Research Internship, Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control

The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control is seeking an intern to conduct research for its Risk Report database. Wisconsin Project interns are accomplished students or recent graduates with an interest in nonproliferation and experience conducting in-depth, open-source research.

Interns will use a variety of open sources to conduct research on proliferation networks and write profiles of entities in these networks, for publication in the Risk Report. Through this research, interns will gain valuable experience in unclassified information gathering and source vetting.

The research will also involve learning about autonomous and international sanctions and U.S. and multilateral export control regulations.

Candidates must have strong research and writing skills. Familiarity with network analysis techniques and trade and other data sources that can be applied to proliferation research is preferred. Proficiency in a foreign language, particularly Russian or Chinese (Mandarin), is a plus.

The internship is a paid position at $20/hr. Candidates must be able to make a three-month commitment of at least 20 hours per week. The Wisconsin Project has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff, unless a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons is requested and approved. The internship is available in-person at the Wisconsin Project’s office in Washington, DC.

To apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by email to with “Research Internship” in the subject line. Application deadline: December 11.

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