Stimson Center
  • 17-Jun-2019 to 31-Jul-2019 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Unpaid
  • Intern - Full Time

Fall 2019 Strategic Trade Management Initiative Internship


Strategic Trade Management Initiative Internship


[September - December 2019]

The Trade, Technology and Security (TTS) program at Stimson now offers an internship for the Strategic Trade Management Initiative (STMI) which will focus on research regarding strategic trade (export) control and proliferation-related sanctions issues. STMI provides hands on training and outreach to governments and industry worldwide, on technical and policy issues related to implementation of UNSC Resolution 1540 and enforcement of various UN, US and EU sanctions for proliferation, terrorism, and financing of terrorism/proliferation.

Specific responsibilities can include:

  • Provide research assistance for program staff on special projects and initiatives
  • Conduct regular issue and media tracking of developments regarding North Korea and Iran proliferation activities and related sanctions
  • Attend and report on seminars and conferences at Stimson and outside
  • Write issue briefs and memos on key issues and take notes during internal meetings
  • Assist in the coordination of program events

Qualifications for a strong candidate include the following:

  • Academic background in international security and nonproliferation
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high-quality work in both research and administrative tasks
  • Excellent analytical and research skills; familiarization with statistical or data visualization software would be a plus.
  • A record of academic excellence


  • We welcome applications from undergraduate or graduate candidates. 
  • Applicants must be able to commit to 30 40 hours per week. Less than 30 hours per week would be acceptable if you are available for some extra hours during the semester - if needed for event-organization activities.
  • Preference may be given to those available for a minimum of 15 weeks.
  • Please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample as a PDF document for full consideration.

To apply: Please send documents to as well as upload to the ApplicantPro website.


Deadline for submission: July 31st, 2019.


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