“For 50 years, the Arms Control Association has educated citizens around the world to help create broad support for U.S.-led arms control and nonproliferation achievements.”

– President Joe Biden
June 2, 2022
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 cannot sponsor individuals applying for employment or internships, or otherwise, help applicants obtain visas. Applicants from non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents must show appropriate authorization to work in the United States.

Nuclear Policy Research Internship

The Arms Control Association is currently seeking applicants for a Summer 2023 paid internship opportunity with our Washington, D.C.-based policy team. The intern will work as a consultant for up to 20 hours per week and be compensated $20 per hour.

The internship will start May 22, 2023 and run for 13 weeks, concluding August 18, 2023. Interns may work either remotely or in our Washington, D.C. office. ACA will host its 2023 Annual Meeting on June 2 at the National Press Club. We invite summer interns to  participate in and assist with the June 2 event in D.C. if possible.

The intern in this role will have the opportunity 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. 
  • Assist in preparations for and support at the 2023 Arms Control Association Annual Meeting. 
  • 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., International Affairs, Political Science). 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., tweets, blog posts, news briefs).
  • Be self-motivated and detail-oriented, have good organizational skills, and be able to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines, and Have experience with Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workspace (required). Familiarity with HTML and CSS is a plus.
  • Applicants who are physically located within the North American time zones are preferred.

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] with "Nuclear Weapons Policy Internship" in the subject line.

The application deadline is Monday, April 17, 2023.

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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