The Institute for Science and International Security, a Capitol Hill-based non-profit research organization concerned with nuclear non-proliferation, seeks qualified undergraduate or graduate student interns for an unpaid research and social media outreach internship in the spring and summer terms of 2020. The position starts on a rolling basis and lasts at least eight weeks.

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 a background in international relations and an interest in gaining experience in the nuclear nonproliferation field. Prior intern or job experience not required. Applicant must have computer with internet access. Basic internet research skills are required. Excellent written skills are required, with a demonstrated interested in social media outreach. Applicants should be proficient in using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and Windows-based software including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Knowledge of bulk mail systems is a plus. Video editing experience is desirable. HTML coding and website management understanding are also useful.

Tasks Include: The intern will develop daily news content for social media platforms; and help with the distribution of our online communications and publications and management of the Institute’s website.  Opportunities to author or co-author publications are available to talented researchers and writers

Hours and Pay: Near full-time preferred (usual intern hours are 9 AM-3 PM). Near full-time preferred (usual intern hours are 9 AM-3 PM). Eight weeks’ commitment is ideal. The internship is unpaid. The staff and interns will be working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic

To Apply:  Send cover letter (which must indicate candidate’s interest in nonproliferation, familiarity with communications and social media, and the applicant’s dates and hours of availability), resume (including the phone numbers of three references), and unofficial undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts to the Institute at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Please note that we do not have the ability to sponsor visas for international applicants. 

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

Institute for Science and International Security - Internships
440 First Street NW Suite 800
Washington D.C. 20001

The priority deadline for the spring internship is December 31, 2020, but we accept applications on a rolling basis.

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