UNPAID Interning Research Associate
Institute for Science and International Security
About This Job
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). 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: email@example.com. 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.
About Institute for Science and International Security
Great opportunity to publish for young researchers in international security.
The Institute for Science and International Security is a non-profit, non-partisan institution dedicated to informing the public about science and policy issues affecting international security. Its primary focus is on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and related technology to additional nations and to terrorists, bringing about greater transparency of nuclear activities worldwide, strengthening the international non-proliferation regime, and achieving deep cuts in nuclear arsenals. The Institute is widely recognized both as a source of authoritative information on nuclear programs in states that seek or possess nuclear weapons and an important contributor to efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. The Institute’s projects integrate technical, scientific, and policy research in order to build a sound foundation for a wide variety of efforts to reduce the threat posed by nuclear weapons to U.S. and international security. The Institute for Science and International Security was founded in 1993 on a belief that scientists have an obligation to play an active role in finding solutions to important national and international security problems. Since its inception, the Institute has produced internationally recognized technical assessments of proliferant-state efforts to acquire nuclear weapons. The Institute has an established record of distributing its findings and analysis widely among government officials, scientists, experts, the media, and the general public. Media and government officials in turn often seek out the Institute for independent analysis on non-proliferation topics. During times of international crisis, the Institute’s balanced and credible analysis is often found at the center of public debates. It has worked regularly in the U.S. and abroad to unite government officials, independent experts, scientists, and the public in efforts to find credible strategies to solve U.S., regional, and global security problems. In two decades of experience, the Institute has demonstrated its ability to employ science in the pursuit of international peace. Its effectiveness as a non-governmental organization has been consistently recognized by the Global “Go-To Think Tanks” rankings, which consistently places it in the top 25 Science and Technology Think Tanks in the world and recently placed it as one of the top U.S. and top foreign policy/international affairs think tanks in the world.
ALLOWED SCHOOL YEARS
Junior, Senior, Masters
All majors allowed
WORK AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENTS
US work authorization is required, but the employer is accepting OPT/CPT candidates