PONI seeks a full-time intern to support 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 minimum monthly internship stipend is $1,100 but final stipend amount is based on a candidate’s qualifications and skillset.

Interested applications should submit a resume, cover letter, and 3-5-page writing sample to https://careers.csis.org. The internship would begin September 7, 2021


Essential duties and responsibilities

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.

Knowledge, education, and experience

  • Minimum BA/BS degree
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
  • Interest and knowledge of issues related to nuclear weapons.
  • Experience with coordinating events is preferred;
  • Strong analytic and writing skills;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to interact with and respond to questions from a range of individuals with diverse interests and backgrounds;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to write, think, and operate both independently and on a team.

Physical requirements and work conditions

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.