Stimson Center
  • 18-Jun-2018 to 18-Jul-2018 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Intern - Full Time

The WMD Nonproliferation portfolio works with governments, international and sub-regional organizations, industry, NGOs, and academia to reduce the risk of spreading technology, materials, and expertise that could contribute to the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). It also provides expert support on ways to effectively implement UN Security Council Resolution 1540 on WMD nonproliferation.


The nuclear security team  under this portfolio is currently managing several projects exploring how market forces (i.e., economic incentives in insurance and financing) and intrinsic values (corporate social responsibility and accountability) could incentivize the nuclear industry to voluntarily adopt more robust nuclear security measures. As part of these projects, the team is examining lessons learned from the chemical and biological nonproliferation communities, as well as security management practices in other critical infrastructures, that could potentially apply to the nuclear security space. Further, the team is broadening its scope to engage nuclear industry to improve cyber security measures in nuclear facilities. Your time at Stimson will build on the work described in: Nuclear Security and WMD Nonproliferation.

Intern responsibilities  include: Conducting detailed research / fact-checking for program projects Tracking and reporting on developments in the field Writing and editing for program publications and presentations Maintaining the  team's nuclear security  stakeholder engagement plan and nuclear security incidents database Participating and note-taking during expert interviews and briefings in the Washington, D.C. area or elsewhere via Skype Coordinating occasional program events and administrative support Generally, candidates for this position will have the following qualifications: Basic understanding of WMD nonproliferation issues (specific knowledge about nuclear security is desired) Interest in reaching out to new groups (from nuclear insurers to law firms and export credit agencies) and developing appropriately targeted communications Strong analytical and research skills   Excellent writing and editing skills attention to detail / fact-checking Experience with a variety of social media platforms Quick learning and enthusiasm to take on new tasks outside of expertise Foreign language skills a plus but not required Full-time  and part-time availability (full-time preferred)

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 for a minimum of 15 weeks. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample as a PDF.


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