The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a Capitol Hill-based non-profit research organization concerned with nuclear arms reduction and non-proliferation, seeks one qualified undergraduate or graduate student for an unpaid, 8-week winter internship starting in early January 2016.
Since our inception in 1993, ISIS has produced award-winning and internationally recognized assessments of secret nuclear weapons programs in Iran, Syria, Iraq, North Korea, South Africa and elsewhere. We have compiled comprehensive estimates of global stocks of nuclear explosive materials, and continue to seek a global production cutoff of these materials for weapons. We have also provided critical information in support of efforts to reduce the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and production complex, to make nuclear programs more transparent, to end nuclear testing, and to prevent the future development of new types of nuclear weapons by all countries. We seek to prevent or reverse the spread of nuclear weapons capabilities to additional nations or terrorist groups and make recommendations to curb global trafficking in nuclear commodities.
Intern Qualifications: Qualified applicants should have an interest in gaining experience in the nuclear nonproliferation field and background in international relations. Interest in the technical side of nonproliferation is a plus. Prior intern or job experience not required. Applicants should have a working knowledge of Windows-based software, including Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel. Basic internet research skills are required. HTML coding and website management understanding are also useful.
Tasks Include: Attending and reporting on nuclear related events and meetings, attending Congressional hearings and similar events; drafting research memos and fact sheets for senior staff; working on grant-funded, long-term ISIS projects and reports; assisting with ISIS workshops and conferences; and helping with the management of ISIS’s website and distribution of ISIS publications. Opportunities to co-author ISIS publications are available to talented researchers and writers. We typically have our interns work on one long research article or a few short articles that involve looking at a historical or current nonproliferation issue. Some of these papers are released on our website and mailing list.
Hours and Pay: Near full-time preferred (usual intern hours are 9 AM-3 PM). This internship is designed to be of a shorter duration in order to gain experience in the field. Eight weeks’ commitment is ideal. It is unpaid. Non-US citizens are welcome to apply but must arrange their own visa.
If unable to email (preferred method), you may also fax these materials to 202-547-3634 or mail them to:
ISIS - Internships
236 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Suite 305
Washington D.C. 20002
We request applications be submitted by November 1, 2015 but will consider applications until November 31, 2015.
*ISIS is an equal opportunity employer.*