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Intern, Project on Nuclear Issues

PONI Program Opportunity
Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Deadline: December 5, 2017

CSIS seeks two full-time interns to support the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) on administrative and research efforts to develop the next generation of nuclear experts. PONI cultivates the next generation of policy, technical and operational nuclear professionals through outreach, mentorship, research and debate. 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, research on emerging technologies and nuclear risk, and the Next Generation Nuclear Network website. Interns will also support additional projects including research on accountability mechanisms for use of chemical weapons, and research and logistical support for the commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, a partnership with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. 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.


PONI Debate Series

Author: Project on Nuclear Issues

The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) and Ploughshares Fund held a debate series on a range of nuclear challenges and policy decisions the Trump administration will face in 2017. The debate series aimed to provide a forum for in-depth exploration of arguments on both sides of key nuclear policy issues.


Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Internship

Location: Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Deadline: December 4, 2017

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation offers full-time internship opportunities for students and recent graduates interested in policies to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and increase peace and security.

With a small dedicated staff, interns will have the opportunity to work with everyone including the Executive Director to help shape the organization’s work on important issues. The staff is committed to investing in their interns, and are eager to spend time working with them to hone their skills to develop future leaders in the nuclear nonproliferation and national security community.


March 2018 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Short Course

Location: Vienna, Austria
Deadline: January 29, 2018

The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey will offer an intensive course for diplomats and other practitioners on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament policy issues. The course will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 19 to 23 March 2018.


Reaching a Peaceful Solution to the North Korea Nuclear Crisis Through Dialogue

Location: US-Korea Institute at SAIS
Dates: November 15, 2017 - November 15, 2017

PONI does not guarantee that the details of this event are current. Please check with the host for any questions or to confirm up-to-date information. The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS presents Reaching a Peaceful Solution to the North Korea Nuclear Crisis Through Dialogue A Discussion with Honorable CHOO Mi-ae, Chairperson of the ruling Democratic Read More


Perspectives on the Evolving Nuclear Order

Authors: Lauryn Williams, Toby Dalton, Togzhan Kassenova
Published: June 2016

This publication examines the thoughts of the so-called “middle” states in the international nuclear order: India, Pakistan, Brazil, Argentina, and China. Each state posses advanced nuclear technology, and three of them have nuclear weapons, but they occupy the uncomfortable middle ground between the less advanced non-nuclear-weapons-states and the advanced nuclear weapons states of the US, UK, Russia, and France.