The Arms Control Association, founded in 1971, is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies.
All internships require proficiency in English and a commitment of 3-6 months. Applications from non-U.S. citizen/permanent resident applicants are welcome; however, they must show appropriate authorization to work in the United States. The Arms Control Association cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships or otherwise help them obtain visas. Those requiring living space might consider Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) as an option.
Available 2020 opportunities include:
Candidates available full-time (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday) are preferred, but those with part-time availability (20 hours/week minimum) will be considered. These are unpaid internships. A daily lunch stipend ($10) is provided as is reimbursement for public transportation travel to and from work or work-related events.
Deadlines to apply:
Please note that applications are accepted on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged. Please note in your cover letter which term for you are applying.
Spring: January through May; applications requested by December 31.
Summer: June through August: applications requested by April 1.
Fall: September through December: applications requested by July 1.
To Apply: Please send AS A SINGLE PDF your cover letter, resume, 1-2 page writing sample on a public policy topic, and contact information for three references to [email protected] You must include the name of the internship for which you are applying in the subject line.
The Arms Control Association seeks a dynamic, engaged candidate to assist with communications, media relations, and marketing efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with various aspects of communications, outreach to reporters, 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.
Interns with the communications team will help
Depending on the initiative, schedules, and writing ability, interns will have an opportunity to publish short research briefs in our national monthly journal, Arms Control Today. We will also work with eager interns to help take their skills in graphic design, online communications, and marketing to the next level as part of their experience with us.
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.
Forum on the Arms Trade Internship
The Forum on the Arms Trade, a project of the Arms Control Association, is currently seeking an intern to provide support to the project director 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. For more information, review the topics covered on www.forumarmstrade.org.
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:
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with DC-based nongovernmental organizations such as the Arms Control Association on arms control, peace, and security issues for six to nine months.
For further information and to apply, please visit http://www.scoville.org.