Thursday, September 29, 2016

Research Internship, Missile Defense Project, for Recent Grad

Research Intern - Missile Defense Project
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Job Description
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 decision makers 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.


The International Security Program (ISP) and Missile Defense Project (MDP) are seeking a research intern to support their efforts to provide analysis and policy on future nuclear and missile defense policy. ISP provides bipartisan analysis and solutions for policymakers and practitioners charged with the country’s most essential responsibilities. The Missile Defense Project provides objective commentary, analysis, and events related to air and missile defense.


Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Providing research support to ISP and MDP staff, including Research Associate Ian Williams and Senior Fellow Thomas Karako
• Supporting ISP and MDP staff in coordinating and organizing events
• Assisting in the review and editing of papers submitted for publications
• Other administrative duties as assigned Interns are strongly encouraged to pursue their own research and write about issues of interest to them and will have time to do so.

Interns are also encouraged to attend all meetings and events and, if funding permits, travel to conferences. The internship is full-time, paid, and for a maximum of 6 months
Required Experience

• Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
• 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
• Must be eligible to work in the United States
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Experience with quantitative analysis
• Ability to work independently
• Interest in defense and national security issues


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. 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 applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and college transcript at or click here.

Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia