Here's a great entry level job for someone interested in climate and security...Professor Laipson 

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) seeks to hire a full-time program assistant for its Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute of CSR. This is an entry-level position focused on addressing climate security risks and solutions. The person in this role will work closely with CCS Director Erin Sikorsky and other members of the CCS team. 

The person filling this role will:

  • Assist in conducting outreach and public education regarding climate security topics, including:
    • Providing assistance for the hosting of virtual discussions and supporting in-person meetings (depending on pandemic trends) 
    • Helping to plan, record, and edit podcasts and webinars
    • Contributing to social media efforts, including through generating and promoting content on platforms such as, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. 
  • Conduct research
  • Write and co-author op-eds, reports, blogs, and other materials  
  • Track policy trends, for example by monitoring specific legislation and Executive Branch budget trends 
  • Provide administrative support, for example assisting in scheduling meetings and events
  • Help to advance CSR’s diversity and inclusivity goals
  • Take on other responsibilities that may be requested from time to time

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A college degree in a relevant field 
  • Familiarity with international security issues and trends
  • A passion for addressing climate security risks and knowledge in this field
  • Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • A desire to work in multidisciplinary, silo-busting environments
  • Location (at least part time) in Washington, DC is strongly desired

CSR has a highly flexible work environment. Outside of specific meetings and events (when they may be conducted safely) remote working is our norm. CSR will help the right candidate develop or expand skills required for success in this position and expects there will be opportunities for future growth. 

Compensation will be approximately $45,000-$55,000 per year, depending on qualifications, plus benefits. 

CSR will evaluate applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled, no later than November 5, 2021.

Apply for the Program Assistant position at this link

CSR is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, political affiliation, matriculation status, genetic disposition or carrier status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Erin Sikorsky
Director, The Center for Climate and Security 
Director, The International Military Council on Climate and Security
1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 1000 
, DC 20036
(t) 347-922-8498
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