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Fall 2020 Nuclear Security Internship

Fall 2020 Nuclear Security Program Internship
The Nuclear Security Program at the Stimson Center
Length of Term: Fall 2020 September-December
An act of nuclear terrorism anywhere in the world would be a global humanitarian, economic, and political catastrophe. The most effective strategy for preventing nuclear terrorism is to ensure strong and sustainable security at nuclear facilities around the world. After years of progress strengthening nuclear security, efforts to reduce nuclear terrorism risks are at a critical crossroads. Momentum behind this effort is slowing just as nuclear terrorism risks may be growing. Key policy issues remain unresolved and more research is needed to answer fundamental questions about how to strengthen nuclear security.
The Stimson Center's Nuclear Security Program seeks an intern for the Fall of 2020 to join a team dedicated to reducing nuclear terrorism threats. This internship provides an opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student to meet experts in nuclear policy, attend lectures and seminars, and engage in independent research.
The Stimson Center's Nuclear Security Program conducts interdisciplinary policy research and facilitates inclusive engagement among stakeholders focused on:
  • Developing innovative strategies for international institutions, governments, and nuclear facilities to reduce nuclear terrorism risks.
  • Strengthening security implementation at nuclear facilities.
  • Fostering and revitalizing international nuclear security leadership amongst policymakers and non-governmental organizations.
  • Research, write, and edit program publications
  • Coordinate program events
  • Represent Stimson at meetings and related events
  • Attend briefings on related events in the Washington, D.C. area
  • Provide programmatic and administrative support
  • Strong candidates for this position will have the following qualifications:
  • Interest in nuclear weapons or nuclear security policy
  • Strong research and analysis skills, including writing and editing
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively both independently, without supervision, and as part of a team
  • Full-time availability preferred
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate students are encouraged to apply
Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Preference may be given to those available 30+ hours per week for a minimum of 15 weeks. Please submit a resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter that includes a proposal for a research topic you want to study during their internship.