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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 Spring 2020 internships is open. Please submit your application materials by 5 p.m. eastern, November 29, 2019.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume; cover letter expressing interest and availability; and a relevant writing sample (no more than 3 pages), to

Academic credit is available.

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.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!



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.