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– Hans Blix,
former IAEA Director-General

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The Arms Control Association (ACA) is an independent non-profit located in Washington, D.C. working on international disarmament and nonproliferation issues. The organization is dedicated to promoting public awareness and providing policy makers practical policy solutions to reduce the risks posed by the world’s most dangerous weapons.

ACA Communications and Marketing Intern

ACA Research Intern

ACA, Landmine & Cluster Munition Monitor, and Forum on the Arms Trade Intern

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship


ACA Intern Job Description: Communications and Marketing Intern

Description: The Arms Control Association seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist with communications and marketing efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with various aspects of communications and marketing with a well-respected organization in the arms control and disarmament field. Expertise in the field of arms control and nonproliferation issues is not necessary, but candidates should demonstrate a commitment to the issues.

Deadlines to apply:

Winter/Spring 2016:  January through May; applications requested by Nov. 2.
Summer: June through August: applications requested by March 15.
Fall:
September through December: applications requested by July 15.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the communications director and communications team with the generation of print and electronic materials, including eNewsletters, press releases, brochures, and blog posts;

  • Assist with the generation and monitoring of social media content related to topics of interest to the organization, including drafting and scheduling Twitter and Facebook posts;

  • Assist project associate with the planning, writing, and managing of monthly member eNewsletter;

  • Assist with maintaining the editorial and social media calendars;

  • Assist with designing flyers, graphics, and other marketing material for major events hosted by ACA;

  • Assist communications team with uploading and editing of content for ACA’s website;

  • Assist Arms Control Today staff with pre- and post-production of magazine, including editing.

  • Assist with the planning and execution of ACA public and private events, briefings, and meetings; and

  • Other tasks assigned by ACA staff.

Qualifications:

  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media place;

  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, Public Relations, or Political Science). Students pursuing advanced degrees are also encouraged to apply;

  • Computer literate. Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired. Knowledge of HTML, Drupal CMS, and graphic design is a plus;

  • An effective communicator, both written and oral;

  • Experience writing in multiple styles and voices (e.g., press releases, blog posts, news pieces); and

  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

Start Date: Position open until filled, requires 3-6 month commitment

Hours: Full time prefered (9-5, Monday - Friday)

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Travel to and from work or work-related events are reimbursed. Daily food stipend of $10.00.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, small writing sample, and three references to [email protected]


ACA Intern Job Description: Research Intern

The Arms Control Association seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist with research and analysis. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with various aspects of the arms control and disarmament field. Expertise in the field of arms control and nonproliferation issues is not necessary, but candidates should demonstrate an intermediate level of knowledge and commitment to the issues.

Deadline to apply:

Winter/Spring:  January through May; applications requested by Nov. 2.
Summer: June through August: applications requested by March 15.
Fall:
September through December: applications requested by July 15.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the research team with conducting online research for written products and analysis;

  • Attend events, briefings, and meetings on behalf of staff and provide notes and analysis of information presented;

  • Monitor and summarize media coverage of certain arms control and nonproliferation issues;

  • Maintain and generate fact sheets on arms control and nonproliferation issues to be used on ACA’s website;

  • Generate blog posts on assigned arms control and nonproliferation topics;

  • Assist Arms Control Today staff with pre- and post-production of magazine, including editing. Write news stories and other written assignments assigned by staff.

  • Assist with the execution of ACA public and private events, briefings, and meetings; and

  • Other tasks assigned by ACA staff.

Qualifications:

  • An appropriate level of knowledge, interest, and commitment to issues related to arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation;

  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Political Science, International Security, Global Affairs). Students pursuing advanced degrees are also encouraged to apply;

  • Computer literate. Knowledge of HTML and Drupal CMS is a plus;

  • An effective communicator, both written and oral;

  • Effective research skills. Familiarity with Lexis Nexis or other research databases a plus;

  • Experience writing in multiple styles (e.g., research papers, blog posts, news pieces); and

  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.

Start Date: Position open until filled, requires 3-6 month commitment

Hours: Full time prefered (9-5, Monday - Friday)

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Travel to and from work or work-related events are reimbursed. Daily food stipend of $10.00.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, small writing sample (3-12 pages), and three references (contact information only - letters of recommendation are not required) to [email protected]

Mail or Fax to:
The Arms Control Association
Attention: Intern Coordinator
1313 L Street, NW, Suite 130
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202-463-8273


ACA, Landmine & Cluster Munition Monitor, and Forum on the Arms Trade Intern Description:

The Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, the Arms Control Association, and the Forum on the Arms Trade are currently looking for an intern to provide support to Monitor Program Manager and ACA Non-Resident Senior Fellow Jeff Abramson working on a range of topics across institutions.

This internship position provides an exciting opportunity to develop research, fact-checking, operational, coordination and networking skills. The intern will be exposed to a wide range of researchers, organizations and individuals – including an international network of campaigners, as well as representatives of governments and international organizations.

The length of the internship is flexible, but must be at least three months, to start in early September and go through the end of November as a minimum. The internship will be focused on tracking presidential candidate positions and media, population of multiple websites factchecking research and preparing for the Meeting of States Parties for the Mine Ban Treaty to be held in Chile in late November.

Please visit our websites for more information: www.the-monitor.org, www.armscontrol.org, www.forumarmstrade.org

We are looking for candidates that are interested in the following areas of work:

   Monitoring and Researching:

  • Analyzing presidential candidate positions on Forum on the Arms Trade-related topics

  • Researching, updating and compiling information including tracking of media

  • Fact-checking Country Profile and other research drafts for factual errors and ensuring publishable quality in terms of style

  • Tracking reports submission and progress throughout the production process

  • Possible opportunities to write news articles or blog posts for all organizations

    Public Engagement, Including Online

  • Drafting content for the Monitor and Forum on the Arms Trade newsletters

  • Updating websites

  • Attending events, briefings, and meetings and provide notes and analysis of information presented

  • Assisting with the execution of public and private events, briefings, and meetings

  • Developing infographics, interactive maps and other data visualizations (if capable)

Qualifications:

Individuals who are studying for or have completed a university degree and who are interested in pursuing a career in campaigning, politics, journalism, international relations or a related field. In addition, the ideal candidates will have:

  • Strong motivation and demonstrate interest in arms control, disarmament, human rights and/or humanitarian issues

  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills as well as attention to detail

  • Very good computer skills, including knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office software (Powerpoint, Word, Excel), use of Google docs, and capability to update websites (advanced skill not necessary).

  • Experience of website content management systems is an asset, as is graphic design.

  • The ability to work as part of a team, as well as being proactive and working well under low supervision and to tight deadlines

Hours: Full time prefered (9-5, Monday - Friday), but part-time possible (at least 20 hours per week).

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Travel to and from work or work-related events are reimbursed. Daily food stipend of $10.00.

To Apply: Please e-mail your CV, maximum one-page cover letter, and short writing sample (3-12 pages) to [email protected], preferable July 1.

Mail or Fax to:
The Arms Control Association
Attention: Intern Coordinator
1313 L Street, NW, Suite 130
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202-463-8273


Get Paid to Intern at ACA

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with NGOs, including the Arms Control Association, in Washington, D.C., on arms control, peace, and security issues for six to nine months. For further information, please visit http://www.scoville.org .


Spending Your Summer in Washington D.C.: A Guide for Future ACA Interns.
From the Congressional Research Service. (PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Posted: April 21, 2008