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ACA Research Intern

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

ACA Research Internship Description

The Arms Control Association is looking for individuals to fill a limited number of intern positions. Interns are involved in many facets of ACA's work including: researching arms control and security issues for articles and fact sheets; assisting in preparing and editing ACA's monthly journal Arms Control Today; monitoring activity in the press and on Capitol Hill; and supporting the analysts in a variety of administrative tasks. Interns are encouraged to engage in substantive discussions with ACA analysts in order to gain a deeper understanding of the arms control field.

Hours and Compensation:

Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, although the program also considers applicants for part-time positions during the Fall and Spring terms. Interns are given a daily stipend for lunch and are reimbursed for commuting expenses.

To Apply:

The Association will consider qualified undergraduates, graduate students, and individuals no longer in school for internship positions; however, the internship program is best suited for undergraduates. Substantive experience is highly valued, but so too is a willingness to work hard and to learn. The internship program runs on the following schedule of dates:

    Winter/Spring: January through May: applications requested by October 15.
    Summer: June through August: applications requested by March 15.
    September through December: applications requested by July 1.

With your resume, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in arms control and a relevant 3-5 page writing sample to the address below. The intern coordinator can also be reached via e-mail at:

Please do not send transcripts, letters of recommendation, nor writing samples that are over five pages.

Application Checklist:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume (please include relevant college courses)
  • Writing Sample (3-5 pages)

Email your application to:

Mail or Fax to:
The Arms Control Association
Attention: Tim Farnsworth
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 .

Spending Your Summer in Washington D.C.: A Guide for Future ACA Interns.
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