Semester Research Analyst: Georgetown University Center for Security and Emerging Technology

Washington D.C.
Nov 17, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Semester Research Analyst: Georgetown University Center for Security and Emerging Technology

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) is seeking applications for Semester Research Analyst positions. We are a research organization focused on studying the security impacts of emerging technologies, supporting academic work in security and technology studies, and delivering nonpartisan analysis to technologists and policymakers. The Center is currently focusing on artificial intelligence and advanced computing. Semester Research Analysts will gain valuable research skills by creating science policy products in collaboration with the CSET team.

Semester Research Analysts would join the Center for the semester and report to a CSET Research Fellow. These term researchers will be responsible for:
  • Conducting research on national security and technology policy in collaboration with Research Fellows, Research Analysts, Data Scientists, and Center leadership;
  • Contributing to and coauthoring written publications based on research projects, under the mentorship of Research Fellows;
  • Supporting research tasks like literature reviews, research interviews, and data analysis;
  • Attending virtual briefings and relevant events and providing summaries to Research staff and;
  • Monitoring and offering insights on trends and developments in AI, Machine Learning, and national security policy.

  • Strong interest in emerging technology and national security;
  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree or graduate degree;
  • Eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship;
  • Ability to carry out tasks with limited need for supervision;
  • Proficiency with office productivity tools like Google Docs and Sheets, Microsoft Word and Excel, etc.;
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills.

Additionally, experience or classwork in related areas (such as national security, international relations, public policy, statistics, etc.) or foreign language proficiency is a plus.

CSET researchers and staff members produce meaningful work, pursue ongoing professional development and learning, and contribute to a collaborative and engaging environment where they can thrive. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, and people with disabilities who are excited about contributing to our mission.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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