Stimson Center
  • 12-Oct-2018 to 20-Nov-2018 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Intern - Full Time

Strategic Trade Management Initiative Internship


[January April/May 2019]

The Trade, Technology and Security (TTS) program at Stimson now offers an internship for the Strategic Trade Management Initiative (STMI) which will focus on research regarding strategic trade (export) control and proliferation-related sanctions issues. STMI provides hands on training and outreach to governments and industry worldwide, on technical and policy issues related to implementation of UNSC Resolution 1540 and enforcement of various UN, US and EU sanctions for proliferation, terrorism, and financing of terrorism/proliferation.

Specific responsibilities can include:

  • Provide research assistance for program staff on special projects and initiatives
  • Conduct regular issue and media tracking of developments regarding North Korea and Iran proliferation activities and related sanctions
  • Attend and report on seminars and conferences at Stimson and outside
  • Write issue briefs and memos on key issues and take notes during internal meetings
  • Assist in the coordination of program events

Qualifications for a strong candidate include the following:

  • Academic background in international security and nonproliferation
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high-quality work in both research and administrative tasks
  • Excellent analytical, research, and writing skills
  • A record of academic excellence


  • We welcome applications from undergraduate or graduate candidates. 
  • Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Preference may be given to those available for a minimum of 15 weeks. Less than 20 hours per week would be acceptable if you are available for part of Summer 2019 as well.
  • Please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample as a PDF document for full consideration.

To apply: Please send documents to


Deadline for submission: November 30, 2018.

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