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Program Assistant - FWS

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


Students will assist the Managing Director of the Center for Israel Studies in implementing the projects and programs planned for the academic year. Students who are looking to gain non-profit work experience and have an interest in Israel, international affairs, or public relations are encouraged to apply. Job responsibilities will include substantive work such as research, editing, data analysis, and event planning (20+ events per year), as well as administrative work.  Duties include: creating promotional materials, assistance with department events and lectures, answering the phone, running errands, website design, social media management, copying, and filing. Special projects will be created as they arise. Students must be dependable, organized, skilled at working with Microsoft Word and Excel, and comfortable representing American University and the Center at public events.  Prior office experience is helpful.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This position is only open to students with an active and available Federal Work Study Award. 
  • Positions start at the beginning of the fall semester and continue throughout the  academic year concluding at the end of the spring semester.  Hours for this position are flexible and may include evening event support.
  • To learn more about the program activities of the Center for Israel Studies, please see

Salary Range

  • $15.20 per hour

Required Education and Experience

  • Educational Requirements: High school diploma.
  • Minimum Requirements: Students must be dependable, organized, skilled at working with Microsoft Word and Excel, and be flexible to work on multiple tasks are of high importance. Previous work experience in an office or customer service setting is a plus.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Please apply through this page and send resume and writing sample to Laura Cutler,

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC