Spring 2017 CNAS Internships

“The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is accepting applications for its Joseph S. Nye Internship program. Candidates may apply for research, external relations or development internships. Each internship is for six months.

We are currently accepting applications for our Spring 2017 intern class.  Please see below for details about the internships and how to apply.

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) established its internship and mentoring program in honor of Dr. Joseph S. Nye, Jr., who has devoted his career to the preparation and mentoring of generations of Americans and global strategists.  The CNAS Joseph S. Nye, Jr. National Security Internship aims to follow Dr. Nye’s leadership in this area by selecting (six to eight) aspiring practioners and policy makers in the national security field.  Selected interns will actively contribute to the Center’s research, publications and events and will be deeply engaged in critical national security policy formation and debates.

CNAS offers full-time (40 hrs/week) internships. Selection for the six to eight spots is very competitive. Interns will work closely with CNAS staff and have considerable professional responsibilities. Participants are chosen based on merit in an open, competitive process.

Available Internships

Research Intern

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Research Interns work directly with specific programs including Regions and States (Middle East and Asia); Energy, Economics, and Security; Technology and National Security; Military, Veterans, and Society; Strategy and Statecraft; and Defense Strategies and Assessments. Please refer to the projects on our website and let us know which projects and topic areas interest you the most and why in your cover letter. We will do our best to pair selected interns with projects of their interest.  We are currently accepting applications for our Spring 2017 intern class.

External Relations and Development Intern

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. External Relations and Development Interns work directly with the External Relations and Development teams on media relations and monitoring, social media outreach, website administration, database management, multimedia support, event planning and execution, writing marketing materials and press releases, copy editing, and external relations writ large. Candidates with demonstrated interests in social media optimization, communications, journalism, photography, video editing, web and print design, public relations, and most importantly the mission of CNAS are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will be technically savvy, detail oriented, and have excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Front Office Intern

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Front Office Interns handle administrative and research duties to assist the leadership of the organization. The intern will work closely with the Special Assistant in scheduling and preparing for meetings, drafting letters and emails, answering phones, arranging travel, and other administrative duties, as well as ongoing research projects undertaken by the front office. This position will expose you to the national security field and non-profit management. All CNAS employees are expected to contribute to the entrepreneurial, collaborative culture of the organization. This position will report to the Special Assistant.

Applications for the Spring 2017 intern class (January-June) are accepted on a rolling basis.

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”


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