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

The Just Security 2020 Program at the Stimson Center

Length of Term: Fall 2019 (September - December)

The Henry L. Stimson Center (Stimson), in collaboration with interested governments, civil society groups, businesses, and international organization partners, has initiated Just Security 2020: Advancing the Recommendations of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance. Co-chaired by Madeleine Albright (former US Secretary of State) and Ibrahim Gambari (former  Minister of External Affairs of Nigeria), the Commission released its flagship report, Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance. Looking toward the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020, it underscored the need for new tools to manage the world's most pressing problems, from violent conflict and climate change to the "hyperconnected" global economy and stressed the need to build justice as well as security. "Just Security" is not only a matter of fundamental fairness but a way to combat the alienation that increases receptivity to violent extremist thought.

Emphasizing the intersection of security and justice in global governance, Just Security 2020 aims to establish a broad-based international coalition of state and non-state actors to pursue key Commission recommendations and related global governance reform. Major activities to be undertaken include:

Convening track 1.5 policy dialogues/multi-stakeholder meetings to promote consensus on priority global governance reform innovations;

  • Building a robust research and policy analysis component to prepare background briefs and activity reports for each multi-stakeholder meeting, track the progress of policy implementation, and complete a companion edited volume to the Commission Report; and
  • Standing up four thematic networks, which together will represent a new Platform on Global Security, Justice & Governance Reform, to sustain relationships and promote the results of the track 1.5 meetings.

We are go-getters with an entrepreneurial spirit. If you have a good idea, pursue it! For us, curiosity and passion are more important than encyclopedic knowledge of aspects of today's global governance reform debate'but we are all great at growing our book of knowledge quickly.



Responsibilities for an intern include:

  • Research, writing, analysis, and editing of program publications
  • Coordination of program events
  • Briefings on related events in the Washington, D.C. area
  • Programmatic and administrative support


Generally, strong candidates for this position will have the following qualifications:

  • Interest in the United Nations, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, climate governance, economic globalization, cyber-security, and multidisciplinary approaches to security and justice challenges
  • Strong research and analysis skills, including writing and editing
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Full-time availability preferred


Undergraduate and/or graduate students are encouraged to apply.

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