E.g., 11/17/2018
E.g., 11/17/2018

Work at MPI

Work at MPI

Program Assistant

National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of national and international migration policies, seeks a dynamic individual to work in its National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP). The Program Assistant’s primary responsibility will be to provide administrative and programmatic support to several NCIIP projects.



  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, and one to three years of relevant experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Excellent written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize among multiple tasks;  
  • Ability to interact with co-workers, vendors, organizational partners, and the general public in a professional manner;
  • Experience in a program support and/or in a professional administrative capacity; and
  • Commitment to NCIIP’s mission and general interest in immigrant integration issues.


  • Experience organizing conference calls, webinars, and public meetings;
  • Knowledge of federal and state policies relevant to immigrant integration, which can include, but is not limited to the following topics: early childhood education and care, K-12 education, adult education and workforce development, language access, and refugee resettlement;
  • Strong research skills, including familiarity with both federal and state demographic data resources; and
  • Advanced proficiency in Spanish.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft and/or edit routine grant reports, correspondence, and memoranda;
  • Organize logistics of national and international meetings and workshops (invitations, travel arrangements, site logistics, materials);
  • Assist in outreach and provide technical assistance for national webinars and conference calls on a range of topics related to immigrant integration;
  • Provide research support as needed for a variety of NCIIP projects; and
  • Provide other administrative support to NCIIP staff as needed.

Salary and Benefits:

This position comes with a competitive salary and generous benefit package.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectation, and short writing sample to hr@migrationpolicy.org. Please reference “Program Assistant – NCIIP” in the subject line and include a line telling us how you heard about this position.

Hard copies may be sent to:

Human Resources
Migration Policy Institute
1400 16th St NW Suite 300
Washington, DC  20036

Applications are due by close of business on November 19, 2018. However, we encourage all candidates to apply as early as possible. Due to the large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls or separate emails to MPI staff, please.

The Migration Policy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion or physical ability.