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 a qualified undergraduate or graduate student for an unpaid internship position throughout 2013 and 2014. Applications are accepted all year on a revolving basis.
Since our inception in 1993, we have 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.
Intern Qualifications: Qualified applicants should have a background in the international relations / national security or physics / scientific field and a demonstrated interest in nuclear nonproliferation. Interest or training 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. HTML coding and website management experience also a plus.
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 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.
Hours and Pay: Full-time preferred, but all applications are welcome and will be considered. This internship is designed to be of a shorter duration in order to gain experience in the field. Two to three months’ commitment is ideal. It is unpaid. Non-US citizens are welcome to apply.
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
There is no deadline for internship applications, which is revolving.
*ISIS is an equal opportunity employer.*