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Research Fellow, International Relations

The Research Fellow for International Relations plays a critical role in Equanimity Foundation’s international relations initiatives. They will be responsible for supporting Equanimity Foundation (EQF) in tasks related to research and grant writing. The Research Fellow for International Relations will be responsible for conducting background research and literature reviews, developing creative initiatives in the international relations space, and managing a database of centers and initiatives related to global development. The Research Fellow for International Relations will also assist in writing and editing content, tracking news related to international relations, and providing logistical support during meetings. This role falls under the EQF Global Fellows Program.

Detailed Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Conduct background research, literature reviews, data compilation, and analysis for various research projects, reports, and presentations

  • Manage a database of centers, initiatives, and/or scholars in the international relations space

  • Work with the Research team to develop creative initiatives in the international relations space

  • Work with the Fundraising team to prepare high-impact, well-researched proposals and reports relating to international relations

  • Assist with writing and editing content, including research memos and briefs, blog posts, book chapters, and other publications, as needed

  • Track news reports that are relevant, including scanning international news outlets and providing synopses

  • Assist in logistical support for meetings

Minimum Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrated interest in international relations issues

  • Strong writing, research, proofreading, and editing skills

  • Some previous research experience

  • Fluency in English is required; Fluency in another language (including but not limited to French, Arabic, or Spanish) is strongly preferred

  • Graduate student or recent graduate with a concentration in international relations, politics, regional studies, languages, political science, history, or a related field


  • Clearly articulates ideas and thoughts verbally and in writing

  • Accurately prepares written materials that are coherent, grammatically correct, effective and professional

  • Listens to others and accepts input from team members

Leadership & Teamwork

  • Appreciation of and dedication to the EQF mission and values

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills

  • Displays a positive attitude

  • Demonstrates flexibility in day-to-day work.

  • Sets high standards of performance for oneself

  • Establishes harmonious working relationships with team members

  • Maintains a cheerful disposition

  • Shows initiative in interacting with and collaborating with team members on project's and organization’s activities


To Apply

Submit your application via the apply button on the top of this page. You will need a writing sample and resume to apply. Your writing sample should be no longer than two pages and show that you can write about complex content in a way that is targeted to readers who do not know about the topic. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note that is an unpaid fellowship. However, Equanimity Foundation can work with universities to make this fellowship eligible to earn course credit.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.  Please email with any questions. Thank you!

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