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

The Stimson Center's Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention Program supports the 1540 Committee at the United Nations by helping states increase their capacity to make more effective requests for assistance in order to prevent the spread of the world's most dangerous nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological weapons.  The Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention team is currently focused on three research topics: laws and regulations related to the security of radioactive sources, laws and regulations related to the security of chemical materials and related facilities, and assistance programs, projects, and opportunities worldwide specifically designed to help States effectively implement UN Security Council Resolution 1540. Additionally, this team works closely with governments, international and sub-regional organizations, industry, NGOs and academia to reduce the risk of spreading these technologies, materials, and expertise that could contribute to the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). 

The Proliferation Prevention Program is part of Stimson's Promoting Security & Prosperity program, which addresses a range of issues from WMD proliferation and global drug trade to arms trafficking and illegal wildlife crime. Promoting Security and Prosperity experts and researchers work to identify the growing interlinkages between these security challenges, look for ways to catalyze innovative solutions in terms of government responses, and develop smart public-private partnerships to combat these threats.

 

Responsibilities for an intern include:

-Research, writing, analysis, and editing 

-Coordination of events

-Representing Stimson at meetings and related events

-Programmatic and Administrative support

 

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

-Strong interest in multidisciplinary and innovative solutions to WMD proliferation challenges

- Basic understanding of WMD nonproliferation issues

-Strong research, analysis, writing, and editing skills, including experience in archival research

-Strong skills in Microsoft Office

-Experience in quantitative data analysis

-Familiarity with WordPress

-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

-Full-time availability

 

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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