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Josef Korbel School of International StudiesSié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy

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Student Programs

Student Research Assistants

The Sié Center is home to numerous research projects designed to enhance the Korbel School's core educational goals by actively involving students as research assistants. The research projects—focused on emerging issues in security and foreign policy—seek to improve knowledge within the academic, public, and policy spheres. This is accomplished with the help of over 35 MA and PhD student research assistants guided by the Center's faculty. Together, the faculty and students produce policy-relevant research using cutting-edge tools and technologies. Students are encouraged to play crucial roles in developing and analyzing new data, thus enhancing program efficiency while encouraging skill development of graduate research assistants.

Current Research Assistants

More than 40 PhD, MA, and undergraduate students from the Korbel School of International Studies and other schools within the University of Denver currently work at the Sié Center as research assistants, many of them Sié Fellows. Students conduct meaningful research, have opportunities for publication, and participate in Sié Center events as valued members of our community. Read more about our current research assistant cohort here

Student Research Opportunities

There are not currently any openings for student research assistants at the Sié Center. To be notified of future openings, please contact In general, applicants must be proficient in MS Word and MS Excel, have exceptional internet research skills, and be comfortable learning and using new technology. Applicants should be able to work independently, but also enjoy working in an office environment with others.