Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security

The Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists created the Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security in 1999. Leonard Rieser (1922-1998) was an outstanding scientist, professor of physics, leader, and mentor. He was a vocal advocate for the peaceful resolution of conflict and served as the chair of the Board of Directors from 1984-1998. Rieser was also a champion of young people, their ideas, and their efforts to build a more peaceful world. The Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security honors the belief he had in the ability of the next generation to play a critical role in the resolution of persistent global security problems. For more information, visit: http://www.thebulletin.org/about_us/rieser_fellowship.htm


Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. For more information, visit:



Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government

The Science, Technology and Public Policy program offers fellowships for pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career researchers for one year, with a possibility for renewal, in the stimulating environment of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Salaried fellowships are available for outstanding interdisciplinary researchers. Ten-month stipends of $34,000 are available for post­doctoral research fellows and $20,000 to pre­doctoral research fellows, with health insurance. A limited number of non-stipendiary fellowship opportunities are available for scholars with their own funding in other areas of science and technology policy. For more information, call (617) 495-3745, write bcsia_fellowships@ksg.harvard.edu or visit http://bcsia.ksg.harvard.edu/.


Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Scoville Fellowship provides stipends for college graduates to spend six to nine months working for a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC on a range of issues involving nuclear and conventional arms control and disarmament, international security, and related issues. For more information, visit: http://www.scoville.org/         



Idealist.org provides a listing of fellowships in public service, nonprofit and public policy. For more information, visit: http://www.idealist.org/career/fellowship.html


Jennings Randolph Program

The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards Senior Fellowships to enable outstanding scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals from around the world to conduct research at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington on important issues concerning international conflict and peace.  For more information:



New Voices Fellowship

New Voices is a national fellowship program which aims to help small nonprofit organizations bring new talent to their staffs. This two-year fellowship provides full salary support and fringe benefits the first year and 75 percent support the second year for the organizations and their fellows in addition to technical and financial assistance and leadership development opportunities. For more information, visit: http://newvoices.aed.org/


Open Society Institute

The Open Society Institute (OSI) initiatives award grants, scholarships, and fellowships on a regular basis throughout the year. Applicants can determine their eligibility and view relevant initiatives and application guidelines. For more information, visit: http://www.soros.org/grants


Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship

The Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship is open to doctoral students who are studying at American universities and are engaged in dissertation research on international peace and conflict management.  The fellowship is awarded regardless of citizenship, but applicants must be enrolled at American universities.  For more information, please visit:



Social Science Research Council Fellowships

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) fellowship and grant programs provide support and professional recognition to innovators within fields, and especially to younger researchers whose work and ideas will have longer-term impact on society and scholarship. These programs often target the spaces between disciplines, where new perspectives emerge and struggle for acceptance, thus ensuring the production of knowledge and expertise on key topics, regions, and social challenges. They promote the diversification of knowledge production, strengthening research by ensuring that it remains open to (and challenged by) a range of perspectives, backgrounds, and nationalities.  For more information, visit: 






Americans for Informed Democracy

Americans for Informed Democracy (AID) is calling for applications from globally conscious college students who are interested in a dynamic and fast-paced spring internship that will give them a hands-on introduction to the fields of global education, non-profit management, and youth organizing. This internship program offers students an unparalleled introduction to the diverse professional opportunities within international NGOs. Interns help lead media outreach, grant-writing, partnership development, fundraising, civic education, and long-term strategy development. AID's internship is also unique in involving college students directly in the highest levels of the organization's management, allowing them to play influential roles in shaping the group's agenda. Both full- and part-time internships are available, and although a stipend is not available, it is possible for you to work from your current home base. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter that specifies their availability to Sarah Bush, Co-Executive Director, Americans for Informed Democracy, 123 York Street, Suite 10A, New Haven, CT, 06511. Applications may also be submitted electronically to sarah@aidemocracy.org.


American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide. For information on internships and fellowships, visit: http://www.aaas.org/careercenter/


Arms Control Association

The Arms Control Association (ACA) has a limited number of stipend intern positions. Interns are involved in many facets of ACA's work including: researching arms control and security issues for articles and fact sheets; assisting in preparing and editing ACA's monthly journal Arms Control Today; monitoring activity in the press and on Capitol Hill; and supporting the analysts in a variety of administrative tasks. Interns are encouraged to engage in substantive discussions with ACA analysts in order to gain a deeper understanding of the arms control field. For more information, visit: http://www.armscontrol.org/internships.asp


British American Security Information Council

The British American Security Information Council’s (BASIC) Washington office supervises two unpaid interns each semester. Through their work, interns gain an understanding of many of the current issues affecting European security; familiarity with the arms control community in Washington, D.C. and various employment opportunities in the field; a first-hand view of how a small think tank influences international media coverage; and exposure to the challenges and responsibilities of international networking. For more information, visit: http://www.basicint.org/jobs/usinterns.htm


Center for American Progress

One very important goal of American Progress is to inspire and educate the next generation of progressive Americans. American Progress offers full and part-time internships each summer and academic semester. For more information, visit: http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=9880


Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation

The Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation offers full-time internship opportunities for students of political science, international relations, peace studies, or related fields. Founded in 1980, the Center was established to educate policy makers, the media, and the public about weapons of mass destruction, conventional arms sales, military spending and arms control alternatives. The Center supports projects researching various aspects of U.S. national security, including: military spending, missile defense, non-proliferation, and chemical and biological weapons control. For more information, visit: http://www.armscontrolcenter.org/about/employment.html


Center for Defense Information

The Center for Defense Information (CDI) offers full-time paid internships in research and computers/web editing. CDI's internship program was created over 15 years ago, and interns are an integral part of CDI's success. We usually only have a handful of openings for new interns, and competition can be strong. First priority is given to filling full-time paid internships lasting the customary length of the term. For more information, visit: http://www.cdi.org/about/internships.cfm


Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs, including research, writing, and project development. For more information, visit: http://www.csis.org/index.php?option=com_csis_job&Itemid=55


Citizens for Global Solutions Everett Program

Citizens for Global Solutions offers internships for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates.  Interns carry out advocacy on issues related to the five program areas of the organization: U.S. Global Engagement, Peace and Security, International Law and Justice, International Institutions, and Health and Environment.  Interns are provided a small stipend for daily work-related expenses.  For more information, visit:



The Eisenhower Institute

The Eisenhower Institute offers both full and part-time volunteer internships in the fall, spring, and summer for motivated students-at both the undergraduate and graduate level-and recent graduates interested in foreign affairs. An internship at The Institute provides an excellent opportunity for aspiring students to acquire hands-on learning experience in various dimensions of security and international affairs and to gain a unique view on the functioning of a non-profit policy institute. Intern activities may include research and administrative tasks relating to current projects, outreach support, and the coordination of upcoming events such as policy workshops, dinners, and book-launchings. For more information, visit: http://www.eisenhowerinstitute.org/about/internship.htm


Friends Committee on National Legislation

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is a Quaker lobby in the public interest that seeks to bring the concerns, experiences, and testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) to bear on policy decisions in the nation's capital.  FCNL's internship is a great way to learn about the issues FCNL works on and the legislative process. For more information, visit: http://www.fcnl.org/young/intern.htm


Henry L. Stimson Center

The Stimson Center offers unique internship opportunities based on the values of education, participation, and hands-on practical knowledge. Based on the Center's commitment to professional development, expectations for interns are high. In return, interns can expect a challenging environment which will prepare them for full time employment in a professional setting. For more information, visit: http://www.stimson.org/about/?SN=AB2001110511


Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) is a non-profit technical institute dedicated to providing grassroots groups, journalists, educators, students, and policy makers with thoughtful, clear, and sound technical information on environmental, energy, and security issues.  IEERs work is focused primarily on the health and environmental effects of nuclear weapons production and testing, nuclear disarmament and related security issues, and sound energy policy.  IEER occasionally offers internships tailored to the intern's interests and strengths and to the organization's needs.  Examples of intern projects include developing materials for IEER's annual technical training workshop and doing research and possibly writing for technical reports.  College/university students with a background in math and science and a strong interest in the subjects IEER works on are welcome to inquire about internship opportunities by emailing ieer@ieer.org.  IEER is located in Takoma Park, Maryland, within easy reach of Washington, D.C. and walking distance of public transportation.  For more information, visit http://www.ieer.org.


Institute for Policy Studies

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is the nation's oldest and largest multi-issue think tank promoting progressive thought. As such, we have a number of "Public Scholars" with whom you can work to undertake challenging research, writing, and advocacy in a wide range of foreign and domestic policy issues. For more information on internships, visit: http://www.ips-dc.org/projects/internship.htm


Institute for Science and International Security

The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a Capitol Hill-based non-profit research organization concerned with nuclear arms reduction and non-proliferation, seeks qualified undergraduate and graduate students for full time internships. For more information, visit: http://www.isis-online.org/about/intern.html


Managing the Atom

The Managing the Atom (MTA) Project brings together an international group of scholars and government officials to conduct policy-relevant research on issues related to nuclear technology. Housed within Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University, MTA addresses a broad array of topics in the nuclear field, from nuclear weapons to the future of nuclear power. MTA offers the opportunity for select undergraduate and graduate students to become Student Associates. These Student Associates assist the Project with research tasks, attend seminars, and actively participate in events hosted by Managing the Atom. These unpaid internships provide opportunities to meet experts in the security field, attend lectures and seminars, and actively participate in ongoing working groups.  Student Associates are also invited to monthly social events, e.g., pizza parties and special lunches.  MTA also accepts summer interns. For more information, call (617) 495-4219, email sarah_stanlick@ksg.harvard.edu or visit http://bcsia.ksg.harvard.edu


Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation provides internship positions year-round for select college, university, and graduate students to work with staff on current peace and security issues. Interns conduct research, write analysis of issues, work on the website, facilitate discussions, deliver presentations, and gain valuable insights into the nuclear policy field. Sites include Santa Barbara, California and Washington, DC. Interns seeking a paid position or academic credit must complete an application. Given that the internship selection process becomes more competitive every year, the Foundation provides volunteer opportunities as well. For more information, visit: http://www.wagingpeace.org/menu/about/opportunities/index.htm


Nuclear Studies Institute at American University

For information on volunteer and internship opportunities with the Nuclear Studies Institute, contact Professor Peter Kuznick at: kuznick@american.edu or (202) 885-2408.


Peace Action

Peace Action interns research and write campaign materials, organize events, develop web and e-organizing resources and assist in grassroots mobilization. Peace Action interns gain professional working experience with a not-for-profit committed to responsible US foreign policy and grassroots movement building. For more information, visit: http://www.peace-action.org/abt/jobs.html


Physicians for Social Responsibility

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students all year, with terms usually beginning in January, May, and September. Roles and responsibilities typically include assisting PSR staff with a full range of program activities, including outreach to members and other activists, and the development of fact sheets, position papers, and legislative alerts for health professionals and other activists. The intern conducts research on PSR issues, and attends coalition meetings and some congressional briefings and hearings as needed. Responsibilities may include some clerical and administrative tasks. For more information, visit: http://www.psr.org/home.cfm?id=internships


Project on Government Oversight

The main job of Project on Government Oversight interns is to assist in researching government subservience to special interests. The intern's research often requires them to file Freedom of Information Act requests as well as go to congressional hearings, the Library of Congress and different government agencies. On occasion, interns work with whistleblowers. Sometimes the intern's research culminates in a POGO report. Besides research, interns also write opinion-editorial pieces for media release and assist in the writing and editing of testimony to be delivered at Congressional hearings. Of course, some of an intern's time, usually less than 20%, is spent doing administrative work --- from bulk mailings and answering the phone to filing. This work is shared by all the staff. For more information, visit: http://pogo.org/p/x/internships.html


Psychologists for Social Responsibility

Psychologists for Social Responsibility is searching for energetic, motivated, and peace-oriented undergraduate and graduate students to serve as interns.  Interns will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, such as: researching current national and international issues or policy, assisting with the publication of PsySR's newsletter, planning and organizing meetings and conferences, website maintenance, and general administrative support. Intern positions will be tailored to each intern's specific interests and capabilities so that the internship experience will be a mutually beneficial one.  Interns may apply to work at PsySR for any period of time. Both psychology students and non-psychology students are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in PsySR, a resume, and a short writing sample on any topic that demonstrates your writing ability to Anne Anderson, PsySR Coordinator, at anderson@psysr.org or by snail mail at: Psychologists for Social Responsibility
208 "I" Street NE, Washington, DC 20002


Reaching Critical Will

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom created the Reaching Critical Will (RCW) project in 1999, in order to increase the quality and quantity of civil society at international disarmament fora, such as those that take place at the UN. We believe that nuclear disarmament will require coordinated and sustained effort on the part of governments, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations. Reaching Critical Will is WILPF's initiative to encourage people to act and contribute to a variety of international fora. Reaching Critical Will collects, packages and often translates disarmament related information into terms ordinary people can understand. For information on internships, visit: http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/action/intern.html


Security Leadership Program, University of Georgia

Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) Security Leadership Program offers top students the chance to develop the skills and knowledge needed for pursuing international careers in government, the nonprofit sector or the business world or preparing for graduate studies. This unique, two semester program at the University of Georgia offers intensive training on WMD-related security issues through required readings, regular briefings by researchers and government officials working in the area of nonproliferation and skills training workshops that teach open source research methods, hone writing and oral presentation skills, and develop information analysis capabilities. In the second semester, program participants work closely with Center faculty and staff on nonproliferation research and outreach projects, compiling information, helping to prepare reports and presentations, coordinating international conferences and training sessions. To apply, please submit a current transcript, a resume, letter of interest, and writing sample (preferably on a topic relevant to security) to Ms. Terrell Austin, 120 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building. For more information, email taustin@uga.edu, call 542-2993 or visit: http://www.ugaedu/cits/resources/internships.htm


Student Pugwash USA
As a student organization, Student Pugwash USA encourages young people to examine the ethical, social, and global implications of science and technology, and to make these concerns a leading focus of their academic and professional endeavors. SPUSA offers several unpaid internships. For more information, visit: http://www.spusa.org/about/internships.html#studentorganizer


Taxpayers for Common Sense

Politically independent, Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) works with members of Congress and the Executive Branch, along with activists of all political philosophies, to cut wasteful government spending and reduce federal subsidies. TCS's dynamic approach bridges the gap between liberals and conservatives to achieve common-sense solutions that streamline government and make a positive contribution for the taxpayers of today and tomorrow. For information on internships and fellowships, visit: http://www.taxpayer.net/about/employment.htm


Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists. We augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world. For information on internships, visit: http://www.ucsusa.org/ucs/about/internships.html


Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control

The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control in Washington usually employs one to two interns for summer and one intern during the academic year to do research on the spread of weapons of mass destruction. The Project is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that operates under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin. Interns will gain valuable experience in gathering information and conducting research. They will also gain a close-up view of how foreign policy decisions are made in Washington. Candidates should be adept in working with computers (WordPerfect and Windows), the Internet, Lexis-Nexis and in library research. Those with basic knowledge of html are strongly preferred. Proficiency in Farsi, Chinese, Korean or Arabic would also be helpful. The internship is a paid position.  Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter either by mail to the Wisconsin Project, Suite 805, 1701 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006, by fax to 202-223-8299, or by email to info@wisconsinproject.org.



URL: http://www.wisconsinproject.org/aboutus.html#intern

Women’s Actions for New Directions

Women’s Actions for New Directions (WAND) empowers women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs.  WAND offers internships in Boston headquarters office, Washington, DC legislative office and Atlanta field office.  For more information, email info@wand.org or visit: http://www.wand.org


Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

The Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom is a 90-year-old international women's organization with sections in 37 countries and 80 groups and branches in the United States. WILPF works for the equality of all people in a world free of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, and all other oppression; for world disarmament and peaceful resolution of conflicts; and for an end to all forms of violence. For information on internships, visit: http://wilpf.org/get-involved/internjob.htm


World Policy Institute

The World Policy Institute's Internship Program, offers advanced undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in policy research and advocacy on international issues by assisting with the production of the World Policy Journal and conducting research for the Institute's senior fellows. For more information, visit: http://www.worldpolicy.org/wpi/intern.html




Americans for Informed Democracy

Americans for Informed Democracy (AID) is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization working to raise global awareness on more than 250 U.S. university campuses and in more than 10 countries. AID fulfills its mission by coordinating town hall meetings on America's role in the world, hosting leadership retreats, and publishing opinion pieces and reports on issues of global importance. Through these efforts, AID seeks to build a new generation of globally conscious leaders who can shape an American foreign policy appropriate for our increasingly interdependent world. For more information, visit: http://www.aidemocracy.org


Roosevelt Institution

The Roosevelt Institution takes students’ ideas out of the filing cabinet and places them on the desks of reporters, civil servants, and politicians so that students’ ideas change public policy. For more information, visit: http://rooseveltinstitution.org/


Student Peace Action Network

Student Peace Action Network (SPAN) is a grassroots peace and justice organization working from campuses across the United States. For more information, visit: http://www.studentpeaceaction.org/


Student Pugwash

Student Pugwash USA (SPUSA) is an educational, nonprofit organization that strives to add a dimension to scientific study that goes beyond formulas and figures. Activities force young people to probe the reasons for scientific advancement and the implications of technology on citizens' everyday lives. For more information, visit: http://www.spusa.org


Students Take Action for New Directions
Students Take Action for New Directions (STAND) empowers young women to act politically: to vote and connect with legislators across the country; to promote peace, equality, and progressive social change. STAND offers a community of active young leaders, united in the commitment to peace and justice. For more information, visit: http://www.wand.org/stand


Think Outside the Bomb National Network

Inspired by the need for a new generation of leaders working toward a nuclear-free world, the Think Outside the Bomb National Youth Network is comprised of individuals and organizations that communicate, interact, support, collect and disseminate resources through the internet and other channels. For more information, visit: http://www.thinkoutsidethebomb.org


Washington Network Group

The Washington Network Group is an organization of professionals in business, finance, technology, foreign and government affairs. Diversity is our strength. The WNG places an emphasis on bridging the boundaries between professional communities in the Greater Washington Region. For more information, visit: http://www.washingtonnetworkgroup.com/


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network promotes an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals. We engage and support future nonprofit and community leaders through professional development, networking and social opportunities designed for young people involved in the nonprofit community. For more information, visit: http://www.ynpn.org/



prepared by the Nuclear Age Peace  Foundation