Intern - Project on Nuclear Issues (Summer 2022)

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  • Added Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022
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At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decisionmakers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

CSIS seeks a full-time intern to support the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) on administrative and research efforts to develop the next generation of nuclear experts and lead cutting-edge research on a range of nuclear issues. PONI interns support the operational and substantive goals of PONI and will be expected to contribute to initiatives including the Conference Series, Nuclear Scholars Initiative, the Mid-Career Cadre, the Next Generation Nuclear Network website, and research on arms control, nonproliferation, and the intersection of emerging technologies and nuclear issues. Because of the fast-paced work environment, interns should be motivated self-starters that enjoy a wide variety of research, analytic, and logistics task work. The intern will be paid an hourly rate.
This position is paid an hourly rate.

Essential functions and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Support PONI staff in coordinating and organizing events.
• Provide research support to PONI staff on ongoing projects on emerging technologies and nuclear risk, arms control, and other nuclear weapons policy issues.
• Review and edit papers submitted for publication.
• Compile daily news relating to nuclear issues.
• Maintain and produce content for the PONI website, the Next Generation Nuclear Network.


• Minimum BA/BS degree
• Strong analytic and writing skills;
• Strong communication skills;
• Ability to write, think, and operate both independently and on a team;
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines;
• Interest and knowledge of issues related to nuclear weapons;
• Experience with coordinating events is preferred;
• Must be eligible to work in the United States.


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Performances of duties require the use of hands to finger, handle, or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Interested applications should submit a resume, cover letter, a college transcript, and 3-5-page writing sample to: 

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