Student Opportunities


Student Opportunities

Jobs and Research Opportunities
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  • 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.

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 Scholar Hesham Sallam to compile and classify research publications and documents pertaining to the project’s topic. The position will involve about 5-10 hours of work per week.


  • 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


  • 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
  • Managing the project’s bi-lingual database of research production on COVID-19 

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 @ (position open until filled) or apply via Handshake.

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Undergraduate Project Funding

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