Research Internship, Partnership for Global Security -Washington, DC

PGS Research Assistants will primarily focus on researching nuclear security, nuclear energy, and transnational governance issues. Current research projects that interns will support include: exploring the nexus of climate change, nuclear power growth and global security; understanding the growth of nuclear energy in the Middle East and East Asia; tracking the evolution of nuclear security policies and governance structures; using existing voluntary frameworks as a model for nuclear security governance structures; and examining cybersecurity and other potential threats prompted by new technology developments.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to assist a recognized non-governmental organization with an ambitious, forward-looking agenda. The intern will work closely with PGS staff and gain experience in research, writing, editing, event planning, coalition building, and communicating about nuclear security, nuclear power, and transnational governance issues.


  • Conduct independent in-depth research
  • Support and contribute to staff projects with thorough research
  • Track relevant updates from key agencies, organizations, and industries, and produce concise briefs
  • Represent PGS at meetings and relevant events
  • Provide general communications and administrative support, when needed


  • Interest in nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, nuclear energy, and/or transnational governance issues
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and respond quickly to direction
  • Outstanding research and writing skills
  • Available to work at least 2 days per week at DC office
  • Current graduate students preferred

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of 2-3 people who can attest to your professional abilities to:

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