The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to reduce nuclear weapons arsenals, halt the spread of nuclear weapons, and minimize the risk of war by providing policy research, education and analysis to the public and policymakers. The Council for a Livable World (CLW) is a non-partisan 501(c)4 non-profit organization that promotes policies to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons. CLW advocates for a more principled approach to U.S. national security and foreign policy and seeks to increase peace and security and to reduce the threat of war and nuclear weapons by representing our members in Washington D.C. and endorsing congressional candidates who support our goals. CLW’s work is complemented by its “sister” organization, the CACNP.
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The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation offers paid internship opportunities for students and recent graduates interested in policies to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and increase peace and security.
Located near 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, advocacy, and education. Center interns contribute to the organization in several issue areas.
We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2024 internship. The expected duration is 12-16 weeks, depending on availability, for 30 hours per week, at a rate of $17 per hour. Note: The position will be largely in person, with some flexibility for virtual work.
Applications for Summer 2024 internships are due Friday, April 5 by 5 p.m. ET.
TO APPLY: In one document, please submit a resume; cover letter expressing interest and availability; and a 3-page, preferably relevant, writing sample to email@example.com
Academic credit is available. We are unfortunately unable to sponsor visas.
What will the internship experience include?
With a small and 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 eager to spend time working with our interns to help them to hone their skills and to develop them into future leaders in the nuclear non-proliferation and national security community.
This internship is not an opportunity for “busy work,” but a chance for real engagement in this exciting field. 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 the world.
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, social media captions, and other communications analyzing news and developments in support of the Center’s policy and advocacy goals.
- Engage in a video communications project.
- Work closely with the Program Coordinator on events for Congressional staff.
- 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.
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.