The Institute for Science and International Security, a Capitol Hill-based non-profit research organization concerned with nuclear arms reduction and non-proliferation, seeks qualified undergraduate or graduate student interns for unpaid internships.  We currently do not have any openings.  Please check back periodically and we will also announce openings via our mailing list.

Since our inception in 1993, the Institute 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 Institute projects and reports; assisting with Institute workshops and conferences; and helping with the management of the Institute’s website and distribution of publications.  Opportunities to co-author 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).  Eight weeks’ commitment is ideal.  The internship is unpaid.

To Apply: Send cover letter (which must indicate candidate’s interest in nonproliferation), resume (including the phone numbers of three references and the dates and hours of availability), and unofficial undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts to the Institute at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If unable to email (preferred method), you may also mail these materials to:

Institute for Science and International Security - Internships
440 First Street NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Please check back periodically for openings.  The Research Fellowship position has been filled, thank you.

For more information, contact the Institute at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). No phone calls, please.

*The Institute for Science and International Security is an equal opportunity employer.*