing and editing articles and helping to edit reports, books, and other published products;
  • Coordinating the activities of program interns;
  • Providing research support;
  • General receptionist duties, including answering telephones and greeting visitors; and
  • Completing other tasks as necessary.


B.A. or B.S. is required. M.A. or M.S. is desirable. Office experience preferred. Experience in a policy institute or similar environment and demonstrated interest in international affairs are strongly preferred. Familiarity with MailChimp or other bulk-mailing services is highly desirable, but not required. Familiarity with Zoom or other video conferencing services is highly desirable, but not required. Salary is competitive.

Availability to work in-person at our Washington, DC office is required.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and one or two writing samples (each sample should be no longer than five pages) to Mr. Jordan Henry at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.