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  • Project Coordinator, COVID-19 and Governance in the Arab World
  • Research Assistant, COVID-19 and Governance in the Arab World

Jobs and Research Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with CDDRL! The following tabs list our current job and research opportunities for Stanford students. If there are no current opportunities, please check back soon for new postings.

Project Coordinator, COVID-19 and Governance in the Arab World

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) is seeking a project coordinator for an initiative examining the political, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Arab World. The project coordinator will be working with Stanford Scholars Amr Hamzawy and Hesham Sallam to manage the project’s various components and advance collaboration between the project team and relevant academic and research institutions. The project coordinator will also be responsible for compiling and summarizing relevant research production, managing the project’s associated social media accounts and publicity efforts, and assisting in the production of a video podcast. The position will involve about 10-15 hours of work per week.

Requirements:

  • Training in social science with a focus on the Middle East
  • English and Arabic language proficiency
  • Familiarity with database and podcast production

 
Tasks:

  • Coordinating a project on social, economic, and political impacts of COVID-19 in the Arab world
  • Managing the project’s three components: Bi-lingual database of research, laws and government regulations, monthly news digest, and bi-lingual podcast
  • Compiling and summarizing relevant research
  • Managing social media accounts and communicate with web developers
  • Assist in the production of the project podcast
  • Advancing collaboration between the project’s team and relevant academic and research institutions in North America, Europe, and the Middle East


Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply – the exact requirements of the work and compensation will be catered to the level of experience. 
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Hesham Sallam, Associate Director and Research Scholar, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy by  December 1, 2021. 

Research Assistant, COVID-19 and Governance in the Arab World

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) is seeking a research assistant for an initiative examining political, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Arab World. The research assistant will be working with Stanford Scholars Amr Hamzawy and Hesham Sallam to compile and classify research publications and legal documents pertaining to the project’s topic. They will also assist in the production of the project’s monthly news digest and podcast. The position will involve about 5-10 hours of work per week.

Requirements:

  • Training in social science with a focus on the Middle East
  • English and Arabic language proficiency
  • Technical and research skills relevant to initiating and running a bi-lingual database and to producing and disseminating a bi-lingual news digest and a podcast


Tasks:

  • Research the social, economic, and political impacts of COVID-19 in the Arab world
  • Collecting, classifying, and archiving laws and government regulations pertaining to the project’s topic
  • Initiating and running the project’s bi-lingual database of COVID-19 laws and government regulations
  • Producing and disseminating the project’s monthly news digest and its bi-lingual podcast
  • Advancing collaboration between the project’s team and relevant academic and research institutions in North America, Europe, and the Middle East


Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply – the exact requirements of the work and compensation will be catered to the level of experience. 
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Hesham Sallam, Associate Director and Research Scholar, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy by  December 1, 2021.

Stanford University Resources

Undergraduate Project Funding

After you have focused your interests into a feasible project topic and started working with the right faculty mentor, you might identify some key resources that will enable your project to get off the ground.

On & Off-Campus Learning Opportunities

Stanford offers a bounty of Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELOs) for undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs to get fieldwork experience, travel the world and apply classroom learning to real world challenges.

FSI Research & Conference Grants

FSI aims to encourage students to undertake rigorous work in international policy, with the dual goals of contributing to scholarship and enhancing student training.