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From U.S.-China relations to the international women’s movement to the enlargement of the United Nations Security Council, the Elliott School’s International Affairs Review (IAR) provides a unique forum for the policy perspective of tomorrow’s leaders on critical issues facing the world today.

IAR has been published twice yearly since 1991. We are currently looking for quick witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious George Washington graduate students to join our team. Things happen quickly in the global policy world and we need enthusiastic team players to provide timely, analytical commentary on current political debates in the field of international affairs.

We are looking for graduate students for the following available positions. If you’re interested in being part of our team, please apply online.

Please feel free to contact us directly at iar@gwu.edu or apply online here.

Available Positions

Web Editor
Responsible for editing short articles (approximately one every two weeks and on the topics previously selected by the editor) to be posted on the website. Expected turn around time for edited articles will be no more than one day. This position will require close coordination with the website's content manager and editor-in-chief. In addition to editing articles, the web editor also has the opportunity to write articles for the website.

  • Proven writing and editing skills
  • Writing sample (up to 600 words) and resume (1 page) will be required
  • Commitment: edit 1 text every 2 weeks

Web Writer
Responsible for writing 400-800 word articles on topic of choice, in consultation with the website's editor-in-chief and content manager, at least once every three weeks. Once an assignment has been given turn around time is expected to be no longer than one week. All writers that submit over 3 articles every semester will be considered a senior writer and their names will appear on our website.

  • Proven writing skills
  • Resume (1 page) will be required
  • Commitment: depends on the writer, but ideally submit at least 2 articles per month
  • Particularly looking for writers in the areas of international trade, global communication, science and technology policy, Africa and multilateral affairs

Print Editor
Serves as the first line editor for journal articles; provides analysis, editorial, and substantive comments back to the author; works with senior editing staff on final articles.

  • Proven writing and editing skills
  • Resume (1 page) will be required
  • Commitment: The journal goes to print three times per year, with an editing window of approximately one month. The ideal commitment for print editors during this time is 2-3 hours per week.

Copy Editor (Print)
Serves as the last line editor for journal articles; checks for usage, grammar, spelling, adherence to Chicago and house style; verifies that formatting is consistent throughout individual papers and the entire journal.

  • Proven writing and editing skills. Editing skills will be demonstrated in a short editing test.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, specifically formatting.
  • Resume (1-2 pages).
  • Commitment: The journal goes to print two (sometimes three) times per year, with a copy-editing window of approximately two weeks in November and April. The total time commitment for copy editors during this time is about 15 hours.

Book Review Editor (Print)
Edits reviews of recent (in the previous year) publications in the field of international affairs; writes an introduction to the book review section; may write reviews. Provides analysis, editorial, and substantive comments to the author; works closely with the Editor in Chief for book and review selection.

  • Proven writing and editing skills. Editing skills will be demonstrated in a short editing test.
  • Resume (1-2 pages).
  • Commitment: The journal goes to print two (sometimes three) times per year, with an editing window of approximately six weeks. The ideal commitment for book review editors during this time is 2-3 hours per week.

Undergraduate Intern (Web & Print)
Works closely with the respective managing editors and editors-in-chief to fulfill various needs of the organization. Previous duties have included: cataloging books and back issues, distribution of current and back issues, budgeting, alumni outreach, and photo editing. Candidates should indicate their particular fields of interest (e.g., business development/management, editing, writing, communications, social media, event planning, website development), as duties can be tailored to the intern’s interests.
Note: IAR is a graduate student organization that pays none of its members; as such, this is an unpaid internship.

  • Preferred qualifications: knowledge of Elliott School events; comfortable with social media, Google Drive, and Dropbox; interest in the publishing industry.
  • Statement of Interest.
  • Resume (1 page).
  • Commitment: The ideal commitment for undergraduate interns is about 2 hours per week.
  • Apply Online Here

About Us

The International Affairs Review is a graduate student-run publication of The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C.

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Submission Guidelines

The International Affairs Review is currently accepting article submissions. Submissions for the website are accepted on a weekly basis with a deadline of 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time each Thursday. Submissions for the print journal are accepted continuously, with article selection occurring at the beginning of each semester.

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Disclaimer

Opinions expressed in International Affairs Review are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of International Affairs Review, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, or any other person or organization formally associated with International Affairs Review.

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Contact Us

Please feel free to contact our team with any questions or concerns.

Email: iar@gwu.edu

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