SUMMER 2021 C4ADS Internships

C4ADS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues. They are offering the opportunity for interns to gain one-on-one mentorship to maximize their professional development as they go through the C4ADS’ Analyst Intern Training Program (AITP). The program provides information about the C4ADS mission and the professional applications of analytical techniques, methodologies, datasets, and tools (e.g. Palantir, Windward). Interns will work remotely and receive a stipend of up to $7,200 per semester.

The deadline to apply to all summer 2021 internship programs is March 15, 2021, at 11:59 EDT.

Program Details


  • Current undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates are welcome to apply.
  • C4ADS offers full-time (35-40 hrs/wk) internships. Part-time schedules may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States. C4ADS does not sponsor work authorizations for interns. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should consult available resources to understand and prepare all necessary documentation prior to pursuing an internship opportunity at C4ADS.
  • Selected interns will be expected to work remotely for the term. C4ADS will supply interns with the equipment necessary for participation in the remote internship.

For more information on the program, click here.

For more information on specific internship opportunities, click the links below.

Opportunities Available

  • Investigative Analyst Internship
    • Learn and apply advanced open-source investigative methods to conduct a detailed analysis of transnational illicit networks
    • Write a range of analytical products for government and/or civil society partners
    • Use cutting-edge analytical tools like Palantir to support research on illicit networks
    • Gain exposure to the variety and potential analytical applications of publicly available information (PAI)
  • Data Science Internship
    • Data ingest, processing, and cleaning
    • Interactive data visualization development
    • Web application development and maintenance
    • Learn about data management best practices for the collection, enrichment, and analysis
    • Leverage machine learning techniques to produce compelling analysis on conflict and security issues
    • Gain exposure to the variety and potential analytical applications of publicly available information (PAI)
  • Finance and Accounting Internship
    • Assist with the preparation of grant reporting documents
    • Process invoices and expense reports
    • Reconcile general ledger accounts
    • Organize and maintain records of financial transactions across the organization
    • Gain exposure to grantmaking strategies for research and nonprofit organizations
    • Provide office support for the Finance Department as needed
    • Ad hoc accounting duties including a/p and a/r processing, 1099 processing, and audit support

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