Position: Research Analyst
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date posted: July 2019

Job Description
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and the Council for a Livable World are seeking a dynamic and creative Research Analyst to focus on nuclear weapons policy and defense spending. The ideal candidate will be a skilled and passionate professional with a background and interest in nuclear policy. Subject matter expertise in a particular region associated with nuclear policy is preferred. This job is located near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; telework is not an option.


  • Conduct research and policy analysis on our organizations’ priority issues, including U.S.-Russian strategic stability, regional proliferation threats, multilateral arms control, global nuclear modernization, nuclear security, missile defense, emerging weapons technologies and the Pentagon budget.
  • Produce fact sheets, scholarly articles, op-eds, policy briefs and other material on priority areas. Work with communications staff to develop accurate and compelling infographics and digital media items.
  • Participate in media interviews, including for online and print media, podcasts, and radio and television programs, as directed.
  • Provide operational support, including by assisting in the coordination and planning of public and private meetings, events and travel.
  • Support Congressional staff education efforts relating to nuclear policy matters.
  • Coordinate nuclear security education activities with the broader policy community.
  • Ably represent and clearly articulate the mission and vision of the organizations at community events and conferences.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Policy Director or the Executive Director.


  • Demonstrated interest in nuclear weapons policy.
  • Professional experience (including internships) with research, logistical planning, database maintenance, and other administrative support.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, as is a strong academic record.
  • Specialization in political science, international relations, or a related field is preferred.
  • One to two years of relevant work experience.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.


Salary commensurate with experience, in the range of $45,000.00 – $55,000.00; includes benefits package.

Application Procedure

Email cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and two references by July 22, 2019 to
Please save your uploaded files into single pdf file. The title should be listed as follows: [First Name] [Last Name] – Research Analyst

No calls, please.

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to enhancing international peace and security in the 21st Century. The Council for a Livable world is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to enhancing peace and security. Both organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers—people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.



The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation offers full-time internship opportunities for students and recent graduates interested in policies to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and increase peace and security. 

Located on Capitol Hill in the heart of Washington, D.C, the Center is a respected non-profit organization that educates Congress and the public on national security issues through policy and advocacy. Center interns have the opportunity to contribute to the organization in a number of issue areas.

The application process for fall 2019 internships has closed.

What will the internship experience include?

With a small, dedicated staff, interns will have the opportunity to work with everyone including the Executive Director to help shape the organization’s work on important issues. The staff is committed to investing in their interns, and are eager to spend time working with them to hone their skills to develop future leaders in the nuclear non-proliferation and national security community. 

This internship is not an opportunity for “busy work,” though you will sometimes be tasked with basic administrative tasks. You will be working alongside our analysts each day to research and produce valuable materials that could be distributed to policymakers and the general public; gain real-world policy experience; and have tangible publications to showcase to future employers.

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 world. 

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook  and Instagram to learn more about what we do. Want to know what interning at the Center is like? Read what our past interns have said.

What do interns do?

  • Research federal news, policy and developments on issues including U.S. nuclear weapons posture; Pentagon budget; nuclear terrorism; military engagement in the Middle East; U.S.-Russia relations; chemical & biological weapons; and missile defense.
  • Write articles, fact sheets, op-eds, blogs, letters to the editor, tweets, and other communications analyzing news and developments in support of the Center’s policy and advocacy goals.
  • Attend events on Capitol Hill and at other organizations and provide a comprehensive summary for distribution to Center staff.
  • Research and craft smart, compelling and attractive content for our social media outlets.
  • Write and publish well-researched blog pieces.
  • Work collaboratively to create the most effective messaging tools, as well as innovate on existing ones.



ScovillelogoIn 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.