Stimson Center
  • 12-Feb-2021 to 26-Feb-2021 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Unpaid
  • Intern - Full Time

Deadline to apply: February 26, 2021

Stimson Center

Environmental Security Program

Summer 2021 Environmental Security Program Internship

The Stimson Center's Environmental Security Program explores the suite of environmental threats, both human and natural, that have the potential to undermine national, regional, or global security. The Environmental Security team is currently researching illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and its links to distant water fishing fleets; the impact of climate change in coastal areas, particularly coastal cities; and transnational wildlife crime. We work closely with practitioners and policymakers in the security and environmental communities to foster a dialogue and connect disparate actors to collaborate and create innovative policy solutions.

Intern responsibilities include:

  • Conducting detailed research
  • Writing and editing for program publications
  • Coordinating program events
  • Administrative support

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

  • Strong interest in environmental and security policies, including relevant course work and/or work experience
  • Strong research and analysis skills, including writing, editing, and fact-checking
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to high-quality work
  • Flexibility to work effectively both independently, without supervision, and as part of a team
  • Part-time or full-time availability (full-time preferred)
  • Mandarin or French language skills a plus

Graduate and/or undergraduate students are encouraged to apply, as well as recent graduates.

Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Preference may be given to those available 30+ hours per week. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and short (no more than 5 pages) writing sample as a single PDF.

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