Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention Intern, Stimson Center (Remote; Washington, DC)


The Stimson Center’s Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention PPP Program supports international efforts to increase national, regional and international capacity to prevent the spread of nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological weapons and their means of delivery, helping to empower those who keep the worst weapons out of the worst hands.  The Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention team is currently focused on four research topics: creating a tool for non-chemists to identify chemicals related to proliferation; laws, regulations and standards related to secure chemicals of proliferation concern and related facilities; helping States find assistance in implementing their nonproliferation obligations especially under UN Security Council resolution 1540 2004, and the synergies on implementation across UNSCR 1540 and the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime. More broadly, the Program team works closely with governments, international and sub-regional organizations, industry, civil society organizations and academia to reduce the risk that proliferators, terrorists, and other criminals can acquire the technologies, materials, finance and expertise that could contribute to the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction WMD and their means of delivery.

The Proliferation Prevention Program is part of Stimson’s Promoting Security & Prosperity program, which addresses a range of issues related to WMD and conventional arms proliferation, such as trade and technology security and safeguards.  Promoting Security and Prosperity experts and researchers work to identify the growing interlinkages between these security challenges, look for ways to catalyze innovative solutions in terms of government responses, and develop smart public-private partnerships to combat these threats.  The Stimson Center also encourages cross-programmatic work. Specifically, PPP regularly works with Stimson’s Blockchain in Practice Program, Nuclear Security Program, Conventional Defense Program, and the Strategic Trade and Management Program.  The Stimson Center and PPP also provide interns with a range of professional development activities.

Responsibilities for a Virtual Intern Include:

– Research, writing, analysis, and editing

– Coordination and organization of events

– Representing Stimson at meetings and related events

– Programmatic and Administrative support


– Strong interest in multidisciplinary and innovative solutions to WMD proliferation challenges

– Basic understanding of WMD nonproliferation issues

– Strong research, analysis, writing, and editing skills, including experience in archival research

– Familiarity with WordPress

– Familiarity with Google Analytics

– Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to high-quality work

– Flexibility to work effectively both independently, without supervision, and as part of a team

– Full-time availability


For more information and to apply, click here. Apply by November 15.

Related posts