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We don’t just care about the past. Our mission is to support dissidents and promote human rights today, while educating Americans about the history, ideology, and legacy of communism. 



Research Fellow in Baltic Studies–Non-Residential

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The ideal candidate for this non-residential, ten-month appointment will be a national from one of the Baltic states who holds a degree in economics, political economy, political science, history, or a related discipline (graduate education highly preferred); has a portfolio of well written research projects and/or papers in the area of 20th century or contemporary Baltic history, Baltic economic or national security policy, or Baltic-American relations; possesses a professional demeanor; and a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and dangers of collectivism. Furthermore, excellent English language skills (both written and verbal) are required.

Reporting directly to the Director of Academic Programs, Dr. Murray Bessette, and working with the Baltic Studies Program Manager, Naphtali Rivkin, the expectations for the position include producing research of significant length on an agreed upon subject relevant to the Foundation’s mission, full participation in the publication and promotion process, including public presentations and briefings in appropriate venues.

The position comes with a generous research support package, including support for conference related travel. Salary is competitive. Appointment at the Senior or Distinguished level is possible depending on qualifications.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, please contact our Director of Academic Programs, Dr. Murray Bessette, at or 202-629-9500.

Communications Associate – Washington, D.C.

VOC is seeking a professional communications associate with experience in the field of audio-visual editing and production. The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate with a portfolio of video projects that demonstrate knowledge of recording and editing software, equipment, and techniques. This position is an entry-level position, but it is also perfect for professional creative editors and producers who are looking to change fields and work on human rights issues in Washington DC.


An extensive portfolio of audio-visual projects, 1-2 years of experience in the field of media, PR, human rights, or film, and a Bachelor’s degree in film, graphic design, audio-visual production, or communications is preferred. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and their creative portfolio to with the subject title “Communications Associate.”