The Bologna Institute for Policy Research employs five student research assistants each semester to manage its event reports program and contribute to the promotion of research conducted by SAIS Europe scholars.
Research assistants attend the thematic faculty research seminar series on Monday and Thursday evenings at SAIS Europe, prepare a written summary of the content, and conduct a three-question video interview with the guest speaker following the event. This content is shared via social networking to a weekly audience of more than 3,000 followers and cited by scholars, policy analysts and the media.
Research Assistants also support a student-led research brownbag initiative in which adjunct faculty are invited to discuss their research interests in an informal setting, usually over lunch. Research assistants working at BIPR have been key contributors to a number of promotional projects at SAIS Europe, including promoting the launch of faculty-authored books and creating the Most Cited Works database, a collection of the most representative publications of SAIS Europe’s network of scholars.
Research assistants are hired in September for both semesters. Applications for the Research Assistant positions are posted on the SAIS Insider Portal. Questions about research assistant opportunities may be directed to the BIPR Program Manager.