"Though we have acheived progress, our work is not over. That is why I support the mission of the Arms Control Association. It is, quite simply, the most effective and important organization working in the field today." 

– Larry Weiler
Former U.S.-Russian arms control negotiator
August 7, 2018
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 two Spring 2023 paid internship opportunities. Interns will work as consultants for up to 20 hours per week for 14 weeks and be compensated $20 per hour. Interns may work either remotely or in our Washington, D.C. office. The internships will begin approximately January 9, 2023, and conclude by April 14, 2023.

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.

Nuclear Policy Research Internship

The intern in this role will have the opportunity to work remotely or in-person with our policy research staff to:

  • Research and track policy developments, activities, and events.
  • Research content, write and copyedit print and electronic materials, including news content for Arms Control Today, fact sheets, Issue Briefs, blog posts, and newsletters.
  • Edit and upload content for the Arms Control Association’s website, and
  • Carry out other tasks assigned by staff.

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.

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.

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 either "Nuclear Policy Internship" or "Arms Trade Policy internship" in the subject line.

The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 9, 2022.

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 14 weeks. Contracts will extend from approximately Jan. 9, 2023, to April 14, 2023. Interns will use their personal computer, phone, and internet connection and be available for collaborative work on-site 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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