CBRNE Intern, CRDF Global (Remote; Arlington, VA)


CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1995 in response to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the threat of large-scale proliferation of weapons technology from the region. In the past 25 years, our work has expanded to address ever-changing global concerns, but our commitment to ensuring the success of our partners remains the same. We are a leading provider of flexible logistical support, program design and management, and strategic capacity building programs in the areas of higher education; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) security and nonproliferation, border security, cybersecurity, global health, technology entrepreneurship, and international professional exchanges. 

CRDF Global is seeking candidates for its Fall Internship Program in support of cooperative threat reduction programs.  

Areas of specific interest and expertise are in the CBRNE domain and will include one or more of the following fields: 

  • Nuclear security 
  • Chemical security
  • Biosecurity and biosafety
  • Cybersecurity
  • Counterproliferation
  • Countering malign influence and misinformation campaigns
  • Emerging threats  

Interns will work individually and as a team on the following tasks (specific tasks will be assigned during onboarding), as well as supporting individual programs:  

  • Conduct subject area research; supporting project concept generation, and proposal drafting,  
  • Develop and implement trainings on CRDF Global’s remote learning platforms;  
  • Contribute to monthly program reviews; 
  • Assist with program implementation, business development, and monitoring and evaluation tasks; and 
  • Work with other interns in the development and implementation of a group project. 

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual who can work both independently and as part of the team to develop solutions to mitigate the proliferation of CBRNE threats, and who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities. 

CRDF Global pays interns at a rate of $15/hour.  


  • Possesses or pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in related field. 
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, including experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Microsoft Project. 
  • An understanding of basic project management concepts. 
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, remotely.
  • Excellent critical thinking/problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work at least 20 hours per week with a maximum of 28 hours per week; 
  • U.S. work authorization. 


For more information and to apply, click here.

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