Summer 2021 CNS Undergraduate Nonproliferation Fellowship Program

*Approaching Deadline*

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) works to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction by providing the next generation of nonproliferation specialists with training and by disseminating information and analysis. CNS is offering an undergraduate fellowship opportunity at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS, formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies). This opportunity is paid and will last 2-3 months likely beginning in early June until late August. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, there is a chance that this opportunity will take place in a remote setting.

The deadline to apply is February 19, 2021.


  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program full-time
  • Must have a legal right to work in the United States
  • Has a strong interest in nonproliferation studies

The following are heavily preferred, but not required to be eligible for this opportunity.

  • It is preferred that by the program start date in the summer, applicants should have completed their sophomore year of studies at an undergraduate institution.
  • Knowledgeable of international security topics
  • Has command of a foreign language

Program Details

Possible duties include:

  • Working with CNS staff on existing projects. See the application page for information on specific projects.
  • Developing “New Tools” for nonproliferation research and education. Techniques include:
    • Open-source information and computer modeling
    • Creative use of satellite imagery
    • Geospatial data
    • 3-dimensional (3D) modeling
    • Virtual reality environments
    • Social media platforms
  • Developing their own research projects with the guidance of their supervisor. Fellows may have the opportunity to present their findings at the end of the program.
  • Attending seminars and lectures throughout the summer

For more information and to apply, click here.

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