Independent Contractor: Visiting Student(s) (Tunisia) | Careers at the US Institute of Peace

Open Call for application for the upcoming semester

The Visiting Student will join the team of USIP for the upcoming semester, either in person (in Tunis) or remotely (3 weeks to 6 months). They will conduct desk research, contribute to internal and external reports, support in event planning and field visits, attend team meetings, and perform other duties as needed.

Eligibility requirements: a current undergraduate or graduate student, preferably with an academic background in political sciences and/or international relations. Students should demonstrate the following skills:

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Flexibility and ability to adjust to international and multicultural environments
  • Proficient written and verbal language skills in English. Knowledge of French and/or Arabic is considered an asset
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Currently residing in Tunisia or willing to travel on their own expense

Scope of Work

The Visiting student will spend their first week with the program team they are assigned to, setting the priorities for the duration of their visit with USIP. The Visiting Student will contribute either to the Tunisia program, Libya program or the Regional Training & Partnerships Initiative program through research, analysis, report writing, data collection, event preparation, logistical support and other duties as needed by the program teams at the time of onboarding.

For more info please check the below link: 

Open Call: Independent Contractor: Visiting Student(s) (Tunisia) | Careers at the US Institute of Peace (

For any inquiry: Dr. Elie Abouaoun (Director – North Africa Programs & Regional Hub – USIP, email: