Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Paid Spring Internships with the Nuclear Threat Initiative

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is pleased to offer paid internships in Washington, D.C for the spring semester to start on January 21, 2020. Applications are being accepted from all candidates to include graduate students and undergrads that have/will have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies at the time of the internship's commencement. The application closing date is November 12, 2019.
We welcome applicants with an interest in the intersection of global affairs, public policy, science, engineering, and national security. While an intern's primary focus will be on NTI activities and projects, we encourage attendance at relevant congressional hearings, think tank briefings and/or other career enhancing opportunities to develop a professional network while interning with NTI. The number of internships and areas of responsibility vary by departments, but each offers exciting opportunities to work on projects that make lasting contributions to reducing threats or weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD), with an emphasis on nuclear, radiological, biological, as well as risks associated with advances in technology.
NTI offers interns an opportunity to build a relationship with a mentor in addition to working alongside a manager whom will provide regular guidance and professional feedback. NTI hosts all-staff "brown bag" sessions in addition to seminars open to the public; which we highly recommend interns to attend. Interns will also be asked to provide coverage at the front-desk as required (this will not cover a substantial portion of their time).
NTI interns play critical roles on our teams, working to advance our mission objectives while learning more about the WMDD community in the process. Responsibilities can include research and analytic support, event logistics support, and administrative tasks necessary for accomplishing team objectives.
NTI welcomes applications from those interested in and with expertise relevant to our core programs:
NTI | bio: NTI’s Biosecurity program seeks to reduce biological risks associated with advances in technology, create new approaches to improve infectious disease surveillance, and identify and fill gaps to measurably strengthen global health security capabilities with a strong focus on biosecurity.
Communications (Comms): The Communications team works with NTI’s programs to enhance their impact, implements NTI’s public education mission, supports NTI’s leadership and development teams, and manages the organization’s brand and all communications, including across social networks and with the news media. Comms writes, edits, and publishes a wide variety of documents, and the team produces new tools (videos, infographics, games) to reach a variety of audiences.
Global Nuclear Policy Program (GNPP): The Global Nuclear Policy Program works with leaders and partners around the world to develop policies, leadership, and the global capacity—human and institutional—to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, prevent their spread and use, and ultimately end them as a threat to the world. GNPP also leads NTI’s congressional outreach.
International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Strategies (FC): FC seeks to develop pragmatic international fuel cycle approaches that reinforce key nonproliferation principles while enabling peaceful uses of nuclear energy, including through verification and monitoring for both civilian nuclear activities and for arms control/disarmament initiatives.
Materials Risk Management (MRM): MRM’s mission is to prevent nuclear and radiological terrorism. The MRM program works with governments, industry, international organizations, and experts to minimize these risks by securing, minimizing, and, where possible, eliminating dangerous nuclear and radiological materials, and promoting sustainable materials management practices. The MRM program also seeks to strengthen the global institutional capacity for managing these materials and promotes cooperation to reduce nuclear and radiological threats.
Science and Technical Affairs (STA): STA seeks to capture the opportunities new and emerging technologies afford while working to reduce the impact of their malevolent use. STA works to address the growing and potentially catastrophic cyber threat to nuclear systems and facilities around the world and monitors the risks and potential benefits of big data and artificial intelligence, among other emerging technologies. 


Applications are being accepted from all candidates to include graduate students and undergrads that have/will have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies at the time of the internship's commencement.
The candidates selected must commit to a duration of at least eight weeks and a minimum of 16 hours per week. 

Application instructions

Please follow the link and submit an application by November 12, 2019 for full consideration for our spring program to begin in January 2020.
Please note that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries by phone or email about the status of your application. We do, however, aim to be in touch with each applicant during our review process or soon thereafter. Thank you for your interest in joining the NTI team!