Environmental Security Internship, Stimson Center – Washington DC

WMD Nonproliferation / UNSCR 1540 Intern


The Stimson Center’s Environmental Security program focuses on the linkages and threats posed to U.S. national and regional security due to environmental issues, including resource security, the impacts of climate change and other environmental problems that contribute to destabilization and conflict. The Environmental Security team researches the impacts of and solutions to environmental issues, including illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, enforcement against IUU fishing in marine protected areas (MPAs), and much more. We work closely with practitioners and policymakers in the security and environmental communities to foster a dialogue, and connect disparate actors to collaborate and create innovative policy solutions.


Intern responsibilities include:

  • Conducting detailed research
  • Writing and editing for program publications
  • Coordinating program events
  • Participating in and note-taking during expert interviews and briefings in the Washington, D.C. area
  • Administrative support

Generally, strong candidates for this position will have the following qualifications:

  • Strong interest in multidisciplinary and innovative solutions to security challenges
  • Strong research and analysis skills, including writing, editing, and fact-checking
  • 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
  • Part-time or full-time availability (full-time preferred)
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate students are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Preference may be given to those available 30+ hours per week. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and short (no more than 5 pages) writing sample as a single PDF

Application Deadline: December 15th 2017

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