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SCIS Research Associates

The SCIS Research Associate positions are offered on a six-month basis, with a three-month review. Exceptional candidates may be invited to extend their positions for a year. The positions require between 40 hours per week. Each year, one to two Research Associates are awarded internships in the Center's Research Library, which provides a stipend of $12 per hour and compensation up to $150.00 per month for health insurance.

The specific course of study carried out by Research Associates includes:

  • playing a leading role in carrying out and organizing the background research for the regional educational packages in the Southern Center's World in Transition series,
  • conducting background research and helping to draft the script for the Southern Center's Peabody award-winning, televised conferences,
  • preparing and updating information packages on specific countries, as well as international issues and organizations,
  • attending and participating in the Center's local programming; on occasion assisting in the production of these programs,
  • attending and participating in the Center's regular courses,
  • briefing teachers on current international issues during teacher training workshops.


Applicants for SCIS Research Associates must have completed a graduate degree in international affairs or another relevant field. Candidates will also have significant overseas experience, professional experience, excellent writing and computer skills, and will be able to perform detail-oriented work.

Application Procedures

Application materials for the Research Associate internship include a resume and cover letter, all academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Interested students may apply by submitting these materials to the Research Library at the address below. They may be sent by e-mail or regular U.S. post. New Research Associates may enter the school at the start of any academic term as positions become available. Applications are accepted at any time. However, applicants should have all application materials sent to SCIS at least 2 months prior to their desired term of entrance. The time periods for each term are:

Fall Term (September - December)
Spring Term (January - April)
Summer Term (May - August)

After reviewing all of the applications, the Southern Center will contact a number of candidates to come in for a personal interview. For further information or to apply, contact:

Mrs. Bozena Radwanska-Zayac
Research Library Director
The Southern Center for International Studies
320 West Paces Ferry Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Telephone: 404-261-5763 x127

Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy

The Southern Center for International Studies, Inc. admits students of any race, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school related programs.

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