The Partnership for Global Security (PGS) is a recognized international leader and innovator in nuclear and transnational security policy, developing actionable policy responses to 21st Century challenges by working with diverse, multi-sector stakeholders. For the past 20 years, PGS has applied its unique focus and strategic thinking to create timely, authoritative, and actionable policy proposals for busy policymakers that have strengthened international security programs.

Currently, we are accepting internship applications for the Summer of 2023, but we accept internship applications on a rolling basis and are always looking for new interns to assist with research tasks, media outreach, innovative content creation, and production of our weekly news digest publication.

Due to Covid-19, all positions are fully remote until further notice.

Research Internship

PGS Research Assistants will primarily focus on researching nuclear security, nuclear energy, and transnational governance issues. Current research projects that interns will support include: exploring the nexus of climate change, nuclear power growth and global security; understanding the growth of nuclear energy in the Middle East and East Asia; tracking the evolution of nuclear security policies and governance structures; using existing voluntary frameworks as a model for nuclear security governance structures; and examining cybersecurity and other potential threats prompted by new technology developments.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to assist a recognized non-governmental organization with an ambitious, forward-looking agenda. The intern will work closely with PGS staff and gain experience in research, writing, editing, event planning, coalition building, and communicating about nuclear security, nuclear power, and transnational governance issues.


  • Conduct independent in-depth research
  • Support and contribute to staff projects with thorough research
  • Track relevant updates from key agencies, organizations, and industries, and produce concise briefs
  • Represent PGS at meetings and relevant events
  • Provide general communications and administrative support, when needed


  • Interest in nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, nuclear energy, and/or transnational governance issues
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and respond quickly to direction
  • Outstanding research and writing skills
  • Available to work at least 2 days per week
  • 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: internships@partnershipforglobalsecurity.org

Communications Internship

As a non-profit organization, we recognize the importance of raising awareness among policymakers and the public on issues related to nuclear security, nuclear power, geopolitical risk, and transnational governance.  We are seeking a dynamic, energetic, and innovative individual to help develop and implement our communications and social media strategy.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to assist a recognized non-governmental organization with an ambitious, forward-looking agenda. The intern will work closely with PGS staff and its professional communications consultant and will gain an understanding of how a small nonprofit organization operates. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the new PGS communications strategy and help develop its relationships with external stakeholders.


  • A commitment to work 10 – 15 hours per week
  • Assist with the design and implementation of a new PGS communications strategy
  • Assist in planning, writing and distributing a topical newsletter, and assisting with other content, such as commentaries, blogs, and press releases
  • Maintain the PGS Constant Contact email list
  • Update the PGS website when needed, and develop creative and innovative content
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, distribution strategies and methods to engage the public
  • Monitor and help manage the PGS Twitter account @PGSnuclear and other social media platforms when needed


  • Self-motivated, detailed-oriented individual with a strong interest in the organization’s agenda and goals
  • Outstanding verbal and writing communication skills; experience in strategic communications and social media management preferred
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office; knowledge of Constant Contact and WordPress preferred
  • Ability to work independently and respond quickly to direction
  • 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:  internships@partnershipforglobalsecurity.org 

Della Ratta Fellowship

PGS is seeking a Della Ratta Global Energy and Security Fellow to conduct policy research related to the intersection of nuclear energy, climate change, and global security. This is a six-month stipend-supported fellowship. The Fellow will join PGS’ close-knit, dynamic team, working closely with the PGS director and staff. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in the core research areas identified under the Responsibilities section. This is a unique opportunity for an early career candidate to contribute to the work of an internationally recognized non-governmental organization with an ambitious, forward-looking agenda.


Provide project, research, and communications support for PGS’ primary initiatives: 

  • The intersection of nuclear energy, climate change and global security.
  • The intersection of nuclear commerce, global security, and nuclear geopolitics.
  • The preparation of nuclear newcomer nations for nuclear power deployment.
  • The development of recommendations for nuclear governance advances related to advanced nuclear reactor safeguards and security.
  • Provide social media, website management, and related administrative support.
  • Contribute to the production of the Nuclear News and Views bi-weekly newsletter production.
  • Engage with and direct as needed PGS’ interns.
  • Support the planning and organization of primarily on-line meetings, including drafting agendas and invitations, and event execution.
  • Draft concise reports, updates, memos, presentations, and summarize related literature.
  • Support the development of presentations, visuals, and analysis on PGS’ issue areas.


  • Previous professional work experience, including internship experience, in the core research areas.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in international affairs, political science, regional studies, or related area of study.
  • Strong administrative skills with the ability to plan, organize, and follow direction.
  • Previous experience using Microsoft 365 programs (proficiency with PowerPoint is important).
  • Experience with event planning and coordination.
  • Demonstration of strong writing, research, organizational, communication, and time management skills; attention to detail and ability to effectively work independently.
  • Ability to think outside the traditional silos of nonproliferation and nuclear security and focus on understanding and explaining how new global dynamics and technologies are impacting the modern nuclear landscape.
  • Experience with data analysis and analytical tools (Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Excel) a plus.

Position Details

  • This is a $15,000 stipend-supported six-month position. There are no benefits. 
  • PGS is committed to providing the successful candidate with a significant hands-on experience that will be career-enhancing and facilitate the transition to more senior positions post-employment.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Fully remote work environment.
  • Terms run January-June and July-December (dates negotiable).

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to drfellow@partnershipforglobalsecurity.org by April 14th.

Scoville Fellowship

PGS is also a sponsoring organization for 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.