NTI is pleased to
offer paid internships remotely or, if permitted, in our Washington, D.C. office. NTI also welcomes
applicants from University-sponsored internship programs. The number of
positions and areas of responsibility vary by semester, but each offers
exciting opportunities to work on projects that make lasting contributions to
reducing threats of weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD), with an
emphasis on nuclear, radiological, and biological risks, as well as related
risks associated with advances in technology.
are especially well suited to 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, we encourage our interns to attend 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, which all interns are encouraged to participate.
NTI interns play
critical roles on our teams, working to advance our mission objectives while
learning more about the WMDD community in the process. Responsibilities can
include research and analytic support, assisting with event logistics and
support, and administrative tasks necessary for accomplishing team objectives.
applications from those interested in and with expertise relevant to our core
NTI | bio: NTI’s Biosecurity program seeks to reduce
biological risks associated with advances in technology, create new approaches
to improve infectious disease surveillance, and identify and fill gaps to
measurably strengthen global health security capabilities with a strong focus
Communications (Comms): The Communications team works with NTI’s
programs to enhance their impact, implements NTI’s public education mission,
supports NTI’s leadership and development teams, and manages the organization’s
brand and all communications, including across social networks and with the
news media. Comms writes, edits, and publishes a wide variety of documents, and
the team produces new tools (videos, infographics, games) to reach a variety of
Global Nuclear Policy Program (GNPP): The Global Nuclear Policy Program works
with leaders and partners around the world to develop policies, leadership, and
the global capacity—human and institutional—to reduce reliance on nuclear
weapons, prevent their spread and use, and ultimately end them as a threat to
the world. GNPP also leads NTI's congressional outreach.
International Nuclear Fuel
Cycle Strategies (FC): Works at the intersection of peaceful uses of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons proliferation. This includes policies and technology related to uranium enrichment, management of used nuclear fuel, areas of proliferation crises (like Iran and North Korea), and verification for both civilian and arms control/disarmament.
Risk Management (MRM):
MRM’s mission is to prevent nuclear and radiological terrorism. The MRM program
works with governments, industry, international organizations, and experts to
minimize these risks by securing, minimizing, and, where possible, eliminating
dangerous nuclear and radiological materials, and promoting sustainable
materials management practices. The MRM program also seeks to strengthen the
global institutional capacity for managing these materials and promotes
cooperation to reduce nuclear and radiological threats.
Science and Technical Affairs (STA): STA seeks to capture the
opportunities new and emerging technologies afford while working to reduce the
impact of their malevolent use. STA works to address the growing and
potentially catastrophic cyber threat to nuclear systems and facilities around
the world and monitors the risks and potential benefits of big data and
artificial intelligence, among other emerging technologies.
NTI seeks candidates
able to commit to an internship duration of at least eight weeks and can dedicate
at least 16 hours per week in our Washington, D.C. office during the academic
year and at least 30 hours during the summer term. NTI looks for exceptional
interpersonal skills and strong organizational, writing, and communication
skills in its interns. Selectees will be expected to join our team on a
pre-scheduled orientation day. If you have special scheduling circumstances you
would like us to consider (e.g., ROTC tour), please state within your
NTI is accepting
applications from those who have/will have completed at least two years of
undergraduate studies at the time of the internship’s commencement. Please follow the link and submit an
application by July 3, 2020 for full consideration for our summer program to
begin September 8, 2020.
Please note that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries by
phone or email about the status of your application. We do, however, aim to be
in touch with each applicant during our review process or soon thereafter.
Thank you for your interest in joining the NTI team!
NTI is an equal opportunity employer. All
applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family
responsibilities, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, or
any other quality or circumstance protected by Federal or D.C. law.