Research Internship at the Center for Applied Strategic Learning at the National Defense University
Intern Duties: Interns at CASL conduct research on national security issues using a full range of unclassified sources. Interns will work under the supervision of exercise designers and facilitators to research topics, draft scenario documents, and participate in the design and development process for exercises and wargames. Interns also have the opportunity to support the execution of CASL exercises and participate in professional development opportunities at CASL and NDU. Interns with the appropriate skill sets may be involved in the production of audio/visual assets, GIS products, and other supporting materials. The National Defense University offers an excellent opportunity for interns to gain practical experience in public policy, U.S. policy discussions, decision-making processes, and gain insight into the executive and legislative branches of government.
Program Details: The internship is located at Fort McNair, Washington, DC. This is an uncompensated internship. Interns will be responsible for covering all lodging and living expenses while they are in the DC metro area. Interns work between 15 to 32 hours per week, with flexible scheduling options available. CASL faculty are willing to work with students interested in gaining academic credit from their home institutions for their internship.
Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a resume and relevant writing sample to the CASL Internship Coordinator, James DeMuth, at email@example.com. Applications for internships in 2017 must be submitted no later than 6 November to be considered for the spring semester, 3 April for the summer term, or 7 August for the fall semester.
Eligibility: Qualified candidates will generally have completed 2 or more years of higher education, with majors in international relations, political science, security studies, economics, history, game design, the liberal arts, or other related fields. Strong writing and research skills are essential, as is an interest in international affairs and national security. Training or experience in video production, graphic design, wargame and exercise design, experiential learning, or related fields is preferred, but not required.
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