CNA is an independent, nonprofit research and analysis organization dedicated to the safety and security of the nation. For 80 years, our scientific rigor and real-world approach to data has been indispensable to leaders facing complex problems. CNA employs operations research to address military questions in the Center for Naval Analyses and domestic challenges in the Institute for Public Research.
What is the Center for Naval Analyses?
The Center for Naval Analyses informs the decisions of Navy, Marine Corps and DOD leaders. Our analysts have accompanied forces in every conflict since World War II and evaluate every major exercise. CNA’s unique Field Program embeds scientists in commands around the world. In recent decades, CNA analysts have earned nearly 100 military service awards. Our analytical expertise ranges from strategic competition to recruiting and fighter pilot tactics. The Center for Naval Analyses is the only FFRDC for Department of the Navy.
RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
CNA’s 12-week, paid Summer Research Internship Program is designed to introduce recent undergraduates and current graduate students to work in a professional studies and analysis organization dedicated to the safety and security of the nation.
We are seeking up to three interns with quantitative or qualitative research and analysis skills to work with our research staff, which spans a diverse range of academic backgrounds. We encourage applicants in any of the following fields: computer science, chemistry, physics, biology/environmental science, engineering, operations research, mathematics, statistics, economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, or international relations.
Students who qualify should submit an application, cover letter, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and resume (including GPA) to CNA. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s interest in the internship, as well as their leadership, problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills. All applicants must have US citizenship. CNA will be accepting applications for internships from September to November. Qualified applicants will be interviewed January–February and notified of their status no later than March. To search for internships at CNA – click here.