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

Academic Program Support Specialist

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies is seeking an academic program support specialist responsible for management, control, development, coordination and execution of programs and working directly with Faculty, Program Managers and the Research Director to support the development and execution of academic curriculum and programs. This position is open to federal employees and the general public. For more information and to apply, visit USAJobs.

Academic Specialist

Working as part of the Research and Strategic Communications team, the Academic Specialist is responsible for managing the Center’s website and social media presence in order to disseminate the Center’s key research findings and best practices to a wide-range of African and international stakeholders. For more information and to apply, visit USAJobs.

Internship Program