"The Arms Control Association’s work is an important resource to legislators and policymakers when contemplating a new policy direction or decision."

– General John Shalikashvili
former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Intern with the Arms Control Association!

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

The Arms Control Association, established in 1971, is an independent, nonpartisan, membership-based organization based in Washington, D.C. The Arms Control Association is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion. We know that bringing together different life experiences and perspectives stimulates innovation and builds strength. Our effective and creative team needs innovation and strength in our dedicated work to eliminate the threats posed by the world’s most dangerous weapons.

The Arms Control Association is currently seeking applicants for a Fall 2022 paid internship opportunity on Arms Trade Policy. The intern will work as a consultant for up to 20 hours per week for 13 weeks and be compensated $20 per hour. The internship will be remotely based. The internship will begin either Sept. 6 or Sept 12, 2022, to be determined, and conclude either Dec. 6 or Dec. 13, 2022.

Applicants must have the authorization to work in the United States as we are unable to assist in procuring visas or work permits. Applicants who are physically located within the North American time zones are preferred.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with various aspects of the Arms Control Association’s work. Expertise in the field of arms control and nonproliferation issues is not necessary, but candidates should demonstrate an interest in and commitment to these issues.

Arms Trade Policy Research Internship

The intern in this role will have the opportunity to work on a remote telework basis with our senior fellow on conventional arms trade issues to:

  • Research policy developments on the arms trade and write updates for the Forum on the Arms Trade’s website.
  • Assist in research and writing for Arms Control Today.
  • Carry out media and social media outreach on behalf of the Forum, including preparation of a weekly e-newsletter.
  • Maintain and update internal listservs and send out key messages.
  • Additional administrative tasks related to the website, email message service, and other activities of the Forum, and
  • Carry out other tasks assigned by staff.

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]. Include "Arms Trade Policy internship" in the subject line. 

The application deadline is Aug. 15, 2022, at 5:00pm Eastern U.S. time.

Applicants should:

  • Have completed or be working toward a college degree, preferably in a related
    field (e.g., Public Policy, Marketing, International Affairs). Students pursuing advanced degrees are also encouraged to apply.
  • Be an effective communicator, both written and oral.
  • Have experience writing in multiple styles and voices (e.g., social media, blog posts, news summaries).
  • Be self-motivated and detail-oriented, have good organizational skills, be able to prioritize and multi-task, and meet deadlines.
  • Have experience with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace (required). Familiarity with HTML and CSS is a plus.

Contract Pay and Remote Work

This internship is a part-time contract position paying $20 per hour for up to 20 hours per week for 13 weeks. Contracts will extend from approximately September 6, 2022, to December 6, 2022. Interns will use their personal computer, phone, and internet connection and be available for collaborative work onsite or via video conferencing during U.S. Eastern Time business hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Interns will be required to download and install security software provided by ACA for the duration of their internship.

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