Partnership for Global Security accepts internship applications on a rolling basis. PGS is always looking for new interns to assist with research tasks, media outreach, innovative content creation, and production of our weekly news digest publication Nuclear News. Generally, we hire interns for the spring, summer, and fall semesters.
PGS interns primarily research nuclear security, nuclear energy, and transnational governance challenges. Current research projects that interns will support include: tracking the evolution of nuclear security policies and governance structures; understanding the growth of nuclear energy in the Middle East and East Asia; exploring the nexus of climate change, nuclear power growth; global security; using existing voluntary frameworks as a model for nuclear security governance structures; monitoring nuclear security and nonproliferation funding; and working with coalition partners to influence the outcomes of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit.
PGS is utilizing new and social media in an attempt to raise awareness and interest of these issues in the general public, and to continue influencing policy makers and leaders. Subsequently, successful candidates will also ideally have an interest in communications and advocacy, and the ability to work effectively with social and traditional media platforms, in addition to their interest or background in the issues of nuclear nonproliferation, security and transnational governance.
Interns will both help to manage PGS’ Nuclear News publication and other media. The Nuclear News is a weekly newsletter that aggregates articles about nuclear security, cooperation, energy, and industry issues from international, lesser-known sources. It is a resource for those who need deeper knowledge about global nuclear developments than is regularly available from most mainstream outlets. PGS also communicates with its list-serv members by sending Policy Updates and Press Releases with links to published reports and updates on legislation and maintains a Twitter feed.
- Support staff projects with thorough research
- Track relevant updates from key agencies, organizations, and industries, and produce concise briefs
- Aggregate, edit, and publish PGS’ weekly release of Nuclear News
- Edit and send Policy Updates and Press Releases
- Develop creative and innovative web content and utilize popular sharing platforms
- Create distribution strategies and methods for engaging the public
- Monitor and help manage PGS’ Twitter account @PGSnuclear
- Manage PGS’ relationship with Constant Contact and social media providers
- Administrative support, as required (minimal)
- Interest in nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, nuclear energy, and/or transnational governance issues
- Interest and/or experience in communication and social media
- Ability to work independently and respond quickly to direction
- Outstanding research and writing skills
- Experience with graphic design highly desired
- Some experience with website content management preferred
- Available to work at least 2 days per week at DC office
- Current graduate students preferred
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of 2-3 people who can attest to your professional abilities to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PGS is also a sponsoring organization for the The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Scoville fellowship was established in 1987 to provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.
Twice yearly, the Fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a small group of outstanding individuals to spend six months in Washington. Supported by a monthly stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice. In the Program’s first fourteen years, seventy-seven Fellowships have been awarded.
Scoville Fellows, through independent projects and active participation with their chosen organization and the larger community dedicated to peace and security issues, have rich opportunities to gain experience and leadership skills and to help translate their social concerns into direct action. In addition, each Fellow selects a board member to serve as a mentor and mentor, smoothing the transition to Washington, DC.
Scoville Fellows are selected from an international pool of distinguished applicants. Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues.
The goals of the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship program are to:
- provide a unique educational experience to outstanding individuals who might otherwise not have the opportunity to work on peace and security issues in Washington, DC;
- develop leadership skills that can serve the Fellow throughout a career in the peace and security field or related areas of public service;
- contribute to the critically important work of the participating nonprofit, public-interest organizations; and
- continue the work of Herbert Scoville, Jr. by encouraging young people to contribute to this field.
Please visit the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship website for more information.