Career Opportunities

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies seeks bright professionals who possess diverse talents, an enthusiasm for African issues, and a willingness to plunge into multiple fast-paced projects. Our permanent staff is divided into several sections including academics, communications, community and alumni affairs, policy and operations, and research.

The Africa Center is a Department of Defense institution that conducts seminars, events, and activities in Africa and elsewhere. The Africa Center is located on the campus of National Defense University on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, DC.

General employment requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible for U.S. employment
  • Must be willing and able to travel (15–25 percent)
  • French/Portuguese language abilities are highly desirable

Current Openings

Research Fellow

The Research Fellow plays a central role in supporting the functions of the Africa Center’s Research section. Working as part of a team, she/he contributes to the Center’s research agenda by conducting publicly accessible, policy-relevant strategic analyses to advance understanding of African security issues among African and American policymakers, practitioners, scholars, civil society representatives, and media. She/he tracks Africa security literature closely and helps identify practitioners and scholars as potential Center collaborators and authors. She/he also provides conceptual guidance, editing support, and production oversight to African Center contributors so as to advance the Center’s mission and mandate. For more information and to apply, please visit USA Jobs.

Internship Program