Stimson Center
  • 19-Jan-2018 to 19-Feb-2018 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Intern - Full Time

The UNSCR 1540 Assistance Support 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 spread 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 UNSCR 1540 Assistance Support program is part of Stimson's Managing Across Boundaries (MAB) Initiative which addresses a range of issues from WMD proliferation and global drug trade to arms trafficking and illegal wildlife crime. MAB 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

-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

-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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