The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation offers full-time internship opportunities for students and recent graduates interested in nuclear weapons policy and other international peace and security issues.
Located on Capitol Hill in the heart of Washington, D.C, the Center is a respected research organization that educates Congress and the public on national security issues. Center interns have the opportunity to contribute to the organization’s research in a number of issue areas, including but not limited to: U.S. nuclear weapons posture; U.S. nuclear spending; nuclear security & terrorism; Iran; North Korea; U.S. defense budget; Afghanistan; chemical & biological weapons; and missile defense.
Former Center interns have gone on to graduate studies at top universities in the United States, and many are now working in intelligence, think tanks, Congress, the executive branch, and NGOs throughout the country and the world.
In addition to its internship program, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation also participates in the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. The Scoville Fellowship pays a stipend for recent college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC on peace and security issues for six to nine months. For further information, please visit the Scoville Fellowship's website.
Summer 2007 Center interns with Senator Edward Kennedy.
Summer 2008 Center interns with actor Richard Schiff.
INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES: Interns’ duties include, but are not limited to, the following: :
- Researching & writing on the Center’s issues, and Congressional legislation related to those issues. This may take the form of fact sheets published on the Center’s website or blog posts published on the Center’s blog, Nukes of Hazard. Interns may also occasionally have the opportunity to author op-ed articles or letters to the editor for publication in local or national media outlets;
- Attending & reporting on events in the Washington D.C. area, including Congressional hearings, think tank briefings, report and book launches, and other events held by think tanks and NGOs;
- Helping to maintain and update the Center's website;
- Occasionally assisting with light administrative tasks, such as updating databases or assembling large mailings;
- Contributing to political research, event planning, and administrative tasks for the Center’s sister organization, Council for a Livable World.
COMPENSATION: Usually $500 a month, based on a 32 hour work week. (Please note: In order to receive the stipend, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States.)
ACADEMIC CREDIT: Yes, if qualified
HOURS: Full or part-time, 3-4 months in duration. In general, the Fall Internship lasts from September-December, the Spring Internship from January-May, and the Summer Internship from June-August.
Spring Semester: November 5
Summer: March 1
Fall Semester: July 9
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICATION MATERIALS: Please e-mail the following materials to the address below:
--U.S. nuclear policy & posture;
--Nuclear weapons spending programs;
--U.S. defense budget;
(Note: The Center will attempt to match interns to supervisors and projects that best fit their interests, but interns should expect to work on a variety of issues.)
- For Applicants: please put "Internship Application - [Your Name]" in the subject line of the email
- For Letter Writers: please put "Letter of Recommendation - [Applicant's Name]" in the subject line of the email
SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:
internships AT armscontrolcenter DOT org
NOTE ON APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants who qualify will be contacted regarding the next steps in the application process, which include a phone interview and a writing assignment. Applications will begin to be processed only after the relevant application deadline (see above). We regret that we are unable to acknowledge applications that have not been selected for further consideration.
HOUSING FOR INTERNS
- American University Summer Housing - dormitory style housing; includes utilities
- George Washington University Summer Housing -- dormitory style housing; includes utilities; centrally located in downtown Washington
- International Student House of Washington -- international, dormitory housing; just north of downtown in Dupont Circle
- Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) -- shared, fully furnished housing options; various locations around DC
- Partnership for Public Service DC Housing Guide -- tips on finding housing, neighborhood descriptions and helpful links
The following links are provided for information purposes only. The Center does not have any connection to the organizations listed below.