Job Openings

Deadline to apply: September 30, 2014

The RA position provides a unique opportunity to develop expertise in sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy.  The RA will assist the Director of International Programs with research into human rights standards and international development theory. The RA will also provide assistance in the dissemination of research reports and legal analysis and briefs. The RA will be provided a workspace in our office, but may also have the option to work on some tasks from home, depending on the nature of the project. This position is well-suited to a student in a graduate program. Applicants should have the following qualifications:

•  A BA in international economics, international development, public health, international studies, or related fields.
• Availability of 10 – 12 hours per week, with half of that time being during the regular workday  (weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm)
• Strong research and English writing skills
• A demonstrated commitment to public interest work
• Some knowledge in any of the following areas of policy are preferred: international development, the UN system, law and litigation, discrimination and minority issues.

To apply, please submit a brief cover letter, resume, recent transcript, and writing sample. Materials may be submitted to Christy Mallory by email to or in-person at the Williams Institute office, located in Room 2381 of the Luskin School of Public Affairs.

*Deadline to apply: October 9, 2014

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The Williams Institute Public Policy Analyst will work as a research analyst in assisting Institute Scholars on a variety of research projects and reports.  Research tasks focus on social science, public health, and public policy research; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics.  The Policy Analyst will also attend and present at policy seminars, educational events, meetings, and legislative briefings is also an integral part of the position.  The Policy Analyst will collaborate with Williams Institute staff and scholars in the production and presentation of social science and public policy analyses on sexual orientation and gender identity issues.  The Policy Analyst will lead a team of over ten full-time and part-time researchers and scholars and help enhance their effectiveness in fulfilling the Institute’s mission of providing the high quality research to inform sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy issues.  A requisite for application is a masters degree in a related discipline (e.g., psychology, public health, sociology, public policy, economics, statistics, political science) or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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