SUMMER 2021 The Nuclear Threat Initiative Internships

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) works to protect the lives, the environment, and the quality of living of future generations.  NTI does this by designing innovative threat reduction projects to give guidance to governments and build momentum and support for nuclear legislation.  This summer they are offering a paid remote internship for undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in the intersection of global affairs, public policy, science, engineering, and national security. While an intern’s primary focus will be on NTI activities and projects, NTI encourages interns to participate virtually in relevant congressional hearings, briefings at think tanks, or other career-enhancing opportunities, and to develop their professional network throughout the internship. NTI provides each intern an opportunity to build a relationship with a mentor in addition to a day-to-day manager to ensure the intern receives regular guidance and feedback. NTI regularly hosts internal “brown bag” sessions and seminars open to the public, in which all interns are encouraged to participate.

Interns must be available to work for at least 12 weeks for a minimum of 16 hours per week. The hourly rate will be $15.00. The summer internship session beings June 8, 2021, and ends August 27, 2021. 

The deadline to apply is March 8, 2021.



  • Have completed at least 2 years of  undergraduate study
  • Have a legal right to work in the United States during the full duration of the internship
  • Able to work remotely for the full duration of the internship period

Core Programs


  • Global Biological Policy and Programs
    • Work to reduce the biological risks associated with advancing technology
    • Develop new approaches to curbing the catastrophe that comes from major biological events
    • Develop new ideas on infectious disease surveillance
    • Work to strengthen global biosecurity


  • Communications
    • Work to enhance NTI’s impact, and implements their public education mission
    • Supports NTI’s leadership and development teams
    • Manage the organization’s brand and all communications
    • Write, edit and publish a variety of media


  • Global Nuclear Policy
    • Work with leaders and partners around the world to develop policies, leadership, and the global capacity to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, prevent their spread, and use
    • This is NTI’s closest line to congress


  • International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Strategies
    • Focus on the intersection of peaceful nuclear energy, preventing proliferation, and verifying commitments to treaties
    • Develop strategies for the management and disposal of nuclear waste
    • Address regional proliferation and nuclear energy issues such as those related to Iran and North Korea


  • Materials Risk Management
    • Promote effective policies that keep nuclear and radiological materials secure
    • Work with governments, industry, international organizations, and experts to manage the security risks associated with these materials


  • Science and Technical Affairs
    • Explore the opportunities afforded by emerging technologies
    • Review and address the potentially catastrophic risks and significant benefits emerging technologies pose to nuclear and biological threats


For more information and to apply, click here.

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