"[The Arms Control Association is an] 'exceptional organization that effectively addresses pressing national and international challenges with an impact that is disproportionate to its small size.'" 

– John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
January 19, 2011
Internships & Fellowships

The Arms Control Association is seeking applicants for its Fall 2020 remote internship program. The selected candidates will telework for up to 20 hours per week and be compensated $20 per hour. The internship will begin in mid-September and end in early December.

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 a commitment to these issues.

One of the selected candidates will have the opportunity to work with our policy research and communications staff as well as the editors of our national journal, Arms Control Today.

  • Research and track policy developments, activities and events;
  • Research content, write and copyedit print and electronic materials, including news articles for Arms Control Today, fact sheets, Issue Briefs, blog posts, social media content, and newsletters;
  • Assist with the design of flyers, graphics, and other marketing material for events and online content;
  • Edit and upload content for the website;
  • Research and track data related to Arms Control Today; and
  • Other tasks assigned by staff.
Another selected candidate will have opportunity to work with senior fellow Jeff Abramson, who leads the Forum on the Arms Trade Project, which focuses on conventional arms transfer policy issues. 


  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., International Affairs, Political Science). Students pursuing advanced degrees are also encouraged to apply;
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral;
  • Experience writing in multiple styles and voices (e.g., news briefs, blog posts, factsheets);
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Drive required. Experience using Canva or Photoshop, video editing software, and/or HTML are pluses.

Contract Pay and Remote Work
This is a part-time contract position paying $20 per hour for up to 20 hours per week. The contract will extend from mid-September to the beginning of December. Interns will use their own computer, phone, and internet connection and should be available for video conferencing.

How 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 "Fall 2020 Internship" in your subject line.

Please note that applications are accepted on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged. The final deadline for receiving applications is September 4, 2020.


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.

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Bugos.