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Open Positions:

  • Research Assistant
  • Communications Intern
  • Contract Grantwriter

USISTF Seeks Research Assistant:

USISTF seeks an immediate, part-time research assistant to conduct independent research on federal scientific funding mechanisms, laws, and policies- both present and future- in coordination with USISTF’s staff and Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist for the Ministry of Economy.

Candidates must be able to work two days at USISTF offices in downtown Washington, DC totaling 16 hrs/week.  The internship is available for 12 weeks or until the project is completed.  A stipend commensurate with experience will be provided.  Commuting reimbursement can be provided as necessary.

Qualifications:

-Excellent English Writing Skills

-Experience supporting international projects, and handling diverse tasks from managing team schedules, project documentation preparations and management, and other tasks as assigned.

-Excellent applied research skills: professional research involving U.S. Government Agencies or any form of R&D policy activities.

-Strong interest in international science and technology cooperation and international relations.

-Ability to work independently efficiently, and take lead on initiatives and complete tasks without required supervision.

Education:  An undergraduate or master’s degree seeking student in one of the fields of Political Science, Economics, Business, International Relations, Any Science Related Degree (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering), Communications, Public Affairs, Business/International Journalism

To Apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter that details your relevant professional and or/academic experience to Charles Swartz, USISTF Program Manager at charlie@usistf.org.

USISTF Seeks Communications Intern:

Job Description:

The US-Israel Science & Technology Foundation (USISTF), a non-government organization, seeks a talented, motivated and independent professional to serve as its Communications Intern/Fellow.  He/she will be responsible for managing social media, website content, in addition to producing independent content around our bilateral programs and policy work.  This 12-week internship has an opportunity for future employment upon successful completion.  The applicant is expected to work a minimum of 16 hours/week in person at our offices in Washington, DC.  A stipend will be provided based on qualifications and work experience.  Reimbursement for commuting is also available.

Position duties:

  • Management and content as it relates to USISTF social media sites.
  • Updating and providing regular content for our website.
  • Creating short 250-500 word traditional press releases and blog posts about ongoing cooperative R&D programs
  • Develop strategies for increasing awareness of USISTF through social and  traditional media communication and organize briefings on Capitol Hill
  • Update Program Manager and Executive Director at the end of each 2 weeks with concrete performance goals and objectives met.

Qualifications:

A degree seeking student or recent graduate in the fields of communications, journalism, English, International Relations, Computer Science, or related field.

Must possess strong management skills and intrinsic motivation.

Highest ethics and ability to prioritize competing demands.

Superior written and verbal communication and computer literacy.

Some travel required.

Please provide a resume, and a short writing sample or work sample for consideration to Charlie@usistf.org.  You will be notified of receipt within 5 business days whether you qualify for an in person interview.

USISTF Seeks Contract Grantwriter:

The USISTF seeks an experienced development writer for freelance, ad-hoc grant writing projects.

Qualifications:

• B.A., M.A. or PhD preferred
• Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals
• Attention to detail
• Ability to meet interim and final deadlines
• Ability to manage competing priorities
• Knowledge of fundraising information sources
• Scientific background or experience working in technical/scientific fields preferred
• Track record of writing successful scientific or technical federal, state and local grant applications
• Track record of writing successful family or private foundation grant applications
• Ability to work flexibly and creatively in on a team

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume outlining your grant writing experience, fee expectations and availability to Charles Swartz, Program and Communications Manager, U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation at charlie@usistf.org.  Questions?  Please give Charlie a call at 202.204.3102.