Internships

The Institute for Science and International Security, a Capitol Hill-based non-profit research organization concerned with nuclear arms reduction and non-proliferation, seeks a qualified Arabic-speaking undergraduate or graduate student for a three-month, stipended internship. 

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 be fluent in and able to translate Arabic publications to English.  They 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: Translating Arabic publications to English for a project looking at the current nuclear-related research and capabilities of several Middle Eastern countries.  Duties may include related research tasks. 

Hours and Pay: Near full-time preferred (usual intern hours are 9 AM-3 PM).  Three months’ commitment is ideal.  The stipend is $500 per month.

To Apply: Send cover letter (which must indicate why the applicant has an interest in nonproliferation and his or her abilities in Arabic), 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

Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2016 with a preferred start date to follow soon after


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.*