Website The Horizons Project

Location: Remote within the U.S.


The Horizons Project seeks a research assistant to work on our Narrative Engagement Across Difference (NEAD) Project which is taking a deep look at narrative practices from a multi-disciplinary lens to reflect on how we can better understand and deploy narrative strategies that will help unlock more effective collective action within diverse, broad-based democracy movements. While NEAD continues to proactively share the initial research findings, the Project is moving from a research phase to an action-learning phase with colleagues embedded within different social change coalitions and movements in the U.S. and across the world that are committed to testing out narrative practices and processes that support engagement across difference and broadening allyship, solidarity and collective action. This role is Part-time (10-20 hours a week); Non-exempt.


  • Curate research and existing resources (through desktop reviews and individual interviews) and develop synthesized materials that will support diverse actors in understanding and deploying using narrative strategies to build coalitions to challenge authoritarianism and uphold democracy.
  • Support Horizons staff, consultants, and project partners to develop outreach materials and other creative content for presentations, social media, conferences and workshops and other user-friendly materials focused on the NEAD project research and learnings.
  • Work with the Horizons team in convening learning sessions with practitioners, hosting webinars, attend events to capture main ideas and scope thought leadership in the field.
  • Support other related research initiatives, as needed, and mutually agreed upon.


  • A master’s or PhD student studying peacebuilding, narrative change, social justice, democracy and governance, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in the fields of communications and peacebuilding, nonviolent action, and/or democracy.
  • Experience synthesizing research and academic work for practitioners.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills; can plan and prioritize own work.
  • Strong communication skills, including writing, editing, and research.
  • Communications experience a plus, and/or interest in learning software and tools to develop creative content for webinars, workshops, and social media.
  • Must be a quick learner, well-organized, and attentive to detail.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work under deadlines in a dynamic environment.

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