NEXT DEADLINE: July 1, 2014. Apply by this date for a fall 2014 internship, which runs from Tuesday, September 9, 2014 to Friday, December 19, 2014.
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.
Summer 2007 Center interns with Senator Edward Kennedy.
Summer 2008 Center interns with actor Richard Schiff.
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.
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: $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 (see below for date ranges).
HOW TO APPLY
Spring Semester (January-late May): November 5
Summer (early June-early September): March 1
Fall Semester (early September-mid-December): July 1
Please see the top of this page for the exact dates of the next available internship.
APPLICATION MATERIALS: Applicants should e-mail the following materials to the address below. Please submit all materials (except for those, such as recommendation letters, that may arrive separately) as a single Word or PDF document, in the order listed 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.)
NOTES ON APPLICATION PROCESS (Please read before applying):
- Applicants who qualify will be contacted regarding the next steps in the application process, which include a phone interview and a writing assignment.
- While applicants are welcome to submit their materials at any time, we will only begin to process applications after the relevant application deadline.
- We only consider complete applications. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their recommendation letters are submitted on time. We suggest that applicants contact their recommenders a few days before the application deadline in order to make sure that their letters have been sent.
- We regret that we are only able to acknowledge applications that have been selected for further consideration.
- If you have any questions about whether or not your materials have been received, please call Usha Sahay at (202) 543-4100 x. 2115.
- 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
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
SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:
internships AT armscontrolcenter DOT org
The following links are provided for information purposes only. The Center does not have any connection to the organizations listed below.