Fletcher students pursue many different approaches when considering campus employment. Some jump right into the job hunt. Others hold off for a semester, to allow themselves some time to get oriented. But whether a student is determined to work only as a research assistant, or prefers to check out books in the library, the fact is that working during the semester is part of many students’ reality.
For the last couple of weeks, job postings have been floating through my email inbox and I thought I would share a few with you, posted by three different offices. NOT, it should be noted, because these precise positions will be open in the semester when you enroll. Rather, it’s just a sampler of some of the positions that are available. These are real jobs that were offered up this semester, though I took out the name of the professor.
Institute Research Positions
The Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) and the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME) are pleased to announce eight student research positions for the Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative (SWFI) and the Cost of Cash research project.
SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUND INITIATIVE POSITIONS
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative (SWFI) examines the key cross-border issues faced by Sovereign Wealth Funds and other long-term investors (LTIs) and issues a monthly newsletter containing white papers, fund profiles, and thought pieces from the Fletcher community and beyond.
• Research Assistant, Sovereign Wealth Fund Bulletin (1 position)
• Research Assistant, SWFI-Monitor Transactions Database (2 positions)
• Research Assistant, SWFI Asset Allocation Project (1 position)
COST OF CASH RESEARCH POSITIONS
CEME houses a research agenda exploring the “Cost of Cash” for consumers, merchants, banks and government. The study explores the costs and benefits of cash payments to various stakeholders in the economy: consumers, merchants, and institutions that offer a safe and stable supply of paper money. The first year of the project, completed in August 2012, focused on the U.S. market, particularly the under and unbanked sectors. In 2012-2013, the project will expand to Mexico and Egypt, and potentially other markets globally.
• Qualitative Researcher, Cost of Cash Mexico
• Quantitative Researcher, Cost of Cash Mexico
• Qualitative Researcher, Cost of Cash Egypt
• Quantitative Researcher, Cost of Cash Egypt
Student Intern — Capital Campaign & Development Initiatives
Student Assistant position available in Fletcher’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, specifically working with the Capital Campaign and Development Initiatives. Approximately 8-10 hours per week. Responsibilities will include: responding to general inquiries from alumni; writing and proofreading content for various electronic and print publications; letter writing, research, database activity and capital project management assistance.
Applicants must pay high attention to detail; have strong writing skills, interest in fundraising and ease liaising with faculty, alumni and staff are all important. Must be able to commit to a structured weekly/monthly work schedule, with some flexibility.
A professor announces the availability of a number of research assistantships. Four positions are available in an international comparative research project that examines the impact of the fusion of nationalism and religion on the dynamics of conflict and on human suffering. Research assistants will help in examining a particular case, conducting literature surveys, writing summaries, helping to organize international seminars and workshops. Research assistants will be invited to participate in a work/study group on the fusion of religion and nationalism in the spring.
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