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 a proficiency in English and a committment 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 2017 internships include:
Candidates available full-time (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday) are preferred, but those with part-time availability (20 hours/week minimum) will be considered. This is an unpaid internship. 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 for which term you are applying in your cover letter.
Spring: January through May; applications requested by November 1.
Summer: June through August: applications requested by April 1.
Fall: September through December: applications requested by July 1.
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.
Assist the communications team with
Depending on initiative, schedules, and writing ability, interns may have an opportunity to write short pieces for our national monthly journal, Arms Control Today.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (2-3 pages) on a public policy topic, and three references to [email protected]
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.
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]
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. For more information, review the topics covered on www.the-monitor.org, www.armscontrol.org, and www.forumarmstrade.org.
Monitoring and Researching:
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:
To Apply: Please email your CV, maximum one-page cover letter, and short writing sample (3-12 pages) to [email protected].
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.
Posted: April 21, 2016